Author: Milina Opsenica

How often does a girl get her period?
What is a normal cycle length when you first start your period? When girls first start their period, and potentially for the following 2-3 years, their cycles do not follow the 26-32 day norm that we are used to.  Some things to remember. - A normal cycle length for girls can be anywhere from 21-45 days, with an average cycle l ...
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My journey to teaching girls about periods – Part Two
In part one I spoke about how learning about my menstrual cycle in my forties left me feeling sad and ripped off that I didn’t know these things earlier.  I went through 20+ years of my life disconnected and uneducated about my body. I don’t want the same for my children. But Beyond The Cusp is much bigger than that.  There’s be ...
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My journey to teaching girls about periods – Part One
  Hey, my name is Milina.  I’m a mum to two daughters and a son.  I was 40 when I started to really learn about my menstrual cycle and how it affected me.   The more I learnt, the more ripped off I felt.  I felt sad and angry that I was only just learning this, 28 years into this stage of my life.  Like the vast majorit ...
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10 things your daughter really wants to know about her period
Do you remember the time before your period started?  The questions you had about it?  The worries and fears you had around it? Do you remember talking to your friends about what it was like and what happened when it did come? I don't either! When you're decades into your menstruating years, you can take for granted what y ...
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What is that white stain in my knickers?
  As girl’s hormones start to change, one of the changes in their body is the start and increase of cervical/vaginal fluid.  This can be noticed simply by a little creamy like stain in their knickers.  It’s not unusual for girls to think this is just a little bit of wee.  Every girl is different, but this can occur anywhere ...
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That Libra Ad
In the last month we've seen one of the most controversial ads on our tv screens, and in prime time.  Why is this ad so controversial?  Because it shows period blood.  Libra have broken the norm of showing blue liquid as a replacement for period blood, and shown something that actually depicts reality, including blood streaming dow ...
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Modibodi Period Underwear
Modibodi Period Underwear Review I'll admit it, I was sceptical.  Would I need to change undies every few hours, and how was the laundry going to go? I'm happy to report, my experience with Modibodi has been nothing but positive.  I currently have the Classic Bikini, heavy absorbency, which holds 15-20 ml, or approximately 2 ta ...
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Seven signs your daughter’s period is coming
HOW DO I KNOW WHEN MY DAUGHTER WILL START HER PERIOD? For our young girls, puberty can sound scary and gross.  They know their bodies are about to change, but they don't know how or when exactly.  The scariest part is WHEN will they start their period?  Some girls can get their periods as young as 8 and as late as 16, and in our c ...
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Your period is not just about your period
That's right ladies, it's not just about that time of the month when we bleed. There's a whole lot more to it that shows us we are in optimal health.   Things like: - A cycle within a normal range, which despite beliefs, is not 28 days, but anywhere from 24-34 days - A healthy ovulation, which can be determined by ...
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Period Workshop
What is Menarche and why is it important?
Did you know that a girl’s first period is called menarche - mi-NAR-kee. Men derived from Latin mensis (month), which in turn relates to the Greek mene (moon). Arche derives from Greek arkhē (beginning). Our ancestors knew just how much we worked with the moons cycles. If you don’t have a period, either have not yet sta ...
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