What a healthy period looks like?
Our menstrual flow is a mixture of built up tissue combined with blood lost from the blood vessels that are in the wall of the uterus. A healthy period is bright red blood, no longer than 4 days (menstrual cycle of 28-20 days) with free of cramps, blood clots, and free of brown blood or residue. The brighter red the blood, the more recent the bleeding and the quicker the blood is passing through the cervix and into the vagina. Any brown blood spotting before or after your period is not healthy and it is a sign of old residue/circulation issues within the uterus. Cramping is also a sign that something is stuck in the uterus. If you have any blood clots it is going to cause cramping. To maintain or regulate a healthy period/cycle, it is important to add vaginal steaming to your regimen, either once a week and/or before and after your period.