Hey, to all the beautiful and courageous ladies out there! Traveling is the most precious gift a lady can possess amongst the others. We don’t travel ALONE, we just travel with every time discovering a new side of ourselves.
We have all the freedom to get up take some random bus to some unknown place and experience the beauty of nature, feel the pleasant air as it brushes our hair. Try to be carefree and experience the madness within you.
At times you are held back due to the body’s physiological changes. A woman’s body experiences a menstrual cycle every month, and traveling during that time of the month can be a bit frisky! Periods are bothersome at the best of times, but they’re especially inconvenient while you’re traveling.
UNDERSTANDING THE PHYSIOLOGY OF MENSTRUATION!
A female’s reproductive system undergoes regular cyclic alterations that might be viewed as periodic preparation for pregnancy and fertilization from a teleological perspective.
The cycle is a menstrual cycle in primates and humans, and the most evident aspect is the periodic vaginal bleeding that occurs with the shedding of uterine mucose (menstruation).
The length of the menstrual cycle varies significantly, but on average, it lasts 28 days from the start of one period to the start of the next. Beginning with the first day of menstruation.
The days of the cycle are indicated by a number. It begins during puberty, which occurs between the ages of 10 and 16, and stops with menopause, which occurs at the age of 51 on average.
TIPS TO TACKLE PERIOD PAIN
Nobody wants to hike enduring stomach cramps or backache, and bleeding has never made swimming or camping more joyful. Tips for menstruation ladies who want to travel fearlessly, confidently, and leak-free. No matter where you are on the globe, here’s how to have a bloody good time.
Know your sanitary products. Always be aware of the products that you are comfortable using while you are on your period. Remember to carry them while you are traveling. This can avoid discomfort to a certain point.
Here is a quick list of sanitary products that can be handy while traveling
How to dispose of sanitary waste while traveling?
Disposing sanitary waste can be a big-time deal while traveling. Here is what you can do; always carry black polythene or garbage bag this indicates that it is a menstrual waste. You can always wrap the waste in the paper, seal them off in this bag and properly dispose of it in public garbage
Cramps can leave you tired, bedridden. Bleeding isn’t the only unpleasant side effect of your period. So, instead of lying in bed all day and doing nothing, bring some pain relievers to get rid of the aches and fatigue. Always carry your pain relief medication with you, as you might not find it in the places you are traveling to. Regular dosages of over-the-counter pain medicines like ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin IB, and others) or naproxen sodium (Aleve) starting the day before your period is expected to start will help control the pain of cramps. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDs) are also available on prescription.
TRAVEL SIZE HOT BAGS
These can be very helpful as they are small in size, easy to fold, and can fit into your backpack without occupying much of the space. You can use it to reduce pain within minutes even when you are traveling on a bus, plane, or boat, just place it over the area of discomfort.
AVOID TIGHT BODYWEAR
Obviously, this is a matter of personal opinion, but a period combined with tight pants and (perhaps) hot and sweaty weather raises the chances of an unpleasant yeast infection owing to perspiration down there.
On a good day, no one wants one, let alone when traveling and on your period. As a result, avoid wearing skinnies on your heaviest days and instead opt for looser pants which will also help you avoid bleeding through every layer you’re wearing.
TAKE A BREAK
If your period cramps get unbearable, do not hesitate to take a day off your travel schedule. Allow yourself to relax and unwind in yourself at the hostel, hotel, or tent on a guilt-free day. You’ll probably feel guilty for “squandering” a day, but in the long term, you’ll be glad you did. Plus, everyone knows that sleep is the best medicine
That right! A light workout can ease your cramps. You don’t need to do a heavy workout, you could take a stroll out walking and sightseeing. After all, all that walking sightseeing you’re about to do is likely to divert your attention away from the cramps while also easing them.
Traveling and switching time zones might throw your routine off, but if you’re on your period, make sure you’re still eating regular meals, especially breakfast. You’ll appreciate the much-needed energy boost in the morning. Keep wholesome snacks on hand to stave off hunger pangs.
Since your estrogen and progesterone levels are low during your period, your body retains water, causing you to feel bloated and cramping. During your period, drinking at least 8 to 10 glasses of water a day will help you avoid bloating and cramps by flushing your system. Maintain hydration by carrying a water bottle with you at all times.
Better sleep management during periods can help relieve unpleasant cramps, boost mood, reduce fatigue and discomfort, and make the period cycle more comfortable. That means, for practically all menstrual difficulties, resting more is the key. During their menstrual cycle, some women may wish to sleep more than usual.
Traveling disrupts your typical schedule by causing changes in dietary habits, sleep patterns, exercise levels, and stress levels. These changes, particularly stress, can result in missed or delayed periods. Long-haul flights, large time zone changes, and trips that are particularly anxiety-inducing are the ones that are most likely to trigger changes in your period.
Periods haven’t stopped women from swimming across the Atlantic Ocean or going to space, so there’s no reason why they should prevent you from going on a trip. Ladies, plan beforehand, pack correctly, and have a blast out there!