What exactly is a period…and when will my periods start?
Once puberty has started, your first period is not far behind. It’s going to be okay—it’s just one part of your monthly cycle. However, periods get most of the attention because it’s the time when you bleed. As you grow up, try to get as much information about periods as you can. The best way is to talk to your mother or older sister. Ask questions without hesitating, it’s completely normal and natural. The more you know about what periods are the better prepared you will be to deal with them effortlessly.
Your cycle starts each month when your womb creates a fresh layer of blood-rich membrane. This is your body preparing to accommodate the egg just in case it gets fertilized.
The next stage is ovulation, when an egg is released from one of your ovaries and travels to your womb.
If the egg meets a sperm cell on its way to your womb and fertilization takes place, you can become pregnant. If this fertilization process doesn’t take place, your body will remove the unused blood-rich membrane lining your womb. This bleeding is your period. Yes, it’s that straightforward.
Your period cycle can normally last from 3 to 7 days. Don’t be scared though. You’ll lose less than 20-60ml of blood. To simplify it, 4-12 teaspoons! That doesn’t sound all that scary, does it?
All these stages form a repetitive period cycle every month unless you get pregnant or until you begin menopause. Menopause phase normally occurs in women’s period cycle after they reach their forties and can vary from person to person. It marks the end of their reproductive cycle.
So, now we have more knowledge about what periods are, don’t we? Thus, we are better prepared for anything that they may throw at us! Stop worrying about periods, they are just a part of life, and pretty easy to cope with once you get a hang of your own body’s ways! Apart from this, STAYFREE® is always here to share the load with you, so that you never have to hold yourself back!