I'm very excited to have had the opportunity to ask the wonderful Nat Kringoudis about the pill and the effects that it has on our body, trying to get pregnant and ovulating.
If you are thinking about getting pregnant and are currently on the pill or have just come off it, you are going to love this interview.
I was on the pill for 12 years before I went off it last February. My hubby and I then started trying for a baby 4 months later. It blew my mind how the pill had effected my body, I hadn't had period pain and acne issues ever but it hit me full on when I stopped taking the pill. It scared me and I decided to read up on what the pill actually does to your body. It is a worry and I won't ever be going back on it.
Over to Nat now with some great advice and information...
So you are ready to start thinking about trying for a baby? Well firstly, a very big congratulations! It is such an exciting time and I wish you all the very best on this journey.
Trying for a baby should start well before the intimate fun begins with your partner, but don't stop practicing while you are prepping your body.
I found out I was pregnant in early September 2014 but the prepping began way before then. I started with going off the pill in February as I wanted my body to start to get into its own rhythm; and that it did. What a roller coaster ride that was.
Being on the pill is a whole other topic that I won't speak about right now, but I was on it for 12 whole years. Knowing that scared the heck out of me. I was asking myself...how is my body going to react? Will my period come back straight away (it can take a while to come back)? Is my skin going to break out? Yes it did. Has it affected my fertility? And the questions go on...I read heaps of information on this from the fabulous Nat Kringoudis so check out her blog for more information on hormone health, the pill and ovulation.
The next thing to do is begin exercising and eating well. This is a biggie and one that shouldn't be skipped. I was lucky because due to my job and my love of wellness my body was already in pretty good shape so I just kept it up.
If you don't already have a good routine of exercise and eating well, then start small and work your way up. You don't want to jump in head first and get so overwhelmed you start to drown in the experience.
Be kind to yourself and set yourself up to succeed. Here are a couple of tips to get you started:
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This website and all the information it contains is based on my personal experience and journey which I am sharing for educational and informational purposes only. Please consult your own doctor or healthcare provider to determine the best course of treatment for you and before starting any new program.