THE MENOPAUSE BASICS
For some reason, nobody likes to talk about menopause. How taboo! And with 25 million people entering menopause every year around the globe, that is a lot of people who are kept in the dark without an outlet to gain information or to share concerns and struggles. We’re not afraid to challenge the “norms” because menopause is just that—completely normal and natural.
Healthline says that “menopause occurs when a woman hasn’t menstruated in 12 consecutive months and can no longer become pregnant naturally. It usually begins between the ages of 45 and 55, but can develop before or after this age range.” So, what is it all about?
Menopause is a natural process that occurs when the ovaries age and produce less reproductive hormones. These changes can be overwhelming, isolating, confusing, and scary. And, the right, helpful information can be hard to find.
Unlike the most amazing BFF trip ever, the menopause journey has no clear starting or ending point and an estimated time of arrival that could span years. Because it’s so unpredictable—and mind you, no two menopause journeys are the same—making sure you get a solid understanding of the menopause basics is key: what it is and what the stages include.
We would love to sugarcoat menopause and cover it in sprinkles, but education is empowering. So, download this free eBook, grab a cup of coffee (or your favorite cocktail/mocktail), and read through the information and facts to help answer questions and normalize what we are going through (or are bound to go through).
"Our bodies are beautiful. They've been through a lot. They will go through a lot. Let's learn about what we're going through all while celebrating our bodies."
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Learning that most women enter the stages of menopause between the ages of 45 and 55 with the average age being 51, PauseMeNot founder, Jyl Johnson Pattee, set out in her mid-forties to find a one-stop-shop where she could gather information, get educated, connect with women in a similar life situation, and purchase the best of the best products to minimize the effects of menopause’s many symptoms. She found that few sites existed and none that offered an all-in-one experience. Worse, she experienced the taboo when talking to or asking friends questions about menopause—an issue that impacts 25 million women globally each year—6,000 each day in the US alone.
So, Jyl is on a mission to break the taboo by starting a candid conversation about menopause. PauseMeNot focuses on empowering women with the information, education, connection, and product reviews they need to make the most of midlife by living with a “don’t let your limitations limit you” attitude while moving through menopause.
According to Jyl, “Women feel a lot of pressure to look, feel, and act like they’re 29 as they move through the aging process. But, when we have information available to make positive choices, like learning to love and take care of our bodies through all stages of life, we can continue to make a meaningful difference in our homes and communities as well as around the globe regardless of our age. After all, empowered women empower the world.”