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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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Musicgal09
Musicgal09
Posted August 27, 2011
Hey if anyone ever has a question let me know I'll be happy to help!!!;)
lotrrules34
lotrrules34
Posted August 27, 2011
For all you girls who HAVEN'T started yet, enjoy your period free time while you can. I know, everyone says that. That's what I thought. I wanted my period to have the experience. And now I wish I didn't have it. It's a pain when it's always on your mind and that you have to buy products, etc. You have to constantly worry about being irregular. While you should always be prepared if you think you might start, enjoy what time you have left with no period worries.
laurenxelise
laurenxelise
Posted August 27, 2011
You guys dont need to worry about this. You will get your period eventually. I havent gotten it yet and im a sophomore in highschool. My sister got her first period in 7th grade. I look totally normal and have average boobs. And i have had discharge for 3 years now. if you guys have questions you can ask me!
sierramichelle101
sierramichelle101
Posted August 27, 2011
snickers#3: what did u do when u got ur period on the first day of highschool??
doggirl348
doggirl348
Posted August 25, 2011
i eat healthy, excercise, and all that but im still short! :(
pAiGeDeBoRaH99
pAiGeDeBoRaH99
Posted August 25, 2011
-alexarea 222 If you have a lock on your locker. Just put some in a little bag. If you don't have a lock on your locker (like i don't) Put some in a little bag and put it in a pocket in your back back
KitKat22<3
KitKat22<3
Posted August 25, 2011
hi well i have all the sighns discharge cramps hair boobs and the discharge and the rest ive had for about 2 yrs the cramps 3 months and the hair 2 years...... i think its coming soon my mom even says so.......im kinda scared ill get it like the first day of school! im not very excited i love to play sports and swim but tampons seem painful and if i get it this month it will be a bummer cause i go swimming alot!!!! i DONT WANT MY PERIOD im scared is it bad ? srry its so long :P <3 TTYL
advicegiver40
advicegiver40
Posted August 25, 2011
Anyone on?
advicegiver40
advicegiver40
Posted August 25, 2011
Question, A lot of girls say theyve had discharge for like 2 or 3 years and still havent had their period. I thought it usually only takes 6-12 (but up to 18) months? Someone answer Please!!!
girlhelper
girlhelper
Posted August 25, 2011
llovemoose, i think it was spotting. it might be your period, see if it comes back a little heavier and maybe more then one day. as long as it comes back before 6 months, if it doesn't come back by a year then it was spotting.
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