I’m terrified about getting my period. I’ve heard that
you can’t tell when you’re going to get it—it just comes and suddenly you
realize you feel wet. Is that true? What can I do to avoid being surprised by
Hey chica, while you may not know exactly which day you’re
period’s coming, there are definitely some warning signs that’ll prepare you
for it. PMS (premenstrual
syndrome) is the process your body goes through before a period, so it’s a
great way to tell if you’re almost ready.
Along with PMS comes cramps in your lower back, headaches,
tender boobs, bloating and mood swings.
You also might be a little overly sensitive or emotional, but don’t
worry, that’s perfectly normal.
Another major sign that your period’s coming is white vaginal discharge,
which is a mucous-like substance that most girls start getting about six months
before their first period.
Don’t let these PMS symptoms get you down though, because
they give you some time to prep for your first period. By putting pads in your locker and
backpack, you’ll be prepared 24/7.
If you find yourself without any pads at school, dash to the nurse’s
office where pads and other feminine products can surely be found. Just to be
safe, keep a spare pair of underwear in your backpack or locker for those messy
moments, and don’t wear white or light-colored pants if you feel it’s almost
time. If you’re prepared, there will definitely be no surprises!