Thousands of women are using Natural Cycles every day, and we love getting to know them and hearing their inspiring cycler story. This time around we have a chat with Claire from Boston; she talks about why the burden of preventing a pregnancy doesn’t have to fall solely on women’s shoulders.
Tell us a little bit about yourself:
I’m a community herbalist living in Boston, working to connect people to plants. I created Plants and Provisions to fuse healthy food and herbs to empower people to take charge of their own health. I hold private wellness sessions and teach workshops on how to incorporate herbs into everyday life. I want people to know that they don’t have to just suffer from their pain or illness. With a little work, there is a road to better health!
I’m lucky because I get to mix work and leisure time. I absolutely adore wandering in the mountains with my pup, wildcrafting plants for the self-care products that I make, and drinking tea on my front porch in a rocking chair.
How long have you been using Natural Cycles for?
I’ve been using NC for about nine months now. I love it because it is SO easy to use. I used to have a hard time tracking my cycle, and thought that it was really irregular, but now that I’ve looked back over the data, I realize that everything is going as it should, I just have a longer than average cycle.
I also really appreciate the way the app gathers such detailed information and leaves space, so you to write notes about anything you think is important. For example, I now know that sugar or caffeine will affect my temperature the next morning.
Would you recommend Natural Cycles to other women out there?
Absolutely! Taking charge of your reproductive health is incredibly important for all women! I meet with a lot of women who are looking to move away from using hormonal contraceptives but are worried about becoming pregnant before they’re ready. The app is so straightforward; it takes the guesswork out of the process and the paperwork out of manual cycle tracking. It’s also an easy way for your partner to stay informed, as he can (and should!) simply log in to the app to be aware of where you are in your cycle. The burden of preventing a pregnancy doesn’t have to fall solely on your shoulders, ladies!
A big thank you to Claire for sharing her story with us, you can check out more of our Cycler stories here.
We love hearing back from our lovely Cyclers, everyone is unique and has their story to tell. We want to give women a voice so they can inspire others to get to know their bodies with Natural Cycles too – if you want to be a part of this movement go ahead and share your Natural Cycles story with us.
Looking forward to hearing from you,
Your Natural Cycles team