How does the first menstruation feel?

First period? What you should know

Your first period is special! Some yearn for it and others of us are simply surprised, most of us never forget it. How do I know my first period? How long do you have your days? And what do I have to watch out for when I have my first menstrual period? So many questions and we will answer you all.

We know how difficult it is when you deal with your own body so intensely for the first time. Since we have already been able to make the experience, we have some helpful ones for you Tips for the first period that we would have wished for back then.

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Before we start: Admittedly, as a young girl, it is not that easy to talk carefree about her first menstruation. BUT ... girls believe us, it is SOOO important that you contact your best friend, sister or mother. You are also welcome to contact us at any time if you have any unanswered questions. The only important thing is that you talk about it and learn from other girls' experiences. There's nothing here that should be embarrassing to you!

Why do women even have their menstrual period?

Let's start with the beautiful things in life: Create life! Perhaps the following will help you like your period a tiny bit. There is a good reason for them: every month our hormones ensure that an egg cell is formed. This egg cell is waiting to be fertilized. At the same time, our uterine lining becomes thicker so that a possible fertilized egg can be implanted. Every month (when you are not pregnant), the built-up uterine lining, including unfertilized egg cells, is shed. This wonderful one biological process protects us from infection and increases the likelihood of safe pregnancy and childbirth when the time is right. So we're bleeding for a beautiful reason πŸ™‚

At what age does menstruation begin?

The age at which girls get their days for the first time these days has dropped dramatically in the past 30 years. This is mainly due to the fact that our society is generally healthier, which is why Girls hit puberty earlier come (guys are still hanging out there πŸ˜‰). Although genetic influence is also important, please do not be frightened by mom or even grandma if they didn't menstruate until later. As I said, a lot has happened in the last 30 years.

So now about old age: It is not uncommon these days for your period to start as early as 10-11 years of age. Most girls will probably have their days in between 11 and 13 years to get. Don’t panic, exceptions prove the rule πŸ˜‰. Even if your period doesn't start before 14 or 15 years, there is little cause for concern. But: if you are worried and something seems strange to you, you can easily do a check-up with your family doctor or look for a gynecologist directly. Your mum can definitely recommend one to you and will definitely be with you on your first visit!

How do I know that I'm getting my days?

Unfortunately, we cannot tell you when and where exactly you will get your period for the first time. To be completely honest - one day you will see blood in your underwear or on your sheets, and Tada - the days are here! There are, of course, various signs of the first period. However, these do not apply to everyone.

Some girls notice early on that their first menstruation is starting - Cramps, pimples or noticeably increased emotionalitysuggest that it will start soon. Before your very first period, you will above all Changes in your body discover. Puberty will make your hips and breasts look more feminine. You will likely also notice that hair is growing on parts of your body that you haven't had before. As soon as the first hairs appear under the armpits and in the pubic area, you should also prepare for the first menstruation.

How long is my period and how much blood do I lose?

How intense and how long you have your days is very different. Most girls have their menstrual periods between 4 and 7 days. They lose up to 5 teaspoons of blood in the process. If your first rule started, we recommend - talk to mom. But does it really have to ... YES! As I said, don't be ashamed. Your mum has valuable tips in store. Why? Often times the strength and length of your menstruation will be similar to that of your mother. You will not find better preparation for your days anywhere. Once your cycle is established, you will get your period roughly every 21-25 days.

Sanitary towels, tampons, menstrual cups - what suits me?

The preparation for your first menstrual period mainly includes the question: Which hygiene product do I use?

β€Ό ️ Very important:We recommend that you always pay attention to organic quality. Then the cotton was grown without chemicals or pesticides.

You can find organic tampons here πŸ’› Organic sanitary towels here πŸ’› Organic panty liners here.

Opinion of a gynecologist on the subject of organic tampons

Elena Leineweber is a doctor for gynecology and obstetrics at the Marienkrankenhaus Hamburg and recommends women to use organic tampons for various reasons:

The bandage - great to start with!

Many girls choose to use the pad at a young age before resorting to internal protection such as tampons. The pads or panty liners, you put in the right place in your panties. The absorbent material then absorbs the bleeding. We think this is a great solution, especially if your menstruation is just starting and is not too heavy. Important: Change your bandage at least every 4-6 hours.

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The tampon - the most common use!

Almost 85% of all German women use tampons as a hygiene product during menstruation. Tampons are made of cotton or viscose and are carefully inserted into the vagina. The menstrual bleeding is caught inside the body, which in our opinion is a clear advantage over sanitary towels. The same applies here: Change every 4-6 hours.
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The menstrual cup - for advanced users!

Menstrual cups are small cups made of silicone that are inserted into the vagina. Every 8 hours you remove the cup and clean it before it can be used again. From our point of view, a sustainable alternative, but maybe not yet optimal if you are looking for a solution for your first period.

Which hygiene product you choose is ultimately a decision about what you feel most comfortable with. In conclusion, it is only very important to emphasize: Please pay attention to the quality of the products that you buy because it is important for your health.

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If you have any questions, you can contact us directly at any time - we look forward to hearing from you!