Menstrual Period: How to Prepare for your First Period

Updated 10 September 2022 under Health Guides.

Ever wondered about how to prepare for your first period? A great place to start is by understanding the “why” – why does a uterus menstruate? Next, get to know […]

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painful cramps

I am 17 years old and my period is strong. I end up spending the first day at home and missing school/work because my cramps are so painful. I also have nausea and become light headed. Is this normal?

Updated 20 January 2020 under Ask Us.

Great question! Getting your period can cause mild cramps on the first day or two, but it shouldn’t cause you to stay home from school, work, or social events. Dysmenorrhea […]

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