4 Reasons Why Your Period Is Totally Out Of Whack
Periods: No Longer shameful (yay!). Periods: Still super painful (ugh). And sometimes just plain weird! Flow suddenly got super strong? Or reduced to a trickle? Missed your regular menstruation date altogether – but can’t possibly be pregnant? What!? Don’t stress… yet. It’s normal for your period to wax or wane during these life events…
1. You Had A Baby
Your monthly could resume as soon as six to eight weeks after delivery. Remaining endometrial tissue and still-shifting hormones can make the first few flows heavier or longer than usual.
2. You’re Breastfeeding
Prolactin, a hormone produced during nursing, can inhibit ovulation. Some women don’t bleed at all while bf’ing, others will do so sporadically (one month yes, the next, no.).
3. You’ve Gained Weight
Extra kilos can throw oestrogen out of whack, causing longer, heavier periods.
4. You’re In Perimenopause
In the (up to 10!) years before menopause, you might skip months at a time, be lighter, be heavier or bleed multiple times a month. Great.