Recovering From Hormonal Birth Control

Recovering From Hormonal Birth Control

with Dr. Lara Briden


This month I am so honored to host Dr. Lara Briden!

Dr. Lara Briden

Lara is a board certified Naturopathic Doctor. She qualified from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in 1997, and currently runs a busy hormone clinic in Sydney, Australia. Lara has nearly twenty years experience treating period problems, and is the author of Period Repair Manual: Natural Treatment for Better Hormones and Better Periods. Check out her BLOG – it’s great!


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snippet: 2015 is the year of the Period. More and more women are coming off the Pill and celebrating the return of their own natural menstrual cycles. In this episode, we’ll look at what hormonal birth control really does to women, and how to recover to healthy ovulation and hormones.

On the 50 year anniversary, science still isn’t studying how women feel while taking the pill. Dr. Lara and I had a great time talking about the interesting movement in women’s health away from hormonal birth control, with plenty of anecdotal information and reasons why women are re-revolutionizing the scope of their own female reproductive health. Tune in for details on:

  • how women’s brains change on hormonal birth control
  • how the pill destroys women’s libido
  • alternatives for sexually active teenagers
  • the difference between true periods and ‘Pill Bleeds’
  • low down on the synthetic hormones in birth control
  • weight gain, bladder and yeast infections, acne and more!


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Photo Credit Chris Klau
Photo Credit Chris Klau

Sarah Louisignau, host of the Birth Works! Project, is a CAPPA trained Doula, focusing on Yoga + Ayurvedic practices to serve her clients with ancient wisdoms. She also practices Thai Yoga Bodywork, Pelvic Floor Therapy and has trained in Maya Abdominal Massage. She practices and sees clients in the Pacific Northwest. 


5 Comments Add yours

  1. Kristy says:

    Thank you so much for addressing such an important matter. There is so little about how harmful the pill is and this is so helpful for someone trying to get off.


    1. Kristy! So glad we could offer some guidance!


  2. Kris Matthieu says:

    Does the Depro shot also cause hair loss ?


    1. Lara Briden says:

      Hi Kris, Yes, most definitely. The Depo-provera shot is a progestin called medroxyprogesterone acetate, which is one of the most androgenic (male-like) progestins on the market. It’s famous for causing hair loss.


      1. Kris Matthieu says:

        Thank you Thank you Lara ! I’ve been off it for 20 years now and have only had one pregnancy. My hair has been thinning since and much worse now that I’m 45. I have not used any type of birth control. I just purchased your book and I can’t wait to read it ! I just want to fix it 😦


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