If you’ve ever had to deal with a heavy period flow, you’ll know all too well the nagging fear of leaking through your clothing or onto the bed sheets. Fear not, this handy and simple period tip has been labelled a ‘game changer’ for heavy flow and postpartum bleeding.
The clever tip was shared by Alice Williams, the founder of Ovira (a device that gives instant period pain relief), who has been hailed as some sort of demigoddess for the idea.
The tip is to place a pad like you normally would in your undies, but then get another pad and place that horizontally where your bottom goes. I know right?! The video has been viewed almost 20 million times, with women understandably praising the concept.
“Horizontally is a game changer,” wrote one woman.
“I learn something new on TikTok every single time I come on here. Why didn’t I know this earlier?” wrote another.
“And I will finally be able to sleep on my back and not fear,” replied Eleanor.
“This would have been great for postpartum,” wrote Juliana Jones.
@jayjay_catherine #stitch with @alice.williams.ovira It’s that simple?! All this time? #wtf #mindblown #forthosewhodonknowperiod #periodhacks #womenoftiktok #periodtips #lol #foryou ♬ 13 Angels Standing Guard ‘Round The Side Of Your Bed – Silver Mt. Zion
Some women did point out that overnight pads are designed to stop leakage from behind, others said they’re simply not wide enough.
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