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Covid-19 Vaccine Safe during Pregnancy and May Protect Baby Too

https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2021/04/02/983666339/study-covid-19-vaccine-is-safe-during-pregnancy-and-may-protect-baby-too?fbclid=IwAR0kKD-QzfXqfs3CyBejNMGXiAOayLp4DW3Qng9WqBJZqBPZQWwTB2kOEoY

 

Hemophilia Carriers at High Risk for Heavy Bleeding After Childbirth

https://hemophilianewstoday.com/2021/04/05/hemophilia-carriers-at-high-risk-for-heavy-bleeding-after-childbirth-review-finds/?fbclid=IwAR26qjrjPxOqyxs0dimMyVSaD_12ELmjyjItA2Z0VvalpepYVgemmvKnwNw

 

Stimate Availability Update

https://hemophilianewstoday.com/2021/02/12/ferring-pharmaceuticals-nasal-desmopressin-recall-availability-2023-hemophilia

 

Female Factors magazine is designed for young women with bleeding disorders. This booklet aims to explain bleeding disorders in detail in a way that is easy to understand for you, your family, partner or friends.

https://www.haemophilia.org.au/HFA/media/Documents/WWBD/FF-Female-Factors-YW-web.pd

Flow Podcast Episode 3

FLOW – What is disordered? from FLOW | BloodStream Media – A podcast network for the bleeding disorder community

 

Track your cycle and flow with HFA’s Blood Sisterhood app specifically designed for women with bleeding disorders.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New VWD diagnosis and management guidelines are here!

Snapshots of VWD Guidelines | National Hemophilia Foundation

Could a bleeding disorder be the cause of your heavy period?

Check out The Period Girl podcast featuring The National Hemophilia Foundation.

  https://nicolejardim.com/

 

Stimate Availability Update

https://hemophilianewstoday.com/2021/02/12/ferring-pharmaceuticals-nasal-desmopressin-recall-availability-2023-hemophilia

 

Female Factors magazine is designed for young women with bleeding disorders. This booklet aims to explain bleeding disorders in detail in a way that is easy to understand for you, your family, partner or friends.

https://www.haemophilia.org.au/HFA/media/Documents/WWBD/FF-Female-Factors-YW-web.pd

 

Flow Podcast Episode 3

FLOW – What is disordered? from FLOW | BloodStream Media – A podcast network for the bleeding disorder community

 

Track your cycle and flow with HFA’s Blood Sisterhood app specifically designed for women with bleeding disorders.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New VWD diagnosis and management guidelines are here!

Snapshots of VWD Guidelines | National Hemophilia Foundation

Could a bleeding disorder be the cause of your heavy period?

Check out The Period Girl podcast featuring The National Hemophilia Foundation.

  https://nicolejardim.com/

 

Don’t wear your favorite clothes around the dates your menstrual cycle is due.

Don’t wait too long to change your pad or tampon.

For cramps, try disposable heating pads that stick to your skin under your clothes. You can find them at a drugstore.

Get moving! Your body releases endorphins which help with your moods and cramps.

Use a dark towel on your bed to protect your sheets.

Avoid swimming during your heaviest flow.

Plan for your menstrual cycle. Look at your calendar/period schedule and plan for extra clothes and period supplies.

Follow the recommendations of your hematologist.

Keep a small bag with extra pads or tampons and an extra pair of underwear in your locker or car.

Keep a sweatshirt or sweater in your locker or car. You can use it to wrap around your waist (in case you bleed through your clothes).

Keep an extra pair of pants in your locker or car.

Speak to your school nurse and your parents or guardian to make arrangements to be able to use the restroom as needed during your menstrual cycle.

Menstrual Cups

A menstrual cup is a small, flexible cup made of silicone or latex. It is used to catch and collect your flow instead of absorbing it. There are disposable options, but most are reusable. When full, simply empty, wash and reinsert. It can be worn up to 12 hours, depending on your flow, and it holds more fluid than a pad or tampon. Cups can hold up to 1 ounce, that’s about 2Xs the amount of a super-absorbent tampon or pad.

Period Underwear/Swimwear

These washable, reusable underwear are designed to absorb your period.  These undies can be used alone or as a second protection, the same way you would use a tampon and a pad.  They also come in different absorbencies, sizes and styles to appeal to everyone.  They look and feel like your regular undies but with all the protection. 

Cloth Menstrual Pads

Cloth pads are a reusable feminine hygiene product. You can use them as an alternative to disposable sanitary napkins.  Using reusable products can save you money over time. It also helps to keep disposable products out of landfills. Cloth pads are made of fabric, this leaves the plastic off you, as well as some chemicals that companies do not have to list on their packaging.

Did you know...Some feminine hygiene products are now FSA eligible!

For further discussion, information, or to speak with a nurse, contact Kelli at kkaminskas@mybdrn.com or via voice/text at 908-930-6445

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