First Menstruation – Girl Becoming a Woman

Every girl when she reaches 8, 9 years of age already begins to understand some changes in the body of women, especially observing her mother. It is natural for the girl in this age group to be anxious about waiting for her first menstruation, how it will be and what she will feel, but it is normal for her to occur from 9 to 16 years of age , being more normal due to development at 12 years old.

The first menstruation, also known by medicine as menarche, can occur early at 8 years of age , due to some hormonal factors of the girl and according to information from some experts, food and life routine can also anticipate this period. The body is showing some signs informing that the first menstruation is approaching, of course it is impossible to know the correct date, because it just happens. The signs are to show that your body is preparing, developing and maturing sexually.

So it is essential that mothers of girls talk and explain about this stage of the girl’s life and what will happen later. After the first menstruation, the girl will be able to get pregnant and also acquire sexually transmitted diseases , so care must be doubled and counseling also.

Signs that the First Menstruation is Coming

Signs of PMS ( premenstrual tension) also occur with girls who are close to having their first period, going through a period of irritability, emotions running high and a lot of anxiety, because their hormones are overflowing.

Breast augmentation and tenderness – One of the most evident signs that is entering puberty is the growth of the breasts, causing a very high sensitivity. It is normal for the breasts to grow unevenly, with one becoming larger than the other for a period. It is advisable for the girl to use bulge bras at this stage that give greater support, protection and comfort to the breasts.

Hair growth on the body – Another evident sign is the growth of pubic hair and armpits, which normally occur after the beginning of breast growth. At first the hairs are fine and soft, changing the characteristics after the development of the girl’s body.

Discharges – A sign that must be monitored carefully is discharge, as it is natural to occur whitish or yellowish discharges in the period that precedes the first menstruation, normally 6 months before they occur, they start to appear. He may show a considerable increase in the week that the first menstruation will occur, so it is worth watching to prepare even more for that moment.

These are signs that are usually followed by cramps and changes in mood and can be relieved with some easily accessible remedies that bring relief until immediate. Transformations in the body will also occur in addition to the enlargement of the breasts and the growth of pubic hair, the hips will widen making the girl’s body more and more like that of a woman.

When the first menstruation occurs, the cycle will take an average of 3 to 8 days and will be dark or brown in color, and should appear again after 30 days. It is not a rule for the girl to have a regulated cycle, because in the first year of her menstrual cycle it is natural to have variations in the cycle , normalizing naturally over time.

The ideal is to be prepared and know how to prepare your daughter for that moment, without much anxiety and a lot of exposure, since girls are more reserved with this subject. Take her to show the variety and options of absorbents and how to use them, this moment more than ever she will need you to be beside her guiding her.

As everything is about a new world, teaching how to use the absorbent and all hygiene care is also essential. Whatever the choice of absorbent to be used, one should not go for more than 3 hours with it. It is worth alerting you to always carry 2 or 3 pads in your bag or backpack to change in addition to a pair of panties in case it is necessary in “accidents” where your clothes get dirty.

If your daughter is still too young to have her first period and the signs that she is coming are very evident, you can talk to the pediatrician. There is the possibility of delaying menarche in order to achieve adequate bone growth, where hormone injections are applied monthly. Injections should be given until the right time for menstruation to occur arrives !!

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See also: What is menstruation? Doubts and Transformations

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My name is Dr. Alexis Hart I am 38 years old, I am the mother of 3 beautiful children! Different ages, different phases 16 years, 12 years and 7 years. In love with motherhood since always, I found it difficult to make my dreams come true, and also some more after I was already a mother.

Since I imagined myself as a mother, in my thoughts everything seemed to be much easier and simpler than it really was, I expected to get pregnant as soon as I wished, but it wasn’t that simple. The first pregnancy was smooth, but my daughter’s birth was very troubled. Joana was born in 2002 with a weight of 2930kg and 45cm, from a very peaceful cesarean delivery but she had already been born with congenital pneumonia due to a broken bag not treated with antibiotics even before delivery.

Dr. Alexis Hart

My name is Dr. Alexis Hart I am 38 years old, I am the mother of 3 beautiful children! Different ages, different phases 16 years, 12 years and 7 years. In love with motherhood since always, I found it difficult to make my dreams come true, and also some more after I was already a mother. Since I imagined myself as a mother, in my thoughts everything seemed to be much easier and simpler than it really was, I expected to get pregnant as soon as I wished, but it wasn’t that simple. The first pregnancy was smooth, but my daughter’s birth was very troubled. Joana was born in 2002 with a weight of 2930kg and 45cm, from a very peaceful cesarean delivery but she had already been born with congenital pneumonia due to a broken bag not treated with antibiotics even before delivery.

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