Your periods can sneak up on you. Are you ready? Always be one step ahead of your menstrual cycle with these top period protection strategies.What do you do if your period starts while you’re at school?
If your period comes unexpectedly, no matter where you are, don't panic. At school, your teachers and school nurse know all about what's happening and can usually provide you with "emergency" period protection.How can you be ready for your period if you don't know when it's coming?
It's like carrying an umbrella in case it might rain — just carry a tampon or pad with you. For period protection, wear an ALWAYS Panty Liner for the days leading up to your period. Or leave some in your locker so you'll always have supplies at school. Since tampons are small, they'll fit easily in your purse or rucksack. If you're caught off guard, don't be shy — ask a friend if she has any tampons or pads with her. The office probably has some too.What happens if you start your period and you don't have protection?
As a short-term solution, fold some toilet tissue and put it in your pants to absorb the flow. Your period usually starts with just a few drops of blood, so you have time to get the right protection.
Once you begin to menstruate regularly, you'll know when to expect your next period, so be prepared with your own supply of period protection. Keep "extras" in a zippered case or compartment in your bag or rucksack. Many girls carry compact tampons because of their discreet size; they tuck away so easily in a handbag or fit in the palm of your hand. TAMPAX has a great selection.
When has your period caught you by surprise? What did you do? Do tell!