hey here’s something that’s good: my cramps were very manageable! maybe nuvaring is doing something? they were still definitely there and i also took like 2400 mg of ibuprofen on some days but there was no crying, and no pain bad enough to cry is a definite improvement.
okay, first, why would you do that? How could you bring yourself to run that thing through your fingers?
but also, how could you do that to a thing that has a mother and not be in constant fear of her slimy, tenatacled form, intent on vengeance, slithering across your bedroom floor hissing, “for my daughter!!!” ?
- dignified-and-old said:Those things will never not look like menstrual clots to me
this is a weird and maybe upsetting thing to admit (as many things about kombucha mothers are) but handling a kombucha mother feels kind of like pulling out a diva cup. i’m really sorry about this post.
i was in the kitchen trying to make herbal syrup (which i still am because luckily the process is basically just leaving it simmering) but then suddenly i got like a searing uterine pain/also wave of nausea so now i can’t stand up for very long without hurting again. luckily i had the foresight to make some tea before this happened. i am really mad at the nuvaring because it was supposed to make my cramps better rather than adding the additional component of nausea to already horrible cramps. i will maybe die.
Why does so much marketing center around candy and infantilized language? Two editors discuss.
i’m actually pretty okay with the candy, especially super fancy sweets like with juniper, buuuuut: i’m not totally sure that websites like these which offer diva cups understand you do not need a new diva cup every month? (juniper doesn’t have diva cups now but if you select that you use a diva cup it displays a message like, “we don’t have those yet but we will soon!” buuut, if you use one, why need to buy one? esp like, monthly?) the period store offers diva cups that you can select as one time only but you can also select to have monthly shipments of diva cups? why, do you want to swim in them or something, are you being very nice and buying them for all your friends? i am highly confuse
i think it’s cool the period store offers tinctures and sea sponges too tho
here’s the thing—i don’t actually think anything i’ve done for my cramps (and i have done a lot) has ever actually worked all that effectively, and definitely never effectively enough for them to go away and i have been trying to get to bed for an hour and they WON’T STOP, i can’t do anything but focus on how much pain i am in, i don’t know what to do, i think i need to go back to the doctor
hey everyone i owe zines to, (excluding the one i said i would mail friday which i mailed friday) i am going to probably mail em later this week. i was gonna do it today but i have such bad cramps i do not want to get out of bed
I have a question for mom’s who chose to give birth naturally. I am curious about the correlation between bad menstrual cramps and bad labor pains. I myself experienced very bad menstrual cramps pre-pregnancy, to the point of passing out on a few occasions and was even prescribed 800mg Motrin to help with pain management.
Will my having bad cramps mean my labor pains will also hurt more than most peoples? Or- that I am simply more prepared for the pain to come?
Please repost if you have a lot of “mom followers” because there is very little talk of this on the internet.
unsure about this in particular (i don’t THINK there’s a correlation between menstrual pain and labor pain, though) but my mom always told me her menstrual cramps got much, much better after having kids—apparently this is a thing.
i’m p sure she had a cup of tea though
where the fuck is my cup of tea
actually literally this is a thought i’ve had all day
Some people BLEACH their hair, which will kill them because they are putting bleach in their bloodstream. It’s fine to bleach your hair while not on your period, though, because your body is back to normal.
it’s really difficult for me to take photos of myself because the front of my phone is smashed (thus i can’t take pictures with the camera switched around) and my macbook is trashed so i have no webcam. anyway this is the best i could do.
i am a crampy baby so i made myself cramps tea and i’m drinking it in bed in a mason jar. i bought this sweater for daniel as a gift but i made him leave it here so i could think of him now that he’s gone. i spent a lot of the time he was here wearing his clothes. he stopped by today to get some stuff and see me and i’m going to see his new place sunday, so it’s not like i’m going a long time without seeing him or anything but it will not be the same as him temporarily living here.
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so i’m going out to see a friend i haven’t seen for a while but i moved a bunch of boxes in the attic and then was overheated and crampy so i turned the fan on high and stripped off all my clothes and i don’t know how to do it
These are all herbs and plants that have some use for menstrual/uterus issues. On the other side are brief descriptions of what they are and what they are used for.
L to R: Yarrow, raspberry leaf, rose hips, motherwort
whoa I really love these.
blushing/dying/also reblogging just because these are really relevant to me right now! I got to go to an herbalism conference in Portland this weekend and I’ve been reflecting a lot on this project and how it really kindled an interest in herbs and plants that is becoming more and more a part of my life… really want to do more stuff like this, if I can get access to a studio again!
oooh i forgot about these! i use some of these herbs nowadays for tea.