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Periods. Mothers starting age good indication?

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MuckyMare Thu 21-Jun-18 03:40:03

So I didn't start my periods till around late 13/14 years old.

DD is just 9 and is having terrible mood swings and keeps saying her tummy is achy (And indicating very low down where womb is)

Am I completely off track to be worrying about Periods?
I can't see any other indicators of puberty.

loopylass13 Thu 21-Jun-18 03:45:23

My aunt started her period at 9 where as her female siblings were 14+. Her daughters and nieces have all been 13+. I think 9 is considered normal range if she does start (might want to google that). Have you looked at diet, could be constipation or infection etc.

Candyflip Thu 21-Jun-18 04:07:50

My mum was 15, I was 11, my daughter was also 11 but there were signs beforehand, she was heavy and had large boobs.

PhyllisWig Thu 21-Jun-18 06:30:35

My mum was 15ish but was small and light. I was 10 and heavy.

Derekmorganwasinmybed Thu 21-Jun-18 06:33:18

I was 12 my dd 10

isthistoonosy Thu 21-Jun-18 06:39:53

My mum and siblings were 14, 15-12 , I was almost 11. I was small but turned out that was my adult size, well at least until I got fat. I'd not rule it out.

catinasplashofsunshine Thu 21-Jun-18 06:39:54

I was 11 my DD was nearly 13.

Bucking population trends I was probably the same height and weight at 11 DD was at nearly 13.

No idea about my mother, she was only able to mention periods once, in a garbled whisper with a beetroot coloured face, behind the toilet door. She left me under the impression it would only happen once, as some kind of magical process which would turn me into a woman... Luckily the school talk a few months later cleared it up.

Greendayz Thu 21-Jun-18 06:40:51

I think other signs of puberty are a better indicator. It would be unlikely if she's not yet got breasts and/or hair in new places. Could be other causes of tummy ache, including anxiety.

In my family, DD, DM and DSis were all 11. I was 12.5.

saltedliquorice Thu 21-Jun-18 06:42:30

I was 121/2 and so was DD. We both have extremely heavy periods but mine were also extremely painful (dysmenorrhea). Where as DD says she doesn’t have any pain.

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