On average, a menstrual cycle lasts around 28 to 30 days, but because we’re all different, a cycle can range from 21 to 35 days. The only sure-fire way to track your period is to mark it on a calendar. This will help you figure out how long your menstrual cycle is, which will help you predict when your next period is due. You do have to deal with menstruation, but you don’t have to let it catch you by surprise!

Days 1-7

Your period is considered the beginning of your menstrual cycle. The bleeding won’t be too heavy – it usually begins with a pretty light flow, so Kotex® Slim Pads will keep you covered. It’s a good idea to wear a Kotex® Daily Liner if you are expecting your period.

You’ll probably find that around day 2-3 your period will be at its heaviest. Kotex® Overnight Wing Pads with Pro-Active Guards are your best bet for this stage of menstruation. The guards on either side of the pad gently rises closer to your body for a better fit to prevent any embarrassing leaks, especially when lying down. It also keeps your PJs fresh while you sleep! Towards the end of your period when the flow is lighter, go for Kotex® Slim Pads and Kotex® Daily Liners instead.

Days 8-14

One of your ovaries releases an egg and the uterus begins to rebuild its lining. Kotex® Daily Liners are available in both scented and unscented kinds, and are perfect for keeping your undies feeling fresh and clean during this time of the month. And the best thing is, no one will ever know you’re wearing them! Remember to change the liners frequently for maximum freshness.

Days 15-28

If the egg isn’t fertilised, the uterus wall will continue to thicken until your hormone levels suddenly drop. You won’t know it’s happening, but this will cause the lining to break down and you will get your period again. This time of the month, especially towards day 28, could be super embarrassing if you’re caught by surprise. But, to make sure you’re covered and well prepared for this part of menstruation, wear a Kotex® Daily Liner during the day and keep some Kotex® Ultrathin pads on hand.

Source disclaimer: Article is adapted from original article source U by Kotex – Australia

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