But for the cramps, bloating, mood swings and the discomfiting bleeding, you can do almost anything during your cycle. The natural activities of your uterus should not necessarily stop you from swimming, jogging – or even enjoying a traditional wedding night! But what happens if your periods match your wedding day? Who wants to deal with the hassle of their monthly cycle on a once-in-a-lifetime honeymoon? Thankfully, you can breathe easy because a solution is available.
But first, a sneak preview of the benefits of delaying your period is in order.
The Benefits of Period Delay
Apart from forestalling the discomfort and pain that comes with the monthly rapture of the uterus after ovulation, delaying your periods has a host of other benefits. It gives you time to plan for your big events so you can enjoy them without bothering about tampons.
Sometimes, the periods may match your important events in your life, such as sports days and romantic dates. You won’t have to suffer any embarrassment since it is possible to push the periods to a future date. But you should remember period delay is short term, so plan accordingly.
1. Get A Prescription for Norethisterone
Taken three days before the period is due, this medication requires careful planning and organization. You need to study the cycle of your menses to accurately predict their due days so you can start taking Norethisterone.
Get a certified doctor to do the prescription for you as you prepare to take it three times a day. Your periods should resume in two or three days’ time after you have stopped taking the medication.
2. Use Contraceptive Pills
Your regular contraceptive pill is also a viable option if you wish to delay the menses for a few more days. All you need to do is start a new strip of the pills after a break of seven days. However, you need to watch out for notable side effects, and if you notice any, stop the pill immediately and consult your doctor.
3. Try Softcup
You could also try Softcup especially when you are on your honeymoon, and you don’t want to mess up the love-making sessions. You can wear it for up to 12 hours, and your partner won’t even feel it. But you must keep in mind that Softcup is only a female hygiene product, and so it won’t protect you from STIs or unwanted pregnancy.
If your wedding day corresponds with that time of the month when the uterus releases the menses blood, or are planning for the honeymoon, don’t let anything hold you back. Get a prescription for Norethisterone and take it three times a day three days to your periods, or simply try the Softcup. You may also use your regular contraceptive pill, but be sure to consult your doctor.
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