One of the major developmental changes that happens during puberty is menarche–the term for getting your first period. What signs can hint your first period might be coming soon? For many menstruators, puberty changes happen in roughly the same order (but please know that it is still normal if you go through puberty in a different order!) We can use this average timeline to have an idea of what might be coming next.
You have heard the term "menstrual cycle" thrown around, but what does that really mean? We are breaking down each part of the menstrual cycle for you so that you know what is happening with your body throughout the month, not just while you are on your period.