Trial Version of Menstrual Health Made Easy
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Audio transcript:

The invisible magic that takes place in the uterus is amazing at a cellular level. However, we don’t need to dive that deep right now, let’s simply clarify what physical bits and pieces that will be referenced when talking all things menstrual.

The womb is a heart-shaped and pale pink in colour, muscular organ, at the centre of the pelvic space. The fallopian tubes are very thin and floppy extensions on either side of the womb.

At the end of the tube you find the ovaries, but not always attached to the fallopian tubes, just very nearby. A piece magical wizardry allows the ‘fingers’ of the fallopian tubes to wave around, just at the right time, to encourage the egg released from the ovary to travel in its direction and coax it down the tube.

The ovaries, white and walnut sized, contain every ounce of life you are potentially able to conceive as millions of follicles, which ultimately may become eggs.

From the outside looking in we would first pass the vulva, followed by the vagina and then reach the cervix. A fascinating small structure which regulates whether sperm can get in or out and has the capacity to ward off infection, to keep the uterus a safe environment for a growing foetus

The inside of the womb is called the endometrial lining, an amazing tissue, which has the capacity to change dramatically, from the beginning to the end of the cycle. Receptive, cushion like at one point and inflamed, red and wounded at other times, with the incredible capability of repair and regeneration.

The womb has the power to be wounded yet heal, to nurture and protect, to evict and expand.

It is the endometrial lining that sheds at the point of week 1 in the cycle. The time of bleeding you will know as the period.

 The way it is expelled is via the contractions of the uterus. The menstrual flow from the vagina is a mixture of blood and tissue from the inner lining of the uterus. This then travels down through the cervix and leaves the body by passing along the vagina.

There are a variety of ways in which the menstrual Fluid is then collected, and now there are so many options to choose from.

Many people invest in clothing to use for 1 year or so, or maybe a special outfit for one day, but considering that during a lifetime a menstruator will spend approx 2190 days or 6 years bleeding, investing time in menstrual products price, design (plastic free), comfort and general practicalities is a really good idea.

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