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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.


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


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kittygirllove346
kittygirllove346
Posted July 24, 2014
Thanks this helped my alot
Facxox
Facxox
Posted July 24, 2014
Dear @beinggirl my first period came yesterday, and it only lasted yesterday. Did I get it, or did I not. Because I was bleeding all day yesterday but then when it came to nighttime it ended
piegirlrocksthehouse
piegirlrocksthehouse
Posted July 24, 2014
Hey Girls! I started my period about 1 month ago. This is what I found out. It is really not that bad. Don't be nervous to start. Its a good thing. Anyway, hope this helped and don't be scared!
Tinyteen13
Tinyteen13
Posted July 24, 2014
Hi, I'm 13 and haven't had my first period yet. (Even though I'm kinda excited for it) Anyway, I thought I had barely visible spotting mixed in with my regular discharge 3 days ago. The next day, I thought I had a little bit of brown discharge, but I still had a lot if my regular discharge with it. Today I just had a little bit of regular discharge. Anyone know what's going on??? Thanks!
Swaggy queen
Swaggy queen
Posted July 24, 2014
I'm really not sure if my period started or not sometimes In my white dicharge I have light red or pinkish tiny spots and one time I had brownish dicharge and I told my mom and she gave me pantiliners
emma.is.awesome224
emma.is.awesome224
Posted July 24, 2014
I'm slightly confused/worried about something. I think I may have gotten my period but I'm not sure. I went to the bathroom today and there was a brown spot in my undies. It wasn't really dark, but it was a lot darker than my normal discharge. Also, there wasn't really a lot there, either. Btw I'm 14 and I have all the other symptoms of puberty besides my period. Any help is greatly appreciated :)
piegirlrocksthehouse
piegirlrocksthehouse
Posted July 24, 2014
To love dance I had all of the symptoms for about 6 months to a year and didn't get mine until last month. I asked my mom when she started. It was.just a few months. After I did. Your body is different from your friends, so you won't start just because your friends have. Just ask you mom when she started. It should be close to when she did. Hope it helped
piegirlrocksthehouse
piegirlrocksthehouse
Posted July 24, 2014
Yes cramps are normal. I am not sure when you will start. Do you have all the symptoms? If so then I think you will start so soon. Hope I helped!
piegirlrocksthehouse
piegirlrocksthehouse
Posted July 24, 2014
Isabella Martinez, No you keep growing after you have your period. I found a website that calculates how tall you are going to get. This is how it works. First you subtract 5 inches from your dad's height, then You avaverage in between that height and your mom's height whatever is closest to the middle is how tall you are going to get. But you don't have really fast growth burgs after you start your period.. Hope this helped!
Ms.Swagger
Ms.Swagger
Posted July 24, 2014
I've had all my symptoms but my period hasn't started yet..Im scared hen i start middle school it will happen there but if so who do i got to... pleasse help meh??23
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