#11: What is Your 'Why' for Hormonal Birth Control

I received an email that through me off course a bit.  In short, the email was from a woman who is postmenopausal who used hormonal birth control and then hormone replacement therapy to bypass the 'ups and downs, pains, and hormonal storms' that go along with being cyclical.  The email was written in a way that wasn't meant to be from a place of loving kindness, shall I say.

Anyways, after regulating my stress response (thank you, deep breaths), I had some moments of inquiry about our 'Why' behind taking hormonal birth control when it's for reasons outside of contraception.

And please don't get me wrong, I am all for women and those with female biochemistry to have a choice and a say in their reproductive health.  Yes, please!

AND I am also all for educated decision making, knowing ALL the options out there, and weighing the risks to make the most mindful decision.

In this episode, I read an excerpt from the book, 'Hormone Intelligence' by Dr. Aviva Romm, M.D. Here is a link to learn more about her works.  www.avivaromm.com

Also, if you are interested in working a bit more with syncing with your cycle through what was been termed Cyclical Living, you can check out my free Cyclical Living Workshop here.  www.rebeccarankinyoga.com/cyclical-living