is it normal that my eleven year old hasn't started her period yet

Monica Emani - posted on 02/15/2014 ( 22 moms have responded )

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She's eleven and she's aubout to turn twelve in 3/13/14

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Amy - posted on 02/17/2014

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My 12 year old has not gotten hers yet. I was 15 and my mom was 18. So it will vary. So many young girls are getting theirs eariler and eariler tho. But no worries completly normal!

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Marcia - posted on 02/21/2014

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I did not get my period until I was 13. My sister in law did not get hers till she was 16. She got married at 21 and has 6 healthy kids. If your daughter is otherwise healthy I would not worry about it. Or you could see a doctor to make sure she is healthy.

Marina - posted on 02/20/2014

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I don't see anything abnormal about this. I was a later bloomer and it happened when I was 13. Don't stress about it, let nature take it's course. :)

Jodi - posted on 02/20/2014

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Actually, it is a myth that girls are getting their periods any earlier these days. They are showing signs of PUBERTY earlier, but not actually menstruating any earlier than in the past. That's a myth. It has ALWAYS varied girl to girl. There were girls getting theirs at 8 or 9 when I was young, and that was 35 years ago.....

Pushingagainstheflow - posted on 02/20/2014

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Girls are reaching puberty sooner apparently due to all the growth hormones in our foods and the antibiotics. The onset of puberty should only be in your teens but because of so many endocrine influences now it varies greatly from girl to girl.

Crystal - posted on 02/18/2014

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My daughter just got hers this year at 13. I think give it a couple more years. If nothing then bring it up to her regular doc. I think its nothing to worry about now :)

Sadecorke - posted on 02/17/2014

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Of course not! That's perfectly normal. Lol I am 26 and had my first menstrual at 13 years old. I am perfectly healthy and have a 6 month old. ^_^

Kate - posted on 02/17/2014

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It is completely normal for an eleven year old to not have had her period I had mine when I was 12

Jasmin - posted on 02/17/2014

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Hi, I was very athletic. I got my first period at 17. I wouldn't stress. She is a lucky one.

Katherine - posted on 02/16/2014

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Perfectly normal. I was in 7th grade when I started mine. She (and you) shouldn't stress. Her time will come. :)

Jodi - posted on 02/15/2014

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Totally normal. I was almost 15 before I got mine. Every girl is different.

Ana - posted on 02/15/2014

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Yes. Thank God. She has many years to endure pain and irritation. I'm glad she is still at peace.

Michelle - posted on 02/15/2014

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I commented on your other post with the same title but yes it is normal. I didn't start till I was 13. Everyone is different and don't wish it on her so early.

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