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Pregnant Montana Brown praises natural birth control as she discusses fertility journey

She is expecting a baby with her boyfriend Mark O’Connor.

And on Monday, Montana Brown praised natural birth control for ‘changing her life’ as she discussed her fertility journey while sharing a sweet video.

Taking to her Instagram, the Love Island star, 27, explained how her decision to come off hormonal birth control two years ago, taught her ‘so much’ about her cycle.

Fertility journey: On Monday, Montana Brown, 27, praised natural birth control for ‘changing her life’ as she discussed her fertility journey while sharing a sweet video to Instagram

In the montage video, the reality star included photographs of herself holding up a temperature monitor, used to track a woman’s cycle.

She finished it with a clip of herself happily displaying her baby bump while on a beach with her boyfriend.

Montana penned alongside her video: ‘New year reflections. It was almost two years ago that I shared my natural birth control journey with you.

‘I remember the feeling of getting off hormonal birth control – and feeling I was in control of my body again – I was so grateful for finding naturalcycles.

Pregnant: The Love Islander finished it with a clip of herself happily displaying her baby bump while on a beach with her boyfriend Mark O'Connor

Pregnant: The Love Islander finished it with a clip of herself happily displaying her baby bump while on a beach with her boyfriend Mark O’Connor

Life-changing: Montana explained how her decision to come off hormonal birth control two years ago, taught her 'so much' about her cycle.

Life-changing: Montana explained how her decision to come off hormonal birth control two years ago, taught her ‘so much’ about her cycle.

Expecting! Montana said of using natural birth control: 'It taught me so much about my cycle that when the time came to make the switch and plan for a baby, I felt so in tune with my body'

Expecting! Montana said of using natural birth control: ‘It taught me so much about my cycle that when the time came to make the switch and plan for a baby, I felt so in tune with my body’

‘Two years later I’m even more grateful for starting my hormone-free journey when I did. It helped me prevent pregnancy without having to worry. 

‘It taught me so much about my cycle that when the time came to make the switch and plan for a baby, I felt so in tune with my body.

‘Every single one of our fertility journeys is so different. And whilst I’ve been open about mine taking a little longer than expected to get pregnant, I truly believe it would have taken me even longer if I didn’t make that switch 2 years ago and I didn’t start using Natural Cycles.

‘There’s not many products that can make such a big impact and change your life, but Natural Cycles has. The best thing is that I can go back to using it to prevent pregnancy once Baby O’Connor is here.’

Two years ago: Montana included photographs of herself from two years ago, when she came off hormonal birth control and began tracking her cycle instead

Two years ago: Montana included photographs of herself from two years ago, when she came off hormonal birth control and began tracking her cycle instead

Future planning: 'The best thing is that I can go back to using it to prevent pregnancy once Baby O'Connor is here' shared Montana

Future planning: ‘The best thing is that I can go back to using it to prevent pregnancy once Baby O’Connor is here’ shared Montana

Montana recently told her followers how she has been experiencing bad cramps, saying: ‘I was waking up last night because I had cramping. I’ve had cramps since the start and they feel like my normal period pains. 

‘I don’t hear too many people talking about it during the pregnancy. It’s taken up a notch over the last couple of days unfortunately. 

‘I’m so tired all the time and I don’t need an extra excuse to stay in bed because I was also a lazy b***h before pregnancy.’

Montana recently revealed she and Mark have not found out the sex of their child yet, penning: ‘Also we don’t know the gender for all those asking… lots of people say they can tell due to the bump which is cool.

Candid: Montana recently told how she has been experiencing bad cramps

Candid: Montana recently told how she has been experiencing bad cramps

‘I’m not sure if you can tell with my bump being quite small at the minute but I’d love to hear your theories! I feel like it may be a girl tbh just feeling in my bones! Place your bets!’ 

It comes after Montana admitted that she has ‘thought a lot’ about how her heritage and race will impact her unborn baby.

She said she sometimes forgets where she’s from after being raised in ‘predominantly white areas’ as she took to her Instagram Stories on New Year’s Day to share her thoughts.

Montana shared a snap of her blossoming baby bump while getting candid as she shared her musings about race and parenthood. 

Mother-to-be: The Love Islander said she is 'tired all the time' and wants to stay in bed

Mother-to-be: The Love Islander said she is ‘tired all the time’ and wants to stay in bed

She wrote: ‘So excited for this new year, so many feelings ran through my head at the strike of midnight. I’m so excited and can’t wait for this new chapter.

‘I feel grateful for this year and everything it’s brought to our life. It’s so crazy how your body is changing and growing something so special. I feel very blessed as I know it’s not possible for a lot of people. 

‘I also feel like I’m growing a lot as a person and my values are shifting. I’m seeing a lot more importance on things going on in the world and how on an individual level we can make the world a better place.

‘I’d like to do more for racial inequality. I sometimes forget where I’m from as I’ve grown up in predominantly white areas my whole life! 

Candid: It comes after Montana admitted that she has 'thought a lot' about how her heritage and race will impact her unborn baby

Candid: It comes after Montana admitted that she has ‘thought a lot’ about how her heritage and race will impact her unborn baby  

‘Especially since I’ve been pregnant; I’ve thought a lot about my race, my heritage and how that will impact my child.

‘It’s crazy how bringing life into the world makes you really look inwards and made me realise I’ve still got a lot of self development and work to do.’

It comes after the reality star revealed she was ‘so shocked’ to find out she was pregnant because she had been trying to conceive at the start of the year but it didn’t happen. 

She took to Instagram to do a Q&A when she told how her and beau Mark struggled to get pregnant due to her low oestrogen levels.

Montana took to Instagram on Christmas Eve to share the jovial news of her pregnancy with her 1.2million followers.

She shared a video montage documenting the initial stages of her pregnancy, including her and her boyfriend grinning with their positive test. 

In her caption, she wrote: ‘Baby O’Connor coming next summer [white heart, baby emoji].’

Other clips in the post saw the reality star undergo an ultrasound scan and cosy up to Mark on the beach as he cradled her bump during a recent getaway.

Montana was seen lifting a small child into her arms, whose identity is unknown, before writing ‘Baby O’Connor’ in the sand.

Loved-up: Montana took to Instagram on Christmas Eve to share the jovial news of her pregnancy with her 1.2million followers

Loved-up: Montana took to Instagram on Christmas Eve to share the jovial news of her pregnancy with her 1.2million followers

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