Embarrassing? (Ladies opinion)
- 1Jan 20, '13 by msnursecpOkay this is a lil embarrassing but it has been on my mind. I decided to post this in the nursing section with students who are already in the program. I am applying to nursing school right now and at my community college the nursing uniform is all white. I was wondering what to do during that time of the month? I know for me, sometimes I have accidental leakage. This could be stupid but please no mean responses.
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- 1Jan 20, '13 by QuarterLife88I don't think this is an embarrassing question or anything you should feel ashamed of posting
While I don't have heavy periods myself, I know a few women who do, and they say that they have switched over the diva/moon cup because it holds a lot more of the flow for a longer time period (12hrs or so), versus pads/tampons that need to constantly be changed because of saturation. If you prefer to stick to pads/tampons: double up. Wear a tampon of the highest absorbency and pad. That way at least if the tampon leaks before you can get to it, you have a back=up!
Is it possible to go on the pill to decrease the heaviness, or possibly go on a specific pill to stop periods from happening except for only a few times/year?
Good luck. Sorry about the white uniform. What a ridiculous idea in a mostly female profession.
- 3Jan 20, '13 by x_factorI went through this, as we had to wear white uniform in the program I was in, and I hated it during that "time", especially since I have very heavy periods. I wore double protection, a tampon, and then a extra long pad. And to keep everything from shifting, I wore a flesh toned control top (basically the spandex tummy control undergarment) like this: Cupid - Light Control Brief with Tummy Panel 4-Pack Style 2106: Intimates : Walmart.com
It helped keep everything in place and no shifting whenever I was moving around or bending down. And then I would just change the tampon and pad a few times a day, depending on the flow. Thankfully, it all worked and I didn't have any problems.
- 0Jan 20, '13 by OB-nurse2013Well i will tell you that it has never failed that I will start on clinical days..What I do is double up on protection, go to the bathroom frequently (as possible), and I wear black leggings underneath as well. So far so good and I graduate in a couple months Good Luck!
- 1Jan 20, '13 by amoLuciaThe suggestions by other posters are all fine but I would like to add that they make special protective underwear for urinary incontinence that might be appropriate to adapt/wear. I'm sure you could go on line but it might just be as easy to go to the store and check out a bag of those undies. They sell them in the same aisle just next to the monthly sanitary stuff. They also sell them in health catalogues. (They're white and disposable.)