period

Feminine matters

Period How to prepare for it

The period accompanies every women from puberty to menopause.  One should not be afraid or ashamed of it.  The period is a signal that we are growing up, there are changes taking place in our body which confirm our correct development.  Even though you probably don’t think about it yet, the period is a signal that you will be able to have children in the future.

The period accompanies every women from puberty to menopause. One should not be afraid or ashamed of it. The period is a signal that we are growing up, there are changes taking place in our body which confirm our correct development. Even though you probably don’t think about it yet, the period is a signal that you will be able to have children in the future.The first period (so-called menarche) usually occurs between 12 and 14 years of age.  If you are very slim it is probable that the first period occurs slightly later, before the ovaries start producing oestrogens, the body must accumulate enough fat tissue.  The pituitary gland is responsible for the whole process and starts producing the following hormones:  FSH (follicle-stimulating hormone) and LH (luteinizing).  Under the influence of FSH, the Graafian follicle starts maturing in the ovary and along with it, the egg cell.  On approx. 14th day of the cycle, the Graafian follicle bursts and the egg cell starts moving along the Fallopian tube towards the uterus.  During this movement, the LH hormone turns the stroma of the burst Graafian follicle into an external excretion gland, the so-called corpus luteum.  It is responsible for the excretion of progesterone, a hormone responsible for the growth of  If, during the ovulation no impregnation takes place, the uterus mucous membrane peels off and it is removed through the vagina.  Along with it, small blood vessels burst, too.  Such bleeding of the mucosa is the period. An average menstrual cycle lasts 28 days.  But each of us is different and some women have significantly shorter cycles, even 24-day ones, and some longer - 32-day ones.  Remember, that the occurrence of the first period does not mean than the next one will be exactly in one month’s time.  During puberty, the first periods may still be very irregular.  There might be a gap of even a few months between the first and the second period. The first day of the period is the 1st day of the cycle.  The ovulation, that is releasing the egg cell from the ovary usually takes place halfway through the cycle.  This is the time during which you may get pregnant when having sex without contraception.  If the egg cell is not impregnated, the body starts preparing for the peeling of the mucous membrane and then the menstruation (also referred to as the period) starts.  The menstruation lasts on average between 3 and 5 days.  Over-abundant and long-lasting menstruations are the signal to visit the doctor as with the loss of blood, you also lose plenty of iron which may lead to anaemia. How to prepare yourself for the first period.  If you are concerned that the first period may surprise, you may wear panty liners which will provide additional protection of your hygiene as you may notice the appearance of a white discharge from your vagina a few months before the period starts.  This is a symptom of  correct hormonal development.  The appearance of the period may take place outside home but remember than the period is not a disease and that you can function normally with it.  It it worth carrying a sanitary towel with you at all times, the best one being an ultra-thin one thanks to which you will not stress about the sanitary towel being visible under tight clothing.

Explore the products of Bella Panty

application for women

Welcome again! Login

Log into Bella Woman, read e-magazine, watch the latest movies and check the news in the World of Bella Energy!

If you don't have account - Sign up here

Login
forgot your password