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How to overcome the fear of using natural birth control

Updated: Sep 28, 2023

Have you been reading about using cycle tracking as natural birth control and feeling riddled with worry, hesitation, and resistance?

What if I get pregnant? What if I f*ck it up? What if I can't do it? What if it's too hard/too confusing/doesn't work?

You are not alone. In fact, many women who have been using natural birth control with ease and confidence for years first started out with the same fears and hesitations you’re experiencing now.

Joining me today is Alicia Short - a former Sauvage Wellness client who has been using cycle tracking as natural birth control and is here to share how she overcame the biggest and most common fears & hesitations when it comes to using the sympto-thermal method of natural birth control.

When I first met Alicia she had been on hormonal birth control since high school and was tired of worrying about its impact on her health. She wanted a natural birth control option that didn’t alter her natural hormone production. HOWEVER, she was terrified of unplanned pregnancy, dreading using condoms all the time, and trusting a method that wasn’t the hormonal methods that are so commonly used.

I am so excited to have Alicia here today because she so beautifully overcame these initial fears that I see SO many women struggling with and has been using the sympto-thermal method of natural birth control successfully for a year now!

Here's what you can expect in today's episode...

>> The most common fears & hesitations that women experience around using cycle tracking as natural birth control

>> Why EDUCATION is the KEY to overcoming worry and fear about using the sympto-thermal method of natural birth control

>> How to deal with resistance from partners, friends, & family members who just don't get it

>> Alicia's advice for anyone who's interested in switching to the sympto-thermal method of natural birth control but feeling nervous

Because the sympto-thermal method isn’t taught in health class, sex ed., or at the doctor’s office we are not used to it and we do not much about know it. As with most things we don’t know about or are trying for the first time there tends to be some level of fear and anxiety. I don’t know about you, but some of the most amazing things in my life are the things I embarked on that were entirely new. Just a few months from now, you could be saying the same thing about natural birth control!

As Alicia highlights in our chat today, the key to overcoming fear and hesitation around using natural birth control is EDUCATION - to educate ourselves and our partners about this safe, effective, and natural method.

Disclaimer: Brandy Oswald, Sauvage Wellness LLC, and her employees are not doctors, nurses, physicians, psychotherapists, or in anyway licensed medical practitioners and information presented here is to serve as an educational resource and not to be interpreted as: (1) medical advice; (2) a 100% effective birth control or pregnancy achievement options or (3) nutrition or health guidelines. By reading this you acknowledge that you understand that as a specialized form of consulting, fertility awareness education is not the same as professional or licensed therapy or medical advice and intervention; and recognize that it is your responsibility to seek such services from a licensed professional. Brandy Oswald is not a medical provider and cannot give medical advice. All information provided by Sauvage Wellness LLC and Brandy Oswald is of a general nature and is intended only for educational purposes to help with your personal health improvement goals and should not be relied on as medical advice. Always consult a physician with any health concerns and prior to changing your diet, lifestyle, supplements, birth control, fitness, or prescription medicine routine. Should you choose to use the information, yoga sequences, and meditations provided by Brandy Oswald it is of your own volition and you recognize that neither Brandy nor Sauvage Wellness LLC is not held liable for any intended or unintended outcomes. All viewers hereby WAIVE AND RELEASE Brandy Oswald and Sauvage Wellness LLC from any claim, demand, cause of action of any kind resulting from or related to my participation in classes, workshops, and all service offerings provided by Brandy and Sauvage Wellness. As a view you hereby acknowledge that you are fully responsible for any and all risks, injuries, or damages, known or unknown, which might occur as a result of your participation.

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