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

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

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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.

7 Facts About Amenorrhea

7 Facts About Amenorrhea

If your periods have not started and you are 16 or above, or your periods have stopped for 3 months or more, it’s a good idea to go and talk to your doctor. There’s no need to feel embarrassed, doctors deal with vaginas, periods, and women’s health concerns every day. If it helps, take a friend or family member along for support and write down any questions that you may have, along with any known family history of amenorrhea. It can take a while to find a cause for your amenorrhea due to its many causes. However, the good news is that there are many treatments available, some of which you can put into practice straight away, such as ensuring that you are managing stress, eating a balanced diet to maintain a healthy weight, and not over-exercising.

Menstruation Around The World

Menstruation Around The World

There are a range of views on menstruation around the world. Different cultures, religions, and tribes hold their own opinions. Some are oppressive and the myths surrounding menstruation limit women in what they can and cannot do during their period. Other beliefs empower and celebrate women and allow for spiritual experiences.

Can You Take A day Off Work For Period Pain

Can You Take A day Off Work For Period Pain

There is a clear debate for and against women being entitled to menstrual leave in the workplace.  In some Asian countries, menstrual leave is already in place. However, some women feel awkward about taking it due to how others may view them or being a burden on work colleagues.  It can be difficult asking for time off when you know it’s due to period pain, but if you need to go home and take care of yourself, then do. Your health is a priority.  Being practically prepared can help you through your day at work whilst on your period. Be sure to wear your WUKA and pack some chocolate. 

What is Adenomyosis?

What is Adenomyosis?

Have you ever heard of adenomyosis? It’s pretty common, however, not many of us have come across it. The National Health Service (NHS) state that adenomyosis affects 1 in 10 women and is most common in women aged 40 - 50, only affecting 20% of women below the age of 40. It is similar to endometriosis, however, the cells that line the uterus grow into the wall rather than outside of the uterus.

Period Sex

Period Sex

Leading up to your period, prostaglandin and progesterone levels rise. This has an effect on your body, such as feeling sick, bloating, cramps, diarrhoea, or constipation. There are things you can do through diet, supplements, and medication to help manage the symptoms. If it’s not affecting your everyday life then it’s just one of the natural and annoying things that we experience during our period. If, however, your bowel movements, sickness, or stomach cramps are affecting your day-to-day life then go and speak to your doctor to check there are no underlying health conditions.

What is the cost of your period?

What is the cost of your period?

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10 Causes of Pelvic Pain

10 Causes of Pelvic Pain

There are many causes of pelvic pain which can be caused by conditions or diseases affecting the digestive, reproductive system, or the urinary tract. On occasions, the cause may not be known.  It’s important to chat to your doctor if you are experiencing pelvic pain, whether it’s a sudden unexpected pain, recurring pain, or an ongoing pain.