Welcome to the Cadence Blog!

This is a space we’ve created to make exploring questions about your birth control comfortable and easy. We want to break myths, spread truths, and share stories. What kinds of questions or experiences with the pill do you want to hear more about? Email hello@askcadence.com to let us know, or submit a question below!

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Starting the Pill: What to Expect in the First Few Days, Weeks, and Months

July 26, 2018 by Madeline Gerbracht


Congrats, you’ve taken the big plunge and started the pill! You might already know that taking the pill comes with responsibility and changes to your body, but I’m sure you have so many more questions on what to expect.

We don’t want you to be blindsided, so keep reading… Here’s a sneak peek of what to expect the first few days, weeks, and months of starting the pill!


Birth Control Tips and Tricks for Every Girl With The Travel Bug

July 13, 2018 by Madeline Gerbracht

You’ve been counting down the days until your big vacay with the girls and the date is quickly approaching! You begin packing the essentials, cute bikinis, sunglasses, and you definitely can’t forget your birth control. You are totally bummed because the pill can already be so annoying to remember and that’s the last thing you want to worry about while relaxing on the beach with the girls. Not to worry! With these tips and tricks, we will make traveling with your pill a breeze while keeping you protected...


The Secret Life of Placebo Pills

July 6, 2018 by Rachel Kang

When I was prescribed birth control pills for the first time, my doctor spent roughly 5 minutes explaining how to take them, and then in the last 10 seconds, briefly tacked on a quick discussion about the placebo pills as an afterthought.

I was nervous and just nodded quickly. Afterwards, I always wondered about the differently-colored last row of pills...

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10 Perks of Oral Contraceptive Pills Beyond Pregnancy Prevention

June 29, 2018 by Madeline Gerbracht

Let’s face it, when we think of “the pill” we immediately associate it with avoiding pregnancy. While it is true that taking the pill at the same time each day will decrease your chance of becoming pregnant, there are so many other perks of “the pill” that are just as important...

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Missed a Pill? We've got you covered. 

June 28, 2018 by Karina Robinson 

Oh, crap.” That moment when you remember you missed your date with your trustworthy little pal, the pill. You were running late, had a million things going on, or it simply just slipped your mind. We get it...