You’re right that most girls will have an increased amount of (clear) discharge before they get their first period. While this often occurs about six months before the first period, some girls will notice the discharge for a longer amount of time. A more accurate way of figuring out when your period is closer to being on its way is to remember when your breasts first began to develop. Typically, girls will get their first period about 2-2 ½ years after their breasts begin to develop. If it has been three or more years since your breast first started to develop and still no period, it’s a good idea to make an appointment with your health care provider.