It is much obvious than anything related to genitals and its health would be considered as taboo, even in some of the most developed civilization. Although biologically, menstruation, the sign of women-hood is the noble process that causes pain and discomfort and yet a women bare and yet it is not socially acceptable to even talk about. Though it is point different debate, but most of the taboos are bound to form a myth, and restrictions to not talk about it make it more profound exist for many generation, and restrict women to do certain task. So let’s take a time out to talk about some myths and break them:
Avoid washing your hair during your period!
You’d be happy to know there’s no need for you to change any of your regular grooming and hygiene habits and it would be suggested to take a warm bath or shower that would keep you clean, plus it helps so sooth the cramps #WinWin
Mandatory bed rest!
Sleep is always welcome, but even in menstruation period, you need some exercise too. It’ll make you feel better and there would be quicker hormonal restoration plus less probability of cramps.
Hot water = increases period flow.
Okay, time for a reality check! Fortunately, such water cannot cause any degree of fluctuation to the flow rate, reproductive system is capable to move the cogs but yes, it can be a great tool to manage cramps, just feel a bottle, wrap in towel and there you have a hot pad.
You’ll never get pregnant!
Now here is the bad news, yes it can happen! The sperm can live for 3-5 days and the ovulation can occur during, or soon after, the bleeding phase passed on. And believe it, it is worth sharing fact.
Maturity is needed to use of Tampon!
Even that also made us scratches our head! And the simple fact is, if you’re old enough to have your period, you’re old enough to use a tampon. Just be careful while using it, it doesn’t cause any pain.
Menstrual cycles are 28 days, only!
There isn’t any hard-n-fast rule for that, as it is just an average. Days in the menstrual cycle vary from woman to woman and body will tell you what your cycle is.
Periods can be postponed or proponed!
Only if you wished to gamble you health! There are many ways you can manage menstruation, even in days of heavy flow. And the reason why we suggest to not use such means are it can misbalance your hormonal cycle that could cause you fever, chilling and while making you prone to other health complication. So just don’t!
Menstrual blood is different from regular blood.
Sorry to break your believe but out body makes only one kind of blood and it is the same and same hygiene concern should also be maintained as if you got a cut.
You can do the basic instructions to follow while you are on your period or try improve your diet to alleviate period cramps, consume a safe painkiller, drink tea to calm menstrual cramps., you can also try fish oil and vitamin B1, needle away period cramps, massage with essential oils for pain relief or you can also curl up with a heating pad to ease period cramps. There is no need to nurture a miss conception anymore, and mind the fact we live in 2016!