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Period and pelvic wellness, science, stories, and more.

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The Importance of Self-Care During Your Period: Tips for Pampering Yourself

We understand the significance of self-care, especially during your period and especially if your menstrual cycle triggers any type of chronic pelvic pain (endometriosis baddies - we’re looking at you). Your period can bring its fair share of discomfort, but it's also an opportunity to prioritize your well-being and indulge in some much-needed pampering. We want to express the importance of self-care during your period and share some tips to help you feel relaxed, rejuvenated, and ready to tackle anything that comes your way.
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The Importance of Self-Care During Your Period: Tips for Pampering Yourself
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Period Pain and Sleep: Tips for Getting a Good Night's Rest During Your Cycle

We've all been there. Your period starts, cramps and discomfort set in, and suddenly, a good night's sleep feels impossible. You’re not alone, and there are ways to improve your sleep even when period pain tries to keep you awake. As your big sisters in period pain relief we’ve got you – here are some helpful tips to manage period pain and sleep better during your cycle.
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Tips for Managing Endometriosis Flare-Ups

Endometriosis is a condition that is often misunderstood and underestimated yet, ironically, affects millions of people with uteruses worldwide. Classically, it has been defined as the presence of endometrial-like tissue outside the uterus, this condition is more than just a gynecological concern. It is a chronic systemic inflammatory condition that can be found in almost every major organ of the body. These lesions cause internal inflammation, resulting in pain, cramping and a myriad of other symptoms that can be physically, mentally and socially debilitating. 
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Adenomyosis explained

You may have heard of endometriosis, the inflammatory condition where endometrial-like tissue grows outside of the uterus, forming often painful lesions on other organs in the body. But have you heard of adenomyosis
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Are endometriosis pregnancies high-risk?

Navigating fertility while dealing with endometriosis can feel daunting. Endometriosis is an inflammatory disease where tissue that’s similar to the uterine lining grows outside of the uterus, forming lesions on other organs in the body. This often leads to chronic pain, inflammation, and other challenging symptoms. 
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What to Know About Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)

Many of us (myself included) have been raised to accept that our periods will hurt. Ironically, this idea causes more harm! This misconception led to me missing school because of menstrual pain, all while assuming there was nothing I could do to feel better. I thought my period pain was normal, felt hopeless, and didn’t seek out help. I wish I had known then what I know now. 

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Uterine Fibroids And How To Treat Them

Let's talk about something that might not be a regular topic of conversation but deserves our attention: uterine fibroids. If you're one of the millions of people who have them, you're not alone. Fibroids can cause some big disruptions in our lives, but understanding them is the first step toward finding relief. 
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Exploring the Benefits of THC and CBD for Pain Relief

In a world where discomfort is all too common, and pharmaceuticals are not always a first choice, many are turning to natural solutions like THC and CBD for potential pain relief. These natural compounds have sparked curiosity for their reputed ability to alleviate various forms of pain. If you’re looking to explore the possibilities that THC and CBD hold in the realm of pain management, stick with us bestie.
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How Endometriosis Affects Fertility

Navigating the intersection of endometriosis and fertility can stir up a range of emotions. Endometriosis is an inflammatory disease associated with immune dysfunction where tissue similar to the uterine lining grows outside of the uterus. If you have endometriosis, you’ve likely heard that it could cause fertility issues. 
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Treatment Option for Endometriosis: Excision Vs Ablation

When I think about my journey with endometriosis over the last twenty years, I think of it as a beast that’s lived inside of me trying to take over mind, body and soul. Having tried the gamut of treatment options from dietary changes and physical therapy to hormones, medically induced menopause, and multiple surgeries, the beast continues to have a stronghold over me.
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