This is Emily. She's 13 years of age and just this morning, she woke up with stomach cramps.
She quickly rushed out of her room and went to the toilet.
When she pulled her pants down, she saw that they had blood on them, so she called her mum in to ask what to do and to explain what is happening to her.
Her mum tells her what to do and takes her into the living room to explain what is happening to her.
Okay, clean it up and grab a pad out of the top drawer then come into the living room and we'll have a chat.
I am bleeding from my fanny...
Her mum calms her down and tells her that there is nothing to worry about and that every healthy woman gets their period.
You have nothing to worry about. every healthy woman gets their period so there is no need to panic.
What's a period?
Her mum explains what it is. Emily does not know how she feels about it so she just goes to her room and doesn't talk to her mum or anyone for the rest of the day.
Periods are a natural thing. It occurs when an egg from your ovaries travel to the uterus. It stays there for a bit waiting to be fertilised. If it is fertilised it will develop into a baby. However, if it is not fertilised, the egg will leave your body through your vagina. And that is what a period is.