Lets discuss 2 hormonal birth control myths that you MUST know right now.
The pill cannot regulate a period because a pill bleed is not a period 🩸
The bleed that occurs on the pill is not a real period. It is called a withdrawal bleed and it is just a response from the withdrawal from the hormones (i.e. placebo pill).
A real period comes as part of the ebb and flow of your natural cycle, and while we can have a period without ovulation, a healthy period comes AFTER ovulation – and successful ovulation is how we get the amazing hormone – progesterone.
Most HBC’s (hormonal birth control) work by suppressing ovulation (with the exception of the hormonal IUD).
screams NOOOOOOOOOO 📢 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
So many women go on HBC to fix period problems. If you did, you’re so not alone!
Maybe you had painful cramps or hormonal acne, and then started HBC hoping that will clear everything up.
The issue is that HBC doesn’t fix period problems, it just sort of puts a bandaid over them and then picks at the scab.
Part of the reason so many women struggle when they come off of HBC is because the original imbalances in the body are typically still there, and there are often even more issues because of HOW hormonal birth control impacts the body.
If you went on HBC to fix period problems like cramps, heavy flow, irregular cycles, acne, and PCOS – I’m here to tell you that there are other ways to get rid of those symptoms. The women who have gone through Period Bootcamp have been able to naturally heal their cycles and reconnect with their bodies and tbh it feels fucking magical.
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Calee Shea is a Holistic Health Practioner based in Atlanta, Georgia. She is your go-to gal for all things periods, vaginal health, and sex.