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14 and hasn't started periods yet

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clippityclop Sun 13-Dec-15 22:05:40

Prompted by another thread on here about early puberty, should I be worried that my daughter hasn't started her periods yet? She's 14 and fit and healthy, pubic and underarm hair all happening along with the odd mood swing.She's slight in build like me, I started when I was 12. Her sister who is taller started a couple of months after her 11th birthday.

slugseatlettuce Sun 13-Dec-15 22:07:40

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CointreauVersial Sun 13-Dec-15 22:10:22

I was 15 when I started. She's still within the normal range.

ObsidianBlackbirdMcNight Sun 13-Dec-15 22:11:36

Perfectly normal. I was 14. On the
Later end of normal but nothing to worry about.

90sforever Sun 13-Dec-15 22:12:15

I was 15 when I started. I was skinny- many years later I read that you are highly unlikely to start your period if you're below a certain weight which I thought was interesting.

Moving15 Sun 13-Dec-15 22:13:05

I was 15

Helenluvsrob Sun 13-Dec-15 22:15:00

Normal. Though v annoying to have a younger, taller more physically mature sister !

Consult the tanner chart I linked on the previous post. Breast development of at least tanner stage 2 iirc for menarche - so proper mature breast shape. Body weight around 7st too, so if she's teeny then she'll be later.

90sforever Sun 13-Dec-15 22:22:58

That's it, 7st

PrimeDirective Sun 13-Dec-15 22:27:28

I was 15 and skinny
(and mortified that my younger sister started before me!)

freshmint Sun 13-Dec-15 22:36:15

I started this thread 3 years ago! My DS eventually started at about 15 1/2. If she has pubes she is getting there, don't worry.

clippityclop Sun 13-Dec-15 22:41:06

Thank you for your replies. She' s completely cool about the whole thing, knows what to expect etc and not remotely concerned about her sister starting first. She thinks she's the lucky one, but is looking forward to getting a present too when it's her turn.

bodenbiscuit Sun 13-Dec-15 22:41:19

My dd has just turned 14 and she hasn't started yet. I started 2 months after my 14th birthday so I'm expecting it to happen soon. apparently starting later lessens your risk of breast cancer.

WeAllHaveWings Sun 13-Dec-15 22:50:00

My sister was 4 years younger than me and started at 11. I started 3 years later at nearly 17.

Lucylou333 Mon 14-Dec-15 07:57:46

My DD was showing no signs at all. Then in literally 2 months she did and became a very different shape in a very short time. Now having stretch mark anger as it all happened so quickly!

Bunbaker Mon 14-Dec-15 08:01:24

"is looking forward to getting a present too when it's her turn."

A present for starting periods! Oh FGS it is just normal body development.

Since when have starting periods become a "thing"?

I would have been mortified if my mum had made a thing of it and so would DD.

meditrina Mon 14-Dec-15 08:15:32

"Since when have starting periods become a "thing"?"

Depending on your cultural background, centuries.

PrimeDirective Mon 14-Dec-15 09:27:46

A present for starting her periods?
What's that about?
I think I missed out on something there! Must go and have words with my mum.

maybebabybee Mon 14-Dec-15 09:36:06

is looking forward to getting a present too when it's her turn.

bizarre! never heard of that before. like a consolation prize????

LadyHonoriaDedlock Mon 14-Dec-15 10:10:09

I think it's lovely to give a present when your dd starts her periods. I plan to do the same - some lovely bath treats, chocolate or something.

I started at 14 1/2. Is your dd athletic? I was told it was because I was a runner, but don't know if that's true!

SantasLittleMonkeyButler Mon 14-Dec-15 10:17:49

I was 15 when mine started too. Not a particularly small 15 either!

I think the experts say a "normal" range is between 11 and 16 - but some will be before and some after.

I wouldn't worry yet - it'll happen sooner or later.

clippityclop Mon 14-Dec-15 19:44:10

Oh goodness, not a 'thing' or a big fuss at all. Just a little pair of silver earrings that I knew she'd love. I've got four girls and did the same for the older ones too. Just something thoughtful to celebrate her being on her way to being grown up, it's special. Before 'the talk' at their school I gave each of them a gift bag with a teen pack of sanpro, a couple of little books about growing up which we looked at together and a packet of their favourite goodies. My mum left me to the mercy of Jackie magazine about all that stuff, it was never mentioned almost as though it was something to feel dirty about and I had to fend for myself. I was fine, and my girls are very capable and mature too. I'm sure I wasn't 7 stone when I started, barely 8 now but thank you for your reassurance.

whois Mon 14-Dec-15 20:50:03

My mum gave me a ring when my periods started. It had been her mums, and her mums before that. I think a little gift like some classic earnings or a bracelet or something is nice to mark the occasion. Rather than it all being about the annoyance and blood and hassle!

I was nearly 15 when I started OP, and so happy I didn't have to deal with that from age 11 or similar.

Longdistance Mon 14-Dec-15 21:00:28

I was 15 nearly 16 when I started my bastarding periods.
I wouldn't worry too much.

Bunbaker Mon 14-Dec-15 21:17:16

Sorry, but I think it is really weird to give a present for starting periods.
I just don't think that starting periods is special. It is just a bodily function.

itsmeohlord Mon 14-Dec-15 21:19:17

I was fifteen when I started , my dd was 14 and 2 months.

Why would anyone get a present for this???? Very odd.

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