There are so many myths out there about Hormonal Birth Control including the different types. We are going to break down three myths of HBC so you can educate yourself on the things that are true and not.
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 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.
I mean technically you caaaaan, but I don’t recommend it 🚨
That is a hard transition to ask the body to handle without support.
I always recommend prepping the body for a month or two prior to coming off, and then providing continued support for 3-6 months afterwards.
This looks like a combination of proper nutrition, specific supplements, and habits that help support our organs with detoxification.
Is ditching HBC a goal of yours? Well, queen 👑 , I’ve GOT YOU 👉🏼 Breaking Up with HBC is a self-paced group program I created that walks you through the step-by-step process that has helped so many of my clients break up with hormonal birth control!
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.