First period: How to handle the situation with your daughter

The first period is certainly special in the life of any young person, since it marks the transition from childhood to middle adolescence. But it is also a time when your child will assail a lot of doubts and questions which, incidentally modesty, perhaps not dare to ask directly. If you maintain a dialogue and open relationship with your daughter, since you have spoken to her in a natural and simple way all related to its development and growth, handle the situation before the arrival of the first period it will be very easy.

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Do not forget that the period comes at a time of physical changes that directly affect their emotions. It is important that as mothers, we go talking to girls as they grow on the different changes that will experience their body, so these are taken from natural and healthy way.

How and when to approach the topic?
Because the menstrual cycle usually occurs between 10 and 14 years, it would be advisable for with your daughters at an early stage, but gradually. In addition to explain to her that it is a natural event, we must also provide information on the causes of the cycle, how it works and what are the changes of the body, as well as related to the reproduction. In this chapter, we must not forget to talk about contraceptives, an issue that should be neither embarrassment nor much less taboo because it is the best way, to grow, they face sexuality in a responsible manner.

Recognizing the first symptoms
Before the first menstruation bring about real change in the girl’s body. About two years before the cycle begins to show the public and underarm hair. About a year before the phase in which the start mammary glands increase in size and mature. With regard to signals that may herald the arrival of the first period include a feeling of discomfort in the abdomen or lower to kidney cramps, which can be alleviated with natural methods. However, not all young people have symptoms in its early periods. Obviously, there are not only physical, also emotional, such as the typical mood swings.

Vaccinating girls
On the threshold of 12 years, it is important to vaccinate girls against the virus of the human papillomavirus, or HPV, related to cervical cancer. Vaccine in time to prevent future disease.