During my periods, I soak through pads and tampons, I pass large clots, I'm nauseous, I miss work and school. Want to know how I control it now?! Check out my post to learn more...
I think it's really important that as you read this post, note that Pink Stork has not paid me for this review. All thoughts and opinions are completely my own and aside from trial products that were sent to me for free, I have not benefited from this company in any financial way. I simply have written this review from my own desire to support this company and help other women who have challenges with their menstrual cycles.
Growing up, my menstrual cycle had always been an issue for me. Starting my cycle at age 11 was traumatic for me, so much so that I hid it from my parents due to feeling embarrassed and ashamed. My mother didn’t really prepare me for “the talk "during that time in my life and I can remember that day like it was yesterday.
My sister and I were at the babysitter’s house and I had to go to the bathroom so bad. I remember feeling "crampy", but figured maybe if I went to the restroom that would relieve me from that uncomfortable feeling. Little did I know, I would see that blood had stained my underwear and went onto my favorite pair of white shorts. I’m not sure how I hid it for the remainder of the day while at the sitter’s home, but I did. Once I got home, I threw the underwear in my hamper and proceeded to clean myself up and throw toilet tissue into my underwear. They were later discovered by my parents which prompted “The Talk.”
High School was terrible! The first day of my cycle would be spent in bed as I was too nauseous and in too much pain to even go to school. By the time I turned 19, I was on birth control to help regulate my cycle. I have taken everything from the pill, to the Nuvaring, to the IUD after having my second son. The IUD was my favorite and I had mine in for five years with no issues. Once hubby and I decided to get pregnant with our last child I knew I no longer desired to be on birth control and would be tying my tubes.
After my third Cesarean Section, I had my OB/GYN tie those tubes. Reproducing past three kids was NOT an option, Lol. After about five months postpartum, my cycle would return with a vengeance. I thought maybe it's just because this is my first cycle since having my daughter, but it should get better, right? Wrong! My cycle got worse. I made an appointment with my OB/GYN. I told her that I didn’t want any more surgeries, so we went for the birth control option.
The birth control did helped to regulate my cycle, but 2 years later I found out that the birth control pill that I was taking was causing my hair to fall out and showed up EVERY wash day. It also was the reason I was having so many migraines. I stopped taking my birth control in February of this year and was on the hunt for a natural way that I could manage life with a menstrual cycle and stumbled upon Pink Stork.
I looked high and low and did weeks of research before I found Pink Stork in one of my google searches. Thank you, God! Pink Stork has an array of products that support women. Issues with Fertility? They got it! Prenatal and Postpartum? They have something for that too, and they even have something catered for women dealing with menopause. PinkStork is a faith-based, woman-owned business created by founder Amy Suzanne, CEO and mother of 5. Pink Stork was created “To provide women with hope and positively impact everyone that comes into contact with Pink Stork.”
And they stand true to their mission! I purchased their Total PMS Relief Bundle which includes the Pink Stork Total PMS Relief Supplement, PMS Warm Cinnamon Tea, and their PMS Sweets. (Pro Tip: Start using the supplements a week before your period is scheduled to start). I shared my story with their Marketing & Communications Director who so graciously sent me over their Birth Control Cleanse Supplement, Total Magnesium Supplements, & their Total Cycle Gummies (which are delicious if I might add). I've been taking these supplements for three months now and my flow is lightening up. I haven't had any blood clots and only minimal (almost non-existent) symptoms; such as cramps, breast tenderness, or migraines.
My final piece of advice is to track your cycle so that you can understand what is normal for you and your body. After all, everyone’s body is different. It’s also important to note that these supplements above are not overnight miracles, nor are they promises. It took me months after making these lifestyle changes to notice a difference, and sadly they may not work for everyone. I hope you enjoyed this post and please let me know if you’d be interested in more posts about Women’s Health.
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