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Hi Iris,

All of my friends are afraid their period is going to start at school. Well I'm not worried about it happening there. It is on the bus is where I'm worried about because I'm on the bus for an hour. Now I know I could just wear a pad on the bus, but I do not have that much money. So what can I do?

My mother and I were having a talk the other day, and she told me that she had a feeling that I might start my period soon which has me worried about it. Most of my teachers at school are GUYS, so what could I do if I started in one of their classes because I would not feel right telling them I started my period because they have big mouths, and it would get around!

 

Well, please try and help.

Brianna

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Dear Brianna,

Understand your period will drip out of your body. This means your period probably will not come flowing out heavily immediately from the start. It is more likely you will notice some dampness or wetness and excuse yourself to the restroom to find that it has begun.

 

You mention being worried about starting on the bus. Chances are this isn’t where you will start your period. If, by chance, you do start on the bus, you will probably be able to get to a restroom before anyone notices.

 

When you reach the age when girls start their period, carrying menstrual protection in a backpack or purse means you will be prepared. When you are at school, changing during class breaks or lunch makes the most sense. If you aren't sure when your period is due, wear an Always pantiliner daily to help avoid accidents. Also, check out the location in your school where emergency menstrual products are kept. Sometimes it is with the school nurse, the health/physical education teacher or even the school secretary.

 

You mention having male teachers. Understand they know girls your age are beginning to have periods. If necessary, you can simply explain you have a “female matter” you need to check on. More than likely you won’t need special bathroom privileges as you can stop by at lunch or during class breaks.

 

Hope this is helpful,

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danielaQ
danielaQ
Posted May 12, 2014
Last summer,I got so scared!!! I thought I was going to get my period because I got cramps!!!! And I wasent working out or anything so I got scared. But it wasn't my period so I'm really happy it wasn't!!!!
TeenStyle123
TeenStyle123
Posted March 05, 2014
omg I am so close to my first period. I know that because I have had EVERYTHING on the list of puberty and before period things happen to me already and the only thing left is my poor period. IT WILL PROBABLY SUCK!!!! I am turning 11 next month and my mom got her period at 11 and my grandma got hers at 11 or 12 so ya im pretty sure periods are in the jeans
me2awesome
me2awesome
Posted April 01, 2013
If you have a guy teacher just tell him that you have a girl/woman problem and he'll surely let you go to the nurse/bathroom.
littlekatherine
littlekatherine
Posted December 22, 2013
am also worried about that, but that why i use pantiliners
iloveharrystyles
iloveharrystyles
Posted December 30, 2012
LuvSwagg welcome to womanhood
iloveharrystyles
iloveharrystyles
Posted December 30, 2012
cocoqueen trust me you do not want it
PLH36
PLH36
Posted July 12, 2012
@cherrybear711 Click the tab My Period under it, it says PMS and Cramps click that and you should find an article that helps you to relax cramps. Hope I helped!
lolgirl877
lolgirl877
Posted December 17, 2012
My mom said I am bound to start soon too, and what if my pants get period on them and I don't have an extra pair? Or what if I start in Gym? Please Help
CottageBabe
CottageBabe
Posted August 04, 2012
I have dark curly "you know where" hair, i have been devolping for about 2 years, i have dark armpit hair, i get cramps alot, i have discharge for about a year now and one day i had brown dischrge and the day after that on the toliet paper there was blood the size of a nickle!Plus my aunt had a dream and this is what happened-a girl walked up to her and said "i got my period"then she woke up!Do you think the girl was me or her daughter? Her daughter is going into grade 4 and im going into grade 6! Do you think i will get "it" soon?
LuvSwagg
LuvSwagg
Posted August 16, 2012
just started my period yesterday i think and hope
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