We as women have been taught that are periods are supposed to be a miserable time of the month. I noticed as a child in school that it seems that the Black girls were having worse periods than our white counterparts. This included me. I observed that Black girls were missing more school and generally seemed to suffer worse. I started to wonder why. An inner voice told me it had something to do with slavery.
It's very dangerous that women are expected to suffer during menstruation. We are expected to be in pain and sick during the time of the month. There's generally a very negative vibe and understanding of menstruating. The reason this is dangerous is because many problems can go undiagnosed or misdiagnosed for years. Heavy bleeding, debilitating cramps and disruptive mood disorders plague the vast majority of menstruating women. Fibroids, endometriosis, ovarian cysts and other disorders can go undiagnosed because a woman does not realize what is going on with her. She has excepted pain and discomfort as 'normal.'
The other aspect of this epidemic is that modern western medicine does not have comprehensive tools or treatments to balance the female reproductive system. When I was younger, I was told to take 4 advil every two hours by my doctor because of my cramps. Something about this did not sit right with me. I was simply numbing myself out, but none of the other issues were being addressed - like the heavy bleeding. God bless the heart of modern western medicine, but it is keen on treating symptoms and not on getting to the root of the problem that is causing the imbalance.
RootMama takes a body systems approach at assisting women achieve womb wellness. I think the first step to achieving womb wellness and female balance is understanding that menstruation should cause little change or disruption to a woman's life. Very mild cramping and minor bloating may occur. The period shouldn't last more than 3-5 days. Modern medicine says that 7 days is okay, but we naturalista folks reject that. There's an epidemic of severe anemia plaguing women of childbearing age. This has a lot to do with losing too much blood during menstruation and improper nutrition.
So I say to you dear sister, stop suffering. If you're experiencing extremely painful cramping, extreme bloating, a period lasting more than 4 days, heavy bleeding, constipation, nausea and vomiting and mood swings, THIS IS NOT NORMAL. And, you have the power to heal and stop suffering. Achieving and maintaining a healthy womb is key to good preconception health. You may want to have children one day. Your menstruation is a good indication of how healthy your reproductive system is. The sooner you balance your womb, the more time you'll have to prepare for a healthy pregnancy and ultimately have the birth experience you desire.
You can schedule a complimentary womb wellness consultation with RootMama for guidance and affirmation to achieve a peaceful period and all around female balance.
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