Ways to Deal with Menstrual Cramps

Stigmas of Menstruation at School

Stigmas of having your period at school

We have 3 tips for you to tackle your period at school with greater peace of mind. Check them out!

School is pretty good: it's where we meet our friends, where we have some of the best times of our lives, and also a place that stays in our memory forever. And it's when we're at school that we have our first period – which can be incredible or incredibly embarrassing depending on how we deal with it!

Tips for having your period at school

Talk about your menstrual cycle with the friend that you trust the most. It is often by sharing experiences that we discover that we are going through things that are absolutely normal.

Always have a pad or tampon in your backpack.

Even when it's not your time of the month! In the early years, the menstrual cycle is still irregular and it may come along when you least expect it. And not to mention that your extra pad may save a friend who unexpectedly get hers.

Know your limits

If you have period cramps, inform a teacher or a member of staff so that you can be looked after and even get some medication. Don't suffer in pain all day long! Ask for help and explain how you're feeling. Sometimes you might not be down for that tough physical education class, but don't beat yourself up about it, your body may be asking you to slow down.

Change your pad every 4 hours

This tip depends on your cycle. Every 4 hours is the maximum time you can wear the same pad so that you don't let bacteria and yeast spread in your panties. Menstruation is clean and its bacteria is necessary for your health, but when it comes into contact with the air, these bacteria proliferate too much and this is where the danger lies! Don't forget to always change your pad.

How do you go to school when you have your period?

Just as you always do! But with 3 pads in your purse for a stress-free day. Periods don't not stop you from doing anything, enjoy yourself even on your cycle!

Kimberly-Clark makes no warranties or representations regarding the completeness or accuracy of the information. This information should be used only as a guide and should not be relied upon as a substitute for professional medical or other health professional advice.