menstrual periods

Heavy Period: How to Make Your Period Lighter

When it comes to going with nature’s flow, maybe you’re among the women who would rather not deal with heavy menstruation. Instead of just wishing your period could be lighter, there may be something you can do about it. » Read more

11 Reasons for a Late Period

You were expecting your monthly visitor, your Aunt Flo, your little friend, or whatever you like to call her, but she hasn’t arrived.  Besides the obvious reason for a late period, what could be causing your period to be late?  There are plenty of reasons why your period might be delayed that do not include pregnancy.  Here are 11 of the most common reasons for a late » Read more

Implantation Bleeding

After ovulation the egg travels into the uterus and burrows into the lining of the uterus. For some women implantation will cause slight bleeding or spotting. This is called implantation bleeding. This is sometimes confused for an early period. » Read more

Period's late, but negative home pregnancy test: Could I be pregnant?

Your period is late, you're having pregnancy symptoms, but you are still getting a negative pregnancy test. Could you still be pregnant? If you're not pregnant, why is your period late and what should you do about it? » Read more

How to Talk to Your Daughter about Her Period

By Alicia Purdy

Talking to your daughter about her period can be a great bonding experience as you show her the ropes of becoming a woman. However, for many women, it can be awkward or embarrassing. If you don't know exactly how to explain things, the conversation can be more awkward. » Read more

Your Period after Childbirth: What to Expect after Baby

You've had a baby (congratulations!), you're settling into a schedule of sorts, you're getting to know the new member of the family, and you're learning about and getting used to your new and changing body. After postpartum bleeding (lochia) slows and then stops, all new moms begin to wonder, "When will I get my period? What will it be like? » Read more

Abnormal Menstrual Bleeding

When it comes to menstrual cycles, every woman is different. What may be normal for one woman is abnormal for another. Menstrual cycles on average, a woman’s cycle occurs every 30 days. » Read more