It’s almost a right of passage to get on hormonal birth control these days.
Not to mention it’s touted as a fix all cure for females.
Do you suffer from acne, irregular cycles, cramping, heavy periods, a fear of pregnancy — easy, just take the pill!
It’s handed over without any real warning of the possible negative side effects. Or I know it was for me, back in 2009.
Now, I’m not telling everyone to go and throw out there hormonal birth control. But if you are fed up with the negative side effects, looking for a natural alternative, or curious about what else is out there — there are non-hormonal options that no one really talks about.
And if you have recently come off HBC, or are ready to, but now find yourself seconding guessing your decision because of all this news about how every woman in America should go out and get an IUD — screw that.
I understand that this is coming from a place of concern for women’s reproductive rights starting in 2017, but I don’t think it’s fair women are being scared into something that might not be right for them.
Now, if you are a lady who is on hormonal birth control and has no desire to change that any time soon, then sure, go out and get that IUD. You do you, boo.
But if you don’t fall into that category, listen here.
There is an incredible community of women across the country and around the world who are supporting one another through love, understanding and knowledge.
I am part of that community, and if you’re reading this you’re also a part of that community.
I am here to support you, to share everything I know with you so you can make the best decision for yourself.
My goal is informed choices. I think the choices should be available to every woman, but that the necessary information should also be available so women can make informed decisions. These two things need to go hand in hand.
If you want to start (or keep) using FAM as your birth control method of choice, I am here to support you with that decision. It has been an empowering choice I have lived with for over three years.
And once I got past those first few weeks of initial fear and wondering if I had made the right decision quitting the pill, I have never looked back.
It is such a freeing thing to be in control of your own fertility, and to basically put your middle finger up to those trying to take away women’s rights.
This is the time to come together as a community, to support and love one another with the decision we want to make.
If you find yourself in this position of being scared about your fertility options going forward I am here for you.
I invite you to email me, head to my contact page to send me a message, or comment on this post, and I will do my best to keep up with your messages.
I may not have all the answers, but I promise I can help instill a bit more confidence in yourself. And love — I’ve got plenty of that for you.