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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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anniegirl20
anniegirl20
Posted August 12, 2014
hey Blondes_ - yes you should pack a kit for school it will help you if you do get your period! Be sure to pack pads and liners! hope you have a good year in school,anniegirl
anniegirl20
anniegirl20
Posted August 12, 2014
hey thoffe1- yes, it is normal to have a brownish discharge, it means that you should have your period soon. so make sure to pack pads in you book bag/back pack....wear liners to if you haven't all ready! hope this helped, anniegirl
Julietta1997
Julietta1997
Posted August 12, 2014
Don't worry if you are older and haven't gotten your period. It actually could be a good thing- you could have children later than others your ahe
skyeroo2002
skyeroo2002
Posted August 12, 2014
Hey guys! So I just want to thank you for answering all of my questions and comments... So yesterday I got my period... out of the blue I got a big stain on my underwear but it was kind of brown the I took a piece of toilet paper and I wiped the spot, and sure enough it was blood... Thank you very much!!!! Skyeroo2002
Queenb....
Queenb....
Posted August 12, 2014
Oops sorry .the last comment I made I ment black hair not blond lol
Wednesday
Wednesday
Posted August 12, 2014
To thoffe 1! Brown discharge is normal. That's just dried blood that lost it's oxygen. Start wearing pantiliners (if you haven't already). Pantiliners will protect your clothes and keep you feeling fresh. If you have anymore questions, just ask.
piegirlrocksthehouse
piegirlrocksthehouse
Posted August 12, 2014
to thoffe1, Yes that is normal. It just means your period is on its way. I would start wearing pantie liners.
piegirlrocksthehouse
piegirlrocksthehouse
Posted August 12, 2014
Queenb, Congrats! I think that you will be starting soon. I got discharge in my bathing suit and then a month later I started. Hope I helped!
Turtle lover
Turtle lover
Posted August 12, 2014
JustATyplicalGirl: if you have all 3 signs you should get your period soon but u will get it when you least expect it that's what happened to me so don't stress or think about it a lot because once you have it, your gonna wish you didn't hahah cramps, worrying about leaking. ect... good luck! - turtlelover
Turtle lover
Turtle lover
Posted August 12, 2014
Blondes_ yes! bring a period kit to school! there are several times where I started my period at school and wasn't prepared! bring one to school!!! - turtle lover
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