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Don't know what to do

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i was on my period i already knew cause i felt the pain the day before i did put a pad on cause i don’t like tampons and i don’t know why but every time before i go to bed the blood still leaks out and last night it leaked through my clothes and onto my bed sheets and pants in the morning when i realised i kinda just put them on the side of my bed i don’t know what to do with them or what to say if she finds them i’m really worried i don’t wanna put it in the laundry basket cause all of my siblings will see it I don’t talk to my mum about periods cause i feel embarrassed about it she just buys the stuff i don’t ask her or anything. i didn’t even tell her when i got my first period. i have 3 other sisters so i already know what to do please help idk what to do 🙁

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Hi there, welcome to Ask Alex!
 
Thank you for reaching out. It sounds like you’re going through a tough situation, and it’s completely normal to feel worried and unsure about what to do. Periods can be unpredictable, and dealing with leaks can be especially challenging. First, know that you are not alone in this. Many people have experienced similar situations, and it’s ok to feel embarrassed or worried.
 
One thing you might consider is keeping a small, discreet bag or pouch in your room where you can place any stained clothes or sheets until they can be washed. This way, they’re not in plain sight.
 
When you feel ready, you can ask your mum for help. You don’t need to go into details—just letting her know you’ve had a leak and need some advice or help with the laundry can make a big difference. Remember, she’s experienced this too and understands what you’re going through.
 
Talking to your mum about your period might feel daunting, but it can really help. Even if it feels awkward at first, just a simple conversation can ease your worries. She’s there to support you, and chances are she will understand and want to help you out. If talking in person feels too hard, you might try writing her a note explaining the situation.
 
You may find this article helpful spunout.ie/health/general/periods/. It’s an ‘all you need to know about periods’ article.
 
You are never alone in this. The Childline team is here for you, to support you and explore your options with you. We are open 24 hours a day, every day. You can contact us for free at 1800 66 66 66, or by Messenger at www.Childline.ie. Whether you need to talk or just want someone to listen to you, we’re here to help.
 
Take care and remember, there’s no problem too big or too small to share. Reaching out for help shows strength, and we’re here to support you every step of the way.
 
Best wishes, 
Alex

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