Christmas really is the most wonderful time of the year, but that doesn’t mean everything stops for it, especially not your period. That's right, your menstrual cycle is the gift that keeps on giving.
After a long year of working hard and ensuring everything runs seamlessly, there's nothing we'd love more than a stress free Christmas day and family holiday.
The festive period is a time to relax, sit back and enjoy quality time with family and friends, this is not the time to be worrying about little unexpected bumps in the road such as our period, sweat, bladder leaks or hot flashes that leave us feeling overwhelmed and stressed.
Women often have the difficult task around this festive time of getting everyone and everything organised. There’s so much to think about, from presents, to decorating the house, getting christmas cards out to friends and loved ones and of course preparing the amazing Christmas Day feast, not to mention deciding where to sit the aunty and sister who haven’t spoken in 3 years!
This really leaves no time to be worrying about your period or any other unexpected surprises that might catch you off guard! Well not to worry, Modibodi was designed with the busy woman in mind!
Dealing with all the parties
Work Christmas Parties, or relaxed lunches with family tend to last for a very long time, and why wouldn't they - feasting with loved ones is the best part of Christmas!
It’s completely normal to feel a little nervous at these times if you're conscious of anything leaking onto the back of your clothes, or feeling as though you need to go to the bathroom to check or change your tampon.
The need for all of this is completely removed with Modibodi. You won't need to even get up from your chair all day, you can sit and relax without the niggling feeling in the back of your mind that you might be leaking.
Not to mention, they're discreet. You don't have to carry a spare pair, and they aren't bulky or uncomfortable, they're just like normal underwear (only with super powers)
Dealing with Shopping
Try not to leave all your gift shopping to the last minute. The thought of going to the shops, finding a park, standing in lines and pushing through crowds can seem extremely unappealing to some, and this can cause a delay in getting this done. But try to avoid the last minute dash to the shopping centre, where the lines will have doubled.
For those with incontinence, the thought of standing in a line for an extended period of time can seem daunting. If you throw on a pair of Modibodi before you go, you'll be fine to shop from morning to night in complete security and comfort, you could stand in a line all day because you’re protected and able to more confidently battle those pelvic floor muscles.!
If you’re someone who feels claustrophobic, and doesn't like the hot and stuffy atmosphere associated with Christmas shopping, then you're not alone. The hot flushes associated with menopause can make this thought even scarier. Modibodi underwear have patented microfiber technology which works to wick moisture (such as urine or sweat) away from the body, and into the protective middle layer. This moisture wicking aspect also keeps you feeling fresh and dry all day.
If your period is particularly heavy, and this makes you nervous, then our moderate absorbency range is perfect for protection that lasts all day!
Your period can also spread the Christmas joy a little too much, by enticing us into eating half a christmas pudding, one too many servings of Turkey, or our entire advent calendar in one sitting!
As hard as it is around this time, it's important to enjoy your little Christmas treats in moderation, as too much food or sugar can leave us feeling more sick and bloated than we usually would, and does not help with those pesky cramps.
Healthier snack choices include roasted nuts, dark chocolate and fruit!
Slow down on the alcohol intake. The ‘silly season’ didn't get its name for no reason! After a stressful year, it's all too easy to go overboard at christmas and have a little too much fun at the christmas parties. Some studies have also shown you can feel the effects of alcohol faster while on your period, as your metabolism increases by 10% after ovulation. Make sure that for every drink you have, you have a glass of water afterward, to make sure the silliness doesn't get too out of control.
So stress less this Christmas season and don’t let periods, incontinence or menopause stop you from having a ball. Make sure you have your Modibodi underwear with you, and you can feast, laugh, relax and celebrate morning to night without any worries.