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EVERYDAY HAPPINESS

Monday and the last week filled with everyday happiness (and a lot of exam preparations), nonetheless it was still very lovely with lots of matcha latte’s, tea, cozy indoor time, tea with my mom and Christmas coziness with my friends!

I’ve been practicing yoga at home in my living room because I just seem to be a bit too lazy to get myself outside in the cold weather…

I’ve written gratitude lists and also full moon reflections about the past years on December 3rd

I’ve used some of all my lovely natural products! I also received the most beautiful bronzing powder, from the sweet girls from Miild, as an early Christmas present – which I’m so grateful for <3

I’ve been doing some more yoga in my new Yogamii yoga clothing (which I was gifted), and I still have a discount code for you for their clothing. Use the code “Camilla15” and get 15% off on all items on Yogamii’s website.

I’ve been drinking lots of matcha latte’s and tea this week. Btw, I spilled matcha latte all over my plant after taking this photo (but I guess if it’s healthy for my, then it’s probably also good for the plant 😉 )

How was your week? And are you up to any exciting things this week?

Happiness Personal

EVERYDAY HAPPINESS

It’s Monday and time to look back at the past week which consisted of a lot of homeworks and exam preparation, but also time to relax and drink lots of tea and matcha latte’s!

Last week I wrote a blog post about Apple Cider Vinegar hair rinse to make the transition period from conventional shampoo to shampoo bar easier – and I’m still loving how soft my hair gets after I use it in the shower!

Speaking of Apple Cider Vinegar, I’ve also tried to make my own ACV toner for my face which I’m currently using every evening and I really like it so far – update will come later!

I’ve started to look more into Bullet Journals and writing down and tracking lots of things, if you have a good bullet journal ‘theme’, then please share it with me!

This is how I’ve spend most of my days the past week – cozy socks and matcha latte and reading homeworks!

I visited LØS market to stuck up on a few things, and don’t “zero waste” grocery shopping just look amazing? I’m completely in love with it!

I’ve also been eating hella-healthy the past week, after having been so inspired by the book WomanCode which I’m currently reading. I’m feeling amazing after having followed some of the flo-living guidelines in the book (fx keeping your blood sugar stable by eating regularly), and I’ve been so inspired that my lunch and dinner have looked like the above plate for most of the past few days!

How was your past week? And are you up to anything great for this week?

Happiness Personal

EVERYDAY HAPPINESS

Monday and time to look back on some of the happy moments from the past week!

On Tuesday I was out with Cathrine filming yoga videos all day – keep an eye out, exciting things are coming!

I received my Gua Sha from greenbeautysupplies and have been using it to give myself a facial massage every morning, and I love that little self-care ritual <3

I’m telling myself that this (dates, peanutbutter and peanuts) is a healthy snack, however, considering the amount of these that I’m eating, it probably ain’t that healthy any longer, but I just can’t help myself they are seriously soooo good!

I finally threw out my old, torn apart phone case where I kept all my cards in and invested in a beautiful cork wallet where I can now keep all my cards

How was your week?

Happiness Personal

EVERYDAY HAPPINESS

Monday and that means time to look back at some of all the everyday happiness I’ve found in the past week!

I’ve been so grateful for my and my boyfriend’s apartment – it is truly a lovely place and just HOME, I love it <3

I’ve started using a shampoo bar, and if you’ve been following along in here, you also know that I was just about to quit it after having tried it the first time – read more about that right here!

I’ve been drinking matcha lattes with sweet Cirkeline at the most lovely café in Copenhagen called Yellow Rose which has a vegetarian/vegan menu <3

and I have of course been drinking ton of tea as always, especially nettle and rooibos tea these days are my absolute favourite!

In the weekend I was half a day at work at Saturday and then directly home to my parents and littlesister, to celebrate my sister’s birthday. And on Sunday it was time for work all day again.

How was your week? 

Happiness Personal

EVERYDAY HAPPINESS

Denne forgangne uge har stået på masser af rare ting, og jeg har desværre ikke fået taget billeder af alt. Men jeg har set nogle skønne veninder, min familie, været til fødselsdag i Jylland og et tandlæge tjek (hvilket ikke er det mest spændende, men tænderne var fine, så lidt glæde kom der jo også ud af den besked) 😉

/This past week has been filled with lovely things, and unfortunately I’ve not been able to capture every moment on camera. But I’ve spend time with some lovely friends, my family, been to a birthday in Jylland and been the dentist (which really isn’t that exciting, but she told me my teeth’s looked fine, and that was of course good news) 😉

Jeg har købt komposterbare poser fra Maistic, og aldrig i mit liv havde jeg egentlig troet at jeg kunne være så entusiastisk omkring sådan et køb, men så ser man mig nu og nu er jeg hylende begejstret for alt hvad der har med bæredygtighed at gøre!

/I’ve bought some compostable bags from Maistic, and never in my life had I imagined that I would be so enthustiastic about something like that  – but look at me now, being overly excited about everything that has to do with sustainability!

Jeg har, som altid, drukket te, te, te – og lidt mere te! Og lidt matcha latte, og en enkelt chai latte på café mens jeg læste lektier. Det er nok noget af det bedste ved at vejret bliver koldere, at så har man en god grund til at drikke varme drikke hele tiden!

/I’ve been drinking tea, tea, tea – and some more tea! And some matcha latte’s, and a single cup of chai latte on a café while I was reading homeworks. That is probably the best thing about the weather getting colder, that you have a good excuse for drinking warm drinks all the time!

Jeg har læst i denne spændende bog “Beauty Foods*”, som kan anbefales til alle der er interesserede i naturlig skønhed (vi snakker grøntsager, vand, vitaminer, mineraler osv. – som i ved, så kommer skønhed jo indefra)

/I’ve been reading this interesting book “Beauty Foods*”, which I can recommend for all interested in natural beauty (we are talking vegetables, water, vitamins, minerals etc. – as you know, beauty comes from within).

Jeg er startet på lidt aromaterapi herhjemme, og har brugt denne lavendelolie* i en lille skål med vand om aftenen, samtidig med jeg har drukket en kop urte te og læst i en god bog – og dét er altså den perfekte opskrift på at falde til ro og blive klar til en god nats søvn!

/I’ve begun with some aromatherapy at home, and I’ve used this lavender essential oil* in a little bowl with water in the evening, while drinking a cup of herbal tea and read in a good book – and that really is the perfect recipe for calming down and getting ready for a good night’s sleep!


*Affiliate links have been used, this mean that if you buy through this link then I will get a percentage of the sale.

Health Personal

QUITTING BIRTH CONTROL PILLS #1

Som i måske, måske ikke, har læst i dette indlæg – så har jeg (i lang tid nu) gerne ville stoppe med at tage p-piller. Nu er det snart ved at være lige oppe over, jeg skal bare lige have investeret i sådan en maskine her efter jeg kommer hjem fra Thailand i oktober. Hvis man ikke vil bruge penge på sådan en maskine har jeg også hørt godt omkring app’en ‘Clue’.

Men jeg tænkte at jeg kunne lave en lille mini føljeton af min oplevelse med p-pille stop.

Her vil jeg først beskrive hvad jeg gør som forberedelse inden jeg stopper med pillerne for bedst muligt at balancere min hormonbalance, i forhåbning om at den ikke går for meget amok (for jeg vil virkelig gerne undgå ikke at få min menstruation i lang tid og også undgå vildt udbrud af akne – som er nogle af de bivirkninger jeg har læst om kan komme når man stopper med p-pillerne).

Herefter vil jeg efter noget tid komme med en opdatering om hvordan det hele er gået, og om jeg har haft nogle af ovenstående bivirkninger.

Hvis i selv har erfaring med p-pille stop og har gode tips og tricks, så må i endelig dele dem med mig i kommentarfeltet!

Forberedelse til p-pille stop

Jeg har læst mig frem til, at ens hormoner kan ryge fuldstændig ud af balance når man stopper. Hvilket jo giver rigtig god mening, eftersom de har været totalt påvirkede af en lille pille fyldt med hormonforstyrrende stoffer i så lang tid.

Derfor har jeg fundet ud af, at noget af det bedste man kan gøre, som forberedelse op til at man stopper, er at indtage noget der kan stabilisere ens hormoner.

Maca pulver
Maca kan hjælpe med at balancere ens hormoner og give fornyet energi. Det virker ved at regulere produktionen af de overordnede hormoner i hormonsystemet fra hypofysen.

Vitex Agnus Castus kostilskud 
Dette tilskud hjælper kroppen med at danne progesteron igen. Det er ofte dette som kroppen er i mangel af efter at have været på p-piller. Kosttilskuddet kan hjælpe på PMS-symptomer, menstruationssmerter og ømme bryster og kan være en god hjælp hvis man lider af hormonel akne.

Ro og afslapning
Udover dette, er der selvfølgelig også noget så simpelt som at tage det hele med ro og undgå stress. Stress kan påvirke kroppen virkelig meget, og kvinder der er meget stressede kan opleve at deres menstruation fuldstændig udebliver, og først kommer igen når de er afslappede og kan tage det hele med ro igen.

Jeg håber at du kunne bruge nogle af disse råd hvis du selv overvejer at stoppe med p-pillerne, og skriv endelig i kommentarfeltet hvis du også skal til at stoppe med dem!

Jeg vil selvfølgelig opfordre til at man undersøger sagen selv rigtig grundigt før man stopper, og at man beskytter sig på anden vis når man har sex, især hvis man ikke har en fast partner.

English:

As you may, or may not, have read in this blog post – then I’ve been wanting to (for a long time now) stop taking the pill. And now it’s almost time to stop, I just need to buy this machine when I get home from Thailand in October. If you don’t feel like spending a lot of money on this machine, I’ve also heard good things about the app ‘Clue’. 

But I thought that I would make a little serie of blog posts regarding my experience with stop taking the pill.

Here I will first share my preparations leading up to the stop in order to balance my hormone balance in the best possible way, in the hope of it not getting too much out of control (because I would really like to not having to live without my menstruation for too long or avoid getting serious acne – which are some of the side effects I’ve read people have suffered from when getting off the pill again). 

After a little while I will come with a little update about how everything has been going, and if I have gotten any of the side effects.

If you have any experience with stopping with the pill and have some good tips and tricks, please share them with me in the comment section!

 

Preparing for quitting the pill

I’ve read that your hormones can come completely out of balance when you stop taking the pill. Which makes good sense, considering that your hormones have been affected by this little pill filled with hormone disturbing stuff for such a long time.

I’ve therefore tried my best to find out of what to do as preparation before stopping with the pill, and that is to take something which can stabilize your hormones.

Maca powder
Maca can help balance your hormones and gives you new energy. It works by regulating the production of the superior hormones in the hormonal system from the hypophysis. 

Vitex Agnus Castus supplement 
This supplement helps the body to create progesterone again. This is often what the body is lacking after having been on the pill. The supplement can help on PMS-symptomps, menstruations pains and sore breasts and can be a good help if you suffer from hormonal acne. 

Quiet time and relaxation 
Besides the above, something as simple as taking it slowly and avoid stress is a major contributor in order to balance your hormones. Stress can affect the body tremendously, and women who get stressed can experience not to get their menstruation for a long time, and experience that it first comes back when they are relaxed again.

I hope you could use some of these tips, and if you are going to stop the birth control as well, leave a comment and we can share our experiences!

I of course want to recommend that you do your own research regarding this topic before quitting the pill, and I’ll recommend to use some other protection, especially if you do not have a permanent partner. 

Sources:
Balance i hormonerne efter p-pille? af Carolina Ellie 
The book ‘Taking charge of your fertility’

Personal

WATCHING YOURSELF CHANGE

Forleden faldt jeg over dette billede af mig, som min søde kæreste delte på sin Instagram for 100 år siden, og jeg er bare et HELT andet menneske i dag end jeg var på det billede, både udvendig og indvendig.

Dette fik mig til at tænke på hvordan jeg har udviklet mig og ændret holdninger, meninger og værdier igennem livet. Jeg synes det er smukt at se ens egen udvikling, og ikke mindst utroligt sjovt.

For bare få år siden afblegede jeg mit hår flere gange om året hos frisøren, jeg var på A-vitamin kuren for at gøre noget ved bumserne, jeg drak og festede ofte, jeg brugte en serum for at få længere øjenvipper og mine livsværdier var bare helt anderledes end de er i dag.

Men det er ikke kun de fysiske forskelle der har ændret sig, det er også de indre.

I dag vil jeg gerne leve så naturligt som overhovedet muligt, fordi at jeg nu synes at naturlig skønhed er det smukkeste – og fordi at jeg mere tror på at skønhed kommer indefra, både i form af hvad vi spiser, men også i form af hvordan vi er som person, og om vi behandler andre mennesker ordentligt.

Kan du genkende dette ved dig selv? Vi ændrer os jo allesammen som mennesker, og det gør vi igennem hele livet – og det er smukt. Hvordan har du selv forandret dig igennem livet?

English

The other day I came across this picture of me, which my sweet boyfriend shared on Instagram ages ago, and I am SUCH a different person today, both when it comes to the outside and the inside.

That made me think of how we develop and change opinions, thoughts and values all throughout life. I think it is so beautiful to watch your own self development, and also very fun.

Just a few years ago I bleached my hair several times a year at the hairdresser, I took the A-vitamin pill to get rid of my pimples, I drank and went to a lot of parties, I used a serum to get longer eyelashes and my values in life have changed completely.

But it is not just the physical differences which have changed, but also those inside.

Today I want to live as naturally as possible, because today I think that natural beauty is the prettiest – and because I believe that beauty comes from the inside, both in terms of what we eat and put into our bodies, but also how we are as a person, and in how we treat others. 

Can you recognize yourself? We all change as humans, and we do that throughout all of our lives – and that is beautiful. How have you changed through your life?

Read also: Learn to love yourself

Happiness Personal

EVERYDAY HAPPINESS

Så blev det mandag igen, og det betyder tid til endnu en gang af den forrige uges glæder!

Then it became Monday again and that means time for another round of the past week’s happy moments!

Sidste søndag var jeg i et smut i IKEA med min mor, og jeg blev simpelthen nødt til at købe denne fine kokospalme som vokser ud af en kokosnød!

/Last Sunday I were in IKEA with my mom and I just had to get this lovely coconut palm tree which grows out from a coconut!

Jeg var også et smut forbi Glyptoteket om tirsdagen (der er gratis adgang om tirsdagen) med min veninde, hvor vi også nød lidt solskin på deres fine tagterrasse!

/On Tuesday I was at Glyptoteket (free access at Tuesday) with my friend, and we spend some time in the sunshine at the lovely rooftop! 

Så var jeg forbi den hyggeligste lille interiør butik/café, Cousins, på Vendersgade og drak te og spiste en romkugle sammen med min skønne mor <3

/I also drank tea with my mom at the lovely little café Cousins at Vendersgade <3

Jeg fik også gået nogle skønne ture udenfor (når der endelig var solskin!)

/I also went for a lot of walks outside (when the sun was finally out!)

Og så får jeg læst en del omkring alkaline / basisk livsstil, som jeg nok skal skrive et blogindlæg om om ikke så længe

/And I have read a lot about alkaline living, which I’m going to write a blog post about soon

Hvordan har jeres sidste uge set ud?
/How has your last week been?

Personal

ONE THING AT A TIME

Jep, lige så meget som jeg ville ønske at jeg kunne diske op med 5 blogindlæg om ugen, så må jeg indse at det ikke er en realitet lige nu. Vigtigst af alt lige nu arbejder jeg nemlig på mit bachelor projekt, samt skal også forberede mig til to andre eksamener, jeg har også et arbejde at passe, og så vil jeg også gerne få trænet og slappet lidt af.

Så derfor bliver det nok til en mindre pause herinde for en lille tid – men bare rolig, jeg kommer helt sikkert tilbage, og forhåbentligt med en masse ekstra energi når jeg engang er ovre på den anden side. Og måske der kommer et lille indlæg ind engang imellem. Jeg håber at i vil blive hængende, og have lidt tålmodighed med mig. Kan i have det rigtig godt indtil da <3

Ya, just as much as I would want to be able to write 5 blog posts each week, I just have to realize that that is simply not a reality right now. Much importantly right now is the bachelor project I’m working on, besides that I also have two other exams to prepare for, I have some work I need to do sometime, and I also want to get some exercising done, and be able to just relax.

So therefore I’ll take a minor pause in here for a little while – but don’t worry, I’ll be back again, and hopefully with a lot of extra energy once I’m out on the other side. And maybe a little blog post will be posted in here once in a while. I hope that you’ll keep sticking around, and have some patience with me. Until then – all the best to you <3 

Health Personal

QUITTING THE PILL (BIRTH CONTROL) AND AN ALTERNATIVE METHOD TO USE INSTEAD

Dette emne har jeg ville skrive et indlæg om i laaaang tid. Men jeg følte at jeg havde behov for mere viden og information om emnet, før det var noget jeg delte ud af, og også noget jeg selv kastede mig ud i. Det handler nemlig om p-piller.
Og det er et emne som jeg har diskuteret med mig selv om hvorvidt at jeg skulle dele herinde, da jeg synes det er ret grænseoverskridende at dele ud af. På den anden side, så synes jeg også bare at det er enormt vigtigt, og jeg håber at det kan sætte nogle tanker og overvejelser igang.

Konsekvenser ved p-piller
Der er mange konsekvenser ved at tage p-piller, og det er lidt skræmmende at man ikke bliver mere oplyst om dette før at man får adgang til dem. Jeg kan huske at det eneste jeg har fået at vide af min læge omkring ulemper ved p-piller det var at nogle kan få blodpropper (hvilket allerede er ret slemt), og det skulle jeg bare komme ned og få tjekket op på engang imellem, ellers var der ikke noget. Men når jeg nu har læst mere omkring p-piller har jeg fundet ud af, at der er virkelig mange konsekvenser ved at tage dem. Man kan også få slemme hovedpiner, nogle tager meget på i vægt af dem, du kan miste sexlysten og meget mere. Derudover kan man få enormt uren hud når man stopper med dem, og der kan gå lang tid før man får sin menstruation igen.

Alternative Metoder
Det startede egentlig med at jeg så nogle youtube videoer om piger som ikke var på p-piller længere, men som istedet brugte denne maskine kaldet ‘Lady Comp’. Selve maskinen bruger du til at tage din temperatur hver morgen, og så giver den dig rød/gul/grøn signal om hvornår at det er sikkert, eller ikke sikkert at have sex. For det viser sig faktisk at man kun kan blive gravid i 5 dage i ens cyklus! 5 dage! Og jeg som altid har troet at man kunne blive gravid hele tiden – det siger vidst lidt om min seksual undervisning i skolen.

Nå, men jeg så altså disse videoer og tanken om ikke at fylde ens krop med hormonelle piller hver evig eneste dag virkede bare så rigtig. For jeg synes at det virker så forkert at proppe sin krop med hormoner, og også bare det at man kan kontrollere sin menstruation og faktisk kan springe menstruationer over med p-piller, det virker bare så forkert. Især når jeg prøver at være sund på alle andre områder i mit liv, så virker det bare virkelig modsigende at man tager en lille pille hver dag som så ødelægger hele ens krop og system.

Men for at være ærlig har jeg ikke turde stoppe med p-pillerne endnu – for jeg skal i hvert fald ikke være gravid nu og her. Derfor har jeg ville være sikker på at jeg først lærte en masse omkring disse alternative beskyttelses metoder. Så jeg lånte bogen ‘Taking Charge of Your Fertility’ af en veninde, og læste alt det vigtige information og tog masser af noter. Derudover har jeg lyttet til en masse podcast og youtube videoer om selvsamme emne (og jeg skal nok linke til dem allesammen i dette indlæg). Jeg er nu ved at nå til det punkt hvor jeg føler at jeg snart er ‘mentalt’ klar til at prøve at stoppe. Dog er jeg også lidt skræmt, for der er mange skræmme-historier fra folk der stopper med p-pillerne (hvilket mest af alt viser hvor ekstremt meget at pillerne påvirker vores krop). Nogle oplever at der går flere år før de får deres menstruation igen, andre oplever at de får enorm uren hud. Problemet er jo så også, at man ikke kan stole på disse ‘alternative metoder’ (FAM – Fertility Awareness Method) før man har regelmæssig menstruation. Derfor skal man indtil da bruge kondom eller anden form for prævention.

Det skal lige nævnes at denne naturlige metode jeg snakker om (FAM), selvfølgelig kun er brugbar hvis man er i et fast forhold. For da man ikke bruger kondom eller andet til at beskytte sig med, så er man altså stadig modtagelig overfor kønssygdomme.

Min Plan
Jeg har lagt mig en plan for forløbet. Jeg skal først lige spare lidt op, for jeg vil gerne købe ‘lady comp’ computeren til at kunne tracke min cyklus med, og dermed også bruge den som redskab til at vide hvornår det er sikkert at have sex uden at der er chance for at man bliver gravid. Det er altså step 1 at få skaffet mig denne computer først. Derudover skal jeg have læst mere op på de forskellige kost tilskud jeg kan tage inden jeg stopper med at tage pillerne og efter, i håbet om hurtigt at kunne balancere mine hormoner, og forhåbentlig ikke få alt for mange bivirkninger (uren hud og fraværende menstruation). Når jeg har fået disse ting på plads og er et sted i mit liv hvor jeg føler at jeg er klar til det, så er planen altså at stoppe.

Mit Råd
Jeg anbefaler selvfølgelig ikke at man bare pludselig stopper med at tage p-piller. Man skal sætte sig ned og lære omkring andre metoder, og sætte sig ind i det. Men jeg ville måske anbefale yngre piger at de ikke bare skal til at begynde på p-piller bare for fx at kunne styre deres menstruation, eller fordi nogle siger at det kan hjælpe på uren hud.

Relevante links:
10 Most Common Birth Control Pill Side Effects (artikel)
The Pill, Periods and Fertility With Dr Nat Kringoudis (podcast)
Christine Bonde om P-Piller og Hormonel Ubalance (podcast)
Natural Birth Control (youtube video)
5 Tips for Healthy Fertility on a Vegan Lifestyle (youtube video)
Taking Charge of Your Fertility (bog)

Redskaber til at holde styr på din cyklus:
Lady Comp (computer)
Clue (app)
Monthly-Cycle (app)

This is something I’ve been wanting to write about for a looooong time. But I felt like I needed more knowledge and information upon the topic before I shared anything, or started throwing myself out into it. It’s about birth control pills (the contraception pill).

And this is a topic I’ve discussed with myself whether I would share in here or not, since I find it to be a very ‘crossing-the-boundaries’ topic. But on the other hand, I just find it so important, and I hope that this can get some thoughts started and make you consider some things.

Consequences of birth control pills
There are many consequences when it comes to the contraception pill, and it’s quiet scary that we are not told about these when we first get access to the pill. I remember that the only thing my doctor mentioned about the pill was that some might get higher blood pressure and have a risk of getting blood clots (which is already pretty bad), and I just had to come down to the doctor once in a while to get my blood pressure checked, and that was all. But now that I’ve read about the birth control pill, I’ve found out that there are so many more consequences. You can get really bad headaches, you can gain weight, you get the risk of decreasing your libido and much more. Besides that you can get really bad skin and break out once you stop taking the pill, and there can go a long time before you get your menstruation back.

Alternative Methods
It all started when I was watching some youtube videos about some girls that did no longer take the pill, but instead used a machine called ‘Lady Comp’. This machine you use to take your temperature every morning, and then it will either give you a red/yellow/green light about whether it’s safe or not to have sex. Because it turns out, you can actually only get pregnant within 5 days of your cycle! 5 days! And I who always thought that you could get pregnant the entire time – that says something about my sexual education in school.

Well, but these videos and the thought about not filling my body with hormonal pills every single day just seemed so right. Because I truly think it’s wrong to fill my body with hormones, and also just being able to control your menstruation and skip some with the birth control pill, it just seems so wrong. Especially when I’m trying to be as healthy as possible in so many areas of my life, then it just seems very contradictive to take  a little pill each day which messes up your body and system.

But to be honest I have not had the courage to stop with the pills yet – because I certainly do not want to get pregnant right now. Therefore I wanted to be sure to learn a lot about these alternative methods of protection before I stopped. So I borrowed the book ‘Taking Charge of Your Fertility’ by a friend, and read all the important parts and took lots of notes. Besides that I’ve also been listening to lots of podcasts and watches youtube videos about the same topic (I’ll link them all below in this post). And I’m about to reach the point where I feel mentally prepared to stop. But I’m still a bit scared of the stories I’ve heard from people getting off their birth control (which once again shows how extreme these pills affects our body). Some experience that there can go several years before they get their menstruation back again, other experience that their skin break out. And the problem is also that you cannot rely on these alternative methods (FAM – Fertility Awareness Method) before you get your menstruation back regularly. Therefore you need to use a condom or some other protection in the meanwhile.

I just want to mention that this natural method that I talk about, is of course only useful if you are in a committed monogamous relationship. Because since you do not use a condom or anything else to protect yourself with, you can therefore still get sexually transmitted diseases.

My Plan
I’ve made myself a plan for this process of quitting with my birth control pill. First I want to save up and buy the ‘lady comp’ computer to track my cycles with, and also use this device for knowing when it’s safe to have sex without having the risk of getting pregnant. This is step 1. Besides that I want to read more about the different supplements that you can take before stopping with the pill, in the hope of balancing out your hormones, and hopefully not get as many side effects (skin breaking out and loss of menstruation). So when I got these things in place and when I’m at a place in my life where I feel ready for it, the plan is to stop.

My Advice
I of course do not recommend that you just all of sudden stop taking your birth control pill. You need to put yourself into this stuff and learn about the different methods and understand them. But I would advice younger girls not just to begin taking birth control pills just to fx being able to control their menstruation, or because it might help get clearer skin.

Relevante links:
10 Most Common Birth Control Pill Side Effects (article)
The Pill, Periods and Fertility With Dr Nat Kringoudis (podcast)
Christine Bonde om P-Piller og Hormonel Ubalance (podcast) (Danish)
Natural Birth Control (youtube video)
5 Tips for Healthy Fertility on a Vegan Lifestyle (youtube video)
Taking Charge of Your Fertility (book)

Devices to keep track of your cycle: 
Lady Comp (computer)
Clue (app)
Monthly-Cycle (app)