When you’re trying to get pregnant it’s counterintuitive to celebrate getting your period, but there is a way! If you learn to understand and optimise your period, then it helps to motivate you to keep going and to get pregnant faster.
Normally, when you’re trying for a baby the last thing you want to see is your period because it means you’re not pregnant.
That moment you go to the toilet and get confirmation that you’re right back to square one again and all the hope that ‘this might be the month’ vanishes.
Getting your period can make you feel disappointed, sad and frustrated. There are some months when it can make you feel depressed and send you into a pit of despair because it feels like you’ll never get pregnant.
The Typical Period
A typical period is likely to be painful, with clots and spotting before or after. There might be other unpleasant symptoms, like headaches, low energy and irritability. Digestion can be affected with bloated, loose stools or constipation.
You don’t feel like doing anything apart from curling up with a hot water bottle and eating chocolate. The only person you want to see is your partner and then you’re horrid to him and get irritable because he hasn’t done something simple like the washing up. It can feel like you turn into a different person and that your life is put on hold for a few days.
The Shame Of Having A Period
Menstruating women have, for millennia, always been seen in a bad light. For example, it used to be thought that a woman on her period could turn meat and milk rotten. Having a period was referred to as “the curse”.
In the 1970’s Germaine Greer famously acknowledged that women go to the toilet with their whole bag instead of just taking a tampon or sanitary towel in their hand. She was pointing out that women disguise their period and anything to do with it. On the most part, this still happens today.
How Can A Period Be Perfect?
So, let’s get this straight. Your period is a key fertility sign and something to be celebrated. It shows that you still have the potential to get pregnant. And when you have a Perfect Period it is a sign that your womb lining and hormones are ready for implantation to happen and pregnancy to thrive.
What Is A Perfect Period?
A Perfect Period is when you have:
- Womb lining of at least 8mm.
- Bleeding for 4-5 days.
- No pain.
- No clots
- Bright red blood.
- Clear start and end.
- No spotting.
- No PMS.
- Good energy.
- Healthy digestion.
- Undisturbed sleep.
- Stable mood.
- Zero headaches.
- No breakouts of acne.
- And no cravings for sweet food.
When I work with clients we do a Fertility Check each month to rate their period signs and symptoms. We can then clearly see what to change, what action to take and what to improve to become more fertile.
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