Leaving Hormonal Birth Control Safely and Naturally

By Holistic Women's Health and Wellness Coach Sierra Divinely


The average age someone is put on birth control is 16 years old. That’s when I started. I didn’t fully come off until after the birth of my son at 23 years old, I knew without a doubt that I never wanted to be on any sort of birth control once I started menstruating again.


Proper education on menstrual cycles would have taught me that I am only fertile for about 4-5 days a month. It would have also taught me that an imbalance in my menstrual cycle was an indicator of deeper imbalances that could not be remedied by a drug.


I wish I would have been informed properly about how exposure to these hormonal contraceptives at this age can and did have long-lasting negative impacts on my reproductive health. I wish I would have been empowered to learn about my womanly monthly cycle and value how sacred my fertility is.


Due to the widespread use of these hormones, the public's perception is that they are safe.


This is far from the truth, and women should think seriously about taking synthetic hormones if they are not essential. About 30% of women are prescribed birth control to "regulate their periods" when in actuality, hormonal birth control stops menstrual cycles, period.


Hormonal birth control is a form of contraception that “prevents” pregnancy by blocking the release of hormones from the ovaries. Hormonal birth control works by preventing ovulation.


These synthetic hormones suppress the release of luteinizing hormone (LH), which causes ovulation. This means that the egg cannot be released from the ovary thus preventing fertilization, causing the menstrual cycle to stop altogether.


There is no ovulation and no period when on hormonal birth control.


The pill gives the illusion of a period by stimulating a withdrawal bleed every 28 days.


Nobody had explained that to me as a 16 year old girl.


How, in any way, does this explain how this is going to “regulate” my menstrual cycle?


It doesn't.


The pill actually causes further hormone imbalance by disrupting the entire endocrine system.


Ovulation and menstruation are indicators of health and well being.



We mistakenly believe that hormonal birth control contains hormones. In actuality, there is no estrogen or progesterone in hormonal birth control. Natural hormones can only be produced by the body.


HBC is a synthetic steroid drug that contains synthetic steroidal estrogen and steroidal progesterones (norethindrone and norethynodrel).


By supplying the body with these blanket hormones, the body then stops its own hormone production. This has led to the epidemic of debilitating symptoms during a women's cycle, as a woman's body fails to produce the necessary levels of hormones.



Risk factors increasing with age and duration of taking synthetic hormones:

  • Two to eight-fold increase in blood clots

  • Three to six-fold increase in the risk of heart attacks

There are also a wide range of less serious, yet life-disrupting symptoms.


A widely publicized study by the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) found that “women taking synthetic hormones had a higher risk for several diseases, including breast cancer, blood clots, stroke, and dementia.”


A 2008 study from the journal Breast Cancer Research and Treatment found that “women who used estrogen in combination with synthetic progestins had a 69 percent increased risk of breast cancer.”



A trial in 2005 involving over 15,000 women was halted after 3 years because the risk vs. benefit ratio was exceeded. This means the use of synthetic hormones was too dangerous to continue!


Researchers found a 12% increase in the risk of fatal and non-fatal malignancies (cancers) in women taking the synthetic estrogen and progesterone. The dramatic increase in the risk of cancer explains why the rates of breast cancer have risen from approximately 1:50 in 1950 to 1:10 today. 1950 is the year that synthetic hormones first began to be used commonly by women.



Step 1: Digestion & Absorption

Step 2: Proper Nutrient Support

Step 3: Tracking Your Menstrual Cycle

Step 4: Sleep/Wake Cycle Regulation

Step 5: Cell & Tissue Repair






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