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#1 toosenuf

Posted 12 December 2012 - 09:15 AM

Please don't quote my post or any of my replies, as I may delete in the future.

DD is 13.5, she has still has not started her period, she appears to be developing normally, but at a slower rate than her peers, and also her younger sister.  

DD  has always met her 'bodily' milestones (for want of another description) late, at the later end of her age.

If or when should it be a concern?

If a child develops late all her/his life is this in the range of normal?

Edited by toosenuf, 09 August 2013 - 11:44 AM.


#2 pinksmurf

Posted 12 December 2012 - 09:18 AM

I didn't get my period until i was 14.5 yrs. Am now 31 & haven't had any issues.

#3 Bluenomi

Posted 12 December 2012 - 09:24 AM

If she usually develops late I suspect this is the same. 13.5 isn't really late for getting a period, some girls are lucky and don't get it unitl they are 15!

#4 PrincessPeach

Posted 12 December 2012 - 09:25 AM

Is she heavily into sport?

I was 15 when I got mine, however I was a gymnast & increadibly petite at the time.

Maybe ask your GP.

#5 toosenuf

Posted 12 December 2012 - 09:38 AM

QUOTE (PrincessPeach @ 12/12/2012, 10:25 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Is she heavily into sport?

I was 15 when I got mine, however I was a gymnast & increadibly petite at the time.

Maybe ask your GP.


No, but that is why I am asking, I would describe her figure as the opposite of what you have described.

I suppose, as I don't really have anyone to ask IRL, I am wanting reassurance that she is still 'normal'.

Pinksmurf, thankyou, that is reassuring, Blunomi, I do know that she 'doesn't' consider herself lucky, she just wants to be like all her friends, and she will be beside herself if your sister starts before she does, it is something that I have to consider and be mentally prepared for.  DD1 is much more competitive that DD2.

#6 PrincessPeach

Posted 12 December 2012 - 09:50 AM

It might not hurt to head to the GP - or do you have a women's health clinic nearby, tas they might be better.

I only say that because I recall one of my firends being diagnosed with PCOS at 16 because she hadn't had a period & was not a petite kind of girl ,it took 3 GP's before she found the one who sent her off for the right tests.

#7 bluedragon

Posted 12 December 2012 - 09:56 AM

I wouldn't be concerned yet but if she is then there is no harm to take her to the GP and have a discussion about it.

I was just under 13.5 when I got mine, I was about middle of the pack in my group of friends and there were 2 girls in my year level that I know of that were well over 15 before they started.

She certainly isn't abnormal but may be feeling worried about it because of the trend of girls developing younger these days.

#8 Becstarinator

Posted 12 December 2012 - 10:03 AM

Another late bloomer here.  I was 16 when I got my first period and I think my sister was around 15.  

I was told to look at when your mother, aunties, sisters, started their periods and that can give you a clue as to when your child might start hers.  



#9 Chelli

Posted 12 December 2012 - 10:22 AM

My friend's DD was 14 when she got her first period, and I was around that age for my first one as well

#10 bikingbubs

Posted 12 December 2012 - 10:27 AM

I got mine when I was 15, yet I was very tall and wearing a bra at 13.

#11 beccajayne

Posted 12 December 2012 - 10:55 AM

I was a big girl and got mine earlier than my friends, around 11, same age as my mum.

Everyone is different but I don't think you need to worry.

Edited by beccajayne, 12 December 2012 - 10:55 AM.


#12 Walkers

Posted 12 December 2012 - 11:05 AM

My eldest daughter was nearly 16 when she got hers and has since been diagnosed with endometriosis. Not sure if it's even relevant but thought it was worth mentioning.
Next daughter was 14 but had light spotting on & off in the 12 months leading up to it.
Next daughter is 13.5 and hasn't got it yet.
Fourth daughter has recently had some spotting and she is not even 10  sad.gif
Extremes in the one family.


#13 AmberNut

Posted 12 December 2012 - 11:08 AM

My Mum was 12, my sister was nearly 15 and I was 13.

#14 Angelina Ballerina

Posted 12 December 2012 - 11:13 AM

Up to 16 is considered 'normal'.
I was 14.5 and my best friend was 16.

#15 kpingitquiet

Posted 12 December 2012 - 11:17 AM

I was extremely young and I still wouldn't worry until age 16 or so, and then only consulting her regular doctor. Bodies are funny.

#16 bella22

Posted 07 March 2013 - 09:04 PM

My DD is 15 ,very petite and is a way off from getting a period. She's only just starting to develop breasts...and there's not much! She has developed pubic hair ,so things are happening ,she's just a really late developer. We did have a recent trip to the docs ,just to make sure everything was ok. Doc wasn't concerned at all, and given I was 15 when I got my period, it's not unusual. Having said that I was about 10 kg heavier than my DD at the same age .Genes does play a part in all of it. My poor DD unfortunately takes after her father as well who at 14 looked about 10. I also read somewhere I girl has to be at least 38kg + to be able to even get a period. If this is true my DD will have to put a lot of weight on in a hurry. It is hard cos they just want to be like everyone else, you don't want to be different as a teenager. I've also had to put up with people saying gosh she's so small, how old is she again.? Do I go around saying gosh your kid is so fat how old are they?  I also have a younger DD who is at a very similar development stage as her sister. I just pray that my 15 year old gets her period before my younger girl. Everyone is different, and I know when my DD does eventually get her period she will realize how lucky she was to get it later in her teens.

#17 kabailz13

Posted 08 March 2013 - 01:43 AM

I was 10 (almost 11) when I got mine, my bestie was 17!!

DD1 is now 11.5yrs old and I'd say by looking at her, she'll get it in the next 12 months or so. My niece who is 5mths older got hers early last year so at 11.

#18 Aussie Gal

Posted 08 March 2013 - 07:40 AM

My DD will be 14 in a couple of months. She hasn't got hers yet.

About half of her friends have it and half don't.

I wouldn't worry until about 16.

Edited by Aussie Gal, 08 March 2013 - 07:41 AM.


#19 anna_garny

Posted 04 April 2013 - 05:46 PM

Anytime up to 16-17 is normal - I didn't get mine until I was a month off 17, most of my cousins got theirs around 14-15.

If she's still developing normally, as in, hips and boobs happening, then everything else will happen eventually. If you are really concerned then a visit to the GP might be in order, or to a womens' health clinic, but until she's about 16 there shouldn't be a need to stress about it.

#20 starsg

Posted 04 April 2013 - 06:53 PM


I didn't get mine until I was 14 and 11.5 months and I felt like a freak too, I can commiserate with your DD! I was tall but not an athlete or anything, I was just a bit slow off the mark. I didn't get proper boobs til I was about 17 either. I'm sure it will happen for her soon, just keep reassuring her that she's normal and it will happen. it's hard feeling different to your friends at that age.

#21 IsolaBella

Posted 13 April 2013 - 11:46 AM

My mum was 15 and a A cup. I was 12 and a DD cup.

I have no idea what to expect for DD.



#22 CallMeFeral

Posted 13 April 2013 - 11:53 AM

Go to gp if you have concerns, but it's quite normal I believe. I got mine at 16 - and I was tall.

#23 jm3

Posted 10 May 2013 - 10:55 PM

A nurse told me that the magic weight is about 47kg.  She said she's been unofficially researching over many years and it seems to be around then that girls get their periods.  It was right for my 11.5 year old daughter.


#24 eachschoolholidays

Posted 10 May 2013 - 11:01 PM

I was nearly 15.  My sister was 12.  We were both tall and normal build.

#25 Daisy Chain

Posted 10 May 2013 - 11:10 PM

I was 9, my twin sister was 17. I lucked out there.




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