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Behind The Feed

Nov 3, 2021

EP 53 Hey there, welcome to Behind the Feed! I’m Josie Bullard and today I am opening up and getting super vulnerable with you guys. I am sharing why I went off the birth control pill a year ago even though I have absolutely no plans of having kids anytime soon. I am sharing what this journey has been like and answering your most burning question of all, how do I avoid pregnancy since I am not on hormonal birth control. Let’s Jump in!

When I created this podcast I wanted it to be a way to pull back the curtain on my life and her creator’s lives. Most of the time I focus on the behind the scenes business stuff but I want to share personal things too. I want this podcast to be a place that uplifts women as well and that is why I have felt so compelled to talk about this topic for a year now. 

I do want to make a huge disclaimer before I begin this episode. I am not a doctor, Today I am sharing fro my PERSONAL experience. I am by no means giving medical advice. This episode is soul to bring awareness to the topic and share my own journey. Always consult with your own doctor before making changes to your lifestyle and health! 


Also I want to say that I am NOT anti hormonal birth control. The invention of things like the pill was one of the biggest advancements to ever happen to women in modern society. It allowed women to have a choice for their life & chase after their own dreams and aspirations if they wanted to. At the end of the day I am ALWAYS for women having a choice when it comes to their health & bodies, period.

CORRECTION: I noticed I mention the Cycle tracking method and how it is not accurate. I MEANT to say the rhythm method! Regardless I describe what it is in the episode but I did want to include this note so it is accurate!

Episode break down:


-Journey going on birth control and the years that followed

-My mental health issues that came out of no where. My experience with Panic attacks and anxiety

-What lead me to decide to go off the pill

-The Fertility Awareness method and how I use the app Natural Cycles as my non hormonal birth control method

-My experience going off the pill & a year later. How I was able to balance my hormones again.

-Syncing your lifestyle with your cycle


Resources mentioned:

This is Your Brain on Birth Control by Sarah Chapman Hill

Podcast Featuring Sarah Chapman Hill

Podcast featuring Sarah Chapman Hill

Fertility Friday Podcast

Podcast explaining the Fertility Awareness Method (FAM)

Podcast explaining the Fertility Awareness Method (FAM)

Natural Cycles (Get's you 20% Off- Again, not a sponsor I am just a user of the app and have the option to refer a friend)

Beyond the Pill by Dr. Jolene Brighten

Dr. Jolene Brighten on IG

Podcast with Dr. Jolene Brighten

Podcast with Dr. Jolene Brighten

Flow with Berrion Berry Podcast

@optimizeyourflo Cycle Syncing Post