Why make your period come faster? There are many valid reasons for wanting to induce your period. Not everyone has what is considered to be a “normal” period. You know, the kind that lasts between 28 and 30 days, normal flow, not too much discomfort or hormonal imbalance! In fact many of us suffer from irregular and unpredictable periods. There’s nothing worse than not knowing what your period is going to do to you next month. It can be so stressful not know what to expect, and actually the stress of anticipation and fear can make your period arrive even later!
People who suffer with horrible periods have to have time off work, they miss important events and struggle with deadlines, and they have regular pregnancy scares and probably spend a fortune on pregnancy tests when their periods refuse to show up on time. Is any of this sounding familiar to you?
On the other hand, there are some women who may have perfectly normal periods, and their periods are so regular that they can even predict the time of day they are likely to start! These are the kind of woman who are fortunate enough to be able to look ahead and plan when they want their period to land, so that they can avoid inconveniences. For example, a woman may want to make sure her period lands a week and a half before her wedding, or students may want to control when they get their period during exam times, especially if they suffer from menstrual pain and other side effects.
Luckily there are a number of different ways that you can take control of your life, so that you don’t have to feel like you are living your life around your cycle. Here are some of the ways that you can safely induce your period…
Regulate and induce your period using birth control pills
Did you know that you could actually regulate your periods and make them a lot lighter by taking birth control pills? There are different types of pill that work in different ways, but by regulating your period in this way, not only will you be able to start predicting accurately when to expect your next period, you will also be able to induce a period at your own convenience simply by taking a break from taking your pill to bring on your period early.
You should consult your GP to find out more about which type of pill will be right for you, and then you can read the instructions to find out what happens when you induce a period. If you are using the pills for birth control as well, then you need to read carefully to make sure that you are still protected when you induce your period, as you may have to use another form of contraception as well.
Although birth control pills do have some negative side effects, depending on the kind of pill and your own personal reaction to it, there are also positive side effects, and this information may help you to decide which pill to go for. For example, they could help to improve acne, and also help with hair growth.
Induce a late period by having sex!
Are you feeling irritable and restless because you know that your period should be due any day now, but it doesn’t seem to want to arrive yet? Did you now that you can actually bring it on by having sex? When you have sexual intercourse with your boyfriend, the blood flow to your vagina is increased which stimulates it to contract. So when your vagina relaxes afterwards it triggers the shedding of the uterine lining, which brings on your period. Now there’s a handy trick! Just make sure you go the toilet and don’t fall straight asleep if you’re expecting sex to trigger your period, or you may end up with a mess in the bed!
Have you considered that stress is causing your period to delay?
Believe it or not the most common reason women’s periods get delayed is that they are suffering from stress in their lives. We deal with such large amounts of stress on a daily basis that often we don’t even realize how stressed out we actually are. You can’t fool your body though! If your period is late, perhaps the first thing you should consider is that it is due to stress. Stress can be anything, from work-related stress to an upcoming birthday. Many women even get stressed about the impending arrival of their period and in turn delay their cycle!
If you want to induce a period and you think it may be late due to stress, just try a few simple relaxation techniques. Light some smelly candles and have a hot bath, or get into bed for an early night with a hot water bottle. Heat will help to comfort you, relax your muscles and clear your mind.
Try some physical exercise to bring your period on!
It is a common misconception that exercise will cause a heavy and more painful period. In fact it can help to relieve a lot of n=menstrual discomfort and also induce a late period. You don’t have to go over the top either. Try half an hour of aerobic exercise, such as brisk walking, or walking up and down stairs. You could try going swimming – just make sure you are wearing a tampon! Some women find that abdominal exercise works for them, like sit ups. Alternatively you could look into yoga exercise options.