Getting Back To Regular Periods Post Birth Control

Expert Dipti Mothay xxplains: One of the downsides of using “the Pill” is that many times it’s hard to get back to a normalmenstrual cycle once you stop taking it.

Tips for regular periods after birth control

The following are natural tips you can follow to get your regular periods back:

Optimize Your Nutrition Status

There has been evidence accumulating over the years that certain nutrients may become depleted while a woman is on an oral contraceptive. Use of birth control containing hormones affects the levels of folic acid, riboflavin (vit.B2), vitamin B6, vitamin B12, vitamin C, vitamin E and zinc. It would be wise to take a good whole food multivitamin during and after birth control use to prevent nutritional deficiency and restore already depleted levels.

Healthy Weight 

Get to a healthy weight for your age and height. Body fat plays a role in how your hormonal processes work.

Abdominal Massage 

Massage therapy is one of the most supportive ways you can support the body in healing. More specifically fertility or abdominal massage focuses specifically on the reproductive system, helping to promote ovulation, support communication with the endocrine system, improve circulation to the uterus and ovaries (which strengthens the uterus and promotes healthy eggs); it also supports the body in ridding of those excess toxins and hormones.

Herbal Support for Restoring Hormonal Balance and Promoting Ovulation

Herbs that can help promote hormonal balance, restore ovulation and bring back a normal menstrual cycle are as follows:

Tribulus terrestris

This herb has been found to stimulate ovulation. Tribulus has been used traditionally for hundreds of years to promote healthy fertility in both women and men.


Vitex supports the hormonal feedback loop. This herb has proven effective for a variety of menstrual issues and for restoring a healthy natural menstrual cycle.

Angelica sinensis (Dong Quai )

Dong Quai strengthens the uterus by regulating hormonal control, improving uterine tone, and improving the timing of the menstrual cycle.