Living with periods
Heavy periods: what is menorrhagia?
Heavy periods or menorrhagia is a common condition that many women+ may experience. And while “Niagara Falls” flows aren’t exactly something we may look forward to, they aren’t often a cause for concern. Time to take a closer look.
Irregular, missed or late periods: Should you be worried?
Let’s face it – periods are not exactly reliable. While some women+ could be used to clockwork flows, others have learned to expect the unexpected every month, and most of us will experience irregular periods at some point – whether they’re late, early, or missed altogether!
Is it possible to stop or delay your period?
Let’s face it, Mother Nature doesn’t always have the best timing. Whether you’re going on holiday, to the pool or just want to stop your flow for a night: sometimes the start of your cycle is bound to clash with an important event. And while there is no on/off button for our period, there are some ways that may help you to delay it.
Signs of your period coming
There can be nothing more frustrating than waiting for your period to come. Predicting just when you’ll be reaching for a towel and some paracetamol can be tricky.
Spotting & bleeding between periods
It can be a little scary when you notice traces of blood on your underwear between periods, especially if your cycle is pretty regular. But there’s no need to panic!
What is period poop?
Have you ever noticed that there’s something different about your poop around your period? Well, you’re not alone. It’s normal to notice a change in the consistency, frequency and smell of your poop when you’re menstruating, or to experience ‘period constipation’. Here’s why it all happens, and what you can do about it.
What is the menstrual cycle?
Your menstrual (or period) cycle may sometimes be as unpredictable as the weather or it could follow a pretty regular pattern. Let’s take a better look at its different phases, so that you can be prepared for whatever your body may throw at you.
The importance of hygiene on your period
From puberty onwards, feminine hygiene is a big deal. And not just because of your periods.
Is your period normal?
It’s common for women to worry that their periods aren’t normal – mainly because, when they first start, periods do take some getting used to.