Embarrassing? (Ladies opinion) - page 2

Okay 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... Read More

  1. by   Jaynie_Marie
    I used to have to wear kahki colored pants at a previous job so I understand the need for a protection that won't leak! What I found works the best for me is a menstrual cup (diva/moon cup/lunette/etc)...it holds much more than a tampon and is cheaper than continuing to purchase tampons every month (more eco friendly, as well, if you're concerned about that). On my heavy days I also wear a panty liner if I know/suspect I may not be able to get to the bathroom when needed, but even so it very rarely leaks...I love it and would never even consider going back to tampons!
  2. by   loriangel14
    Oh my I remember that. We all worried when it was that time of the month. I wore tampons and pads together, went to the bathroom to check for leakagefrequently and we all used to tell each other when we needed an extra set of eyes on our white scrubs.
  3. by   msnursecp
    THANKS!!! Ladies. I value each one of your opinion.Whew ! Glad I wasn't the only one with this issue.
  4. by   Hygiene Queen
    Be mindful of your panties!
    Get good ones and check that they hide-- instead of show off-- your pantyliners!
    You don't want anyone to see your pad when you bend over!
    I wore a flesh colored slimmer. It kept the pad in place better, was an extra layer and it was heavier than regular bloomers so the stark white pad wasn't obvious.
    No woman should be forced to wear white pants.
    It's almost cruel!
  5. by   DalyarogueRN
    Quote from learning as i go
    Extra protection, change frequently. I also have an app to keep track of my cycles so I don't get caught off guard. My uniform is white and I haven't had an accident yet.
    I've been looking for one of these. What's the app called?
  6. by   9#n
    You haven't gotten in the program yet and you're worried about that? Haha you sound like me! I worried about anything and everything before I got into nursing school. First off, I ne'er understood why nursing school scrubs would be white! But, as everyone else said, def double up. You will be busy in clinical but should have enough time for quick bathroom runs-take advantage of them to change your feminine products. Best of luck!
  7. by   WordWrangler
    Feel better? LOL. You will never be the only one worried about this in THIS profession. White scrub pants are stupid anyway. Thank goodness ours are darker, but I still double up at THAT time. It's not like we have tons of time for bathroom breaks.
  8. by   shamrokks
    Quote from Stephalump
    When in doubt, use double protection. Applies to many things. I use a tampon and a pad and I just change them routinely throughout the day at clinicals.
    I was going to say the same thing Stephalump said.
  9. by   shamrokks
    Quote from blacksunflower
    Keep plenty of pads/tampons in your clinical bag at all times. My period likes to randomly start a week early, or come back for a few days after my period ends. I got caught off guard once, and it will never happen again.
    Me too! I always keep a small bag of random extra items in my clinical and school bag. I'm a mom so I guess I am prepared for whoever needs whatever, lol. I try to be anyway.
  10. by   shamrokks
    Also....during that time of the month if you have a pocket that you can slip your item of choice into then you may want to. Your bathroom breaks may not be that planned so then you will have it if needed and not have to find your clinical bag and go back to the bathroom.
  11. by   sharpeimom
    What I used to do was to double a super tampon with a light absorbency long length Poise incontinent pad. They come folded in thirds and wrapped like a maxi pad so they don't look conspicuous if you drop one. (I did!) I used a pocket carrier in my left pants pocket and it held my scissors, hemostat, pen, some change and a five dollar bill, and an extra tampon and a Poise pad.
  12. by   Compassion_x
    If your period is regular and you know it should be coming, wear at least a pantyliner just in case. If you're already on it, wear a pad and a tampon if it's not too uncomfortable for you. And also bring an extra pair of undies and scrub pants, and of course try to make it to the bathroom every couple hours.
  13. by   PalmHarborMom
    We did not have clinical bags so I have a big lunch bag with pockets. I also double up on protection AND carry extra supplies in the pockets of my lunch bag. Everyone here has given you great suggestions. My nursing school scrub pants are green but would undoubtedly show leakage if it happened. This would probably be an issue with just about any color scrubs (except black).

    Never think questions like this are dumb. Everyone goes through it and it is better to hear from the voice of experience.