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First period

First period
Ah, getting your first period. It's normal to feel a range of emotions when you get your first period - fear, excitement, confusion, and even a bit of embarrassment. First and foremost, it's important to remember that getting your first period is a natural part of growing up and you should be proud of this milestone. It's a sign that your body is beginning to change, and you are becoming a woman. Fear is a common feeling when getting your first period. You might be scared because you don't know what to expect, or worried about how to manage it. It's normal to feel afraid - don't be embarrassed to ask a trusted adult or friend for help. Excitement is another emotion that can come up when you get your first period. It can be exciting to experience this change, and to know that you are growing up and developing. Take time to celebrate this momentous occasion - it's an important rite of passage!
A period is the result of a natural process in the female body that occurs when a woman ovulates. It is also referred to as a menstrual cycle. During a womans menstrual cycle, the lining of the uterus thickens and, if an egg is not fertilized, it will be shed through the vagina. This is referred to as menstruation or a period. A period typically lasts anywhere from three to five days, although some women experience longer or shorter periods. A period can be accompanied by a variety of physical and emotional symptoms, such as cramping, headaches, mood swings, and fatigue.
It is also a time of reflection and growth and should be treated as such. One way to show yourself some love during your period is to practice self-care. Set aside some time for yourself to do something that brings you joy. This could be anything from taking a hot shower and relaxing with a book, or going for a walk in nature. 
Bare Self encourages women to embrace self love & self care, feel better emotionally and physically.
Another way to show yourself some love during your period is to focus on nourishing your body. Eat nutritious foods that are rich in vitamins and minerals,
Her Chocolate was designed specifically to fulfil and support your body’s cycle naturally. The herbs infused in Her Chocolate are Shatavari and Licorice Root which are both hugely beneficial for women’s reproductive health. This 70% dark chocolate uses the finest cacao, with zinc, iron and magnesium, which our body needs during our period. Her Chocolate is able to support you in gaining these vital nutrients. Also, make sure to stay hydrated allow your body to rest and recharge this may help you cope better with the physical and emotional changes that come with your period. Finally, focus on self-compassion during your period. Instead of getting caught up in negative thoughts and emotions, try to be kind to yourself.
With love Nat x Chloe x Jas x

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