Even the women who feel little to no pain and discomfort during their period will attest to the fact that there is a certain apprehension when menstruating. For a bride, the worry of being on her period on the wedding day is brought on by the exhausting wedding ceremonies, fancy and heavy clothes, and a customary wedding night that implies sex as a married couple.
Managing your period during the wedding is not impossible. However, it does take a lot of energy, which you could instead put in enjoying the celebrations. The most natural way to avoid period on the wedding day is to schedule your wedding on a date that is farthest from the start date of your cycle. Check your period calendar and find a wedding date that doesn’t coincide with any of the menstruating days.
However, if you have irregular periods or there is no wedding date available except for when you’re menstruating, here are a few helpful tips to delay period for wedding.
1. Combined birth control pill
Taking two packs of a combined birth control pill could delay the period. For how many days you need to take the pill? And when you need to start taking the pill? will depend on the type of pill. For monophasic or daily pills, take the 21-day course and instead of taking the dummy pills for the subsequent seven days, start a new pack of active pills to delay the period.
If you use phasic pills, the hormonal content is different, so you must consult your pharmacist, gynaecologist or GP for detailed information on how to use it. If used correctly, it can be an effective pill to stop period for the wedding. Be aware of possible side effects such as nausea, sickness, diarrhoea, and vaginal bleeding. If you are on the progestin-only pill, you will need to switch to a combined pill.
Norethisterone, a prescription drug is usually taken thrice in a day starting from three days before the usual start date of the cycle. The period arrives a couple of days after you stop taking the medication. A few possible side effects include nausea, headache, and changes in sex drive.
Norethisterone, unlike the combined birth control pill, is not a contraceptive. So, remember to use preventative measures such as a condom to prevent pregnancy.
You must consult your gynaecologist or general physician before starting any pill or medication. The doctor will guide you based on your medical history, period history, and comprehensively explain how the medication works.
Taking hormonal pills or prescription drugs does not guarantee that you will have a delayed period. It is advisable to be prepared for the contingencies if you get your period on the wedding day