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First Period

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Added May 26, 2014

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Growing up, I learned a lot of information from my sister, Sarah. She paved the way for me and that made me feel more at ease about all the changes I was going through.

 

I remember hearing my sisters first period stories. I was probably in third or fourth grade. For some reason, I already knew what a period was; the knowledge was just already there. I was always surrounded by women (my aunts, my cousins, my sister, my mom) so I guess before it happened to my sister, it must have been something we discussed casually. My mom yelled at her because she thought that my sister spilled make-up all over her white shorts. Little did she know it was not make-up!

 

I dont clearly remember getting my first period. My mom didnt prepare me, but I dont think I necessarily needed preparation because I had already witnessed my sister going through it. I do recall that I was in sixth grade, and it happened in May. I was pretty ready for it to come. I remember talking to my friends about it, hoping to become "grown up" soon. When it happened, I told my mom, sister, and grandma. Then I told some friends, and soon enough, everyone knew. I didnt really care about them knowing. I wasnt ashamed.

 

My mom told me to wear pads until I felt comfortable enough to use tampons. That lasted one month. In June, I had a dance recital, and I couldnt wear underwear; I had to try using tampons. I read the instructions in my bathroom, tried all of the different positions, and finally got it in. But I realized something was not right. I asked my sister if I was supposed to keep the entire tampon inside of me. She told me to only use the cotton part; the other part was the applicator, used to help with insertion. I took it out and tried again. This time it was more comfortable and eventually I got the hang of it.

 

 

After getting my period, I felt older because I had been told that getting your period is a sign of maturing; I was growing up. Getting my period was not exactly what I thought it would be. I had to learn to deal with it, and I have. Looking back, one thing about getting your period that I do admire is that it is a bridge from adolescence to womanhood, and that is vital to many young girls while growing up.

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lakelife01010
lakelife01010
Posted August 12, 2014
My mom started her period when she was 12 and I'm almost thirteen and haven't had it yet. I have been discharging for about two years and have had pubic/armpit hair for 2 and 1/2 years. My breasts have been growing for about 2 and 1/2 years too. My sister got it when she was 14 just like my aunt. I have been spotting recently but I don't know if that is the same thing. Please help I'm so scared and confused!
swimmergirl16
swimmergirl16
Posted August 06, 2014
I'm on my second period now. And I got my first one July 8th and I got my second one august 4th
swimmergirl16
swimmergirl16
Posted August 02, 2014
I know that when you first get your period its not regular but I hadone last month and I think I'm going to get it again this week but I have swim championships coming up and I'm really scared and I don't want to use a tampon. What should I do?
Lovinggirl12
Lovinggirl12
Posted August 04, 2014
I got my first period on July 20th of this year. Since it's summer time I would go to sleep really late at like 5am. So on the 20th at 5am I went to use the restroom after I was done I went back into my room and started watching tv. Then my stomach started to hurt so I with back into the restroom and nothing came out but I wiped anyway and saw a dark brown on the toilet paper and then I was like "um, yea I don't think this is my period... But yet there might be a chance." So I went back into my room and started jumping happily saying omg I think I got my period cheerfully. So after that I went to sleep and when I woke up it was my period! I'm so happy I'm a women now! And luckily I have light cramps.
Runner1020
Runner1020
Posted July 30, 2014
@PinkiePieFan, Not getting your period after a "period" of time can be kinda scary. Since you have just gotten yours a few months ago, its probably still iregulal. This is very commen for many girls. If this continues you should really tell your mom. Also this might have not been your period. It could have been just spotting. Spotting is just another sign that its on its way. But the if you are sure it was your period and the "missing periods" continue , you should check with your doctor. Hope this helped!!! Good luck!!!! -Jasmine??????
PinkiePieFan
PinkiePieFan
Posted July 29, 2014
I got my period on April 13/2014 and I haven't got it since is that normal?
swimmergirl16
swimmergirl16
Posted July 24, 2014
I got it last night at my g-mas house and all of my family was staying over at her house and I got it. I told my sis and she told my mom who shoved me into the bathroom and told me to wipe and make sure. There was nothing. So I got home and wiped and there was pink and put on a pad. When I woke up there was nothing so I took it off. Then I had a really BAD headache and went to the bathroom I wiped and there it was on the tp and my underwear so now I'm just changing it eevery like 4-5 hours because it is a heavy color but its only getting very little on the pad. Is that normal? Somebody help
cutekitten062
cutekitten062
Posted July 29, 2014
Soccerlover I just asked that to the beinggirl experts that has been happening to me for a while
Beentheregirl56
Beentheregirl56
Posted July 24, 2014
I got mine about 2 years ago and when I got that in my under wear I got my period about a year later. And you don't want you period it sux??
Wednesday
Wednesday
Posted July 29, 2014
To Soccerlover141250! Yes, discharge is a sign that your period is on the way. Only "Mother Nature" knows when you will start. Every girl is different. Keep checking yourself each time you use the restroom. I didn't start until I was 15 1/2. Start wearing pantiliners (if you haven't already). They will protect your clothes and keep you feeling fresh. Start carrying supplies with you and in your locker such as: pads, tampons (when you are ready for them), wipes, Midol, Aleve, Motrin, etc. (for cramps), quarters for the machines, an extra pair of panties, etc. If you forget your supplies you can ask your friends, any female teacher, the school nurse or the school office. Use the handicap stall, if available. This stall usually gives you more room to change your supplies and your clothes, if the need arises. Don't let anyone rush you even if there's a waiting line for the stalls. If you have anymore questions, just ask.
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