10 Facts About Periods That You Probably Didn't Know

Updated: 6 days ago

#1.

You can still get pregnant during your period.


#2.

You lose less blood than you think during your period.


#3.

Spotting between periods isn't always a bad sign.


#4.

Your periods get worse when it is cold. During the winter months, your flow, period duration, and pain levels are often much longer than the summer.


#5.

From her first cycle to menopause, the average woman will have around 450 periods in her lifetime. You will spend ten years of your life on your period.


#7.

A missed period doesn't always mean you are pregnant.


#8.

Heavy periods could mean you have a hormone imbalance.


#9.

Your period can affect how you sound and smell. The female reproductive hormones affect your natural scent, meaning you smell different when you are on your period.


#10.

Your periods may get worse during perimenopause.