It has been awhile since I last posted, please forgive the absence. We have a series of articles coming up from Anse Tamara Gray. The first one is on Prayer and Menstruation and is under the "Guest Blog". The ones to follow will be on modifying prayer in pregnancy (when necessary) and on prayer during labor. Inshallah they'll follow in the upcoming months!
I have no idea how many times I've heard about the magic "shot" in Mecca. "My (insert as you like....friend, sister-in-law, cousin....) told me it made her bleeding stop immediately!" It got to the point that I started doubting the advice I traditionally gave to patient (see 8/30 post) and started to wonder if there was some medication I had forgotten about or overlooked. I ended up talking with a good friend of mine who is also an OB/GYN, who actually lives in Riyadh and has herself been on Hajj several times.
As Ramadan comes to an end and we prepare to celebrate the great holiday of Eid al Fitr, there are many of us with our eyes on a bigger prize...our upcoming trip to Hajj. For younger women, there is always an anxious thought in the back of our minds: what if our period is due during those few precious days?