Menstrual cycle is an obvious characteristic of womanhood and is a crucial signature of reproduction. However, there can be occasions when the usual menstrual cycle seems troubling or even undesirable. Sources reveal that delaying period may not be harmful; rather there can bring some benefits like reduced PMS including relief from headache and mood swings. Whatever be your reason, should you need (want) to postpone your menstrual cycle, consult an expert first.
Here is an outline of some techniques which can prove helpful in postponing menstrual cycle.
Ways To Postpone Menstrual Cycle
Birth Control Pill
This can be the most recommended technique when postponing period is on your mind. Birth control pills, which can copy a natural menstrual cycle, have hormones to suppress fertility. Usually, the birth control pills pack has 28 pills amongst which 21 are active.
The 7 inactive pills can be skipped to delay period. Skip the inactive pills and start a fresh pack of active pills right away. The bleeding, which is your body’s response to stopping hormones, can thereby be postponed. The bleeding which occurs while consuming pills is not the regular period.
If you are on birth control pills, managing periods can be easier. Consult your doctor before administering them as individual body response can be different. Know that there can be side effects of using these pills such as headache, stomach upset and leg cramps.
Norethindrone is a prescribed medicine if you want to postpone period for a few days without using birth control pills. Generally, norethindrone is administered 5-10 days before the start date of period. The delay can be up to 3-4 days when consumed under prescription.
Progesterone level rises during the first half of the menstrual cycle and falls in the second half. The reduction in progesterone level indicates start of period. If you can keep the level up using natural progesterone cream, period may be postponed. It can be used at ovulation.
When you want the period, stop using the cream to enable the progesterone level to fall. Applicability may be related to the concentration level of the cream, and can vary from manufacturer to manufacturer.
Change in Birth Control
There are different brands of birth control which provide you the flexibility of not having monthly periods. While the idea behind their working can remain the same, you can have better flexibility when using one.
Several brands of birth control allow you to have a period once every three months or even once a year. These work on ‘stacking’ your regular birth control. If you want to delay menstrual period for a long time, this method can serve well.
More Helpful Techniques
There are certain other techniques which can help you alter your regular periods without having any unfavorable consequences. Callanetics, which is an exercise routine, may help trigger your period. However, individual body response may vary. This exercise routine focuses on easing your periods and PMS. Another potentially helpful technique is lavender tea.
Fasting, with only water intake, may also help in postponing period. The idea behind fasting is to upset the normal hormonal level and delay period.
Before you proceed…..
There can be side effects of the techniques discussed above. Seek professional advice before implementing any to avoid undesired consequences and determine your suitability.Experimenting can be harmful and self-damaging.