I can honestly say that my periods have played a massive part of my life for many years. I have always had heavy, painful periods and have missed key events in my life from sports days, to friends weddings, had days off work and even had incidents as serious as missing an exam at university. It has been the making and breaking of me as, by having heavy periods I have really had to pay more attention to the food I eat as it often heightens the pain I have each month; if I so happen to eat too many sweet treats!
Period self-care strategies have become big business in recent years, and for good reason – all women have periods, after all! While stuffy and outdated views might have seen us hiding that fact, we modern ladies are lucky enough to live in a world where periods, and the things we do to alleviate them, are out there for everyone to see.