An Intro To This Guide

An Intro To This Guide

September 06, 2019

1 minute read
Throughout this guide, we’ll unpack what a healthy cycle looks and feels like and we’ll teach you how to read your own.  As we explain the causes for abnormal flow, blood color, symptoms and more, you’ll begin to understand what these markers are telling you not only about your cycle but also about your overall health. 

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Part 1: Frequency and Duration

September 05, 2019

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Part 2: Know Your Flow

September 04, 2019

6 minute read
If you read 
our article about duration and frequency, you already know that a normal/healthy period lasts for four days. But even if everyone had a normal four-day bleeding phase, what that phase looks like (literally) can be very different for different people, and it can even vary for the same person. 

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Part 3: Blood Color and Clotting

September 03, 2019

5 minute read
It may sound a little crazy, but checking out the color and clottiness of your menstrual blood can be super interesting and empowering. It’s one of the reasons we love using a cup!

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Part 4: Understanding PMS

September 02, 2019

4 minute read
PMS can make us feel a little rundown or full-on sick, bringing even the most powerful people you know to their knees. But things aren’t hopeless. You’re not stuck with your symptoms and you don’t need to “just deal with it.” 

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Part 5: Understanding Cramps

September 01, 2019

7 minute read
It is extremely common that people with periods have menstrual cramps and many of us were taught to expect and accept them. But cramps are not part of a normal, healthy period. 

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Afterward: What Comes Next?

August 31, 2019

1 minute read
We hope that this guide serves as a starting point and that you choose to move forward with the changes needed to improve both your cycle and your overall health.

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