Getting off birth control can be a scary thing, especially if you’re trying to avoid pregnancy.
And I get it because that was my dilemma as well – that’s why I stayed on birth control as long as I did even though the side effects negatively affected my life in so many ways.
I knew there had to be a way to not have to take a little pill every day or have a device embedded in my uterus.
So, I decided to educate myself on other strategies.
My inclination was correct – once coming off birth control, and doing a little work to rebalance my body, I’d be able to know exactly when I was fertile and when I wasn’t.
What I learned was that there is only a 6-day period every month where we’re fertile – the day we ovulate and the 5 days prior where our cervical mucus can keep sperm alive.
So the rest of the month, I didn’t have to worry as long as I tracked my cycle. I just needed to focus on how to handle those 6 days.
There are many non-hormonal options to use during the fertile window and they all have a pretty high rate of success – including the pull-out method!
Curious what all the methods are? Then, I highly recommend you listen to Lisa Hendrickson-Jack’s podcast episode – Non-Hormonal Birth Control Methods.
In this episode, you’ll learn the typical success rate of non-hormonal birth control methods versus hormonal methods. You’ll also learn how tracking your cycle (also known as fertility awareness) is so beneficial not just for knowing your fertile window but also for overall health monitoring.
I loved this episode, and I know you will too!
Give this a listen; then email me to let me know your biggest takeaway!