Originally Posted by Derangea
Ok, it is my understanding that you do not ovulate while on the pill. If no ovulation occurs you cant get pregnant right? So would it be a good idea to get an ovulation monitor to test whether you are or not while on the pill? I'm trying to think of a ways of decreasing my chances of getting pregnant even on the pill and I tried spermacide foam and the sponge and they just tear my insides apart, I get bad cramps.
If you want to waste the money on an ovulation device, go for it.
But, if you use the pill perfectly, there is little chance of ovulation AND implantation occuring. Say that ovulation does occur-- well, first, the sperm must reach the egg before dying, and fertilize it. Then, the embryo must be implanted into the uterus lining, which the pill also prevents. The pill makes the uterine lining more hostile, prohibiting implantation from occuring.
It's rare that all of these factors would occur while using the pill perfectly, but of course, failure does happen.
Rather than wasting money with an ovulation device, consider condoms (either male or female), or another barrier method.