Living with periods
What is the Menstrual Cycle?
Once your periods have started, knowing what’s happening in your body and the menstrual cycle can make a huge difference to how you feel.
Normal Period Cycle – What’s your Menstrual Flow?
It’s common for women to worry that their period cycle isn’t normal – mainly because, when they first start, periods do take some getting used to, whether you’re wondering how long they are or how often you’ll get them.
How to Sleep on Your Period and Manage Night Time Leaks
We’ve all woken up to discover blood on our sheets in the morning – it’s less than ideal when you’ve got a gazillion things on your morning to-do list, but it’s totally normal! That said, there are a few different things you can do to help minimise leakage during the night. We've put together some tips on how to sleep on your period and manage little leaks below.
Can women go swimming on their period?
Swimming on your period is totally doable. Yes, really. In fact, it’s a brilliant way to ease cramps and PMS symptoms and improve your mood.
Can women exercise on their period?
While exercising during your period might be the very last thing you feel like doing, there are a stack of reasons why it’s a really good idea.
What Helps Period Pain?
Working out how to stop period cramps will make all the difference to how a woman feels about her periods. Most find they can’t be ignored, but a few simple steps will help to relieve them. Even if you are unable to leave your house for whatever reason, there are still things you can do to help ease your period pain with items you can find in your home.
Is Brown Discharge Normal? Our guide on what it is and why we get it
Is it normal to have brown discharge?
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 an ultra towel, some paracetamol and your favourite period-appropriate underwear can be tricky.
Why do I bloat and gain weight during my cycle?
Do your jeans start to feel a bit tighter in the days leading up to your period? Many women notice a slight fluctuation in weight and bloating throughout their cycle.
How does stress affect periods?
Stress is something we all experience from time to time, and it can often have a negative impact on us both physically and mentally.