Know your Body
The two main roles of the ovary are to produce a mature egg for ovulation each month and to secrete the reproductive hormones Estrogen, Progesterone and Testosterone…
Choose the right product
As unique as you are, so is your menstrual flow. Depending on the stage of your period, you will require more, or less absorption from your product. Serenity offers you a choice of products to fit your needs at specific times in your cycle…
Your first Period
Most young women start their periods between the ages of 10 and 16. However, some can start earlier or later than this. During puberty, you will undergo all sorts of bodily changes like breast development and underarm hair growth…
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A bit about our brand
Serenity is a modern sanitary hygiene product manufactured from high quality materials which follow international manufacturing standards.
The advanced design makes Serenity convenient and easy to use, and a wide variety of products presented under one brand name ensures that your specific requirements are met.
These attributes, combined with an affordable price makes Serenity a popular choice amongst other brands. We care that your product is trustworthy, comfortable, discreet and feminine. We care how you feel.
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Our Product Range – Pads
Our Product Range – Tampons
Pads versus Tampons
What is a tampon?
Tampons are compressed rolls of cotton and/or rayon fibres which are inserted into the vagina to absorb the menstrual blood flow before it is naturally released by the body. Each tampon has a secure cord attached, part of which remains outside the vagina to ensure easy removal when you change tampons. Tampons gently expand width-ways to prevent leaks and the vaginal muscles hold the tampon securely in place. If the tampon is inserted correctly, you will not feel it at all. Tampons must only be used during menstruation.
What is a Sanitary pad?
A Sanitary pad is made of absorbent material that absorbs the menstrual fluid during menstruation. Sanitary pads are disposable and are meant for single use only. They come in different shapes and sizes with different capacity to absorb for days of heavy and light menstrual bleeding. You will have to experiment with different kinds of sanitary pads to know which one best suits your needs.
How to dispose of a used sanitary pad or tampon
Sanitary pads or tampons should never be flushed down a toilet as it may clog the drainage system and lead to flooding of the toilet. After use, a disposable sanitary pad or a tampon should be wrapped in toilet paper, newspaper or waste paper, or in the disposable bags made available in public toilets and disposed of in a garbage bin.
Choose the right absorption for your flow
As unique as you are, so is your menstrual flow. Depending on the stage of your period, you will require more, or less absorption from your product. Serenity offers you a choice of products to fit your needs at specific times in your cycle. Consider using our products in the following way :
Beginning / End of cycle
When you are unsure of the exact day your period will start, we recommend that you wear the Serenity PANTY LINER or the Serenity ULTRA-THIN pad. Alternatively, the Serenity MINI Tampon may be used for light flow.
The Serenity range offers you a THICK pad or a MAXI pad for your medium to heavier-flow days. These are usually days 1-2 where 60% of your period is lost. The remaining 40% is usually lost on days 3-4. During this part of your cycle, we recommend using the Serenity Maxi Pad, or even the Ultra Thin Pad depending on your own body. You may choose added protection by using any one of our Tampon products either together with the pad or by using a Tampon only. Refer to the diagram of Droplet Codes on the outside of the packaging which shows you which product is recommended for your personal flow. The Serenity SUPER Tampon could be used for heavy flow.
Every other day
Serenity PANTY LINERS ensure that you remain dry and fresh every day.
You may experience an increase of discharge during your ovulation phase. Serenity’s ULTRA-THIN pad or PANTY LINER will offer you added protection on these days.
Your first Period
Most young women start their periods between the ages of 10 and 16. However, some can start earlier or later than this. During puberty, you will undergo all sorts of bodily changes like breast development and underarm hair growth. These changes are a sign that your periods might be starting soon.
Never feel pressurized to compare your body’s functions with those of your friends. Whilst there are averages, everybody is different. You may also deal with your period differently to your friends. Some prefer to keep the matter private whilst others prefer to discuss it. Whichever way you deal with it or however you feel about it, is your own personal choice.
On the first day of your period, you will feel a small discharge of liquid from the vagina and you will know to start using a protective pad of your choice. On some days, menstruation will be a heavy flow with more blood leaving your body and on other days the flow will be lighter.
After 3-7 days, menstruation will end. Depending on your own cycle, you might get your period again in 28 days, in 35 days or in three months! At first, your cycle will be irregular so don’t worry. Over time, your periods will become more regular.
Nobody can tell at all if you have your period. Nothing about your physical appearance is noticeably different when you have your period. Even though you are aware of your period and you feel the slight symptoms of the cycle, chances are that nobody else notices.
The menstrual cycle is part of every woman’s life. You may feel a little fearful during your first period, but celebrate it! It symbolises your ability to give birth and is a wonderful process of nature that every woman should be proud of
Know your Body
The two main roles of the ovary are to produce a mature egg for ovulation each month and to secrete the reproductive hormones Estrogen, Progesterone and Testosterone.
During ovulation the egg travels through the fallopian tubes and towards the uterus. This generally happens about 13-15 days after one’s period starts but this timing varies for all girls. Ovulation is usually irregular for the first two years of the menstrual cycle.
There is essentially no hormonal production from the ovaries in the childhood years but the Puberty phase starts with a rise in the production of Estrogen and Testosterone hormones in the ovary and it ends with the onset of a woman’s first period. Testosterone is responsible for sexual hair growth (pubic and underarm) and Estrogen is responsible for breast development.
A woman’s menstrual cycle is the body’s way of maturing from a girl to an adult woman. It is the shedding of the ovarian lining which thickens each month through hormonal stimulation. Estrogen and progesterone assist the uterus in preparing for the egg. The uterus becomes thicker with blood vessels and extra tissue. If the egg is not fertilized, it will be discarded and at the same time the extra, thickened lining of the uterus leaves the body through the vagina. With the onset of menstruation, the ovaries will release a fully developed egg once a month. Day 1 of Menstruation is known as one’s Period, and the average menstrual cycle lasts between 3 – 7 days. The cycle can also be very irregular or last more than a month. In the early stages of menstruation, irregular periods are certainly not uncommon.
Common symptoms during Menstruation
As well as vaginal bleeding, menstrual cramps occur when the muscles assist the tissue and blood in detaching from your uterus. Other symptoms include lower back pain, bloating and sore breasts, food cravings, mood swings, irritability, headaches and fatigue.
Female eggs are produced and stored in the ovary. During ovulation the egg moves down the fallopian tube. The male sperm travels into the uterus and then into the fallopian tube. Pregnancy takes place when male sperm fertilises a woman’s egg cell. The egg is fertilised when the egg and the sperm meet in the fallopian tube. If fertilisation and a pregnancy does not occur, the thickened blood lining the uterus flows away as a monthly period.
When to seek help
Worried about your first Period
When you get your first period, you may want to talk to somebody about it. Find an older woman you trust such as a family member. She will advise you on what products to use, how to use them and how to take care of yourself during your period.
Not all vaginal bleeding is caused by menstruation. It can be abnormal bleeding caused by polyps or an-ovulation. If you are bleeding very frequently (less than 22 days between a period) or if you are spotting (bleeding in small amounts and unpredictably), visit your doctor.
Whilst it is true that you can only fall pregnant during ovulation, it is not necessarily true that you cannot fall pregnant during menstruation. You never know when you are ovulating and sometimes you can fall pregnant a little while after ovulation if the egg is still alive, which may be during your period. If you suspect you may be pregnant and you did not plan for a pregnancy, do NOT panic! Speak to a trusted person who will help you through this new set of circumstances.
Toxic shock syndrome (TSS)
Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS) is a rare but serious illness that could prove fatal. However, it can be treated successfully if diagnosed quickly and most people make a full and complete recovery. During your period, TSS symptoms can develop very quickly and appear flu-like in the initial stages: sudden high fever, usually over 39°C, vomiting and/or diarrhoea, sunburn-like rash, sore throat, dizziness or fainting. Not all of these symptoms may be present at the same time. In the unlikely event that any of these symptoms occur during your period, remove your tampon and seek immediate medical assistance. Ensure that the doctor or nurse treating you is aware that you have been using a tampon while menstruating.
Use of Tampons
If you are unable to remove a tampon yourself, seek immediate medical assistance.