I love to read stuff about women’s health. The topic is just really interesting to me.
Previously, I did a review of a book about women’s health. It had some good information in it and I overall enjoyed it. I came across another one about periods called, Period Power by Maisie Hill and I just had to buy it.
This post will discuss the book’s content and my personal opinions about it.
About the author
The name of the author is Maisie Hill. She has training and education in Chinese Medicine acupuncture, Abdominal Therapy, aromatherapy, reflexology and women’s health. She is also a birth doula.
She wants to help other women with their hormones and menstrual problems they may have.
About her book
Period Power was written to show women how to gain control of their hormones and make them work for us. There are a few different ways to do that and going by this book is supposed to be one of them
The very first section of the books is all about sex education. It goes into anatomy, hormones, ovulation and menstruation. This is to give readers a further understanding of their bodies so that the rest of the book makes more sense.
The second section goes into the cycle tracking strategy that the author came up with (called, The Cycle Strategy), why it is good to track your cycles and how to track them.
The Cycle Strategy has the different parts of our menstrual cycle broken up into different seasons. Winter is during the menstruation time, spring is the time before ovulation, summer is the time around ovulation and autumn is the time before your period.
After a brief description of how The Cycle Strategy works, the author then goes into detail about each menstrual cycle “season.” She talks about what the hormones are doing, good/bad things that may happen, things to avoid during that time and what can help for the issues one may face during each season.
The remaining topics given information on in the book include birth control methods, hormonal changes throughout the years, self-care as it relates to our cycles and conditions that have an effect on our hormones.
At the end of the book, the author shows an example of The Cycle Strategy tracking dial as well as gives resources for readers to seek out.
Period Power was packed with great information. Even though I have read a lot about women’s health, I still was able to enjoy it and gain some new knowledge from it.
Just like with everything, it is not perfect. Here are my likes and dislikes of this book:
*Amazing information provided in the first section of the book (sex education refresher!).
*The Cycle Strategy: I loved this new way of thinking about and tracking my menstrual cycle.
*What women may feel during each day of their cycles: Even though I have read about what feelings our hormones cause and even have the Hormone Horoscope app, I still learned some new things.
*Even though I do menstruate regularly, I appreciated how the author gave an alternative way to track a cycle for women that are not regular.
*Lots of information on self-care
*Great and thorough information on hormonal-related conditions
*Interesting and informative chart about all the different types of birth control.
*Information about how our hormones change over the years.
*Author’s writing voice seemed to have a judgmental tone at times.
*Although I liked the birth control information, the author seemed to denounce using them a bit.
*There was part of the book where she talked about period euphoria. It was kind of weird. Like, what the hell?
I highly recommend Period Power
Reading this book was a pleasure and I am glad I bought it. It went over things I already knew in a different way and I learned some new things as well.
I would recommend this for any woman/non-binary person who wants to learn more about our specific, sexual and hormonal health.
Thanks Maisie Hill!
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