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Added August 01, 2014

3 Signs of Your First Period

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As a girl, going through puberty means your body is changing as you become a woman, which of course means your period is on it’s way. You can be ready for your first period by looking for clues. Typically, you can expect these changes to start when you are between 11 and 14 years old — but don’t worry, some girls start as early as eight or as late as 17. They may not happen in the order listed below, but here are three common signs indicating you are about to start your first period.


1. Breast Development

Before your period, you might notice your breasts are growing. The first sign of a girl’s first period is developing breast buds — this is when your nipple becomes raised because of the fat, tissue and milk glands your body develops. During this period, you might feel more comfortable wearing a training bra or camisole. Your breasts can then take up to four years to fully develop. Generally, you will start your period one to three years after your breasts begin developing.


2. Hair Growth

You’ll start developing more body hair either before or after your breasts bud. You will first start growing pubic hair in the area below your lower stomach and between your legs. At first it will be soft and thin, then it will gradually become coarser and curly. Then your underarm hair might become coarser and darker. Your period will usually arrive around one or two years after your pubic hair develops.


3. Vaginal Discharge

This is a big sign that you may start expecting your first period. You’ll begin to experience vaginal discharge that will be either white or yellowish. Don’t worry, this is completely normal — it’s your body’s way of moisturizing the vagina. Wearing pantiliners, like Always Pantiliners, can help you feel fresh and dry. Your period will likely start between six and 12 months (or up to 18 months) after discharge occurs.


In addition to these body changes, you can also ask your mom when she started her period. It’s likely that you’ll get your first period within a year or so of when she got hers. Plus, it’s a good time to have a conversation with your mom about all the changes you’re experiencing. She can also help you find the right products.


Since you’ll only have a general idea of when you’ll start your first period, you’ll want to do some planning so you can be prepared. Most girls use pads for their first period. Your first period will probably be fairly light, so Always Radiant Inifinity Teen pads will be a good choice of protection. It’s a good idea to keep a pad or two hidden in your locker at school, and put together a period kit for your backpack — so you won’t be caught off guard when it does happen.


Do you have more questions about your period? Be sure to register for BeingGirl.com and ask the BeingGirl Experts.


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hockey_girl05
hockey_girl05
Posted September 18, 2014
just a few questions about tampons.. im new to them an i would like some background info before i do use them, 1)if you go to the washroom and know it doesnt need to be changed, and go pee do you havbe to take it out anyways so you dont accidentally pull it out will wiping or do you just have to wipe carefully? and 2)do you have to take the tampon out to shower..? i personally dont think you should because you swim with them... am i right? anyways thanks for the advice.. and id love to have a response by tonight or tomorrow because im going away.. thanks so much.. hockey_girl05
Queenb....
Queenb....
Posted September 07, 2014
Also my discharge smell changed... not like fish but like something else but no a bad smell is this normal cause my boobs are sore at times an I wanna know when my period is comimg
Queenb....
Queenb....
Posted September 07, 2014
Omg I just got my first period a I got up!!! I felt like I was peeing so I went to the bathroom and boom!!! Blood I happy now :) but it sucks good luck to all of u thx being girl!!! Ask me any questions an btw I'm on it now
Queenb....
Queenb....
Posted August 26, 2014
Help! :) ok .. today I went to the bathroom and I see white discharge(like usual) but surpriseingly I saw light brown discharge that I have never seen in my underwear!! Idk what it is but my belly and back hurts sometimes . I really need some help :( I'm sacred that it would come at school! :( I'm super nervous and I'm going in 6 grade :/ what do I do? :( please help :( -queenb-
Wednesday
Wednesday
Posted September 02, 2014
To Queenb! Brown discharge is dried blood that lost it's oxygen. There's nothing to be scared, afraid or embarrassed about. There will be only girls in the restrooms and locker room. 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. Also carry some quarters with you for the machines in the restrooms and locker room. If you forget your supplies you can ask your friends, any female teacher, the school nurse or the school office. Keep checking yourself each time you use the restroom and use the handicap stall, if available. This stall usually gives you more room to change your supplies and your clothes, if the need arises. If you have anymore questions, just ask.
Wednesday
Wednesday
Posted September 02, 2014
To ImJustAGirl! There's nothing to be scared, afraid or embarrassed about. Every girl gets a period. There will be only girls in the restrooms and locker room. Start wearing pantiliners (if you haven't already). They will protect your clothes and keep you feeling fresh. Your period may start at any given time. Start carrying supplies with you and in your locker. Also carry some quarters with you for the machines in the restrooms and locker room. 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. If you have anymore questions, just ask.
piegirlrocksthehouse
piegirlrocksthehouse
Posted August 25, 2014
Just. A typical girl I was just like you. I felt weird and had a feeling I was going to start. If you have all the symptoms, then you should start soon. :-) -kimberley
MissNSCG
MissNSCG
Posted August 25, 2014
Ive been getting discharge for 8months now and its 3:00 in the morning- lol I just got over a nasty cramp but I still feel very nauseous and im rly tired i havent started my period yet and im afraid to talk to my parents and older siblings about it how do i do tht? my mom is rly embarrassing and my older sister isnt around much iand i jus cant rly think of a good enough reason to not talk to her but.... its like i just cant. help? also i want to ask to start shaving because its getting rly noticable now but i might want to wait until my period
Wednesday
Wednesday
Posted August 25, 2014
To JustATypicalGirl! There's nothing to be scared, afraid or embarrassed about. Every girl gets a period. There will be only girls in the rest rooms and locker room. Only "Mother Nature" knows for sure, so expect the unexpected. Wear pantiliners to protect your clothes and keep you feeling fresh. Start carrying supplies with you and in your locker: pads, tampons (when ready for them), wipes, Midol, Aleve, Motrin (for cramps), quarters for the machines, 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. If you have any more questions, just ask.
evathediva123
evathediva123
Posted August 25, 2014
i am new to it is so not cool
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