Over on Instagram + Facebook, I'm currently running #sharemycycle - every day from day 1 of my menstrual cycle, through to the next time I bleed, I share my daily experience of what it is to be a menstruating woman.Sometimes I share a SHE Flow Yoga pose, sometimes some spiritual wisdom + other times practical insight as to what our hormones are doing + what impact that has on physically + emotionally. Come on over.
Today because it's #worldcontraceptionday, I'm talking contraception. Now, contraception is a subject I'm super passionate about and I talk about it in both books, Love Your Lady Landscape + Code Red. FYI: If you're currently on the pill, I recommend the book Sweetening the Pill: How We Got Hooked On Hormonal Birth Control to EVERYONE too. But so you know, my chosen method is DAYSY. Yep, about six months ago, I started using the Daysy Fertility Monitor. So, six months later, what's the deal? I freakin' love it + at the risk of sounding like an infomercial, I now recommend it to ALL my clients - the ones who are trying for a baby, the ones who are coming off the pill + don't want a baby, basically anyone that wants accurate information about their fertility, because y'know, Daysy is a fertility monitor. It monitors fertility.
How? It calculates your fertile days using your basal body temperature (BBT) and information about your menstrual cycle. It's different from a regular BBT thermometer because it stores the data for you + sends you a lil morning reminder on your phone to take your temp. You take your temperature by placing Daysy under your tongue before you get out of bed each morning, you tell it when you're bleeding, and then after three months of 'learning', Daysy can give you your fertility status of the day (red=fertile, green=infertile, yellow=learning/fluctuation) Daysy will show you are fertile or not with an accuracy of 99.3%.
So, it's super easy to use - you do it in bed, it couldn't be ANY easier - + unlike other forms of birth control, it has no hormones. There are no objects IN your body - I've had an IUD + the contraceptive implant at different points + my body is still recovering - and it effectively prevents pregnancy/shows you your most fertile days.
Yes it's pricey, but honestly? I could not put ANY cost on something that meant I no longer had to put synthetic hormones in my body. (Also condoms, which is what the Viking + I were using for contraception before Daysy, are super expensive over a year + the Daysy will last a LOT longer than a year!) The pill had me thinking I was crazy, when in fact it was completely disconnecting me from my experience as a woman. The Daysy will completely reconnect you to your cyclic experience, provide you with a no-fuss method of contraception AND super accurate information about your fertility.
To find out more go to: www.eu.daysy.me and for today only, to support + honour World Contraception Day, the AMAZING Daysy team are offering a 20% discount off the full price of a Daysy Fertility Monitor use code: CONTRACEPTION24 at checkout.
Just so you know, full disclosure, I was given a Daysy to review six months ago, but I hope you know by now, that I do not + will not share anything that I don't believe in or wouldn't happily buy myself. I am in LOVE with this prod + if I could buy every woman I know one, I totally would.