Understanding Women’s Menstrual Cycle
The transition of your body from a little girl to a young lady is exciting and scary at the same time. You and your friends will go through puberty at different times so don’t be alarmed if you are behind or ahead of them. You will all reach the same point.
Puberty starts between 8 and 13 years of age. You can expect some of these changes to your body:
- Grow Taller
- Gain Weight
- Grow Breasts
- Grow Hair Under Arms And In Your Pubic Area
- Change In Body Odor
- Get Pimples
- Start Menstrual Period
These are all signs you’re producing hormones and becoming a young lady. You can experience mood swings, bloating, breast pains and cramps. Always have your “ready bag” with acetaminophen or ibuprofen, pads, tampons, clean underwear, and of course a SNUCS pouch in your backpack or purse at all times. Being prepared prevents surprises and embarrassing moments when you’re away from home.
You may be wondering when will your period start.
Normally, your first period will happen after you have developed breasts and your pubic hair starts to grow. Your period will last anywhere from four to seven days and happens about every four weeks. During the days that you are bleeding, most young ladies use pads or tampons to absorb the blood that flows from the vagina. You will have to decide what works better for you.
Wishing you the best experience!