Midwifery Support During Menopause
Menopause is a time of change far more complex than just hot flashes, sleeplessness and mood changes. Frequently menopause coincides with children leaving home, changes in sexual desire, relationship concerns, career changes, and signs of aging – in your parents and in yourself. At Full Circle Women’s Health, we listen to our patients talk about all aspects of their life and help women bring balance to body, mind, and spirit.
Perimenopause and menopause are characterized by hormonal shifts that result in the end of menstruation. While the average age of menopause is age 52, some women’s periods will end in their early 40’s, others will continue in their late 50’s. Given that this change can occur at any point over a two decade period, anticipatory midwifery guidance is an important way to help women prepare for changes that are inevitable. We speak with each woman about the challenges they are facing, what is normal, what might require additional support, and how they can most naturally alleviate symptoms. The effective herbal and homeopathic remedies in The Shop at Full Circle may ease troublesome discomforts long before hormone replacement is called for. Hormone testing of blood and saliva is available to identify hormonal imbalances and guide you in your decision to use bioidentical hormone replacement.
It’s never too early to learn and plan for this event, which is far more comprehensive than hormone changes alone. Menopause is also a time to look at bone health, heart health, breast health, and general nutrition and fitness, all with an emphasis on prevention. We have available a wide range of services that support your midwifery guidance, such as meditation, yoga, herbs, acupuncture, psychotherapy, bioidentical hormone therapy, and more. Because of our close relationships with other integrative practitioners we have a comprehensive and cutting edge knowledge of holistic wellness strategies.
We believe that moving through menopause can be a very empowering experience. Many women use this juncture to take better care of themselves after prioritizing the needs of others. Here at Full Circle Women’s Health we will offer you education and support through the pleasures and challenges of menopause. We look forward to being here for you at each stage of life… including menopause!