Let's face it, periods can be a bit of a mystery. They show up like clockwork for some, while others experience a cycle that resembles a rogue amusement park ride – full of unexpected twists and turns. If your period has a mind of its own, you're not alone! 

Irregular periods are more common than you think, and understanding the culprits behind this monthly mayhem can empower you to navigate your cycle with more chill (and less confusion).

Top 10 Reasons Your Period Plays Hide-and-Seek:

  1. Stress Monster: Chronic stress can wreak havoc on your hormones, affecting ovulation and causing irregular periods. Take a deep breath, and consider incorporating some stress-busting practices like yoga, meditation, or simply escaping into nature for a mental recharge during your luteal phase (the part of your cycle after ovulation).

  2. Weight Woes: Drastic weight loss or gain can disrupt the hormonal balance needed for a smooth-running cycle. Maintaining a healthy weight through a balanced diet and regular exercise is key for optimal menstrual health and hygiene.

  3. Birth Control Blues: Switching up your birth control method can cause temporary irregularities as your body adjusts to the hormonal changes. If your cycle remains unpredictable for several months, talk to your doctor about finding birth control that works seamlessly with your body and aligns with your menstrual cycle.

  4. PCOS: Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is a condition that causes hormonal imbalance leading to irregular periods, unwanted hair growth, and weight gain. Estimates suggest that anywhere from 3.7% to 22.5% of women in India might have PCOS*. Early diagnosis and management by a healthcare professional are crucial for keeping PCOS in check.

  5. Thyroid Throng: An underactive or overactive thyroid gland can disrupt your menstrual cycle. If you're experiencing fatigue, weight changes, period cramps or mood swings alongside irregular periods, consult your doctor for a thyroid check-up.

  6. Exercise Extremes: While exercise is fantastic for your overall well-being, pushing yourself too hard can sometimes lead to missed or irregular periods, especially in athletes with very low body fat percentages. Remember, rest and recovery are just as important as crushing those workouts! 

  7. Med Maneuvers: Certain medications, including antidepressants, antipsychotics, and some blood pressure medications, can have side effects that impact your menstrual cycle. These medications could potentially alter hormone levels or affect how your body uses hormones, leading to irregular periods

Talk to your doctor if you suspect a medication might be causing irregularities. They might be able to adjust your dosage or prescribe a different medication with fewer side effects.

  1. Understanding Your Cycle: It's important to remember that periods can vary greatly from person to person. While some may experience occasional cramps or irregularities, others might face underlying health conditions.Tracking your period can be a valuable tool in understanding your unique rhythm. If you notice significant changes in your flow, duration, or experience severe pain, consider consulting a healthcare professional.

  2. Peri-what? : As you approach menopause (typically in the 40s), your menstrual cycle naturally becomes more irregular before eventually stopping altogether. This phase, known as perimenopause, can last for several years. It is characterized by fluctuating hormone levels, particularly estrogen and progesterone. These hormonal shifts can cause a variety of symptoms, including irregular periods, hot flashes, night sweats, vaginal dryness, and mood swings.

  3. Teenage Tribulations: During the first few years after you start getting your period and in the years leading up to menopause, it's normal for your cycle to be irregular as your hormones find their groove. Don't stress, your cycle will eventually settle into a more predictable routine.

Irregular cycles can be a real curveball. You never quite know when your period might show up. Wearing pads and tampons "just in case" can be cumbersome and contribute to irritation, rashes and discomfort - especially if your period decides to skip town that month. But what if there was a better way to handle the unpredictability?

Mahina’s period underwear come in a ‘light’ absorbency, and are an ideal solution for those ‘will they/ won’t they’ kind of days.

Here's how:

  • Leak-Proof Protection, Anytime: Featuring 3 lightweight, highly absorbent leak-proof layers and advanced bonded seams, Mahina’s period underwear absorbs your flow swiftly and securely, keeping you feeling confident and protected throughout the day, no matter when your cycle starts.
  • Preparation Is Key: With Mahina Period Underwear, you can ditch the constant worry of leaks or unexpected arrivals or a delay in periods. Crafted in breathable, natural fabrics, and designed to feel just like regular underwear, you can prepare yourself for any unexpected leaks and wear these as back-up. 
  • Versatile Absorbency: Mahina offers a variety of absorbency levels, from light to heavy, so you can choose the perfect pair for your specific needs and cycle phase. No more bulky pads or uncomfortable tampons – just the feeling of your favorite underwear with added leak-proof protection.

Say farewell to scrambling for pads or tampons, and no more worrying about leaks. Mahina’s period underwear ensures you get to experience the freedom and confidence of a worry free period. Explore our range and find the perfect pair for your unique flow and style

We wish you a happier and healthier cycle next time ‘round - be it on time or not!