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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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Wednesday
Wednesday
Posted July 29, 2014
To Sportslove24! Cramps is a sign sometimes that your period is on the way. Only "Mother Nature" knows when you will start. Keep checking yourself each time you use the restroom. Every girl is different. Start wearing pantiliners if you have any type of discharge. 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.
Wednesday
Wednesday
Posted July 29, 2014
To love dance & daughterofathena! Every girl is different. For now be happy you don't have it. I didn't start until I was 15 1/2. Only "Mother Nature" knows when you will start. 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, (for cramps), quarters for the machines, 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 any more questions, just ask.
softballsuperstar3
softballsuperstar3
Posted July 29, 2014
i've been having headaches and stomach pains and today i felt something drip in my panties but when i went to the bathroom i didn't see anything. Are these signs of your first period??
wolfgirlA2
wolfgirlA2
Posted July 29, 2014
Hey girls please check out my YouTube channel GirlSecrets 101 It is about periods
anniegirl20
anniegirl20
Posted July 29, 2014
hey tinyteen13 so the brownish discharge is dried up blood and it is normal to have some normal discharge with it. so just watch out for you period...it should be coming soon! hope i helped- anniegirl
anniegirl20
anniegirl20
Posted July 29, 2014
@Ms.Swagger- is ok if you get your period at school, just make sure that you have pads in your locker or backpack!...im kinda scared to get my period in school also! :) hope i helped-anniegirl
PeaceandCoolness
PeaceandCoolness
Posted July 29, 2014
Tinyteen13, you did have your period. You just didn't notice the discharge until the blood came out. You can get discharge whenever. It's just part of being a girl. I would start wearing panty liners because your period is irregular. Hope I helped:)
CelebrityPink16
CelebrityPink16
Posted July 29, 2014
I got my period last September. I always use pads..I'm sick of them! I want to try tampons. My mom is going to let me, she said so. So any advice on tampons ??
anniegirl20
anniegirl20
Posted July 29, 2014
@swaggy queen- you have not had your period yet! what you have is spotting. so make sure you have pads in your locker or back pack! hope i helped-anniegirl
Oceanrose
Oceanrose
Posted July 29, 2014
Hey peeps! Can someone please respond to this! Ok so i have this Crusty white stuff in my underwear every 1 a week. Im pretty sure its not a infection cause it doesnt smell bad. So please dont say its an infection. Can someone tell me what it is... - Confused
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