February 9, 2023

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 talked about her journey to conceive and shared a cute video.

Taking to her Instagram, the 27-year-old Love Island star explained how her decision to stop 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” when she opened up about her fertility journey by sharing a cute video on Instagram.

In the montage video, the reality TV star included photos of herself holding a thermometer used to track women’s cycles.

She ended it with a clip of her happily showing off her tummy on the beach with her boyfriend.

Montana wrote along with her video, “New Year’s reflections. It was almost two years ago when I shared my natural birth control journey with you.

“I remember feeling like I was off hormonal contraceptives — and feeling like I was in control of my body again — I was so grateful to have found natural cycles.

Pregnant: The love islander has finished the clip of her happily showing off her tummy on the beach with her boyfriend Mark O'Connor.

Pregnant: The love islander has finished the clip of her happily showing off her tummy on the beach with her boyfriend Mark O’Connor.

Life changing: Montana explained how her decision to stop hormonal birth control two years ago taught her

Life changing: Montana explained how her decision to stop hormonal birth control two years ago taught her “so much” about her cycle.

Expectation!  Montana said about using natural birth control,

Expectation! Montana said about using natural birth control, “It taught me so much about my cycle that when it came time to switch over and plan for a baby, I felt in tune with my body.”

“Two years later, I am even more grateful to have started my hormone-free journey when I did. It helped me prevent pregnancy without worry.

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

“Each of our fertility journeys is so different. And while I’ve openly stated that it took me a little longer to conceive than expected, I truly believe it would have taken me even longer if I hadn’t made the transition 2 years ago and started using Natural Cycles.

“There aren’t many products that can make such a big impact and change your life, but Natural Cycles has it. Best of all, I can go back to using it to prevent pregnancy as soon as Baby O’Connor is here.”

Two years ago: Montana included photos of herself from two years ago, when she gave up hormonal birth control and started tracking her cycle instead.

Two years ago: Montana included photos of herself from two years ago, when she gave up hormonal birth control and started tracking her cycle instead.

Planning for the future:

Planning for the future: “The best thing is that I can go back to using it to prevent pregnancy as soon as Baby O’Connor is here,” Montana shared.

Montana recently revealed to her followers how she is experiencing severe cramps, saying, “I woke up last night because I was having cramps. I had cramps from the very beginning and they feel like my normal menstrual cramps.

“I haven’t heard too many people talk about it while pregnant. Unfortunately, over the past couple of days, it has moved up a notch.

“I get so tired all the time, and I don’t need an extra excuse to stay in bed, because before pregnancy, I was also a lazy bitch.”

Montana recently revealed that she and Mark have yet to find out their baby’s gender, writing, “Also, we don’t know the gender for anyone who asks… a lot of people say they can tell because of the bump, which is cool.”

“I’m not sure if you can say that my bump is really small at the moment, but I’d love to hear your theories! I feel like it could be a girl who just feels my bones! Place your bets!’

This came after Montana admitted that she had “thought a lot” about how her heritage and race would affect her unborn child.

She said she sometimes forgets where she’s from after growing up in “predominantly white neighborhoods” when she took to her Instagram stories on New Year’s Day to share her thoughts.

Montana shared a snap of her blooming tummy, going candid about her thoughts on race and parenthood.

Mother-to-be: Love Islander says she's 'tired all the time' and wants to stay in bed

Mother-to-be: Love Islander says she’s ‘tired all the time’ and wants to stay in bed

She wrote: “So excited for this new year, so many feelings went through my head as midnight struck. I’m so excited and can’t wait for this new chapter.

“I am grateful for this year and for all that it has brought into our lives. It’s so crazy how your body changes and something special grows. I feel very happy because I know that this is not possible for many people.

“I also feel like I’m growing a lot as a person and my values ​​are changing. I see much more value in what is happening in the world and how we can make the world a better place on an individual level.

“I would like to do more for racial inequality. Sometimes I forget where I’m from because I’ve been raised in a predominantly white neighborhood all my life!

“Especially since I was pregnant; I thought a lot about my race, my heritage, and how it would affect my child.

“It’s crazy how bringing life into the world makes you really look inward and makes me realize that I still have a lot of self-development and work to do.”

It comes after the reality TV star revealed she was “so shocked” to find out she was pregnant because she tried to conceive earlier in the year but didn’t.

She took to Instagram to answer questions when she revealed how she and her beau Mark struggled to conceive due to her low estrogen levels.

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

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

In her caption, she wrote, “Baby O’Connor coming next summer (white heart, baby emoji)”.

In other clips in the post, the reality TV star underwent an ultrasound scan and snuggled up next to Mark on the beach as he cradled her belly during a recent vacation.

Montana was seen picking up a small child, whose identity is unknown, before writing “Baby O’Connor” in the sand.

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

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