Uncomfortable Questions: What If My Periods Fall On My Wedding Day?
BY Apoorva | 27 Feb, 2018 | 4373 views | 3 min read
Let’s face it, no girl ever wants her ‘time to the month’ to clash with her ‘d-day’! Even if you don’t suffer from any cramps (lucky you!), you don’t want that constant checking headache on your wedding day (like there isn’t enough to worry about!). So what do you do about it?
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Shift the date
If you know that your periods and wedding date is coinciding, try and talk to your parents and fiancé about it. They will understand your issue and may look at shifting the dates. Make sure you shift it by a week, just to be on the safer side. Some families even consider it unholy to conduct religious ceremonies during periods so be vocal about it.
Delaying your periods
Yes, this is possible but DO NOT, self-medicate. Once you realize that your periods clash with your wedding day visit your gynaecologist. The gynaecologist will help you identify the best way to pre-pone or postpone your periods given your medical history. If you ask us, pre pone them – that ways you won’t be constantly worried and you can honeymoon tension free if you are planning to fly away immediately!
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Consider A Menstrual Cup
These cups are inserted into the vagina and cover the opening to the cervix. Don’t worry, they arent as scary as they sound. You just empty the cup out every few hours. They can be safely worn for up to 6-7 hours too! Some women also choose to use a back-up tampon or pad to prevent leakage. Check a few of them here!
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On The Wedding Day
- Sip on some ginger and chamomile tea to make sure that your nerves are calm and steady
- Instead of sitting down, consider having a small sofa type seating in your mandap so it’ll at least be a little comfortable to sit for long hours.
- Pop a painkiller, even if you don’t get cramps. Constant worrying can make you cramp up. Talk to your gynae about a safe painkiller option that won’t have side-effects.
- Have your BFF carry an emergency kit. Extra panties, pads or tampons and pain meds. Also have a backup of a hot water bag and your gynae on speed dial just in case
- Avoid fried food or coffee. Snack on nuts, sunflower seeds, green tea and lot of fruits!
- Have a foot massage scheduled the day before incase your schedule allows it.
- Wear an extra slip under your outfit if you are worried about staining.
- Have a friend on ‘checking’ duty because you can’t keep turning back and checking all the time.
- Consider ditching those heels so that it doesn’t cause back pain or any discomfort.
- Make sure you have your favourite songs on your phone!