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Can I play sports on my period?That's completely up to you and how you're feeling. Sports can be a great way to distract yourself and have been found to even reduce cramps. Just make sure you're prepared with any products you may need - bringing a little period pouch is a great way to do this! However, it's super important to listen to your body. If you're feeling fatigued, nauseous, dizzy, or simply not in the mood, it might be a good idea to take it easy.
How long will my period last?The average length for a period is between 3 and 7 days. Your first couple periods will likely be shorter- around 2 or 3 days. If you're worried your period is lasting too long (more than ten days) or not long enough, check in with your doctor.
I got my period but have no idea how to tell my mom...If you're uncomfortable talking to your mom directly, you can try leaving her a note or sending her a text message. It can be simple- like, "Hey mom, I started my period," or "I need some pads and tampons." If this still feels scary and awkward, you can always talk to someone else first. There may be a teacher, doctor, or other trusted adult who would be easier to tell. However, no matter how intimidating the conversation may seem, talking to someone about and getting support for your first period is super important. For more information, safe and trusted sites like Moiselle, Kidshealth, Innerbody, and Bodymojo are perfect for asking questions.
Will I have my period forever?Nope! Once you reach menopause your period will stop coming. However, this happens for most women after the age of 45, so you still have quite a ways to go.
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