Ask Aunt Flo…heavy periods & cloth pads

RachadminAunt Flo Answers, Menstrual Health, Musings

Dear Aunt Flo, I am really interested in using cloth pads- having considered making my own in the past but not being sure how to make them absorbent enough. I have a really heavy flow and flood a lot. Are cloth pads absorbent enough to cope with this? Many thanks, Lyds Hi Lyds,  My daughter has suffered with menorrhagia (very … Read More

Ask Aunt Flo…Moon Lodge Question

RachadminAunt Flo Answers, Moon Lodge/Red Tent

Dear Aunt Flo , What exactly is a Moon Lodge? could you explain? thanks Kate. Hi Kate, well, The Moon lodge originates from the Native American Indian tradition. They honoured the moon time as sacred, it was treated with respect. The Moon Lodge is a Sacred Place for women to gather during their Bleeding Time. It was when we connected … Read More

Ask Aunt Flo….heavy periods

RachadminAunt Flo Answers, Menstrual Health

Dear Aunt Flo, My daughter is 12 and has had her period for about a year.  She is suffering from very heavy periods and our GP wants to try her on the Pill which I am totally against ….do you have any suggestions? Ruth, Merseyside Hi Ruth, My daughter suffered from heavy periods too! A herbalist suggested a liver cleanse … Read More

Ask Aunt Flo..IBS

RachadminAunt Flo Answers, Menstrual Health

Dear Aunt Flo, I’ve been suffering from IBS for a year or so- I’ve tried loads of different things- changing my diet, herbal remedies, de-stressing techniques etc. Recently my doctor mentioned that IBS can be a pre-menstrual symptom and she suggested I note when my IBS is worse- and the outcome the last 2 months has been that it flares … Read More