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How Can I Discreetly Handle My Period At School?

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Dear BeingGirl Experts,

I just have a small question because I'm a little worried. I start school soon, as almost every one does, and I got my period for the first time last month. It's almost been a month now, and I don't know when it'll come again, and since I'm starting school it's even worse. What should I do so that when it comes again, I'm not at school and everyone gets to know? Or should I even expect it again this month?




Dear Nora,

Periods can be quite irregular the first couple of years, so I can't help you predict the month ahead, but I will teach you how to do this. Your period will probably not come flowing out heavily immediately from the start. It is more likely that you will notice some dampness or wetness and excuse yourself to the restroom to find that it has begun. This is why it is a good idea to use Always pantiliners for light coverage in case you get your period unexpectedly. You can keep an Always pad in your locker or backpack, or get one from the nurse or a trusted teacher in case your period begins in school.


Also, you need to become aware of the signals your body sends around the time your period arrives so you will be aware you are about to start. Some females get cramping, some get a pimple or two, while others may get sore or tender breasts. You will have signals your body sends and as you have a few more periods notice your unique signs.


From now on keep a private period calendar and mark it. You count from the first day of your period to the first day of your next period to determine how many days your cycle is. Your period doesn't come on the same date of the month. If you've already become regular, then each cycle is the same number of daysanything from 21 to 35 days is average. However, in some girls the cycle alternates as an every-other-month different number of days. Periods average 27 days.


Hope this is helpful,

Your BeingGirl Experts

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Posted December 30, 2012
for school, i just take a small case full of "stuff" just in case. and when i need to use the washroom, i just sneak one into the waistband of my pants and go quick! its just that simple :) im not so nervous anymore. and i always take extras in case one of my girl friends need them :)
Posted October 29, 2012
whats really weired is i get my period excatly 28 days after the first day of my last. im pretty sure it's normal but im also really freaked
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Posted July 13, 2011
Tamps r AWSOME during school with gym everyday too just change it in between classes and wear a panty liner just in case it leaks
Posted August 20, 2011
should i be prepared going to fifth grade with chunky discharge should i have a pad emergency kit?
Posted August 31, 2011
"Always expect the unexpected." Your period could come at any given time. Keep some pads, tampons, wipes, etc with you. Keep some in your locker maybe along with a change of pants and panties. If you get caught off-guard, ask your friends, any female teacher, the school nurse or the school office. Also start carrying some quarters with you, just in case you need to use the machine found in most public restrooms. Try to use the handicapped stall, if available. This stall usually gives you more room to change your pad, your tampon and even your clothes if the need arises. Don't let anyone rush you, even if there's a waiting line for the stalls.
Posted August 05, 2011
im like pretty close to my period now so since im close im guna make a emergency kit for my locker wid 3 pads,4 pantiliners, some deoderant and a pair of undies and just in case i get it when i go to the pool or something i bring a tampon and two pads
Posted July 08, 2011
Also I have an emergency kit (A small pocketbook thing)that i keep in my locker with a few pads in case I start at school.
Posted July 01, 2011
you just the bathroom.during passing and change pads if you..get a stain ask a friend for a jacket to tie around ur waist.


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