Looking for information about your first period? Concerned about the changes happening in your body? Puberty is a time that is filled with questions. Find out our answers to questions on the topic below!
Has your daughter just started her period, or will start soon? Check out our special “PARENTS” questions below!
For parents: Irregular periods
For the first couple of years of menstruation, the menstrual cycle is often all over the place and a girl may have irregular periods. This is normal! It takes time for the body to adjust. As she gets older, her period will normally become more regular, which will help her know when her period will come.
When it becomes regular, a normal menstrual cycle lasts about 28 days, but it can be as short as 21 days or as long as 35 days. Keeping track of when she gets her period can be useful. She can just mark it on a calendar, and keep notes of any symptoms she might have just in case she wants to talk to a healthcare professional about her cycle.
We suggest she use our PERSONALIZED CALENDAR by way of comparison, to help predict when her next period is due.