The Monthly Pain


We need more information. We need facts. We need to understand our bodies better.

As a woman I know I have this amazing God given body that can bring life into the world. But there are times I feel my body is letting me down, plagued with pain, cramping, discomfort and making me emotionally fragile. So how can this body be so fabulous when each month it is a struggle? I promised to write more on periods so I wanted to share this article with you.

Without doubt there needs to be more research, more information and knowledge about what happens to the female body through the course of her life. In the short piece ‘BLOODY PAIN: Period pain can be “almost as bad as a heart attack. Why aren’t we researching how to treat it?‘ Olivia Goldhill shares her experiences of period related pain and some expert opinions.  John Guillebaud says:

 “Men don’t get it and it hasn’t been given the centrality it should have. I do believe it’s something that should be taken care of, like anything else in medicine.”

It is an interesting read and it has renewed my commitment to share all of the wonderful details of the female body with my girls. Knowledge is power.

2 thoughts on “The Monthly Pain”

  1. Susie, thank you for sharing this article. I found it really interesting as a nurse who is always evaluating people's pain levels. Also as a female I believe we do ourselves a real disservice by our lack of conversation around our monthly experiences.
    I am looking forward to more posts about this topic and sharing some of your insights with my daughter.'

  2. Thanks Meredith. I would love to be having more open and honest discussion with my peers too as I realise many women are suffering in silence. I hope we can help our daughters with real knowledge of what is happening to their body each month.

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