August 29, 2018

How to Tell Your Daughter She Isn’t Dying When She Gets Her First Period

Transitioning into Womanhood

The day has come, and your baby is no longer a baby but a little young lady! Your daughter’s first period signaled the beginning of a new chapter in her young adult life, and she has questions! When choosing the right physician, you should feel comfortable voicing your personal concerns and trusted to share your confidential information. At Dr. Susan Fox’s Center for Women, her team ensures patients feel comfortable while explaining to young teens the Female Reproductive System.

Dr. Susan Fox’s team of professionals remains committed to taking care of the needs of their patients from their adolescents years up into adulthood.

The first doctor visit can seem scary, but it doesn’t have to be. Asking your daughter the option to prepare a list of questions and concerns in advance can help your pre-teen calm the nerves. A few topics that you can expect to discuss will be your personal, family, sexual, and medical history.

Asking your physician which examinations they will perform on the first visit, can help your daughter dress accordingly. Also, we recommend performing yearly inspections to keep up with the health of the Female Reproductive System.

Explanation of the Female Reproductive System

A woman’s menstrual cycle is the process woman discharge blood and other materials from the lining of the uterus at intervals of about one lunar month from puberty until menopause, except during pregnancy.

On average, a woman’s menstrual cycle can last between 5-7 days. During this time women are highly irritable and fatigue. Mommies, it is crucial to try a few different pads to see which one suits your daughter’s specific flow. Not all menstrual flows are created equal.

The discomfort women feel is far from pleasant, and at its worse can be an excruciatingly painful experience. Providing tips and tricks to getting through this period (pun intended) is something patients greatly appreciate!

Many women resort to taking ibuprofen to relieve the pain and while this method is sufficient, Midol works best. Midol’s design is specifically for a woman. For a more natural approach, an old family recipe involves you drink a cup of warm water with a spoon full of cinnamon. This alternative method has been proven to reduce menstrual pains just as effectively. Staying active throughout the day is also advised to lower menstrual pain.

Where to book your first clinical visit

It is essential to choose a doctor you’d be comfortable speaking with confidentially, and for this reason, patients have chosen Dr. Susan Fox for all their gynecologist and obstetric needs, of all ages. Receive expert gynecological care by Dr. Susan Fox’s Center for Women and call (305) 595-6488 to schedule your appointment now!

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