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The Signs Of First Period & How To Talk About It

Menstruation commonly referred to as periods are a crucial time in a girl’s life. It is a natural process. Sometimes in the pace, girls fail to look for the signs of the first period. As you are nearing puberty, below is the overview of the major physical changes girls can expect as they go through puberty:

Body Hair-

Hair growth increases in the parts like genital area, under the arms, and on the legs. When pubic hairs appear it signifies of puberty and you can estimate that the time for the first period is nearing - showing up before breast budding starts.

Change in Breast-

Girls usually begin puberty between the ages of 8 and 13 years old. The earliest sign of puberty in most girls is the development of breast "buds," nickel-sized bumps under the nipple. It is not unusual for breast growth to start on one side before the other. It's also common for breast buds to be somewhat tender or sore. Uneven breast growth and soreness are both totally normal and usually improve with time.

Vaginal Discharge-

Some girls experience a small to moderate amount of clear or white vaginal discharge that starts about 6-12 months before their first period. This is a normal response to growing amounts of the hormone estrogen in the body.

Also, we usually get uncomfortable having conversations about it. Talking about your periods to your parents is important. Instead of freaking out, it is essential to have your parents’ guidance.

Talking to your mom about the physical changes clears the air. She will tell you what is happening in your body is pretty normal and there is absolutely nothing to be ashamed or get scared of. Slowly and gradually, you will learn to accept it and even become confident about being a woman.

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