By Melissa Lawlor, CNM, IBCLC, Robin’s Nest Midwifery PLLC
Illustrated by Tatyana Starikova
Our society freely discusses puberty, fertility and pregnancy.
However, from my discussions with women, the symptoms of peri-menopause are endured secretly. Menopause is just not discussed. Women are embarrassed and made to feel like “something is wrong with me” or “I’m crazy.” It is time to open the dialogue surrounding peri-menopause/menopause and set limits to the shame, isolation, fear and sadness. We deserve to enter our next life chapter as wise, strong women with the freedom to be ourselves.
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