We’ve all heard that there is a peak age for ovulation; a time when your body is ripe with baby-making magic, and there are eggs as far as the sperm can swim! Well, too bad that age is about 18, and by the time we’re actually ready to have babies, your egg count has gone […]
When I was a little girl, I used to envy princesses like Snow White and Sleeping Beauty for their charm, their beautiful voices and their ability to communicate with animals. When I entered perimenopause, I started to envy them for a different reason — those brats had no trouble sleeping! All Snow White had to do to sleep for hours was take a bite of an apple!
The way you’ve been feeling lately, you swear could be Snow White’s missing dwarf, Snarky. You’re a combination of Grumpy, Sleepy and that little known dwarf Punchy, all rolled into one very uncomfortable package. Perimenopause doesn’t only play games with your body; it messes up your moods. Yoga, an exercise for both your body and
You wake up in the middle of the night to sweat-soaked sheets, your thoughts are wading through brain fog, and you can’t remember the last time your period didn’t come as a (heavier-than-ever) surprise. Congratulations! You’re going through perimenopause.
Unless you want to add a baby into the mix—you might want to consider your contraception options. Dr. Margery Gass, MD, NCMP, and Executive Director of The North American Menopause Society shares some important information and expert advice.
Tests….the mere word conjures memories of long-ago school days, folding myself uncomfortably into a tiny desk, preparing to wrangle with a grueling standardized test, my number two lead pencil cracking under the pressure of my intensity. Fortunately for us, when it comes to testing for hormone levels – no pencil is needed, and you really can’t fail!