For most women there is a tell tale sign that their period is coming, and it’s menstrual cramps. But some women may not experience this due to irregular periods caused by PCOS, Fibroids, Endometriosis or cysts. EmpressBody has looked into it and found that there are actually lots of signs that your body is about to menstruate. Some of them make a lot of sense, but others are slightly more unexpected. Recognising when your period is about to start will help you have a more comfortable period and avoid any accidents.
Signs your about to get your period:
Lots of women suffer from really bad migraines in the lead up to their period, and the pain can even be worse than cramps. Migraines are known to be associated with the hormones that regulate the menstrual cycle — oestrogen and progesterone.
According to official guidelines from the American Headache Society, the window for "menstrual migraines" is between two days before a period starts and three days after.
The dreaded ‘Period Poo’
Most women will find their bowel movement changes during their period. During the first few days your body releases the chemical prostaglandins, which makes the uterus contract. But the prostaglandins sometimes stray over to the bowel, so it also contracts. This rush in prostaglandins can cause diarrhoea for some, and just increased bowel movements for others.
There's a good chance your boobs may become a lot more tender in the lead up to your period. Breast swelling can sometimes occur over the course of an entire week, and it's not uncommon to go up a bra size. This is because of rising progesterone levels.
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You experience a lot of hormonal changes in your period. Not only do you feel more sexually energised but you crave a lot more sugar and fatty foods. This symptom is sometimes not actually the worst, because eating salty and sweet foods is fun. Just, you know, throw a vegetable or two in there at some point as some foods can upset your yoni pH and cause thrush and BV.
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EmpressBody Recommends to help with period pain:
The EmpressBody Detox Pearls
EmpressBody pearls work by the specially selected herbs creating a pulling effect that draws toxins, bad bacteria, dead cells, old blood clots, mucus and more from your yoni, while at the same time tightening your yoni and deterring vaginal dryness and other ailments.
You could also try:
· stopping smoking – smoking is thought to increase the risk of period pain
· exercise – you may not feel like exercising during a painful period, but keeping active can reduce pain; try some gentle swimming, walking or cycling
· heat – putting a heat pad or hot water bottle (wrapped in a tea towel) on your tummy may help reduce pain
· warm bath or shower – taking a warm bath or shower can relieve pain and help you relax
· massage – light, circular massage around your lower abdomen may also help reduce pain
· relaxation techniques – relaxing activities, such as yoga may help distract you from feelings of pain and discomfort
If you’re looking for help with irregular periods: try the EmpressBody Yoni Steam
A yoni steam (aka. vaginal steam, v-steam or bajo) provides gentle and effective support for women’s wellness. Respected by women and holistic healers around the globe, yoni steaming is the ancient practice of allowing the warmth of herbal steam to softly permeate the exterior of the vagina.
This women's treatment gently and effectively cleanses, tones and revitalizes a woman's center, providing myriad benefits from reduced menstrual cramps to increased fertility and more. Yoni steaming will support your natural feminine cycle, and help you to heal, relax, and detoxify both physically and emotionally. It has been proven to help with insomnia, heal from sexual trauma, and relieve anxiety and stress.
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