My Journey with Birth Control

… and what happened when I went off it after a decade.

If you’ve been following me on Instagram for a couple years, you may have seen my highlighted story all about my experience with birth control. I had two years of stories jam packed into that one highlight, and I thought it was a little too much. So I made an in depth 20 minute YouTube video discussing everything I went through while I was on birth control, but also what happened when I went off it. It has been almost exactly 2 years since I went off birth control. You could say my journey with birth control has been similar to many others. It messed me up in many ways and if I had a video or blog post like this one floating around online 10 years ago, I may have had a better frame of mind when making the decision to go on it.

On my blog, I usually like to spell out what is in my videos, but in this case, I think it is better just to watch it. But have no fear! I timestamped the video so you can go back for referencing or if you just want to skip forward to a certain section, you can!

Here’s a little sneak peek of the things I talk about in the video:
– why I went on birth control
– why I went off birth control
– Dr. recommendations
– hormone imbalances: acne, mood swings, period
– gut issues
– the app I use to avoid pregnancy
– the type of “birth control” I use to avoid pregnancy
seed cycling
supplements for migraines
– mental disorder off birth control
– and organic products

Let me know what you have experienced on birth control! Let’s normalize this conversation and get info out there for others to have so they can make a well-informed decision if birth control is worth the side effects! Leave a comment below 👇🏻 And check out my resources page for more!

– Laura

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