#Podcast: the power of the menstrual cycle with Gaëlle Baldassari

#Podcast : le pouvoir du cycle menstruel avec Gaëlle Baldassari

In this podcast, Marion interviews the founder of "Kiffe ton cycle", Gaelle Baldassari. "Kiffe ton cycle" is a movement that aims to raise awareness of one's menstrual cycle in order to take power over it and reap its positive effects on a daily basis.

Infertility, PMA and burnout: Gaëlle tells us her story and the challenges she overcame.

How can observing our menstrual cycle change our lives? Why is knowledge of the menstrual cycle an asset for women in the workplace? Are infertility and MAP still taboo subjects today?

Gaëlle, who suffers from polycystic ovary syndrome, needed help with her pregnancy project. She explains that during her PMA journey, her hormonal fluctuations led her to face a number of problems: weight gain, violent premenstrual syndrome, pain in the breasts, and so on. At the time, she didn't talk much about what she was going through, and felt quite isolated.

She remembers several things about her path to pregnancy:

  • She was confronted with injunctions and remarks in her professional environment regarding her baby project.
  • The lack of consideration in the medical world during her MAP journey. Gaëlle explains that they didn't necessarily explain all the steps and tests she had to undergo. Similarly, doctors took little time to talk to her, listen to her and support her in her project.

Gaëlle is rather optimistic: in her opinion, attitudes are changing, and talking about menstruation and the cycle is gradually becoming more open. However, she stresses an important point: reconnecting with the cycle should make us feel better, but menstrual planning (i.e. organizing your life around your cycle) shouldn't feel like any kind of pressure. It's all a question of half-measures.

How do you manage your cycle?

At Elia, we offer a wide range of menstrual briefs to support you during your period, for all bodies and flows, and for every day of the cycle.

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