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Added June 04, 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.


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anniegirl20
anniegirl20
Posted June 30, 2014
-skyeroo2002 I really think you should tell your mom! and if she does not believe you because there is nothing there, the have it grow back and then show her also! I hope I helped -anniegirl
anniegirl20
anniegirl20
Posted June 30, 2014
@GirlyGirly you are not pregnant. the only way you can get pregnant is by having sex. if you have had sex with in a month, there is a possible chance you could be preg. if you have not had sex then it is totally normal! most girls have irregular periods. its where you miss your period but you are not pregnant. I hope I helped you and the other girls who were wondering! -anniegirl
kATYLOLA
kATYLOLA
Posted June 30, 2014
Im 14 and i havent had my period. do they make u take pills to make ur period come?
Wednesday
Wednesday
Posted June 30, 2014
To jmarieliam123! For now be happy you don't have it. There is nothing wrong. Every girl is different. Check yourself each time you use the restroom. I didn't start until I was 15 1/2. In some girls it takes a little longer. Check with your doctor again, if you don't start at the age of 18. Ask your Mom what age did she start her period. You mentioned you are getting symptoms. What symptoms are you getting? If you are getting discharge, start wearing pantiliners. Pantiliners will protect your clothes and keep you feeling fresh. "Always expect the unexpected" is what my Mom told me. Only "Mother Nature" knows when your period will start. If you have any more questions, just ask. I will do my best to help you.
Wednesday
Wednesday
Posted June 30, 2014
To kenna_amazing! There is nothing wrong with you. Every girl is different. Only "Mother Nature" knows when you will start. 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 handicapped 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.
sportslove24
sportslove24
Posted June 30, 2014
Ok so, this may sound weird but are you supposed get cramps before you get you're period because I have these cramps and I don't have my period yet? If so how long until I get it? Please help!?
girlyglittergurl
girlyglittergurl
Posted June 30, 2014
SOS! I have been trying to use tampons and they just aren't working for me. It hurts when I put a tampon in and I have decided not to use them. But here comes the bad part....in just 2 days I am going to a swimming birthday party!! I have already promised that I would come. Do you guys have any ideas on how I can still go just not use tampons! Any suggestions would be helpful and ps I don't feel comfortable using those period diva cups. Please help and thanks soo much!!!
love dance
love dance
Posted June 30, 2014
I still haven't had my period, but all of my friends have! So why haven't I had mine? I have all of the symptoms so I'm a little confused...
remanem1
remanem1
Posted June 30, 2014
I am going to camp soon and i'm due to have my period at camp. I don't know how to put in a tampon so if we are doing water stuff what should I do?!
remanem1
remanem1
Posted June 30, 2014
Hi so after I got my first period (which was a couple days ago) I have been experiencing discharge but I feel like its different. I only experience it when i'm doing something active. It is not the normal color of the usual discharge. Does this usually happen after your period?
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