Periods & Natural Contraception

To start off, this is definitely one for the girls! This might not be for the faint hearted I might also add. If you're that way inclined, there are lots of other lovely blog posts for you to read here :) For the rest of you curious ones, keep reading...

Bit of background... I've been on the pill for a very long time. 15 years plus I would say. Originally it was to help with skin issues (Dianette, we love you - albeit you were four times more likely to give us blood clots than any other pill!) and then for... well, not getting pregnant!

For the past few years, my periods have been a bit all over the place. My skin has been up and down (depending on the pill I was on) and my moods have been as erratic too.

I needed a change... I needed to get off this stuff!

So, around a month or so ago, after a lot of thinking, I decided to come off the pill. I've never had so much fear in my life over something so small, but I did. It was scary stuff! Will my skin go crazy? Will I put on weight? Will I lose weight? Will my periods come back? What will happen to me? etc. etc.

Well, so far so good. I thought I would have problems with my periods returning as I'd been on the pill for so long, but I got one at the end of the month. It didn't last for 2 to 3 weeks (for a bloody change!) and I didn't feel ratty at all! Ah-mazing!

So this is what natural feels like - well for me anyway!

Two things I wanted to share with you though today were firstly, my new contraceptive method and also my new form of 'feminine care'.