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A Journey of Contraception and Cycle Awareness – A Personal Reflection

In this blog post, I want to share my personal journey with contraception and how I came to understand and work with my body’s natural cycles. It was a process of discovering the negative side effects of hormonal contraception, exploring alternative options, and ultimately gaining a deeper understanding of my own body. I hope my story can inspire others to consider different approaches to contraception and or embrace the power of understanding and working with their bodies.

The Hidden Dangers:

A few years ago, I made the decision to discontinue hormonal birth control due to severe side effects. The first combination I tried sent my emotions on a rollercoaster, while the second one brought debilitating migraines into my life.

Seeking a third opinion was a crucial turning point in my journey. The moment I walked into the office of a different doctor, I immediately felt a sense of relief. This doctor took my concerns seriously and expressed genuine concern about the symptoms I had been experiencing. She showed me a book filled with information about hormonal contraception and its potential side effects.

As she flipped through the pages, she pointed out that every single symptom I had been dealing with was considered alarming. It was shocking to see my experiences documented and recognized as significant health risks. The doctor went on to explain that if I had continued taking those pills, I could have potentially suffered a stroke due to my elevated blood pressure. It was a sobering wake-up call that made me question the safety and necessity of relying on such medications.

This revelation shook me to my core. I had been blindly trusting the medical professionals and assuming that the pills I was taking were completely safe. This experience taught me the importance of advocating for myself and seeking multiple opinions when it comes to my health. It also made me realize that I needed to be more proactive in understanding the potential risks and side effects of any medication or treatment I chose to take.

From that moment on, I vowed to take charge of my reproductive health and explore alternative options that aligned with my body’s needs. This journey led me to a profound understanding of my body’s natural cycles and the power of working with them. It was a transformative experience that shifted my perspective from viewing my menstrual cycle as an inconvenience to embracing it as a source of empowerment and wisdom.

Now, armed with knowledge and a deep connection to my body, I am able to make informed decisions about contraception and honor the natural rhythms of my cycle. It’s an ongoing journey of self-discovery and empowerment—one that has allowed me to regain control over my reproductive health and live a more fulfilled life.

Exploring New Horizons:

Armed with this newfound awareness, I began researching alternative contraception methods. I was determined to find an option that honored my body’s needs without compromising my well-being. It was during this exploration that I stumbled upon the fascinating world of cycle awareness. Recognizing the importance of understanding and respecting my body’s natural rhythms, I went on a journey of self-discovery and empowerment.

Unlocking the Power of Cycle Awareness:

My journey led me to discover a book named in the FLO, by Alisa Vitti, which is a 28-day plan for working with your monthly cycle. This book revolutionized the way I approached my menstrual cycle. It empowered me to effectively work with each phase and tailor my activities accordingly. I discovered a wealth of knowledge about the different phases of my menstrual cycle and their influence on my mood, energy levels, and overall well-being. Tracking my cycles and charting my experiences allowed me to unveil a hidden world of wisdom within me. I learned to identify times of heightened creativity, introspection, and productivity, as well as moments of rest and self-care.

Harnessing the Power of Choice:

Armed with this newfound wisdom, I transformed my approach to work and personal life. Instead of fighting against my body’s natural rhythms, I began scheduling activities that aligned with each phase of my cycle. During low-energy moments, I embraced self-reflection, nurturing myself with rest and gentle activities. In contrast, high-energy times became opportunities for creativity, focused work, and engaging with others.

Embracing Fertility:

After several years without hormonal contraception, my partner and I decided to embrace the idea of starting a family. We went on this new chapter armed with knowledge of our fertile window, utilizing it to enhance our chances of conception.

Sharing My Knowledge:

Initially, I hesitated to share my experiences with others, fearing judgment or disbelief. However, I realized the importance of discussing these topics openly and offering alternative perspectives. While everyone’s journey is unique, I believe it’s crucial for women to have the opportunity to take responsibility for their bodies and make informed choices about contraception. Through understanding and working with our bodies, we can regain a sense of control and empowerment.

To conclude, my journey of contraception and cycle awareness has been a transformative one. By stepping away from hormonal contraception and embracing cycle awareness, I have discovered a profound sense of empowerment and harmony within my body. Understanding and working with my body’s natural cycles has allowed me to make informed choices about contraception, optimize my productivity, and honor my overall well-being. I invite you to go on your own journey of self-discovery and embrace the wisdom that lies within your body. Together, let us reclaim control and celebrate the beauty of being in sync with our natural cycles.

Sending golden vibes and virtual hugs,

Scherise 🤍
(Your Favourite Manifestation & Mindset Mentor)

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