Ovulation Pain (Mittelschmerz) VS Menstrual Cramps: What’s The Difference?

  Mittelschermz? Is that the name of some fancy German dish? Close enough. Referred to in the medical community as mittelschermz — German for “middle pain,” (how apt!)— Mittelschermz, also known as Ovulation cramps, are the pain some people feel mid-way through the menstrual cycle, approximately during the time of ovulation.   What exactly is Mittelshermz? What…

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5 Hacks for Menstrual Cramp Relief

Mother Nature loves to come knocking, or rather, banging on our doors at the most unexpected moments. One minute we can be happily sipping on our ice-cold smoothie, and we can be bent over in pain the next, while the familiar monthly sensations pulsate throughout our entire bodies. I know, I know – What a…

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