Quiz Result 3: Your period says "I'm fine thanks!"

Sounds like you periods are easy! You probably have menstruating friends who envy you and don’t want to hear how good you have it.

Even though your period seems fine, I’ve sent you my Period First Aid Kit anyway so you can try out my simple posture adjustment steps to relieve pelvic tension.

If you marked any of the symptoms listed in the question about pain in the low back, hips, butt or pain with your ovulation, the steps in the kit will be especially helpful for you. You can even use them to prevent any period symptoms developing in future.

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If you’d like to know how period symptoms and pelvic tension are linked, here’s some background info (if not, skip ahead!): 

Your uterus (womb) and ovaries are held in place in your pelvis by a group of ligaments (like bands of elastic) that are attached to the walls of your pelvis, including your pelvic bones – your sacrum (the big bone at the base of your spine, above your tailbone), your hip bones and your pubic bone (below your belly), as well as your abdominal wall, cervix and vaginal wall. 

Excess and uneven tension through the pelvis can pull on these ligaments and put stress on your uterus and ovaries. This tension can be caused by many things – like falling out of a tree when you were little, or having a car accident, or uneven posture habits (like sitting with one leg tucked under your butt). It can also be caused by stress or trauma – even stress about menstruating (since it’s still considered dirty or shameful in many societies).

Over time this tension can actually disrupt the normal functioning of the uterus and ovaries, causing changes in hormone production, ovulation, menstruation, fertility and menopause.

This often results in the pain, irregularity, PMS/PMDD, PCOS, hormone issues and other symptoms many people experience with their menstrual cycles, as well as fertility issues, pelvic pain during and after pregnancy and menopause symptoms.

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If you’re wondering how to find out if you have a pelvic tension problem, try this simple test:

Pelvic Tension Self-Assessment

1. Place your palms flat on the front of your hip bones (the two bony bumps at either side of your belly, like headlights on a car).

2. Place your fingers diagonally along the groin line pointing towards your pubic area. The groin lines are where your pants crease is at the top of each leg.

3. The tips of your middle fingers will be resting roughly on the outside edges of your pubic bone, which is the bone at the front and centre of your pubic area, around the start of your pubic hair.

4. Press your fingers gently but firmly around this bone from the edges in your groin and along the top of the bone towards the centre of your body. You may notice soreness, tenderness or a sharper pain anywhere along the bone that may feel like you have a bruise there.

If you do have any soreness here, it’s a sign of chronic pelvic tension that could lead to period symptoms in future.

But don’t despair! This is not a life sentence, it’s a key to the solution. There’s a WHOLE lot you can do to relax your pelvis, ovaries and uterus.

You can start by using some basic posture adjustments to release pelvic tension right now. I’ve sent you my Period First Aid Kit to show you what to do, so be sure to check your inbox.

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I’m Janine McCarthy, Advanced Practitioner & Instructor of Ortho-Bionomy, registered with Ortho-Bionomy Australia.

I used to suffer debilitating period pain, out-of-control moods & ovulation pain every month (along with pain in the low back and hips) from my early teens to my early 30s.

Then I discovered Ortho-Bionomy and learned how to restore my pelvic alignment so that my symptoms virtually disappeared.

Ortho-Bionomy is a manual therapy based on osteopathy and designed to harness the body’s ability to self-correct. It offers lasting relief for acute and chronic tension, pain and stress using gentle, supportive positioning techniques and subtle movements that activate your body’s self-healing processes.

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What to do next:

1. Here’s the quiz link so you can share it with a friend in need! Everyone deserves to feel good before, during and after they’re menstruating, so it’s my mission to get this information in front of everyone who needs it.

2. Remember to check your inbox for your free Period First Aid Kit and try the simple posture adjustments to relieve pelvic tension (check your spam folder if you don’t see it).

3. Connect with me on Instagram, Pinterest or LinkedIn

Period Quiz Medical disclaimer: this quiz is for informational purposes only and is not intended to replace the care of a medical practitioner. It is not intended to be used to diagnose, treat or cure any medical conditions but instead can be used as an indicator for further investigation. Janine McCarthy is an Advanced Practitioner and Instructor of Ortho-Bionomy, registered with Ortho-Bionomy Australia Ltd.

Image credits from top of page: Autumn Goodman Unsplash; billie Unsplash; Alora Griffiths Unsplash; Janine McCarthy