birth control Archives - Calee Shea

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There’s no perfect timeline for the process of breaking up with hormonal birth control (HBC) BUT there are a few tips that may be helpful! Here’s how to determine the right time to come off HBC: There’s no perfect timeline for the process of breaking up with hormonal birth control (HBC) BUT there are a […]

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Did you know that the Hormonal IUD has been shown to negatively impact mental health? Yup. The hormonal IUD affects your mental health and leads to increased cases of depression – possibly including you. Progestin-only methods of birth control, like the hormonal IUD, have been shown to have a higher risk of mental health issues. […]

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Phones CANNOT accurately predict ovulation. If you’re using an app on your phone that predicts ovulation to get pregnant, you’ve got about a 21% chance of it actually being accurate… because your iPhone has no clue about what’s happening in your ovaries. If you’re TTC and frustrated af because you feel like you’re using the […]

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This method is absolutely one of the coolest things that I do for my body (and I do some cool shit not gonna lie). So if you don’t know what FAM is, well girlfriend, you’re going to want in on this because it is going to blow your mind! FAM stands for Fertility Awareness Method […]

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I don’t encourage the use of Hormonal Birth Control. In fact, I think in most cases, it does so much more harm than good. But I also know that a lot of women use it and so if you choose to go the Hormonal Birth Control route, education is crucial. I encourage you to lookup […]

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Lets discuss 2 hormonal birth control myths that you MUST know right now. MYTH #1: The pill regulates periods 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 […]

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The #1 Secret to Coming Off of Hormonal Birth Control Successfully… Plan that shit out I work with a lot of clients who have already ditched HBC and they find me because they’re dealing with symptoms of post-birth control syndrome And of course we can address what’s happening and right the ship, but it takes […]

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I often hear that there’s actually a lot of shame around the topic of actively preventing pregnancy, so let me be the first to tell you if you’re TTA (trying to avoid) but want to come off of HBC it is incredibly VALID to be concerned about what you’re going to use as a method […]

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I started using FAM as a birth control method + as a way to get curious about my health, but what I didn’t expect was how it would shift my relationship with my body. 1️⃣ I can see what is going on under the surface – Our hormones work in a cycle and when things […]

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When I met Jake, I had already been practicing FAM for a while but this was allllll new territory to him 🤷🏻‍♂️ But we had mutual goals around babies and he trusted that I wouldn’t be encouraging something that I thought would put us at risk. 👉🏼 He’s a facts guy – he wants to […]

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I talk about the big topics of “gut health”, “nutrient deficiencies”, and “hormonal imbalance” when it comes to the impact HBC can impact our systems, but I find it to be really helpful when we put this in the context of day-to-day life, so let’s discuss 3 ways hormonal birth control could be affecting your […]

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Are you interested in Breaking up with your Hormonal Birth Control? We opened up the waitlist last week and had over 40 women on it within 72 hours 😱 and those who enrolled are already looooving it So if you are planning to ditch HBC or have done so recently, this one’s for you… INSIDE […]

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I’m sure you’ve heard countless horror stories about women who came off of their hormonal birth control and their bodies went to shit. Let’s talk about “Post-Birth Control Syndrome” I’m one of them 👋🏼 But that doesn’t have to be your story. I’d argue that there’s 3 reasons a woman may experience hell on earth […]

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If so, you’re not alone! 58% of US women use hormonal birth control for a purpose other than contraception. Did you go on birth control hoping it would fix your period problems? 🩸Irregular cycles, heavy bleeds, cramps, acne, hormone headaches, and whatever other period problems you can name – the typical solution offered is hormonal […]

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Here’s your history lesson of the day about birth control: The first run of the pill was progestin only (made to mimic our naturally occurring hormone, progesterone) and its intended use was to regulate periods.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀A “side effect” was pregnancy prevention and this quickly caught on as a way to prevent having babies, despite its advertised […]

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Your period is an indicator of your health. I wish there was a magic pill that could heal all period problems, but there isn’t, because most women’s bodies aren’t lacking synthetic hormones.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀But your body could be lacking water, proper nutrients, emotional release, or whatever else might be affecting your system’s ability to maintain homeostasis.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀BEFORE WE […]

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