Entries by Nele

Reusable menstrual pads – newbie vs enthusiast

  Even though it’s been twenty years by now, I can still distinctly remember my very first period. I HATED the feeling of those plasticy, sweaty pads stuck to my underwear. I was desperate to try something else even then. My mother tried to scare me with stories of TSS and irremovable tampons, but I […]

Eggs in my basket

  I am in the sickeningly green-and-white doctor’s office in Ghent, reading him a list of what I need to be tested for – various STD’s, Rubella, thyroid levels, hormone levels. As always with these types of appointments, I feel as if I need to be prepared for a fight. I remind myself that I […]