Getting your first period is an exciting milestone. It’s a sign you’re growing up!
You may be wondering when you’re going to get yours. There’s no way of predicting exactly when you’ll get your first period.
But there is a list of first period symptoms that indicate you’re first period isn’t too far away.
Just remember as you read the list, you’re a unique individual and so is your body. It works on its own schedule, so don’t worry if you’re a little ahead or behind your friends. Just look out for the signs of your first period so you won’t be completely in the dark. What age do most girls get their first period?
Most girls get their first period between the ages of 11 and 13. Getting your period earlier or later than that is perfectly fine. Some girls get their period at 10 and some at 14. Anywhere between the ages of 9 and 16 is considered normal. Signs and symptoms of your first period
There are a number of changes your body will go through before getting your first period. They are like signs or symptoms of your first period.
- Developing breast buds
Developing Breast buds is a sign of your first period being on its way. Breast buds are little mounds of flesh that form under your nipples. They will continue to grow into fully formed breasts as you move through puberty. You can expect your first period about two years after your breast buds first appear.
- Growing pubic hair
Growing pubic hair is also a sign of your first period coming soon. Pubic hair usually makes an appearance a little after your breast buds develop. At first it will be fine and light, but your pubic hair will grow coarser and thicker over time.
- Vaginal discharge
Another sign of your first period being around the corner is getting vaginal discharge – a white or clear fluid you’ll notice on your knickers. Vaginal discharge is your body’s response to changing hormones in your body. While it can feel a little icky, vaginal discharge is important for keeping your vagina healthy and clean.
You may want to start wearing ALWAYS Dailies panty liners to protect your knickers from discharge and to keep yourself dry and comfortable. ALWAYS Dailies absorb moisture and odour within seconds for a daily boost of freshness.
- Ask your mom
A big sign of your period coming soon is that you’re the same age as your mum was when she got her first period. Daughters tend to get their first period around the same age as their mum did. So, go ahead and ask mum when she got hers for the first time.
While this list of first period symptoms won’t tell you exactly when your first period will come, it can give you a general idea that it’s around the corner. Paying attention to the signs of your first period is a good idea so that way you’re not caught unprepared. Buy a pack of TAMPAX Pearl Compak when you first start experiencing the changes above and put 2 with you in your bag to not be surprised. You can also wear a ALWAYS Dailies liner on, that way you’ll be ready and protected when your period does come and have time to put on your tampon to feel confidently protected during your period.