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What If I Get Periods At School?

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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?




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,

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Posted August 25, 2014
It really stinks is running this comment in the next cancel anyway :-) I would have is lay a tampon in the connecting part of your bra in between the 2 cups it should fit perfectly compact or not informed pad I would just say put in your pocket or in your bra have a wonderful afternoon night day morning I don't know :) :)
Posted June 07, 2014
oh hi im mew
Posted January 22, 2014
its a good idea to bring an emergency kit to school incase accidents happen
Posted February 12, 2014
When I have my period at school . I Change it every four hours. I have a really heavy flow !!
Posted February 17, 2013
If you have a locker, keep some supplies in there including a change of clothes and panties. You can carry your supplies in your purse, in a lunch or gym bag, in a pencil case, in your notebook or book binder, in your shoes,socks or bra, in your deep pants pockets,etc. If you get caught off-guard without supplies you can ask your friends, any female teacher, the school nurse or the school office. Also carry some quarters with you just in case you need to use the machine found in most restrooms and the locker room. Make a period kit to keep with you. When using the restroom use the handicapped stall, if available. This stall usually gives you more room to change your supplies, including your clothes, if the need arises. If you feel comfortable doing so, let the teacher(s) know when it's that time of the month; just in case your late for class or need to leave the classroom to use the restroom.


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