Reproductive Health

So Well, So Woman prides itself on being a reproductive and sexual health blog for women, so this archive includes some of our most popular and relevant blog posts on female reproductive wellness! I hope you find the education here helpful and enlightening as we work to crush the stigma surrounding talking about sexual health in women and men alike.

nausea after pap smear procedure

Is Nausea After Pap Smears Normal?

Few women relish the experience of changing into a paper nightgown, placing their feet in stirrups and having a stranger investigate their nether regions. Nevertheless, getting a Pap smear is an essential part of annual health screenings for women. Some women experience more severe side effects than others, such as mild to moderate bleeding. Others […] Read more…

how to get rid of period cramps fast and efficiently

How to Get Rid of Period Cramps Fast

Periods can be a hassle. About 50 percent of women deal with period pain — a medical condition called dysmenorrhea. Experts believe this pain is caused by a chemical called prostaglandin, which triggers contractions in the body to shed the uterine lining. If you deal with dysmenorrhea, do you know how to get rid of […] Read more…

best sleeping positions for menstrual cramps

8 Best Sleeping Positions for Menstrual Cramps

Heavy-duty menstrual cramps can leave you curled up in bed in the fetal position, but is this necessarily the most comfortable way to situate yourself? Any physical pain can make getting some much-needed relief from your agony difficult, if not impossible. Is there any way to get your needed shut-eye without taking a Xanax or […] Read more…

is a sudden change in menstrual cycle length worrisome at all

Is a Sudden Change in Menstrual Cycle Length Worrisome?

Think of the menstrual cycle as a hormone-driven 30-day calendar your body follows naturally. Day one is when you begin your period and start to bleed, called menstruation. This bleeding typically ends on day three or five. On day 14, ovulation will occur. If the egg is not fertilized by the 25th day, it will dissolve, […] Read more…

why is my menstrual cycle getting shorter all of a sudden

Why Is My Menstrual Cycle Getting Shorter?

Your period is probably not something you look forward to. However, as you grow accustomed to the ritual, you may notice changes that occur in your body, such as a shorter or missed period. Have you been asking yourself, “Why is my menstrual cycle getting shorter?” You’re not alone. Irregular periods are very prevalent, affecting […] Read more…

what are the benefits of yogurt for pregnancy

8 Benefits of Yogurt for Pregnancy

When you’re expecting, you want to do everything you can to benefit the health of your baby, including improving your diet to up your nutrient intake. While prenatal supplements help, the best nutrition originates from eating all-natural, whole foods rich in vitamins and minerals the way nature intended. One such superfood all pregnant women do […] Read more…

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