The oral contraceptive pill can affect your absorption of different nutrients, some of which are critical for a healthy period and optimal fertility. With 1 in 4 Australian women taking the oral contraceptive pill at some point in their lives, this is absolutely critical information to be aware of as a woman!

In this episode, we are diving into:

  • The critical nutrients the pill could be depleting you of like B12, folate and many more!
  • How to improve your nutritional status whilst taking and coming off the pill.
  • The research behind nutrient absorption and the oral contraceptive pill.
  • A call for more to be done so women are aware of this information should they want to conceive after coming off the oral contraceptive pill.

I’m Stef, fertility dietitian and nutritionist, aka The Dietologist, here to help inspire and empower you through factual nutrition information about women’s and men’s health, hormones and fertility.

Disclaimer: This is not to be replaced by personalised medical or dietetic advice, please speak to your health care professional before making any diet or lifestyle changes.

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