First Period: Click here to know the early signs and things to keep in mind!
It is very important to introduce your child to periods so that he is better prepared when it does happen. The first period of menstruation usually begins a year or two after entering puberty, usually between the ages of 12 and 15. Periods may come earlier if you have a high body mass index, while periods may occur if you are underweight, stressed, or due to hormonal imbalance. During your first period, the color of your blood can range from dark brown to bright red to dark red.
Remember, periods come every month and can be painful and messy. You can follow some self-care and hygiene tips
You can apply a heating pad and hot water bottle to get relief from pain and cramps
Take lukewarm baths and warm liquids when you are on your period
Walking and yoga can also help you get relief from pain
You can take over-the-counter painkillers as prescribed by your doctor for pain relief
Change your pad frequently to prevent infection and other diseases
Do not use soap in your vagina for cleaning, as it has its own system of cleaning. You can wash it off with water and use soap on the outer area.
There are various menstrual products available in the market, and you can choose the one that suits you best. You can use pads, tampons, menstrual cups, or period underwear.
Menstruation is a natural and important process that marks the beginning of fertility. If you have not started menstruating by the age of 15 or if you are facing irregular periods, you must consult your doctor. You should also talk to your doctor if your period lasts more than seven days and you have excessive pain and bleeding.