Health

What to Know about PERIODS

Most girls get their first period when they’re around 12. But getting it any time between the ages 10 and 15 is OK. Every girl’s body has its own schedule. Periods usually last about 5 days. But a period can be shorter or last longer. Periods usually happen about once every 4–5 weeks. But some girls get their periods a little less or more often. Periods are a natural, healthy part of a girl’s life. They shouldn’t get in the way of exercising, having fun, and enjoying life. If you have questions about periods, ask your doctor, a parent, health teacher, school nurse, or older sister.

What I do when I get my PERIOD

  • I drink plenty of WATER.
  • I stay in Joggers.
  • I use Always Infinity FlexFoam Pads without Wings during the day and Always Infinity Overnight Sanitary Pads with Wings during the night.
  • I only take Tylenol when I can’t handle my Cramps. I take it in the morning after breakfast and at night before I go to sleep.
  • I never carry anything that is heavy. My grandma told me it’s the worst thing a girl can do during her Period.
  • I know i’m getting my period, when I start breaking out. I normally get a pimple or two, and that is the first sign.
  • I track my period using an APP called, Flo Period & Ovulation Tracker. And till this day it’s pretty accurate. You just have to be very CONSISTENT with the APP.

First Period Story

I started my period when I was in 4th Grade when I turned 10. I didn’t know what was going on until my grandma saw my underwear. She told me exactly what was going on. And told my uncle’s wife if she can get me pads, so she gave me one of hers which was pretty big on me, but she did me a solid by going to Target and getting me Pads that were my ideal size. I remember they were from the brand ALWAYS. My grandma did tell me I was gonna get it every month.

Advice for Mothers or Fathers with Daughters

Please talk to them about this stuff. You don’t know how many girls don’t tell their parent’s about this topic. If you know they’re in the age, where they’ll be getting their first Period, talk to them about it. Tell them it’s normal. If possible tell them where are the Pads in your home, so they know where they are at all times. Show them the video from when they were born. Involve their older sister or sisters. Have them carry an emergency kit to school if you know they are at that age.

I wish I had the PERIOD Talk before I got mine. It would have helped me know so much. When I have my own daughter, I will give her the PERIOD Talk around the same Age I got my PERIOD.

Here is a Kardashian Video for Reference.

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