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« Reply #40 on: January 07, 2007 12:36:20 PM »

Before I became a Domestic Diva (aka, stay-at-home wife/mother), I would wear my pads to work and carry a ziplock baggie in my purse with a clean pad in it.  Whenever I needed to change, I would take out the fresh one and toss the soiled one in the baggie.  As soon as I got home I would throw it in the washing machine.  On lighter days, I could get away with wearing a pad for about nine hours so changing it wasn't an issue.   Smiley

I can't really say if my flow is any lighter than before, since I used tampons for many years.  I know I don't have to change my cloth pads as frequently as I did the tampons.  I also don't feel itchy anymore and my cramps aren't as severe. 

The chemicals they use in tampons basically absorb into your skin.  When these chemicals find their way into the uterus, the uterus considers it a foreign object and begins shedding the lining more rapidly by expanding and contracting to expel any lining, trying to get rid of the foreign chemicals.  This is what causes alot of cramping for many women. 
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« Reply #41 on: January 07, 2007 01:11:57 PM »

  The chemicals they use in tampons basically absorb into your skin.  When these chemicals find their way into the uterus, the uterus considers it a foreign object and begins shedding the lining more rapidly by expanding and contracting to expel any lining, trying to get rid of the foreign chemicals.  This is what causes alot of cramping for many women. 

eeeew! that is so nasty!
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« Reply #42 on: January 07, 2007 01:25:30 PM »

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« Reply #43 on: January 08, 2007 04:34:46 PM »

This is sooooo cool! I remember being in Freshman year awhile ago and hearing about some girl that used cloth pads and went into Nordstrom's ladies restroom waited for the bathroom to get full and decided to wash out her pads.....so alot of us were turned off just by this girl doing that...But Now I'm really excited to go to the fabric store and get sewin'! I'm trying to start a womens group for the 8th grade girls in my old middle school and I was thinking it would be a cool thing to maybe make one for each of them just to give them another option. I'm super excited...you are amazing, I clicked this rocks.....cause it does in soooo many ways.

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« Reply #44 on: January 08, 2007 05:29:11 PM »

thank you! that's so nice to hear!
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« Reply #45 on: January 09, 2007 02:07:23 PM »

i just wanted to say i love these! they are so cute - i love the fabrics you chose. I really want to make some of my own now! I use a mooncup but these would be pretty good to wear at night. I clicked this rocks, because they are so cool. Thanks for sharing.
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« Reply #46 on: January 09, 2007 02:24:06 PM »

Everytime I come back here to look at your pads, I get more and more inspired to make my own (especially after I've become more confident in my sewing skills).

I brought this topic up whilst looking at material with my (male) roommate, and he just... didn't really know how to respond.  Poor guy.  He's so innocent Smiley

So yeah, thanks again for posting these.  I'm hoping they will help ease my cramps, as I get them so bad I'm practically disabled the first couple days :-/ 

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« Reply #47 on: January 09, 2007 03:35:49 PM »

thanks!  Smiley i'd love to see pics if you guys make any.
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« Reply #48 on: January 10, 2007 03:04:05 AM »

Awesome! I just read through all 5 pages and am psyched about this idea. After much swearing, emergency phone calls, craftster and instructables I finally figured out how to use my girl's sewing machine that I borrowed... so I'm going to check out those links and head over to the fabric store today and see if I can find some fabrics and materials that I like. I stopped using disposable menstrual products a couple of months ago because of simple irritation on every level - cost, incompatibility to my body, physical irritation, unreliable, flushing problems, etc. Thank you so much for posting - love those green ones!
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« Reply #49 on: January 10, 2007 10:13:30 AM »

OMG!  I went to Hancock Fabric today and they were having a clearance sale.  I bought the cutest cotton flannel that is pink and has little cartoonish raccoons on it.  I can't wait to bang out some pads with it.  I'll post pics when they're finished.   Grin
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