Embracing Change

Laughter lines and silver strands reveal years of experience and wisdom. Various milestones throughout our lives are gradual reminders of the passage of time sneaking up on us; birthdays, anniversaries, first period to menopause. The more milestones we are blessed to achieve, the better, because it beats the alternative.

Menopause is a time of change in our lives where in our 40’s or 50’s our period finally comes to an end. It occurs when we haven’t had a period in 12 months and on average, most women experience it around the age of 51. This change not only commonly brings with it hot flushes, night sweats, and mood changes, but it also gifts us with occasional bladder leakage. 



Perimenopause generally begins around your 40s and is the transition time before menopause, usually lasting around four years although for some women, it can be five to ten years before their final period. Symptoms can include;

  • Irregular periods

  • Hot flushes

  • Insomnia

  • Fatigue

  • Weight gain

  • Vaginal dryness

  • Breast tenderness

During perimenopause, your menstrual cycle can become longer or shorter, you may skip a period, or the flow may become lighter or heavier. These changes are a result of your diminishing ovarian function and are normal during perimenopause, but it’s still a good idea to talk to your doctor about them as irregular and heavy bleeding can also be a sign of uterine fibroids, Endometriosis or Adenomyosis.

Postmenopausal Bleeding

Postmenopausal bleeding can occur 12 months or more after your last menstrual period and occurs in around 10% of women over 55. The bleeding can be light (spotting) or heavy. It can be caused by;

  • Polyps

  • Endometrial atrophy (thinning of the uterine lining)

  • Endometrial hyperplasia (thickening of the uterine lining)

  • Vaginal atrophy (thinning of vaginal tissue)

  • Sexually transmitted diseases

  • Medications

  • Endometrial, uterine or cervical cancer

Whilst most of these are generally very simple and treatable causes, it is very important to have any spotting or bleeding investigated in case it is more serious. If it is cancer, diagnosing it early means that treatment is more likely to be successful.

Ultimate Essentials For Postmenopausal Bleeding

There's never been a more convenient way to purchase healthy period products. 

HSA and FSA Eligible Period Products

Period products are typically eligible for reimbursement with a flexible spending account (FSA), health savings account (HSA), or a health reimbursement arrangement (HRA). Contact your employer or FSA/HSA/HRA provider with account or eligibility questions.

The CARES Act reclassified period products as “medical expenses,” making them eligible to be treated as any other spending on “medical care.” That means tampons, pads and liners purchased after December 31, 2019 eligible for purchase with FSA and HSA funds.

bladder Control

Light bladder leaks can happen to anyone at any age; however, the most common reasons as to why someone may experience it include pregnancy or childbirth, menopause, pelvic floor surgery and medical issues. Light bladder leaks can be triggered by;

  • Sneezing, coughing or laughing

  • Physical activity

  • Heavy lifting

  • Large fluid intake

  • Drinking alcohol and caffeinated drinks

  • Smoking

Bladder leaks aren’t something you should be embarrassed about. Talk to your doctor who can offer you medical advice on the best way to deal with your type of incontinence. Veeda offers a range of underwear, liners, wipes and pads for incontinence that are better for your body and better for the earth. Our underwear and liners have an absorbent bio-core blend with added green tea leaf extract for a special dry, cool, breathable touch and a moisture wick layer, leaving you feeling dry and comfortable all day long. They are ultra-thin which provides a discreet look without compromising on protection. Hypoallergenic, safe for Sensitive skin, totally chlorine-free with no harmful chemicals for a flexible fit and leak-proof protection. 

Ultimate Essentials For Bladder Leaks

There's never been a more convenient way to purchase healthy products for bladder leaks. 

HSA and FSA Eligible Medical Items

Incontinence supplies are typically eligible for reimbursement with a flexible spending account (FSA), health savings account (HSA), or a health reimbursement arrangement (HRA). Contact your employer or FSA/HSA/HRA provider with account or eligibility questions.

Does Medicaid Cover Incontinence Products?

Medicaid is a state and federal program that provides medically necessary products (including incontinence products), healthcare or long-term care services to those who qualify.

Visit Healthcare.gov and use its Medicaid calculator to determine if you qualify.

For an incontinence product to be covered by Medicaid, it must be considered “medically necessary”, and therefore essential to the treatment or management of a particular condition. This can be determined by visiting your doctor and getting a diagnosis.

Your Questions, Answered.


Can I use period pads and liners for incontinence?

Using menstrual products for bladder leakage wouldn’t be as effective as they are designed for blood which is thicker than urine with slower discharge times and volumes, and therefore lower absorbency levels. They’ll leave your skin feeling damp and uncomfortable, and at a higher risk of irritation and infection. Menstrual products don’t protect your skin against urine and won’t neutralize the urine odor.

Can I use incontinence pads and liners for my period?

Although not recommended, it is possible to use an incontinence pad or liner in place of a period pad when menstruating. However, it is important to remember that incontinence and menstrual products work very differently. Period pads are specially designed to absorb menstrual flow which is slower and thicker than urine. These products absorb in line with your flow and safely work to be changed every four to eight hours. If using an incontinence product for your monthly cycle, you’ll find that blood doesn’t absorb into the incontinence pad as well as urine does, as it’s designed to absorb heavy amounts of thin liquid quickly.

What is the best underwear for a healthy vagina?

When shopping for underwear, look for natural materials, keeping well away from chemicals and dyes. Synthetic fabrics can trigger chafing and redness. Nylon, polyester, lace, and spandex increase your risk of irritation and vaginal infection. These synthetic materials can lead to irritation but also don’t allow the vagina to breathe, trapping heat and moisture. And we know that Yeast thrives in heat and moisture environments, increasing your risk of yeast infections. Comfy, soft, moisture-absorbing organic cotton is the best underwear fabric! Click here to read more.

What are Panty Liners for?

Similar to sanitary pads, but thinner and smaller for comfort, panty liners are designed to be used on the days between your period to maintain that everyday freshness and protect your underwear from light discharge. Click here to read more

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What's Inside Our Veeda Personal Care Products That Makes Them Better


The idea behind Veeda was to offer a premium, healthy, and affordable alternative to the traditional, synthetic, and often chemical-filled personal care products which have gone unchanged for decades. 

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    Made from 100% Natural, GMO-Free, Plant-Based Ingredients

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    Hypoallergenic and dermatologically tested

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    No harsh chemicals, no synthetics and no dyes - better for you and better for the planet.

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    European Dioxin-free manufacturing process and oxygen-based cleansing makes our pads, tampons and liners pesticide, chlorine, dye and fragrance free. Safe for daily use.

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    Without harsh chemicals, Veeda natural period care products are less likely to cause allergic reactions, inflammation or irritation.

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