When you have your period, it is a vital time to really listen to your body’s cues and take extra care to support its needs, so it can do what it is naturally meant to. Our menstrual cycle should be seen as a blessing rather than a hindrance. After all, it provides us with seasons within our own month to have energy and accomplish what we need to, and then it encourages us to rest when we’re supposed to- that’s pretty amazing. If we just listen to its cues, our body will indicate what it requires and when so that we can have balance in life.
I was in and out of doctors' rooms complaining about my stomach pain to which they all said ‘take a panadol it will pass’ or ‘are you sure you aren’t pregnant’. Until one day I ended up in emergency with excruciating pain only to be asked again by the nurses and doctors ‘are you sure you aren’t pregnant’. This was all new to my partner who couldn't believe I was only asked and checked for pregnancy. I told him this happens a lot because when you’re a young woman complaining about stomach pain, either it’s ‘just’ your period or ‘maybe you’re pregnant’.