thread: how do you plan for it?

  1. #1
    Registered User

    Jan 2009
    hiding under my desk!
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    how do you plan for it?

    i have NEVER had regular periods but am expecting my period to show up(just by going on the current pattern)
    so im wondering if you know it will come on a particular day how do you prepare for it?
    do you wear a pad/tampon/liner?
    or do you know what time it will come too? so you can go free until that time?


  2. #2
    Life Subscriber

    Jul 2006
    Brisbane
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    If I'm at work or out and I know that it's "the day", I do wear a liner and also a tampon if I'm going to be in meetings or something like that. Otherwise I just wait.

  3. #3
    Registered User

    Jul 2007
    melb
    8,498

    Depends what I am doing.

    If i am at home I wear nothinga nd just wait, If i am going out, working, swimming i wear something in case. (only swimming will i wear a tampon to wait, as wearing to wait any other time gets uncomfortabel i find and dry.)

  4. #4
    Registered User

    Feb 2008
    Near the Snowies!
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    After having a bit of a whoopsie at school a long time ago...I have been paranoid about "leakages" ever since ...usually I'd wear an ultra thins pad for a week or a few days before I knew it was due "just in case", made a lot easier by being on the pill as I knew exactly when it was going to happen! Now that I'm pregnant, thankfully for the next few months at least I don't have to worry!

  5. #5
    Registered User

    Jul 2006
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    Forever going to the loo to check!

    I had the early years shock of AF arriving unexpectantly and not being prepared, so now im paranoid about it happening again. Most of the time im at home so not to worried, but enough to always check!

  6. #6
    Registered User

    Jan 2009
    5,235

    My body and the aching back, aching side, bloating stomach, cramping belly, are all pretty good indicators of when it's going to happen, I've never had a caught out moment - I always know when she's on her dreaded way.....

  7. #7
    BellyBelly Life Subscriber

    Feb 2006
    South Eastern Suburbs, Vic
    6,054

    Lol, I'm the same! I'm not charting (just to figure out how my body is working) this month, and of course, I can't remember what week I'm up to, I thought it was due awhile ago and had the signs and then it didn't come and I'm still breastfeeding so...
    At home I'm not fussed, but if I'm out I'll keep a pad in my bag if I'll have access to a loo, if I won't have access, then I'll wear a pad. But I usually have access to a toilet.

  8. #8
    Registered User

    Jan 2009
    hiding under my desk!
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    ok so shh it was meant to come today if we are going on averages.....
    and still no sign.....

  9. #9
    Registered User

    Mar 2006
    soon to be somewhere exotic
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    i can feel it just as it starts to leak out - i always have tampons with me - but i'm slowly working out my cycle again

  10. #10
    Registered User

    Mar 2007
    Paradise
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    I used to put a liner on, but in future I will have my cup in

  11. #11
    BellyBelly Member

    Mar 2006
    Getting to know Brisbane all over again
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    Once upon a time before my DD I used to have it pinpointed down to the hour! I miss those days, now she is as random as bee flies. Usually I start off very light so even if she comes in the morning by the time I have to pee there's not much to talk about however... this past time when she arrived a week and a half late by the usual 28dayer I was caught out and had to run home in the middle of a grocery shop - OMG!

    Not sure what I am going to do now, guess liners (we use cloth so not a hassle) and yes as Ali said might start using my cup once I am "late" so as not to be caught out like that again