Does your period ever stop?

 
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Excellent question – and yes it does.

Assuming you’re healthy, and your body has adjusted to a regular cycle, there are two reasons why, or two times when, your period stops: 

1. Pregnancy

2. Menopause.

Let’s unpack these for you.

Pregnancy:
In very rare circumstance, pregnant women still get their periods. But the majority of pregnant women don’t for the nine months of their pregnancy.

Not getting your monthly period is a pretty good indicator you're pregnant. If this happens two month in a row, it's usually a sure sign you're pregnant. 

Some women experience implantation bleeding, which is a light spotting when the foetus implants into the lining of the uterus (the lining comes away as period blood when you're not pregnant). 

Getting your period every month is nature’s way of saying;

  1. You’re not pregnant

  2. You’re healthy

Stress, illness and weight loss can cause your period to become irregular, or to temporarily stop. So, it’s really good to get your period every month – even if it is a bit annoying sometimes, it's a good sign everything is working well. 

Menopause:
This happens to women between the ages of 45 – 55 years of age. Your period stops because your childbearing years are over, so you no longer need to shed the lining of the uterus (what the foetus implants into via the placenta).

In short, you have a while to go until your period stops. Haha (sorry, it's not really that bad), and remember all your friends will be starting their periods around the time you do (give or take a few months, or years). So, you're in it together.

Luna is here to make this experience positive and fun (ya fun) for you. We've got your back, and know you’ve got this too! 

Email us any time, there's no such thing as a dumb question!

 
Kelly Gregor