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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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lmfao_lol
lmfao_lol
Posted August 19, 2011
hey ppl i got my period about a month ago its really not that bad but mine only lasted 2 dayz. if u ask me its not really bad but i really reccomend using pantiliners before u start ur period or wen u get ur discharge cuz ur period could come during school and u never know! good luck!
volleyball27
volleyball27
Posted August 19, 2011
snickers#3: We sound alike too! I am 13,14 in November, 5foot, about 88lbs, I wear a 32 sometimes 30A size bra, I've had discharge for a little over a year, and pubic hair. I do have a size 3 shoe though, and my doctor said that I will grow into my big feet. haha. But I cannot wait until I finally start growing!
Babybottlepop48
Babybottlepop48
Posted August 19, 2011
Hey I had my period for year and so far i like it at times and at time i dont. Well usually if im a school there are really some times when i cant change my pad right away so by the time i do, i sorta smell. It feels weird standing in line or just even sitting down in class. I used to wear my sweatshirt around my waist but so many girls started to do that, then the teachers told us to take them off. The good things i like about getting my period is that i know im healthy and its like wow! So if you really want to get your period, im just saying goodluck!
lmfao_lol
lmfao_lol
Posted August 19, 2011
Dear puppylover7, if u have all of those signs then u will probably get ur period very soon so dont worry about it. ur period might come in a suprise at school so make sure u always have an emergency kit with u that has pads, and pantiliners. u will most likely get ur period before u turn 16 but if u still dont get it by then, u need to talk to ur doctor.i hope this helped!
MLchick14
MLchick14
Posted August 19, 2011
I kept wondering when will my period start and was scared it would happen unexpected,but I was surpised that it actually happen.I'm scared because school starts next week and next month i'll have it while im in school,scared that i might bleed through
DXxSunshinexXD
DXxSunshinexXD
Posted August 19, 2011
Hey Girlies!! Yesterday I Went To Walmart to go buy Always Infiniity Pads And It Came With A FREE Moodeez bag! Whats A Moodeez? Its A Lil Bag Where you put your pads and tampons and no-one will see them! Im so Happy To get the Free Bag C: so Im Givin you a heads up that maybe at your local walmart maybe there free bags for you too! Idk which states do have it and which dont but im just saying there might a free moodeez bag for you too!! xD Thanks For Your Attention! Sincerely, Sunshine!
girlhelper
girlhelper
Posted August 19, 2011
tumblingtiger32, it might be. i had worse cramps this time and it was heavier. i acted like an idiot and used liners but i needed pads and changed the liners a lot but only for one day. the other days i was able to wear a liner the whole days, but it was heavier then my second. the first day i relally shud of used pads, but it might be you just have to see
MaryRosePenney
MaryRosePenney
Posted August 18, 2011
Dear LittleDramaQueen, From what I've read it sounds like you have a spotting and that means the the day is coming so soon but don't say you want it because you might regret it cuz aparently it sucks! Come to me if you need help cuz I'm on everyday!
athleticbunny4
athleticbunny4
Posted August 18, 2011
Hey girls! I used to want my period sooo bad, but honestly it sucks! But for all Of you that are wondering when you will get it, you get it about a week after you start showing PMS symptoms. Periods are a hastle, they are nasty, and need to be taken care of every 2 or 3 or 4 hours depending on your flow. I hope I helped, girls. Feel free to ask me anything!
lepordluvr43
lepordluvr43
Posted August 18, 2011
i havent had my period yet but i think its coming soon bc i hae really bad discharge but i no a lot about it. i want it to come already discharge is annyoning
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