PERIODS! A nightmare for all ladies, especially for those who love to travel! Cramps, fatigue, nausea, diarrhea, bloating, headache, back pain, heavy bleeding and whatnot! Periods are a total package to deal with and no woman wants to experience this on her lovely ME time trips. Unfortunately, not always things go as planned and your vagina chooses to surprise you. So here are a few things to keep in mind when travelling in and around your menstruation period.
- Menstrual Cups :
Menstrual Cups, being one of the most sustainable options, are a small and portable item you always gotta carry in your bag. Easy to insert, clean up, and re-insert, this is a life saver while travelling!
You can of course always go for tampons or pads, whatever is the most convenient for you, because your comfort comes first, especially on your leisure vacay time!
2. Pain Killers & Natural Pain Relief techniques :
Over the counter medications like Ibuprofen, dicyclomine; anti-inflammatory tablets are a blessing during periods to fight those spasms away. While travelling, stomach cramps and pain can cause a huge amount of discomfort and pain killers can be a good option, if used in limits.
You can also consider investing in a good quality hot water bag which stays hot for a long time. These are very effective in relieving abdominal pain. For travel purposes, electric hot water bags are preferable as you can just charge them up anywhere you find a point!
3. Herbal Tea :
It is a great idea to always carry a few herbal tea bags with you while travelling. You can just stop at any nearby eatery and arrange for some hot water, just dip in your tea bags, and wallah, there you go with an instantly soothing cramp reliever! Also, remember to avoid unhealthy, oily food. Choose dry fruits or dark chocolate as a snack instead.
Recommended teas for periods : Chamomile Tea, Ginger and Lime Tea, Raspberry Leaf Tea, etc.
4. Wet wipes and hand sanitizer :
To avoid all the messy hassle while travelling on your periods, wet wipes are a great option for cleaning up instantly. It saves you when you just can’t find a washroom in a foreign town! Just keep a few wet wipes handy and don’t forget to maintain the hygiene with some hand sanitizer!
5. Extra pair of panties!
Don’t forget to pack a few extra panties for any sort of emergencies! Your bleeding can be unpredictable and hence, packing a few extra essentials won’t hurt. Ensure they’re soft, loose and comfortable! Fancy and uncomfortable underwear is the last thing you need to bear on your painful days. Choose comfortable pants as well to come your tummy at ease.