Showing posts with label Women's Health. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Women's Health. Show all posts

Friday, May 13, 2016

U by Kotex introduces NYC's first ever period pop-up shop, The Period Shop

National Women's Health Week kicked off on Sunday. What better way to celebrate this amazing time of year than with sharing something that is history in the making. Today, U by Kotex opened up their very first ever pop-up shop in Flatiron, the Period Shop. Located in the heart of the big apple on 138 5th Ave., you are definitely going to want to visit the Period Shop, as it opens today. Next to Victoria's Secret, women can fully embrace the world of menstruation in more ways than one. With everything from a PMS-friendly comfort food bar to live performances to signature cocktails to even digital games and more, this is one of the best places to be today.

What started out as a suggestion, turned into a vision which later turned into reality, thanks to college student and choreographer Sarah Michelson. Not only yesterday did U by Kotex create the Period Calculator, a calculator that tracks and predicts your period and even ovulation. U by Kotex continues to empower women around the world and as a result, make a difference for women and their health. In fact, just by searching #periodprojects you will discover all of the concepts and contributions towards women's health.

“I think many people, men and women, are probably a little uncomfortable thinking or talking about menstruation,” said Representative Grace Meng, Democrat of New York told Roni Caryn Rabin of the NY Times recently. “We’re thinking of how we can change the conversation.”

The Period Shop is open today from 11 am until 9 pm. It is also open tomorrow from 11 am until 9 pm and on Sunday from 11 am until 6 pm. For more information about NYC's first ever period pop-up shop visit U by Kotex today. #UbyKotex

Monday, May 4, 2015

Easy@Home Ovulation Test Kit


At the age of 34, I definitely see children in my future. In fact, I want to have children. Lots of them. Recently, I was approached with an opportunity from Easy@Home to try their Ovulation Test Kit. I have never tried this product before, so I guess you can say I was very excited when approached with the opportunity. So, what did I think?

PROS

You get ten pink and two purple packages in this kit. The pink represents Ovulation, as the purple represents pregnancy. So, in a nutshell, you are getting a great deal.

When it comes to being easy, this product epitomizes that. All you do is urinate on the test absorbent pad for 10 seconds. You can also dip the test into an urine sample for 10 seconds. Results show up minutes later. Yes, it is that simple.

This product is incredibly acurrate (99%) for an at-home product and can even pick up the LH surge for irregular cycles.

If you are looking for convenience, something that reads virtually instantaneously (within minutes), you will not only love this product, but appreciate it too.


I have put this product to the test and discovered it is accurate. I have tried this twice already and so far the test matches to the one available through my healthcare professional. It is definitely a great product to use at-home.


CONS


Although this is a pretty accurate test (99%) there is still that 1% where you are unsure. If you are one that likes to have an opinion from a medical professional, more than likely this at-home product is not right for you.

The reading is quite confusing because it can read two lines and not be a positive result. The lines have to be the same color in order for it to be a positive reading. A negative reading still has two lines, but they are different color. If you are into the +/- system, you may find this confusing.

To be honest though, this kit is great if you are trying to get pregnant because it's so accurate for an at-home product. I haven't tried to get pregnant yet, but will in the future. I really love knowing that such a product does exist and is great for those of you looking to become mother's or simply want to know more about your vaginal health.

Easy@Home's Ovulation Test Kit is available at Amazon for $12.80. Would I use this product again? Yes. Would I recommend it to a friend? Absolutely. For more information about Easy@Home's Ovulation Test Kit, simply visit Amazon right now.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Giving Tuesday 2014: Laura Mercier Ovarian Cancer Fund

A wise man named Albert Einstein once said "Only a life lived for others is a life worth living" and today we give back to those that need us most. In fact, for Giving Back Tuesday, the Laura Mercier Ovarian Cancer Fund (or LMOCF) will be donating 100% of the proceeds from the Bonne Mine Palette ($48), Lip Glacé in Peach Hope ($25), and the Bracelet of Hope ($35). #GivingTuesday

The Laura Mercier Ovarian Cancer Fund's mission is to raise awareness about Ovarian Cancer, as well as, sponsor the research. LMOCF also has strong goals to fund the education efforts that will help support, diagnose, and even treat this horrible health affliction in the world today.

All women are at risk for Ovarian Cancer. According to a recently conducted study, Ovarian Cancer is the 5th leading cause of death among American women and the leading cause of death among gynecological cancers in the United States right now. It is also often diagnosed at a late stage and although having cervical smear test (or Pap smear) is good, it will not detect Ovarian Cancer, only changes to cervix cells that are pre-cancerous.

The Laura Mercier Ovarian Cancer Fund (or LMOCF) strives to shine a light on disease that has been in the shadows way too long. With any purchase of the Bonne Mine Palette, Lip Glacé in Peach Hope, and the Bracelet of Hope you can give women hope.

For more information about the Laura Mercier Ovarian Cancer Fund (or LMOCF) simply visit LMOCF.org. Happy Holidays!