Quitting Hormonal Birth Control Prior to Conception

Obviously, if you’re on hormonal birth control and want to get pregnant, you’ll need to discontinue (whether that means that you stop taking the pill or get your IUD removed).

Make sure you talk with your doctor before and, ideally, work with a practitioner as you transition off hormonal birth control.

Hormonal birth control provides the body with synthetic hormones and disrupts our natural hormone production, plus it depletes the body of certain nutrients and can negatively affect the gut.

While some women return to regular cycles once they go off birth control, many women struggle with post-pill amenorrhea or irregular cycles that can make it difficult to get pregnant. In this scenario, tracking ovulation signs can be especially helpful.


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This is an excerpt from a post written by Kim Perez, MA, FNTP, a Functional Nutritional Therapy Practitioner and owner of Root and Branch Nutrition. She specializes in helping expectant and new moms thrive postpartum and through motherhood while feeling amazing in their bodies after having babies. Kim is passionate about all things women's health and wellness, particularly filling the major gaps in postpartum care and support as well as helping moms overcome challenges like fatigue, chronic stress, hormonal imbalances, painful periods, digestive symptoms, body image struggles, and more. Check her out on Instagram. Abridged content curated and edited by Nayla Al-Mamlouk.

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