(Closed) Question for the Newlywed Brides

posted 9 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I was on my period the day of our wedding.  Honestly, I just wore a ‘super’ tampon, & made sure to put it in RIGHT before the wedding.  We still had sex the morning after, period was not that heavy though.  I would be less concerned about the sex part than the ‘on period while wearing white’ part though.

They sell pantiliners for both ‘normal’ underwear, and thongs, so if your period is heavy you may want to try using one of those in conjunction with the tampon. 

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

Mine ended the day before the wedding, I do take the pill but didn’t care to ‘trick’ my body by skipping a week or whatever.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Irish: I wore spanx under my dress, so even if I was bloated, they really sucked me in!  So I had no trouble fitting in my dress.  I cut down on my salt intake the week of the wedding too, so maybe that helped as well. 

I hope you don’t get cramps!  That would stink =(.  I guess maybe just take midol or something, even if you don’t have them, as a preventative measure? 

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee

Can you get something to take for the cramps? Ibuprofen works well for me, but I know some other people need Vicodin or something. Drinking extra water is supposed to help with bloating, and I think they have medicines for bloat anyway. Good luck!

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

Check out these products- they’re alternatives to tampons and pads that won’t ‘interfere’ with wedding night/honeymoon activities!!  (And if you try them out in advance, they might make dress shopping and other stuff less of a hassle).

 

Instead:

http://www.softcup.com/

 

The Dive Cup:

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Post # 10
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Look online for foods you are suposed to avoid during your period to avoid all the bloat. Things like caffeine, sugar, and salt top the list. Try not to give into your cravings so even if you bloat up a little bit, it’s MINOR in comparison to what you’d otherwise have. Salt’s the biggee. I lost 7 pounds in water retention just by cutting out the sodium in my diet for 4 days and upping my water intake to about 2+ nalgenes of water a day. Temporary fix, sure, but it works =]

Post # 12
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Blushing bee

I’m due for mine a couple days before the wedding, so I’m skipping it with my birth control pills.  Even if your health insurance doesn’t pay for it, you could still consider going on birth control pills for six months or so.  Your local health department can do your exam and give you the pills for free or at a discount, depending on your income.  Or you could get a prescription from your doctor and pay for them yourself — most brands are about $30 per month, and Wal-Mart offers a couple generics for $9 per month.  If you decide to do this, you should definitely start soon, as you may have spotting for a couple months as your body adjusts. 

Oh, and it is completely safe to skip your period by skipping the placebo pills and going straight to the next pack.  In fact, birth control pills were originally formulated so that you never had a period — the placebo pills were added later when the researchers found out that women were weirded out by the lack of a period! 

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2008

Irish,

Lately, my body has been swelling quite a bit around period time.  I had my second-to-last fitting on my period, and my seamstress definitely noticed a big difference.  I would just maybe monitor your body over the next few months, with the tape measure, to see if you significantly swell at all during your period.

Is your dress a corset back?  I would think that could eliminate any problem, if you were a little more bloated than normal, as it could just be laced looser.

For shopping and the day-of, I would definitely recommend wearing Spanx, to give you more coverage and security.  Good luck!

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

For cramps, I recommend taking 4 ibuprofen (yes, 4) when you get up, then again every 4-6 hours thereafter.  It is a lot easier to prevent them than to stop them once they get a good start.

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