Myth 13: You Can Get Pregnant Right After You Stop the Pill

Today I’m debunking myth #13… The myth: You can get pregnant right after you stop the pill. The truth: That’s not the case for everyone. Talk to five different women about hormonal contraceptives and you’ll get five different stories about the effect it had on their fertility. Some people’s cycles bounce back right while away others…

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Myth 12: Being on the Pill is Like Being Pregnant

And we’re back! The myth: Being on the pill is like being pregnant. The truth: No it’s not. Well, there is one thing. When you’re pregnant, you don’t ovulate. And when you’re on the pill, you’re not ovulating either. But if you look at the hormonal profiles… On a real cycle with ovulation and menstruation, theres…

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Myth 10: The Pill is the Cure-All Solution for Women’s Health

And we’re back! The myth: The pill is the cure-all solution for women’s health. The truth: The pill masks true hormonal imbalances, medical conditions, and women’s experiences. Now I don’t want to sound anti-pill here because I don’t know everyone’s story or situations or why they’re taking the pill… it just bothers me that hormonal…

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Myth 9: A Pill Bleed is a Real Bleed

Welcome back! The myth: The pill bleed is a real bleed. The truth: No. The bleeding you have on your pill isn’t a real period at all. A real bleed, or a true menstruation, is one that follows ovulation. Since the pill, on the other hand, prevents you from ovulating, you’re not having a true…

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Myth 8: The Pill Regulates Your Cycle

Welcome back menstruators and lovers of menstruators!  This week is all about the birth control pill! So lets start with myth #8! The myth: The pill regulates your cycle. The truth: The pill suppresses your cycle until you don’t have one anymore. The pill has many functions but certainly not to regulate your cycle. It…

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Myth 5: You Can’t Get Pregnant on Your Period

Today’s myth is one of my favourites… and the perpetuation of this myth is actually the reason why I’m on this Earth at all (Hi, Mom!) The myth: You can’t get pregnant on your period. The truth: It’s uncommon, but it does happen (hence me) for two reasons. First, in short cycles, women ovulate early in…

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Myth 2: A Woman Can Get Pregnant at Any Time During Her Cycle

Welcome back! Today’s myth… The myth: A woman can get pregnant at any time during her cycle.  The truth: There are only a limited number of days during a woman’s cycle when pregnancy is possible.  In fact, most of the time, a woman is infertile. To become pregnant, a woman needs to ovulate. Ovulation is…

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