If you’re not excited about the choices you’ve had up to now in terms of menstrual products, then period panties might be an option you want to explore. These panties work well for women who suffer from heavy periods that cause leaking through tampons and pads. Eagle’s Landing OB/GYN can determine if your heavy period is something to worry about. If not, period panties can help.
How Do Period Panties Work?
Period panties are made with moisture-wicking fabrics that also have anti-microbial properties. These properties help period panties to be leak-proof, but they also help to control odor, which is one reason you might have avoided using pads more often. The best part about period panties is that they’re washable and reusable, so if you’re trying to be conscious of how much trash you’re putting into the environment, that’s a big selling point.
Your Needs May Vary
You may be perfectly happy with your current menstrual solution, whether that’s a tampon or menstrual cup, but want something you can rely on as a backup. Or maybe you want something easy for light flow days. Whatever your needs are, period panties might be the answer. They’re excellent backups for women with heavy flow that leak as discussed above. You can also use them on their own, provided you purchase the right capacity.
Read Up on Capacity
The most important thing to look at beyond size with period panties is their capacity. Every period panty manufacturer tends to offer a range of absorbencies. These are usually listed either in the amount of millimeters of liquid the panties can hold or in terms of the number of tampons the panties can replace. If you’re not already sure what your needs are, track that information for a month or two in order to get the panty absorbency that works for you.
Periods Can Be Unpredictable at Times
Your period tracker app might be on the money quite a bit, but odds are that it’s been wrong a few times. The unpredictability is part of the excitement of menstruating at times, but that doesn’t mean you have to feel unprepared. Many people wear period panties in place of regular panties all the time, just in case. This can be a great idea as well if you experience light bladder leakage at times or suffer from a very unpredictable menstrual cycle.
Big changes in your period or anything else to do with your reproductive health could be significant. It’s important to talk to your gynecologist about what you’re experiencing. If you don’t already have a regular gynecologist, we can help at Eagles Landing OB/GYN in Stockbridge, GA.