Quitting hormonal birth control can be a bumpy ride for some women. Learn how to re-balance your hormones naturally with self-care tips, herbs, and supplements in this article.Excited to become a mom, Elise, 34, came to see me in my medical practice, so frustrated that getting pregnant wasn’t going at all the way she thought it would. What she felt should have been an exciting time for her and her partner, had become an anxiety-provoking, stressful one. Two years after going off “the pill,” which she’d been on to “regulate her cycle,” since she was a teenager, she’d barely had a regular period – instead she’d go months between scanty periods, then have a major ‘blow out,” then again, nothing for months. On top of it, she was experiencing cystic acne and weight gain, neither of which had been a problem for her before the pill! She was feeling pretty desperate, and worse with each new announcement from a friend that a baby was on the way. She and her husband were in the early stages of exploring fertility treatments.