Whether you’re a tween or teen, you’re probably expecting or have already gotten your period for the first time.
Once puberty hits, the female body begins releasing one egg per month (in some cases more) in anticipation of pregnancy. If this doesn’t happen, the egg along with the lining of your uterus will shed, making way for new one – this is known as your period.
Your period usually comes once a month, but it’s normal if you skip a month here and there when you first start. Your hormones are crazy as a teen and it may take a while for your body to settle into a proper routine. You may also experience a wild rollercoaster of emotions and aches and pains before you get your period which is known as PMS.