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Reflection

Reflection

The 11th Anniversary of World Menopause Day is on Sunday 18th October 2020 and is a worldwide awareness for women who face health issues before, during and after the menopause.  The lead up to this day has encouraged me to reflect on the last 12 months of my work...
Have you asked your Mum?

Have you asked your Mum?

I fully understand that we are not all fortunate enough to be able to talk to our Mum, for many different reasons; but if you are, why not ask? Ask your Mum about her menopause journey. How old was she when it started? Did she understand what was happening? How did it...
When I was at school…

When I was at school…

At school I was taught about puberty before it happened. I knew what to expect when my period started at the age of 12 and I discussed it with my Mum and friends. At school I was taught about pregnancy. When I first saw that blue line on the pregnancy test, I had an...
Why the big secret?

Why the big secret?

The conversation that would sit in my subconscious for the next 9 years until it was needed… My Mum has always been, and always will be, a very private person; it’s in her nature. She is also of a generation where you didn’t talk to others about how...