How to prepare your daughter for her first Menses?
SHINJINI SAHA, INN/Gwalior, @Infodeaofficial
‘Periods have to do a lot of really wonderful and amazing things like fertility and the opportunity to have a baby. Emphasize that this is not a disease: Don’t think this is a window each month when you are going to be sick.’ Menstruation is the most natural and inevitable part of a girl’s life; she must be prepared for it before it arrives for the very first time.
Be open, honest, and positive to make this new puberty body change as easy as possible for your girl. Periods might feel like a terrible, unwanted guest to a young girl, who is already going through numerous transitions, thanks to puberty. Let your daughter know that we bleed red and that there’s no need to be ashamed of it. It is essential to let
them know that it is natural and nothing to fret about.
Along with mom, dads should also talk to his daughter and aware and make her prepare for her first period, to make it a little scary and more comfortable one.
We do not bleed blue, and We bleed RED Let your daughter know that we bleed red and that there’s no need to be ashamed of it, instead should be felt proud of it because it is the symbol of ‘Womanity’. It is essential to let them know that it is natural and nothing to fret about.
You are UNSTOPPABLE; Don’t let periods hold you down There are many instances that after getting their first period, girls are usually sceptical about going to school or participating in co-curricular activities. Parents should urge their daughters to let go of these inhibitions because periods shouldn’t disrupt their daily lives.
Today, multiple options can make periods a genuinely comfortable one, so girls can continue to remain on the go
even while they are on their period. Vaginal tampons, period-pain relief patches, panty-liners, etc. are readily available in the market these days.
Don’t shy away from periods, instead Celebrate it! The next generation should be that of the trailblazers who finally break the shackles and speak out freely about menstruation.
While pregnancy calls for a celebration in India, people perceive periods in a hush-hush manner. It’s about time we break out of this regressive socio-cultural mindset. Periods should be CELEBRATED! Periods should no longer be a secret between moms and daughters but can and should be discussed with brothers and dads too.
It will start with that one talk that you have with your daughter as she stands on the threshold of puberty. Make sure it is an impactful and an empowering one, for she might be one who changes the way women perceive their periods. In doing so, she might change the world!
Pursue your PASSION even during tough days Parents need to instill confidence in their daughters so that they do not have to shy away from pursuing their passion even during those days of the month. With new innovative feminine hygiene solutions like Tampons, girls can run, jump, swim, exercise and do whatever they want to without worrying about stains.
Get away from your Cramps Different women experience period pains at different intensities, and sometimes it can be monster bad. Since ages, women have been relying on oral medication to curb this pain, but these have significant side-effects. Further, since girls are starting to menstruate at a much earlier age, they shouldn't take medication.
If you feel the period pain monster tugging at your insides, you can use herbal period pain patches and hot-water bag that discreetly yet effectively soothe the cramping. So, next time period pain shows up, put on a patch, put on your best smile, and get ready to take on the day!
Personal hygiene is paramount during this time While it is essential to maintain personal hygiene throughout one’s cycle, the menstruation period requires extra care. During the period, it is easier to contract bacterial infections or
vaginitis. Therefore, parents must help their daughters understand the significance of proper cleanliness and timely changing of sanitary napkins, panty-liners or tampons to avoid such situations.
Be hands-on with how to use the supplies Girls are often afraid of the materials they use to deal with the period. They are inserting something into their bodies. So the first step is teaching your girl how to use a pad or a vaginal tampon, when to change it and basic hygiene.
Get the men in your life involved in the conversation to change the world To change the world, let’s talk to your husband and sons too about periods in a way that normalizes it