Period cramps can be a right pain, and for many of us they can be worse than a nuisance and seriously debilitating. It's not always easy to put normal life on pause and retreat under the duvet every month. So if the pills and hot water bottles are not enough to get you back on your feet, you'll be interested to hear about a new approach that's being hailed as the next big innovation for period pain. We're all abuzz about Livia, an ingenious new device to tackle monthly cramps: instantly and without a pill in sight. Dubbed "the off switch for period pain", this wearable device stimulates nerves to block pain.
That would be enough to make us fall in love, but did it have to be so cute?! With flower shaped pads and a choice of gorgeous colours, it's a stylish as anything else you may be wearing. Livia clips onto your waistband then you simply attach the electrode gel pads to your lower abdomen, right where it hurts. Then you adjust the pulses to your preferred intensity with the -/+ buttons. And ... aaaahhh... relief! Being small and wearable, there's no reason why you can't clip it on and then go about your daily life: work, sports, nights out, etc. Whether your cramps are light, or the severe pain endured by endometriosis sufferers, here is one more weapon in your armoury.
At FabLittleBag, we're passionate about making periods better for women, and Livia is a fab little way to make them less of a pain. Have you tried Livia yet? What's your tried and tested method for tackling cramps? Tell us in the comments below... For a more in-depth view on periods from the medical profession, check out our video interview with Gynae Geek, aka Dr Anita Mitra, here >>