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What I Use For Natural Contraception

Are you pre, between or post bubba Mum life and searching for a safe contraception option that won't compromise your health?  You're not alone, as this is one of my most frequently asked questions as a Naturopath. 

Read on as I share both hormonal or non-hormonal options for you and/or your partner, so you can make an informed contraception decision that's right for you. 

If you're actually ready to start planning for a baby, this info will help for your fertility tracking too and further support to prepare your body for pregnancy here. If you're wanting to stop your hormone contraceptive but concerned about symptoms, head here to help balance your hormones and transition smoothly off of your hormone birth control.

Now, back to the current contraception options available to you. 

Synthetic Hormone Contraception


There are different hormone birth control options available through your GP. They ultimately work by either...

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What You Need To Know About Hormone Contraceptives

When you’re not planning for or expecting a bubba, it’s likely you’re searching for ways to prevent pregnancy.

For many women, using hormonal birth control is very convenient. It ‘regulate' cycles, protects against unwanted pregnancy and allows for a sporadic sex life. But do you know what's really happening in your body when you're on these synthetic hormones? 

Although side effects to hormone contraceptive are real, I don't believe it is diligently communicated to women before use. Time and time again I see friends, family and patients who are blissfully unaware of the potential dangers of short and long term synthetic hormone use. Yep, I've been there too.

To gain a deeper understanding, you'll likely need to research hormone contraceptives yourself . Let's start with what naturally happens throughout a menstrual cycle.

Menstrual Cycle 101 

The menstrual cycle varies from woman to woman...

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Natural Contraception Options

Natural Contraception Options

Was last weeks post enough for you to question refilling your next pill script?

You may be relieved to learn that safer alternatives are available.

I personally use, recommend and teach the below method of natural contraception. There are no side effects, no script required and you gain powerful knowledge of what is happening throughout your cycle. No more unnatural withdrawal bleeds (nope, they’re not periods when you are on the pill) or side effects  from synthetic hormone exposure.

Barrier methods such as condoms and diaphragms are an obvious option. However, they can still be ineffective if used incorrectly during the fertile phase of a woman’s cycle. Allergies to latex are also common.

Other natural contraceptive methods available help to educate women about their own cyclic changes. Understanding these crucial signs empowers a woman with the personal awareness of when she is and is not fertile. Sound less invasive? It...

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