Ourselves at Work: Creating positive menstrual culture in your workplace


By Mary Crooks, Jane Bennett and Casimira Melican

Ourselves at Work: Creating positive menstrual culture in your workplace is a comprehensive guide for how to dismantle the menstrual taboo in workplaces, and replace it with a culture that embraces menstrual wellbeing.

The guide outlines the key data that shows why positive menstrual policies in the workplace are not only necessary for employees, but have demonstrated benefits for organisations. It details the seriousness and the consequences of the menstrual taboo, and offers a number of case studies of businesses who have introduced menstrual leave policies.

Lastly, it offers a step-by-step action plan for how to implement change in your own organisation.

The research and themes included in this document are drawn from the book About Bloody Time: The Menstrual Revolution We Have to Have by Karen Pickering and Jane Bennett, which was published in 2019 by the Dugdale Trust for Women and Girls, the harm prevention arm of the Victorian Women’s Trust, Australia’s leading gender equality advocate.

Natural treatments for all the common problems that can occur during pregnancy are fully covered, including nausea, varicose veins, stretch marks, heartburn and indigestion, and also the more serious condition such as threatened miscarriage, pre-eclampsia and gestational diabetes. Advice is also given on remedies for allergy, candida and infections, as well as for gentle detoxification, management of stress and fatigue, and appropriate exercise for the pregnant woman.

As every mother is concerned about the safety of her baby, this book looks at a wide range of natural remedies and supplements that can be safely used (or need to be avoided) at this important time, from herbs, vitamins, minerals and essential oils to acupressure points. It also covers how to avoid toxic exposure, and how to make an informed choice about antenatal tests.

The very practical guide will enable you to give your baby the best possible start in life.


Additional information

Weight 300 g
Dimensions 290 × 210 × 40 mm