When do the first periods arrive?
The first periods are quite difficult to predict, but occur about 2 years after the first signs of puberty, around age 11 to 13 on average. However, they can happen at any time between the ages of 8 and 18, so there's no need to worry if your periods are later or earlier. Every person is different, and every body has its own biological rhythm. This explains why some of your friends may have already had their periods while others haven't yet.
You can ask your mom, sisters, grandmothers or aunts when their periods arrived, as this can be a good clue to anticipate the arrival of yours. periods is simply a little blood that will slowly s'drain from your vagina, and it's perfectly normal!
It may seem impressive at first, but s'it's the natural workings of a woman's body.
You can be prepared by always carrying something in your bag to absorb the blood from your periods, such as sanitary pads, or wear your period pants Elia, especially if you're bothered by white discharge.
You'll know that your first periods has arrived if you find small spots of blood (pink, red or even brown) in your panties. It's important to know that the first periods are generally of a very variable and irregular flow. At first, they can last from 1 to 10 days, and can occur every month or every two to three months!
It can take up to 2 years for your periods to settle into their rhythm. While you're getting used to their arrival, it's perfectly normal for you to sometimes stain your sheets or underwear: don't hesitate to ask your parents for help and they'll show you how to clean them.
You can also read some testimonials from the Elia community to help you make sense of things.
Good luck on this stage!
The Elia team