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Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Have your daughter ready for her first period

This is what experts suggest on how to make your daughter's first period comfortable.
This is what experts suggest on how to make your daughter's first period comfortable.
The Bollywood movie "Pad Man" has opened discussions about menstruation, but there is still a long way to go. It is important that young girls are aware of the periods before their first, advise the experts.

According to a survey conducted by everteen® for Menstrual Hygiene Day, which is celebrated on Tuesday, menstruation is no longer a matter of silence.

The survey was attended by 2,400 women, working women in the age group of 25 to 35 years old, from Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, and Hyderabad. Up to 67.7 percent of women believe that a popular Bollywood movie made people talk openly about menstruation.

Experts say that a girl must be prepared for her first period.

This is what Gauri Singhal, founder, and CEO of FLOH tampons, and Shelly Singh, a consultant in obstetrics and gynecology at Momspresso, suggest how to make your daughter's first period comfortable:

Tell him not to get away from the periods: repeat it as many times as he can, "periods are not a taboo". While pregnancy is celebrated in India, periods are treated silently. It is time for us to get out of this regressive sociocultural mentality. The next generation must be that of the pioneers who finally break the chains and talk freely about menstruation.

Make sure it is powerful and empowering since it could be the one that changes the way women perceive their periods. By doing so, she could change the world!

We bleed red, not blue: the leading brands that use blue ink to represent the blood of the period are essentially attaching a message of shame to the periods. Let your daughter know that we bleed red and that there is no reason to be ashamed. Periods should no longer be a secret between mothers and daughters, but can also and should be discussed with siblings and parents.

Personal hygiene is very important during this time: tampons and pads should be changed every 4-8 hours, depending on the flow. And you should wash every time you use the bathroom and stay clean because menstrual blood can cause infections and bad odor. During the period, it is easier to get bacterial infections or vaginitis.

The disposal of medical devices should be taught to your child: it is important to wrap it in a newspaper and throw it in the wastebasket instead of throwing it away.

Different women experience menstrual pain in different intensities: Tell them that this is part of a normal growth process. There may be cramps, back pain, pain in the thighs and headaches that may occur. You should opt for herbal pain patches that calm cramps discreetly but effectively. Exercise can also help take care of all this.

Make it comfortable: comfort her by telling her not to be afraid of "leaking" and, if that happens, she can throw away that underwear panty and use a new one. Also, let her know that other girls in her class are also going through similar changes and can take care of each other's backs.

You can run, jump and even swim if you want: tell your daughters that they do not have to avoid getting away from their passions, even during the days of the month. With the new innovative feminine hygiene solutions, girls can run, jump, swim and exercise without worrying about stains.