Birth Control Side Effects: Are They Permanent?

Taking any type of hormonal birth control brings an inherent risk of side effects. While some may fade over time, others are clear indicators that you should investigate other options. Below are some common side effects of hormonal birth control and information on which could be cause for alarm. Headache, dizziness, and breast tenderness- These side effects should fade over time. If they remain at the same intensity after three...

Natural Birth control!

Looking for natural birth control? Lady-Comp and Pearly provide enormous health benefits by maintaining natural body functions. This avoids side effects associated with hormonal birth controls such as the pill, which stops ovulation and thus reduces progesterone production! This reduction in progesterone contributes to estrogen dominance. Another example is hormone injections which contain a synthetic form of progesterone known as provera. Unfortunately this synthetic version blocks the natural bio-identical progesterone...

Coming off THE PILL.

Congratulations! You are off the pill and are ready to take the first steps towards bringing a new baby into your family. This is an exciting chapter in you and your partner's lives, one full of fresh and exciting hopes and dreams. However, it is important to realize that having been on the pill can change the game plan in some very important ways as you try to conceive. Lets...

Men Find Hormone-Free Women More Attractive

Non Hormonal = More Attractive n addition to being kinder to your body and the environment by going hormone free, new research shows that women who practice natural contraception appear more attractive to men than those who use hormonal contraception. How's that for a nice bonus! Studies by British researchers, Alexandra Alvergne and Virpi Lummaa indicate that it is specifically during the ovulation period that a women is seen as...

Barrier Contraception For Non-Hormonal Birth Control

Barrier contraceptives are experiencing a comeback as women turn their backs on synthetic hormones. more into making the most effective barrier contraceptives possible, the changeover from latex to silicone, and new natural spermicide alternatives such as ContraGel, its no wonder more women are turning to this once archaic technique as their birth control method of choice. Fertility Awareness and Barrier Contraceptives If used in conjunction with a Fertility Awareness method...

Lunaception

Ladycomp in conjunction with Lunaception: How the Moon Can Balance Your Hormones and Make You Fertile? It’s called lunaception! No, not lunatic-ception, as some husbands would probably call it. LUNA-ception, meaning the moon + conception. The book, Lunaception was published by Louise Lacey in 1974. The concept is that women’s menstrual cycles have traditionally been synchronized with the phases of the moon. According to Lacey, we should menstruate with the...

How I Quit Hormones

How I Quit Hormones By Justine Garrett I let a German computer tell me when to have sex! Before I do anything in the morning — drink water, get out of bed — I take my temperature with Lady-Comp, a discus-shaped, German-made, mini-computer that tells me when I’m fertile. I put its temperature-taking wand under my tongue, push a button, and wait for about 30 seconds. When Lady-Comp is finished,...

Excerpt from Sweetening the Pill: How We Got Hooked On Hormonal Birth Control

After taking the pill for ten years and going through a particularly difficult experience with one brand, Yasmin, I decided to come off for good. It was a struggle to get to that point, but what made the transition so much easier for me was learning about my menstrual cycle. It turned my fear of my body into fascination. (There are other healthy birth control options like Ladycomp) The following...

What to Expect When You Stop Taking the Pill

"If you are considering stopping your hormonal birth control, you could have any number of reasons for doing so. Regardless of if you have decided you are ready to conceive or simply have a desire to switch to a more natural method of family planning, it is important to know what you can expect when your body is no longer subjected to the extra hormones.First, know that the timing of...

The Copper IUD: What you need to know

BY DR NATALIE KRINGOUDIS. I don’t have a preferred contraception. They’re all seriously nasty and come with a monster list of side effects, complications and troubles. The copper IUD is one many women turn to because it doesn’t contain ‘synthetic’ hormones. The copper IUD is a small intrauterine device that prevents pregnancy.,It’s believed to work as the copper coil, which is wrapped around the IUD itself, releases ions into the...

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