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The early signs…

Hi Gemmah! Before I ask my question, i’ll tell you some things about me! I’m 13 and 1/2, I have most first period symptoms like medium amount of pubic hair, thin underarm hair, Some sort of boobs haha!, and have had discharge for over a year. Basically, yesterday morning i woke up and on the toilet paper was some watery brown discharge. I was aware this was a sign my period was starting soon. This lasted the whole day but I didn’t notice it on my underwear, only on the toilet paper. Today, I woke up with it again on the toilet paper. Around an hour ago I noticed a ton of it on my underwear. It’s more thick now. And just now it happened again! Is this my period? or is it a sign it’s coming in the next few months or even couple days? Thanks so much for your help!

Gemmah Says


Once you start to notice your discharge turning into a brownish colour, then your period is super close! It’s totally normal for it to be heavier one day and lighter the next. 🙌🏼

All you can do is be prepared for your first period to come so while you wait, why not stock up on some Libra Girl pads & tampons?

They’re perfect for those new to periods (& are super cute too!). Check them out HERE.

If you want to read more about what to expect while you’re expecting your first period, click HERE.

Love Gem x