How much blood will I lose?
Just got your period? Be prepared to experience a heavy flow. You may have up to 3-4 pads worth in just 2 hours!
The average woman experiences about 10 or 15 periods per year and each lasts between two and eight days with more than 30% of women experiencing cramping as well.
You should also tell a trusted adult if you:
a. have to change your pad, tampon, or menstrual cup every one to two hours
b. feel lightheaded
c. feel dizzy
d. feel like your heart is racing
e. have bleeding that lasts more than seven days
What’s the most embarrassing thing that happened to you on your period?
You don’t have to tell me, but I’ll start. When my first big leakage occurred in public, it was so bad that I actually went home and changed all of my clothes.
But when morning came around again (and yes – this is a whole different kind of leak), I had no way of disposing those stained pieces! So with some old stain wipes from one time use diapers at hand…I cleaned up what looked like blood-spatter across many layers: sleeves, legs; even shirt collars were not spared by these stains.
It was like a MURDER SCENE!
You can also tie a jacket or sweatshirt around your waist to help cover the stain until you’re able to change.
Alternatively, you are able to bring a new pair of shorts and panties and put into our HighOh wetbag.
My sister and I always name it as ” EMERGENCY KIT”
When you get home, try this method to remove blood stains from your clothes:
Soak the stained fabric in cold water as soon as possible.
Warm or hot water will cause the stain to set into the fabric and make it all but impossible (or much more difficult) for you to successfully clean it out, so be sure that any rust-colored dirt is removed with cold H2O!
If soak time isn’t enough on its own – say if there’s a lot of blood involved – now would also be an excellent time spray some pre-mixed spot remover onto what was once white cotton pants; let sit for 10 minutes before washing like normal.
You can swim, run the mile and more during your period! Exercise may actually make your cramps feel better. If you’re planning on swimming- use a tampon to prevent leakage in the water. Most other activities work well with pads or period underwear too.
You can find relief by:
-taking over the counter medicines, such as ibuprofen (Advil) or naproxen sodium (Aleve), according to label specifications
-applying a cloth covered heating pad, heating wrap, or other heat pack around your stomach and lower back area. You could also take warm baths in order o reduce pain levels.
ANY OTHER STUFFS I SHOULD KNOW?
In addition to cramping, you may experience:
soreness in your breasts
feeling more tired than usual (fatigue)
feeling extra emotional or irritable
food cravings, especially for sweets
clear or white vaginal discharge
The short answer? Yes.
Pregnancy is possible anytime semen comes into contact with the vagina, even before you’ve had your first period!
Your hormones are what tell the difference between when to get pregnant and not – some girls can start releasing ovulation-causing hormones without ever having a “period” of their own (you know that time around for two weeks out of every month where nothing happens?).
The word “Yes” seems so simple but it really does mean anything can happen at any given moment in life.