Almost every woman will experience it at least once - getting your period at the most inconvenient time, when you least expect it! For many women, a typical week on your period can be both emotional and stressful combined with feelings of pain and fatigue. For these reasons, it’s a good idea to have a period survival kit so that if your period comes at that inconvenient time, you’re ready! We have gathered a list below of some of the must haves to help you get through the menstrual phase of your cycle!
This is a little bit of an obvious one but is important to have plenty of protection in your survival kit to help combat your period when it arrives. Whether you use pads or tampons, both pads and tampons or even a menstrual cup, make sure to have a few spares for those unexpected moments. If you’re new to having a period and not sure what works best for you, it’s all about trialling different products on your period and finding out what is the most comfortable for you to use. If you get your period when you’re out for the day, having those spare products in a survival kit can help make you feel as clean and comfortable as possible whilst on the go!
Now this one is easy to forget so don’t underestimate it! Especially if you get your period when you’re out for the day, it is a useful tip to have a spare set of underwear (or two) in your bag. This means that if any leakages occur, you are able to change and continue your day feeling dry and comfortable. In terms of the best underwear for your vaginal health, organic cotton is the best way to go. If you can’t find cotton underwear, look for cotton lined underwear with a cotton crotch. Vagina-friendly cotton is breathable and helps to wick away moisture preventing irritation and infection around your most sensitive area. You may find that most underwear will survive a period leakage with a simple wash however it is not uncommon if your underwear cannot be saved from permanent blood stains. You may find that because of this reason, over time you might have to throw a few pairs out. Thus, making it useful to have plenty left in your stash so you don’t run out.
Fem wipes is a product that many women and girls may not find important or useful however, we’re here to tell you how crucial they can be in your survival kit - here’s a bit of a scenario to help explain. Say you’re out for the day and you suddenly get your period; between replacing your underwear and using an appropriate period product, there is bound to be a little bit of mess somewhere in the mix. Whether that’s a bit of menstrual blood on your hands, between your thighs or somewhere else, fem wipes are your solution! They’re accessible, disposable, already wet, and gentle on your skin. They’re the key to keeping your period experience comfortable, easy and mess free!
For the times you’re out and about and need to change your underwear due to a leakage, having a small plastic or washable little bag/pouch can be extremely handy. If you’re the kind of girl that her period comes whenever it wants or pleases, this can help you avoid throwing out a pair of underwear every month!
Many women and girls suffer from period cramps and pain, making medication an essential item in their period survival kit! Having medication handy can help ease the pain that comes with a period, making it possible to continue going about your day comfortably. It is important to ask your doctor or pharmacist what medication may be best for you – ibuprofen is a common pain relief that can be purchased over the counter without a script.
If you’re the kind of girl that craves chocolate on her period, can we be friends? For many women and girls on their period, chocolate becomes their guilty pleasure. Having a cheeky chocolate snack may just make getting through the week a little easier and more enjoyable!
Again, for some, their period comes with pain. As well as medication, a heat pack is also a great way to combat abdominal pain and is essential for the girls that suffer with cramps. If you’re at home, it isn’t a bad idea to kick your feet up on the sofa, watch some TV and grab a heat pack to help you get through the week.
Tracking your menstrual cycle will help determine when you may get your period, symptoms you may experience and when your period may finish. This can be done through an app or on the notes section on your smart phone or even manually in a journal or physical calendar. This is essential for some women and girls who find it difficult to manage their period in terms of having a productive week, dealing with pain and having the appropriate products prepared.
As women, experiencing a period can be challenging so making the week as easy as possible may take off some of the extra pressure. Your period survival kit may look different to someone else’s, but it is all about you getting to know your menstrual cycle and finding out what works best for you. We hope that we can make your next period a little more manageable by taking on board some of our tips and creating your own perfect period essentials survival kit!
Why are Veeda period products better?
Veeda natural period products are made without fragrances, chemicals, synthetics or dyes ensuring that the most sensitive part of your body only comes in contact with the purest, irritation free ingredients. Made with GMO-free cotton, Veeda products are dermatologically and gynecologically tested making them hypoallergenic and safe for daily use. Feel comfortable counting on Veeda to be your choice of safe and reliable period care every month.
Medical Disclaimer: Articles are intended for informational purposes only and should not be used as the basis of patient treatment. Ask a medical professional if you have any health-related questions or concerns.
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