By Sierra Divinely, Holistic Women's Health & Wellness Coach
Taking birth control into your own hands is empowering yourself to learn about your body and how your cycle works. It’s actually very simple. Once you have decided to stop taking birth control I would highly recommend downloading my Bye-Bye Birth Control Nutrient Support Guide in order to support and compensate for the drastic changes your hormones and body will be undergoing if it’s been accustomed to HBC for a while.
You may lose weight, you may gain weight, you may break out, your skin may clear up. Let your body do whatever it needs to do and run its natural course to fully and entirely rid itself of those synthetic hormones in order to reset itself to a place where you can begin building it’s strength back up again.
The biggest thing I advise you is to listen to and lean into your cravings in a healthy way. Listen to what your body is telling you that it needs and provide it.
Start tracking as your next period begins to get a general sense of your cycle.
Clue App - Link
There are other period tracking apps but I like this one. I also track my cycle with pen and paper/journaling through each phase of my cycle, taking the time to get to know how I’m feeling.
28 Day Cycle
Days 1-14 of your cycle is the Follicular Phase and during the first 6 days of your Follicular Phase are menstruation.
Days 1-6 of Follicular Phase = Menstruation
Days 14-28 of your cycle is the Luteal Phase and during the first 4-5 days of your Luteal Phase is when ovulation would occur.
Days 14-18 of Luteal Phase = Ovulation
Your cycle is likely to be off and won’t be the exact 28 days and could take months to regulate, it all really depends. I know when my luteal phase is starting by the way I feel and how my skin looks the same way I know the way I feel before I menstruate.
If I were trying to prevent getting pregnant I would abstain from having intercourse, the first 6-7 days of my luteal phase for precaution or "birth control"
If you're not ovulating then you are having Luteal Phase Issues.
The corpus luteum must produce enough progesterone to become the dominant hormone over estrogen during this phase in order ovulation to occur.
Unhealthy Ovary Cells/Hormonal Imbalances →
Progesterone Production Low →
Ovulation Unlikely/Unhealthy Eggs Produced
Leaving Birth Control and Resetting the Body
Step 1: Digestion & Absorption (Free Guide)
Step 2: Proper Nutrient Support (Free Guide)
Step 3: Tracking Your Menstrual Cycle
Step 4: Sleep/Wake Cycle Regulation (Free Guide)
Step 5: Cell & Tissue Repair (Free Guide)
DRAFTJS_BLOCK_KEY:9jg62If I were trying to prevent getting pregnant I would abstain from having intercourse, the first 6-7 days of my luteal phase for precaution or "birth control"
Nutrients Depleted by Hormonal Birth Control:
Holistic Women’s Health & Wellness Coach