Weddings are special, no doubt about that. But they’re equally stressful. And on top of that, add the load of managing periods!
Too much, right? But what if you’re given the power to delay them just for your wedding day?
Is It Possible To Prevent Period for Your Wedding?
What if someone told you it’s possible to avoid your period on your wedding day? And, that too in a completely safe manner? Yes, it’s medically possible to delay your period or skip them for!
There are several methods you can try out. Here is a list of a few of them:
The Doctor First!
With proper planning, women can manipulate their period schedule for their wedding! Remember, this is not a quick fix. It requires prior planning.
Talk to your doctor about the best solution. If seeing the doctor is not convenient for the time being, you can visit the online pharmacy MedsNow for unlimited online consultations and treatment tailored just for you!
Consider Birth Control
Hormonal birth control methods hold the ability to delay or stop your period safely. You’ve several options like the IUD, combined oral contraceptive pills or the progestin-only pills, the shot, the ring, the implant, and the patch.
The pill, the ring, and the patch are the easiest to control manually. They’re more likely to help prevent your periods completely! While the IUD, the shot, and the implant make your periods lighter.
Period Delay Pill Gets the Job Done
Medically called the Norethisterone, it’s a progesterone-only pill where the synthetic form of progesterone, progestin, delays your period.
During your normal cycle, a drop in progesterone and estrogen causes periods. With a period delay pill, your cycle is extended, causing a postponement. But before you jump on these pills, here are a few things to know about delaying your period:
- These are prescription-only medicines.
- You’ll get an option of 10, 20, or 30-day course tablets that need to be taken parallel to your wedding date.
- It’s not recommended to delay your periods for more than 20 days.
- You’ve to start the course three days before your due period.
- The pills work by preventing the shedding of your womb lining. Once you stop taking this medication, your periods should start within three days.
- Although this is a safe method, always consult a doctor first.
Track Your Menstrual Cycle
If the entire hormonal contraceptive method isn’t really your game, you can always keep track of your menstrual cycles. While the pills can help delay your periods, this method is great for predicting your period arrival.
It’ll help you schedule your wedding date around that information or prepare yourself to manage all the symptoms. Yes, you can do the math yourself, but modern tools are here for your convenience.
You’ll have to simply put in your period dates of the previous months and allow the algorithm to do all the work! This saves you time and effort.
Keep Your Stress in Check
Stress and bride go hand-in-hand! It’s natural to get stressed as your wedding day nears, but remember that stress can affect your period dates. Even if you’re using a period tracking app, your dates might move around if you’re stressed.
To make the most out of your tracking methods, you need to keep your stress in check! This is important if you’re not using a contraceptive method.
But What If Nothing Works? Don’t Stress Out!
There’s a certain time limit in which you’ve to start taking your birth control or period delay pills. But if you’ve crossed this timeframe, there are chances none of these options will work. Don’t panic!
It’s better to stay prepared. So keep your period supplies ready. If you get excruciating pain during periods, keep pain relievers ready. Have tampons, pads, menstrual cups, or whatever you use handy.
Getting periods on your wedding day is definitely not ideal, but you can avoid this if you start planning everything by considering the above points!
Krishma Patel: Co-founder and the Superintendent Pharmacist at MedsNow, an online pharmacy in the UK that provides health and wellness products and treatments along with free online consultations. She is passionate about showcasing the integral function community pharmacies can play in supporting the healthcare system and the NHS by providing patients with high quality, safe and discreet access to healthcare at their convenience. Along with being the co-founder of MedsNow, Krishma is also the Director and the Superintendent Pharmacist of Enimed Ltd., an independent pharmacy group comprising 32 branches.