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Dear betty… My whole body is changing and I don’t know what to do

“Dear betty,

My whole body is changing and I don’t know what to do. I’ve started growing body hair in weird places and my boobs are getting bigger. Is this normal, what’s going on? I’m too embarrassed to talk to my friends and family about it and don’t know who to ask.”

betty says…

First of all, your body is changing because it’s likely you’re hitting puberty, and secondly – yes, it’s totally normal! Growing body hair in all sorts of new places is one of the first signs that your body is developing. From armpits, to legs, to nipples, to hairs on your face, toes and tummy, it can pop up pretty much everywhere.

The same goes for your growing boobs, which could appear slowly and gradually, or feel as though they’ve suddenly sprouted overnight. It’s important to remember that everyone is unique. You and your friends might be developing at a different pace, which is probably why you’re feeling shy.

If you don’t want to speak to your squad or your family, there are tons of articles you can read on betty.me that will explain what is happening to all the different bits of your body. After all, we’re here to help you understand every part, from the size of your chest and your fuzzy new bits to everywhere else in between!

Want to know more about body hair? Here are all the places it’s TOTALLY normal to sprout out. Or are you worried about your boobs? From info on when they’ll grow, to if you need a bra and whether or not it’s normal to have one boob bigger than the other, we’ve got you covered.

It’s time you started celebrating your period, guys. Sign up to bettybox RN and get all your tampons and pads, beauty products, sweet treats and loads more cool stuff delivered to your door, every single month. We know. It’s totally awesome.

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