Yoga Poses that help during Periods

Periods! Not those comfortable days, physically or mentally. Apart from physical discomforts like abdominal pain, cramps, soreness around the pelvic region, there are mood swings, irritability, jittery feeling, tiredness, and general low feeling. During periods, the contraction of uterus muscles to expel the lining caused by the hormone – prostaglandins – higher the levels, the more […]

Acne and Periods – When should you worry?

  All of us are usually familiar with acne, pimple, blackheads, or whiteheads. We have either experienced them or know of people who have them. It is a skin condition where the hair follicles clog with dead skin cells and oil. Acne is more predominant in teenagers, but they are certainly not limited to that […]

What are STDs – Do you have one?

  Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) – also referred to as sexually transmitted infections (STIs) or Venereal Disease (VD), are passed on from one partner to another during sexual contact – could be vaginal, anal, or oral. Sometimes these do not present any symptoms in the person carrying the microbes – asymptomatic.   STDs can also […]

Making Workplaces Period Friendly

I want to start this conversation with a question. Don’t you think the current work system, especially in India, is biased toward males? Now we have women in equal partnership at the workplaces. Has anything changed or adapted to the needs of women?   I am not here criticizing the work culture. It is okay […]

The First Period Talk

Is your daughter approaching her first period?   The start of menstruation is a milestone in a girl’s life. Some girls revel, while others are bewildered and scared. Mostly it is the peer talk that makes them excited or threatened about the whole experience. How to prepare your daughter without embarrassing her or yourself in […]

IUD- Boon or Bane

Among the many contraceptive devices in use today, IUD (Intrauterine device) (also known as IUCD- intrauterine contraceptive device) is used by women as a safe, long-term and reversible technique. Pregnancy does not happen as long as the device is in place. IUD removal is easy, and after removal, the pregnancy can occur. The insertion and […]

Emergency Contraceptives

Emergency Contraceptives (EC) or the morning-after pill, as they are more popularly known, can be a blessing, especially if you have unprotected sex. While they come in many forms, the function of an emergency contraceptive is to delay or disrupt your fertilization or ovulation, thus avoiding pregnancy. In the same vein, it is necessary to […]

UTI – What is it, and how to overcome it?

  Photo by Polina Zimmerman from Pexels Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs) are common in the human body caused by bacteria/fungi, affecting the Urinary system. Urinary Tract comprises has kidneys, ureters (which drain the waste into the bladder), bladder (which collects the urine), and a urethra (which drains the urine from the bladder out of the body).   Two […]

High and Low. Alcohol and Periods.

Who doesn’t like to sit with a glass of alcohol after a particularly stressful day and relax? Alcohol has that magical property of lowering your worries and enabling you to let go of them, even if for some time. That short window of time is your escape from the reality that is your life.  However, […]

Caffeine and Periods— The Good, Bad and Ugly.

Menstruation   Most of us have come across the word “Periods” associated with women.    Also known as menstruation, menses, menstrual period. It is a standard monthly biological cycle in women of reproductive age. When ovum fertilization (pregnancy) does not happen, the body sheds the inside lining of the uterus- a mix of blood and […]