Working out what is causing your irregular periods can feel like a minefield. During puberty, it’s normal to have irregular periods for the first year and half. Later, during perimenopause your periods may become irregular – either more frequent or more spaced out as you approach menopause.
At Angea we are all about education. Menstrual cycle awareness is super important! Why? The menstrual cycle is a window into the general health and well-being of you! It’s not just a reproductive and fertility event.
Your menstrual cycle is a positive biological feedback system that responds to external and internal stimuli, it is intimately linked to lifestyle, changes in diet, exercise, and let’s not forget stress! Stress can have a big impact on periods.
To optimise your periods, we recommend to stop smoking and reduce alcohol intake. Regular exercise that is not excessive has a wide range of benefits. ‘Nourish not Punish’.
Additionally, make sure you are getting plenty of sleep and rest. Think YIN Baby. Periods are often sensitive to stress, calorie restriction, poor nutrition, weight fluctuation and coming off birth control. Honour your body through the right avenues and choices!
Join the period conversation. How have your periods been affected by the pill?
Amanda is the founder of Angea and has over 12 years of experience working with women to support their health journey. In addition to being a registered doctor of Chinese medicine, Amanda is a yoga teacher and founder of Mindful Pregnancy Yoga Training. Amanda offers acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine and womb healing treatments at Angea.