Growing up I was always so embarrassed about everything having to do with my period. The uncomfort associated with it, the bulky pads stuffed into an already full purse, the debilitating cramps, and the irregularity of it all. I hated not knowing the exact day it would come and then being totally caught off guard and unprepared when it arrived.
These days however I welcome my period. I see it as a symbol of the incredible things my body can do, be and create. Sure the cramping still occurs, and while I’m more regular than I was at 16 I still get a surprise every now and again. This time however, I’m way more prepared thanks to my “Emergency Period Kit”.
This month POISE is asking the question “How do you recycle your period pad”? Since I’m not much of a DIY’er you won’t find me creating some elaborately crocheted sweater out of unused pads. I’m much more practical and in reality not that crafty. I did however want to make something that I thought would be useful, and help with the discomfort associated with your period all while being cute and discreet enter the “Emergency Period Kit”.
Using an old makeup bag I created something that can be carried in your purse and used in the event that your period sneaks up on you. In it I’ve included an extra pair of undies, wet wipes, ibuprofen for cramps and the POISE thin shaped pad. This way you’re sure to be prepared no matter when your cycle sneaks up on you.
Aside from getting creative for the Recycle Your Period Pad campaign with POISE, I also got the chance to learn more about LBL. Did you know that one in three women experience Light Bladder Leakage (LBL) – little leaks that can be triggered by everyday occurrences like coughing, sneezing, laughing and exercise? And just as no two women are alike, there’s no single reason that LBL happens. Some of the most common things that lead to uninvited leaks include:
- Physical changes from childbirth, pregnancy, hysterectomy or menopause
- Being overweight
- Complications from surgery, stroke, or chronic diseases like diabetes, multiple sclerosis (MS) or Parkinson’s disease
- Bladder or urinary tract infections
Thank God for POISE THIN SHAPE PADS! They are designed to move with your body and feature Super Absorbent Material (SAM) and a Thin-Flex design for extraordinary protection that’s still 3x drier than period pads† to help you take care of leaks with confidence.
I was lucky enough to sample their PERIOD PADS for free and I’m giving my readers the same opportunity! Head over to POISE to get your own free samples , but before you do, tell me what’s one way you recycle your PERIOD PAD?