Periods A-Z - vagina-health-to-period-trackers-and-beyond

Do I Have a Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)

Do I Have a Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)

HPV is a sexually transmitted group of viruses that can be passed on very easily through skin contact.  Most people who come into contact with HPV can clear the virus over the period of a couple of years.  HPV does not produce any symptoms and it’s likely that someone will only know they’ve contracted the virus if they have warts, abnormal cells, or are diagnosed with certain types of cancer.  Although there is no guarantee that you can prevent yourself from contracting HPV, having no sex, using a condom, and having the vaccine can reduce your chances of getting it. Attending your smears regularly can also detect and remove abnormal cells in your cervix before they turn cancerous. If you are concerned about HPV then chat to your doctor or nurse about it. 

6 Exercises To Help Relieve Period Pain

6 Exercises To Help Relieve Period Pain

The great news is that doing these exercises can help you stay trim, toned, and in shape, whilst taking care of your period pain. Remember that starting a new workout programme, or increasing your exercise regime, is probably not the wisest thing to do during your period week. Everyone is different. What’s most important is that you listen to your body and move with what feels right for you. If that’s a 5-mile run then good for you, or if it’s stretching out on your yoga mat whilst practising deep-breathing, then that’s great too. If you’re worried about leaking whilst exercising, or perhaps you feel uncomfortable working out wearing a pad or tampon, then check out our period pants. Our pants are made with absorbent, yet breathable, material which prevents sweating.

How Your Period Affects the Environment

How Your Period Affects the Environment

We’re not sharing these facts to make you feel guilty or ashamed. Everyone needs to know this information. It’s only right that the truth is shared so people can make informed decisions when choosing what period protection to use. Often this information isn’t shared in schools and sometimes parents don’t know about reusable options either. So, when a girl starts her period, she uses the plastic single-use product that her mum uses, or what she was introduced to at school. This short clip, filmed by City to Sea, clearly shows us the impact that period plastic waste is having on our environment. If you’d like to find out more about what your period is costing your health, the environment, and your finances, then check out our blog post here. If you’d like to find out more about WUKA period pants then head over to our website, where you can find info on absorbances, how they work, size, style, and more.

HPV Awareness

HPV Awareness

HPV is a sexually transmitted group of viruses that can be passed on very easily through skin contact.  Most people who come into contact with HPV can clear the virus over the period of a couple of years.  HPV does not produce any symptoms and it’s likely that someone will only know they’ve contracted the virus if they have warts, abnormal cells, or are diagnosed with certain types of cancer.  Although there is no guarantee that you can prevent yourself from contracting HPV, having no sex, using a condom, and having the vaccine can reduce your chances of getting it. Attending your smears regularly can also detect and remove abnormal cells in your cervix before they turn cancerous. If you are concerned about HPV then chat to your doctor or nurse about it. 

Celebrating Body Positivity- SlummySingleMummy

Celebrating Body Positivity- SlummySingleMummy

Today is Body Positivity Day and we thought it would be a great opportunity to ask some fabulous women their views on body positivity and how they’ve overcome challenges. Before we get into the nitty-gritty. what is body positivity? Body positivity is a social movement that believes that everyone should have a positive view of their body. However, it also challenges the way that society perceives and presents people’s bodies, for example, images on social media, in fitness clubs, advertisements, and in magazines etc. Body positivity day wants to advocate for everyone to accept their body’s regardless of the colour, shape, form, appearance, or size.

Celebrating Body Positivity- Mother Freckle

Celebrating Body Positivity- Mother Freckle

Today is Body Positivity Day and we thought it would be a great opportunity to ask some fabulous women their views on body positivity and how they’ve overcome challenges. Before we get into the nitty-gritty. what is body positivity? Body positivity is a social movement that believes that everyone should have a positive view of their body. However, it also challenges the way that society perceives and presents people’s bodies, for example, images on social media, in fitness clubs, advertisements, and in magazines etc. Body positivity day wants to advocate for everyone to accept their body’s regardless of the colour, shape, form, appearance, or size.

Celebrating Body Positivity- Laetitia

Celebrating Body Positivity- Laetitia

Today is Body Positivity Day and we thought it would be a great opportunity to ask some fabulous women their views on body positivity and how they’ve overcome challenges. Before we get into the nitty-gritty. what is body positivity? Body positivity is a social movement that believes that everyone should have a positive view of their body. However, it also challenges the way that society perceives and presents people’s bodies, for example, images on social media, in fitness clubs, advertisements, and in magazines etc. Body positivity day wants to advocate for everyone to accept their body’s regardless of the colour, shape, form, appearance, or size.

Will My Contraceptive Affect My Period?

Will My Contraceptive Affect My Period?

There are many contraceptives available. In this post we have focused on contraceptives that contain oestrogen and/ or progesterone, how they can be used to help menstrual-related symptoms, and how contraceptives can affect your cycle.  Contraception can help regulate cycles, stop irregular bleeding, lighten bleeding, and reduce menstrual cramps and heavy bleeding.  It’s always a good idea to speak to your doctor or nurse when choosing a contraceptive to either protect against pregnancy or to manage your period-related symptoms. It’s important to know the advantages and disadvantages of all the options available to you. 

Why do you have poor sleep during periods?

Why do you have poor sleep during periods?

Your menstrual cycle may be affecting your sleep, energy levels, and mood. Keep a diary over a 3-month period to see if you can connect your sleep patterns to your menstrual cycle. If you struggle to get a good night's rest try some of the above techniques, such as eating lighter meals, exercising, taking a warm bath, and sleeping in a cool room. If you’re still struggling to sleep, then period-related or not, you should visit your doctor for advice and support. If period pain, cramps, and heavy bleeding are a root cause of struggling to sleep at night, then take a look at our hot water bottle that we have designed to fit around your waist to soothe period pain. Take a look at our period pants too. Our heavy flow can last you all night, giving you reassurance against any leaks whilst you sleep.

Period News Round-up 2019

Period News Round-up 2019

There have also been some fabulous books published, and events held, to smash taboos and end period stigma. This has also helped to highlight the impact that the plastic in period products is having on the environment, as well as sharing the plastic-free alternatives that are available. Thank you to those who have supported WUKA during 2019, we are truly grateful. We are excited to see what positive changes will be made in 2020 by the Government, charities, and others, that can make a difference to ending period poverty, raising awareness, and normalising periods. WUKA have loads of exciting things planned for 2020, so sign up to our newsletter, follow us on social media and come and join us for what will be our biggest year yet.

Ultimate Period Kit

Ultimate Period Kit

WUKA is a cheaper product to use for your period when you think long-term, and there is scarcely any comparison when you see how lightly WUKA touches the planet. So don't throw all your hard earnings on something that is expensive, creates tonnes of landfill and sea pollution and make the switch to WUKA Period pants. 

Perimenopause

Perimenopause

Entering into perimenopause at any age can be scary. As changes to the body and emotions take place, it can be a significant time of adjustment, both physically and emotionally. It’s important to remember that there are treatments available and changes to your lifestyle may help improve any symptoms you are experiencing. Starting the journey towards the menopause can be seen as a new phase in your life, as one chapter ends, a new one can begin.