After being on the birth control pill for several years, I switched to the Mirena IUD when I was in college. With the IUD, I experienced increasingly worsening acne symptoms. Eventually, I did my own health research and faced the fact that my body was not reacting well to this method. 6 months ago, I went off all prescription forms of birth control and I’ve found that the Fertility Awareness Method has worked much better for my lifestyle.
The Natural Cycles app, in partnership with a basic thermometer, can help you track your cycle and make smart family-planning choices. This app has been certified in Europe as a medical device intended to be used for contraception. I paid a one-time subscription fee of $80 for the app and thermometer.
Please note, the FDA has not approved this app as a contraceptive device and it’s important to do your own research when selecting a birth control method. To use this app, you should have a very consistent daily schedule because you need to take your temperature around the same time every morning.
The Book “The Definitive Guide to Natural Birth Control, Pregnancy Achievement, and Reproductive Health” by Toni Weschler taught me a million things about the female body. It’s very detailed and I’m still working on reading it. I believe this book is a must-read for girls and women of all ages.
Eating a consistent diet makes all the difference when it comes to regulating your body. Check out my grocery guide to learn more about how I maintain a healthy diet. The biggest dietary changes that have helped me stabilize my hormones have been eliminating refined sugars, grains, dairy, gluten, alcohol, and reducing my consumption of caffeine.