As your daughter's bpdy and mind develops she'll be full of questions, some will be straightforward, others might make you turn a deep shade of crimson. To get you prepared, take part in this quick mum/daughter quiz.
How much blood will there be when my period starts?
A: Hard to say, everyone is different
B: Try googling 'Niagara falls'
C: Usually a light-flow to start, heaviest around 2-3 day mark.
Is it safe to swim when I'm having my period?
A: Probably best to stay on dry land
B: Yes, just use a tampon and dive in
C: Yes, just watch out for sharks
How many days is the bleeding going to last?
A: 100 days , 100 nights
B: Most periods last from 2 to 7 days
C: It can feel like forever
What happens if my period starts and I'm away from home?
A: Run and hide!
B: Remember to always carry a few tampons or sanitary pads with you. If you're caught short, most women have a few handy
C: Call your mum and cry down the phone
Will my period hurt?
A: You'll be wailing like a banshee
B: It's different for everyone. But the good news is that there are clever ways to soothe the pain like hot water bottles or physical activity
C: Sometimes yes, sometimes no