What If I Get Periods At School?
Dear Iris, 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? Adrien --- Dear Adrien, Periods can be quite irregular the first few years you have them, so I can't help you predict the month ahead with a definite date you will start again. Wearing an Always pantiliner will help you be ready since you don’t know for certain when your next period will arrive. 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. You should be carrying your menstrual protection in a backpack or purse, so you can take that with you to the bathroom. Changing during class breaks or lunch makes the most sense. If you aren't sure when your period is due, wear an Always pantiliner daily and avoid any accidents. Also, check out the location in your school where emergency menstrual products are kept. Also, 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. Good luck, Your BeingGirl Experts
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