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The following are some of the most common questions asked by women during their pregnancies. Some of these questions may seem strange or even scary to you. However, they will become less so with time and experience. If you have any other questions about your pregnancy, please ask them here!
How long did I have to wait before getting my period?
How often am I supposed to check my periods?
Do I need to use a pad or tampon every time?
(I have never used one.)
Will I get spotting during my cycle?
Is there anything else that might affect how much bleeding occurs during my cycle?
(For example, if you smoke, drink alcohol, or eat certain foods.)
Can I still go out and socialize after having my period?
Am I supposed to wear loose fitting clothing?
Will my period stop me from working out?
Will I have cramps in the future?
What happens if I don’t take birth control pills?
(If you’re not sure about taking birth control pills, read our post on what does it mean to skip them.)
How Long Did You Have To Wait Before Getting My Period?
Most of my friends got their periods about 2 months before they expected them. I had heard it was supposed to come at least once a year, so I checked every month from the time I was 12 to 16, but nothing happened. I’m not sure if this means I’m infertile, but if you’ve got any advice on the matter, I would be glad to hear it. (I still worry about it, which isn’t helping my stress levels! Haha)
How Often Am I Supposed To Check My Period?
I’ve always been a bit irregular with my periods. Sometimes I get it every month, sometimes it takes 2 months, sometimes it takes 3. I’ve never been late for more than 3 months though and I haven’t ever had any issues with pain down there. My mother got her period at age 11, but her mother didn’t get hers until she was 15! So I guess I’m in between.
Do I Need To Use A Pad Or Tampon Every Time?
(I Have Never Used One.)
I heard that it’s much better for the environment if you only use pads and tampons rather than using toilet paper.
Is this true?
Will I Get Spotting During My Cycle?
I just started getting my periods last year, and I read online that I should expect some spotting for the first couple of years.
What does this mean exactly?
Is There Anything Else That Might Affect How Much Bleeding Occurs During My Cycle?
(For Example, If You Smoke, Drink Alcohol, Or Eat Certain Foods.)
How much bleeding will I experience on a daily basis? Will it increase or decrease as I get older?
Can I Still Go Out And Socialize After Having My Period?
I’m wondering if I really need to stay home every month for a week. I feel so lazy!
Am I Supposed To Wear Loose Fitting Clothing?
(I Don’t Wanna)
Will my period stop me from working out?
(I’m training for a marathon and it would really set me back.)
Will I Have Cramps In The Future?
My friends always complain about cramps.
Is this something I should look forward to or is it just a rare occurrence?
Should I buy pain medication or will these cramps go away with age?
What Happens If I Don’t Take Birth Control Pills?
(If You’re Not Sure About Taking Birth Control Pills, Read Our Post On What Does It Mean To Skip Them.)
My mom says I should take the pill, but I’m not sure if it’s right for me.
What are some other forms of birth control?
We hope this guide has given you information on what to expect on your first few periods. If you have any more questions, feel free to contact us!
If you liked our guide to your first period, you may also like what to expect when you start having vaginal discharge! (It’s normal, don’t worry! We’ll tell you why…
And what you can do about it!
And if you’re interested in learning more about your reproductive health, we highly recommend that go to the library and pick up a copy of Our Bodies, Ourselves. It’s a great resource for anything regarding topics in this post, and it’s also a valuable resource for learning about things such as sexual health, consent, mental health, and relationships.
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Menstruation (Periods) – MedlinePlus – NIH
Blood Pressure – MedlinePlus – NIH
Body Mass Index (BMI) – MedlinePlus – NIH
What Is Meant By Body Mass Index (BMI) – Verywell
Measuring Your Waist Size – Verywell
Measuring Your Hip Size – Verywell
The Female Reproductive System (Our Bodies, Ourselves)
Puberty (Our Bodies, Ourselves)
What Is The Average Age Of First Period?
What Is Perimenopause?
What Is Menopause?
The Menstrual Cycle (Our Bights, Ourselves)
What Is A Normal Menstrual Cycle?
Vaginal Bleeding (En.Wikipedia.Org)
Fallopian Tube (En.Wikipedia.Org)
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OTHER: The rest of the chemicals in this food colorant are toxic to the organs or very dangerous. VULNERABILITY SCORE: 3/5 OTHER: A low-level of toxicity and potential health risk. OTHER: Food dyes have repeatedly been involved in the controversy over the potential of causing ADHD, cancer, and a variety of other illnesses. OTHER: They have also been shown to cause hyperactivity in children as well as many other side effects. OTHER: Due to these reasons, many food companies are taking steps to replace this ingredient with healthier and safer ones. OTHER: This ingredient can also be replaced by natural ingredients as well, such as fruits and vegetables. OTHER: These additives are usually found in processed, unhealthy foods that contain little to no nutritional value. OTHER: The main sources of these dyes are usually soda, junk food, and other foods that are eaten in large quantities only to give a superficial beauty to the food, such as bright red coloring to make the food look better.
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Many food companies have access to this list so they can check if any of these are in their product. It is ultimately up to the law makers in our community to decide which ones are allowed and which ones aren’t. Our health and safety should be a top priority. Thank you.
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