Healing Hormones Podcast

Birth Control Side Effects + Fertility Awareness for Understanding Your Cycle | with Lisa Hendrickson-Jack

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Please welcome certified Fertility Awareness Educator, Holistic Reproductive Health Practitioner, and author of The Fifth Vital Sign, Lisa Hendrickson-Jack! I have to say, today’s conversation is one of my favorites. Lisa is here to share untold truths around the birth control pill, and educate us on the Fertility Awareness Method.

Did you know the pill is associated with increased feelings of depression and anxiety, along with decreased libido and painful sex? Lisa reveals the lack of education around the side effects of the pill, and how doctors aren’t trained to address the root of menstrual issues. We then dive into how Fertility Awareness gives you an understanding of your cycle, such as monitoring the three main signs of fertility. It helps you understand how your cycle is truly a window into your overall health. This conversation is jam-packed with vital information that will help you feel empowered around your menstrual cycle and health. I can’t wait to share it with you!

We Chat About:

  • Lisa’s experience with birth control

  • How the birth control pill affects our hormones

  • What is the Fertility Awareness Method?

  • Effectiveness of Fertility Awareness for preventing pregnancy

  • Amount of days pregnancy is possible

  • The amount of days sperm lives in your cervical mucus

  • Understanding your cervical fluid

  • Using the Fertility Awareness Method for birth control


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Hi, I’m Nina! I’m a Certified Fertility Awareness Educator, Hormone Coach, and Reiki Practitioner.

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