In this edition of my Fertility Awareness Reality Series, I am sharing a client session with Emily. Emily was a member of my recent group and is actively avoiding pregnancy at the moment. Emily shares her experience of learning to trust the method and describes the phases she had to go through to get to the point where she feels confident using the method to prevent pregnancy.
In this episode, as in the other episodes in my Fertility Awareness Reality Series, I pull back the curtain and show you inside a real client session. You get to see exactly what it’s like to work with me one-on-one!
Topics discussed in today’s episode
- What Emily gained from the group program after a full year of charting
- How Emily went from thinking she never had any dry days to discover that most of her cycle days are actually dry
- The process of deprogramming that has to happen to allow your partner to ejaculate inside of you on your infertile days (i.e. going fully unprotected)
- Emily talks about how she manages her fertile window to manage using the method with her comfort level
- How your birth control changes change with age and time
- The lack of information about the common side effects of the pill given by healthcare providers.
- The effect of hormonal contraceptives on testosterone and cervical mucus
- Nutrient deficiencies related to the hormonal contraceptive use
- Why it’s easier to chart when your cycles are healthy even when you’re trying to avoid pregnancy
- Why the side effects associated with hormonal contraceptives tend to be downplayed by your physician
- Why it’s important to have all of the information to make informed choices about birth control
- FFP 095 | No More Periods? The Blessings of the Curse | Menstrual Suppression | The Pill | Dr. Susan Rako
- Efficacy and Safety of an Injectable Combination Hormonal Contraceptive for Men (research study)
- Clitoral vascularization and sexual behavior in young patients treated with drospirenone-ethinyl estradiol or contraceptive vaginal ring: a prospective, randomized, pilot study
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Music Credit: Intro/Outro music Produced by J-Gantic