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Claire Baker : The Contraceptive Pill – Why I Took It For 10 Years & Why I Never Will Again

Claire hardly needs an intro – this beauty has featured on my site many times before and is a woman after my own heart.  She’s got a powerful message to share, and today, on a topic we all know I’m totally into.  Claire talks today about the deception of the pill and her own experience.  Over to Claire.


I want to talk to you about the contraceptive pill and my tumultuous relationship with it that started in 2001.

But before we begin, let me make this very clear that I don’t believe in regrets and so I have none.

Regardless of the (multitude of!) choices I have made over the years that have been detrimental to my health, I know I am exactly where I am today because of these choices. I am the best health coach and mentor I can be, because I understand exactly where my clients are coming from and what they are going through. I’ve totally been there.

Saying that, I also believe wholeheartedly that the long term use of the contraceptive pill holds a massive risk to women’s health, our hormonal balance and our ability to make babies. I know it is linked to breast cancer, infertility, digestion issues and nutritional deficiencies and I have experienced firsthand a number of health issues due to long term use of the pill; post-pill amenorrhea, PCOS and a butt-load of hormonal (and emotional!) imbalances.

I cringe when I think about the enormous length of time I mindlessly swallowed those little pills every day; 10 years. A decade. Almost 40% of my life. I could be annoyed or angry about the decision I made to go on the pill all those years ago, but I’m not.

To explain why, let me take you back eleven years ago.

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Claire Baker – PCOS and finding her ‘groove’ again

I’m pretty pumped for this one!  My lovely gal pal Claire Baker and I met some time ago in the midst of her quest for menstruation.  Claire, like so many women came off the pill, found herself in the full swing of PCOS and decided it was high time she walked her walk and heal her body.  Claire is a health coach in Perth and an all round delight to share the wellness arena with.  Her blog – this is life blood is not only an account of her journey thus far, but a resource for women seeking wellness.

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Good Food Friday: Claire Baker’s Guilt Free Choc-Berry Mousse!

I had the pleasure of meeting this beauty in the flesh a few weeks ago at my Debunking Ovulation event in Perth (actually as you read this I’m on my way to SYDNEY!!  Still a couple of tickets left here if you’re keen to change your life).  Claire is a true beauty, the creator of This is Lifeblood, and an inspiration to women and I’m so glad to now be able to call her a friend!  But for today get a load of her Choc-Berry Mouse!!

There are only 5 ingredients in this mousse. All natural. All nourishing. All delicious. It takes minimal time to prepare, lasts for a couple of days in the fridge (if you don’t eat it all by then) and is ultra-flexible in it’s potential for experimentation, meaning you can add whatever your heart desires really…

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Meet Claire Baker from This is Lifeblood – her journey to wellness & dealing with post pill amenorrhea

Meet Claire from This is Lifeblood.  She’s one inspiring woman on a mission!  She knows a thing or two about how to move toward health through holistic treatments.  Whatsmore, she recognised the ill effects the pill was having on her body, experienced post pill amenorrhea AND realised she needed to act on it and like so many women who come off the pill, she’s since been diagnosed with PCOS.  And rather than me rave on about her – let’s hear it from the gorgeous woman’s own mouth!