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reasons for missed period

What can cause you to miss your period when you’re not pregnant?

Missing your period is one of the scariest feelings! If you’re sexually active, you may be asking whether or not you are pregnant.

For most women, a missed period is typically the first sign of pregnancy. If you miss your period, first thing’s first – take a home pregnancy test to rule out pregnancy. If the results are negative, and you haven’t been intimate around the time of your ovulation, the reason for your missed period may be due to a hormonal issue, stress and jet lag, weight loss, breastfeeding, certain medications, your birth control, and a number of other factors.

(You may also like to read about PMS or Pregnancy? A related article that compares PMS symptoms to the very first pregnancy signs.)
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review of thinx period pantiesThis THINX Period Underwear review is two years in the making. I’ve been using THINX for awhile now, so I finally wanted to blog about my experience using them.

Throughout two decades of having periods, I’ve only used pads. (Tampons just aren’t for me.) Buying pads month after month add up, and in the effort to save money long-term and to help the environment, I bought period underwear from THINX.

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Causes for a Missed PeriodThere’s absolutely nothing worse than the anxiety that goes with missing your period. Whether you track your menstrual cycles, or whether you intuitively know that this is the time your period is supposed to come … what do you do?

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Self Care for New MomsMy best friend from college had her first baby six months ago. I adore my “niece” and I was there when she was born, and I was able to stay to help my friend for several days after her delivery. And my friend needed all the emotional and physical support she could get. Take care of a baby is an exhausting 24/7 responsibility that never ends. Her husband works night shifts, so he is sleeping most of the day, and unfortunately can’t give her the help that a partner working day shifts can. As a result, my friend is always exhausted and stressed. She doesn’t eat well – because she has no time to eat with taking care of her baby – and she’s lost a lot of weight. Her short term memory is out the window, and her mood suffers. She is neglecting her self-care.

Self-care is so important when you are a new mom. It will help keep your sanity.

So what are some self-care tips for new mothers? (Not all of these may help you and some may not be realistic depending on other factors, but I hope they help, even a little!) [continue reading…]

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