It can be really stressful if you are unprepared for a period and it starts when you are not at home or don’t have any supplies with you. To be on the safe side, carry a spare pad in your bag at all times and always wear a pair of underwear.
- It is helpful to carry a small calendar or notebook in your bag marking the first day of your cycle last month. It is probable that you will have your period near these dates in the coming months as well.
- You can also calculate your menstrual cycle (the total number of days beginning from the first day of bleeding to the day before your next period) - and then you will have an idea that what will be the most accurate day for your periods in the coming months. The range of menstrual cycle is around 21-45 days, and the total days of bleeding during this cycle can be between 3 to 10 days.
- Maintaining a record of your cycle will also help you figure out any specific patterns (irregular periods, too long or too short cycles etc.) that can prove helpful if you have to consult a doctor.
- You can also put a reminder on your mobile phone if you have difficulty remembering your dates.
- Sometimes, you may start feeling the signs of PMS a few days before your period date - this means frequent mood swings, heaviness in the abdominal region or even mild nausea. This is also a rough indicator that your period date is near and you should stay cautious in the coming few days.