One person's "heavy" menstruation is another person's "light", so how do you know if your bleeding is normal? And what can you do about it?
When we teach menstrual cycle charting, we ask clients to keep track of their flow by indicating if it is heavy, moderate, light or very light. Of course, these are subjective measurements because one person's heavy might be another person's light. Thus we often get the question of what constitutes heavy bleeding, and how do we know if we are bleeding too much?
Today we're answering this #AskTheSisters question. In this four minute YouTube video you will learn:
- Why pads and tampons can be a misleading indicator of how much you're bleeding
- How the Diva Cup can help you measure your menstrual flow (even more than other reusable cups)
- How much volume is the correct range for a healthy flow (and what that looks like if you're using a menstrual cup)
- The hormonal issues that can cause excessive bleeding, including endometriosis
- What Amy did to radically improve her menstrual cycle (she used to get terrible periods!)
Looking for more tips on how to enjoy healthy, pain-free periods? Register for our FREE Q&A with Amy and Lara Briden, ND.
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Kim & Amy Sedgwick love to discuss sex, periods, and all the other things we’re not supposed to talk about. The co-founders of Red Tent Sisters, they’ve been featured in every major Canadian news outlet and have become a trusted resource for people seeking natural (effective!) birth control, a more joyful sex life, and an empowered journey to motherhood.