How to relieve period bloating

Period bloating can be uncomfortable and may negatively affect self-confidence. Women may feel like they have gained weight or that their stomach is swollen and sticking out. Fortunately, there are changes women can make that may reduce these symptoms. This article offers tips that may help improve period bloating. It also explores what might be causing bloating during a period and when it is a good idea to see a doctor

How to relieve period bloatingMany women experience bloating before and at the start of their period. Can certain lifestyle changes offer some relief? Period bloating is when a woman feels her abdomen is heavy and swollen just before and at the start of her period. Bloating is also one of several premenstrual syndrome (PMS) symptoms that can occur 1-2 […]

‘Breastfeeding is beneficial to both mother and child’

Studies say that those mothers who successfully breastfeed in the first 24 hours are less prone to depression that may occur due to hormone changes and other factors like poor sleep, tiredness and pain caused due to stitches. Breastfeeding also helps the uterus to contract thereby aiding in its return to its natural position in the pelvis

‘Breastfeeding is beneficial to both mother and child’It is a well-known fact that breastfeeding is essential for a newborn baby and that the mother’s milk is the best source of nutrition, aiding in sturdy growth and development of the child. It is not for nothing that we say that ‘Breast milk is the Best milk’. However, what many of us do not […]

First day of your period? Take a day off

The first day of period is uncomfortable for women. Working with menstrual congestion or pain is the most annoying thing for a woman. Considering this two leading corporates have taken an initiative to give the first day of periods for women as a paid leave

First day of your period? Take a day offThe month of July will be a special for the female employees of Culture Machine Media Pvt Ltd, a media start-up  based in Mumbai. As it has taken up an initiative to grant paid-leave to women on the first day of their periods. “First day of period is uncomfortable for women. It is a reality […]

Pune doctors treat woman with a rare case of having two uterus

Doctors at Sassoon hospital, Pune, claim they have received such a case for the first time. The patient is suffering from uterus didelphys with agenesis of cervix and vagina, which has an occurrence rate of around 0.1 per cent.  Doctors say that the patient has developed blood clots in her uterine cavity as she did not get menses and added that it, if not operated, it could be fatal for the patient

Pune doctors treat woman with a rare case of having two uterusManasi (name changed), a teenager born with two unconnected uterus and without a cervix and vagina. She is born with a birth defect called – uterus didelphys with agenesis of cervix and vagina, which has an occurrence rate of around 0.1 per cent. Doctors at Sassoon hospital, Pune, claim they have received such a case […]

Mumbai’s 24-year-old crusader of menstrual hygiene starts online campaign to spread awareness

Snehal Chaudhari and her NGO, Kshitij Foundation, aims to give women a platform to open up about their experiences regarding menstruation. Even today in rural areas, only 12% women use sanitary napkins and 88% women use other options including mud, ash, leaves, grass, rags or a cloth, which causes serious health hazard to women’s health

Mumbai’s 24-year-old crusader of menstrual hygiene starts online campaign to spread awarenessAt 24, Snehal Chaudhari is on a mission to spread awareness on menstrual hygiene. The Mumbai resident has been working on an online campaign to break the silence on menstruation. A software engineer by profession, Chaudhari first realised the importance of menstrual hygiene when she was in class 12.  “I was then staying in Wasim. […]

Quick remedies for menstrual cramps

Medically, menstrual cramps are known as dysmenorrhea. These cramps usually occur in lower abdomen and sometimes the pain can be felt in the thigh or lower back area. Here are some remedies for menstrual cramps

Quick remedies for menstrual crampsIt’s that time of the month and you are not pleased, simply because of menstrual cramps. Women experience menstrual cramps in varying degrees. Medically, menstrual cramps are known as dysmenorrhea. These cramps usually occur in the lower abdomen and sometimes the pain can be felt in the thigh or lower back area. Here are some […]

Effective home remedies to overcome menstrual cramps

About three out of four women experience menstrual pains, and every one out of 10 women experiences severe cramps

Effective home remedies to overcome menstrual crampsAs women, we all know it, dread it, and are sometimes even thankful that we get it — I’m talking about our monthly period. We all know the constant throbbing and cramping pains that come with it. According to the Mayo Clinic, your uterus contracts to help expel its lining during your period. Hormone-like substances, […]

Early menarche due to lifestyle changes, say doctors

Findings state even environmental and genetic factors raise chances of getting periods at an early age. Here’s a guide to how parents, teachers, family and friends can help young girls deal with it

Early menarche due to lifestyle changes, say doctorsIn what could be termed as an alarming trend, early menarche in some girls has reached the age of 7 and 8. “Of late, various researches have revealed that girls are entering puberty at an age as early as 8. Early menarche is sign of change in lifestyle,” said Dr Arun Nayak, past president of […]

7 mantras for peaceful sleep during periods

About 70% of menstruating women say their sleep is disrupted during their periods by symptoms like breast tenderness, bloating, cramps, and headaches. But these natural tips can help get a good night’s sleep

7 mantras for peaceful sleep during periodsAccording to a poll by the National Sleep Foundation, about 70% of menstruating women say their sleep is disrupted during their periods by symptoms like breast tenderness, bloating, cramps, and headaches. At the start of your menstrual phase (when your period begins), there’s a decline in estrogen (and a slowing of your metabolism), and you […]