Books about Menopause
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Looking for a book recommendation about what to expect from menopause
- pre, during and post.
Physical and emotional expectations.
struggling with life change
Our Bodies, Ourselves: Menopause. I really like this whole
series of books on women's health.
our bodies, ourselves fan
I have a few. The two I like best:
''The Wisdom of Menopause'' by Christiane Northrup. It has a
nice blend of medical information and friendly advice.
''Is It Hot in Here? Or Is It Me? The Complete Guide to
Menopause,'' by Pat Wingert and Barbara Kantrowitz. This one
is laid out similar to the ''What to Expect'' books, e.g.,
lots of Q&A. It is a good one to pick through because it
isn't lots of long chapters.
The other book I have was given to me by my SIL: ''New
Menopausal Years: The Wise Woman Way,'' by Susun S. Weed.
Lots of alternative medicine and herbal suggestions. I can't
really recommend it at this point because I haven't fully
investigated it, but it looks pretty cool. And my SIL is
always spot-on with her health recommendations.
Can anyone recommend a resource or book on menopause that's got good
information and recommendation for taking the changes in stride? The
ones I've seen make me feel like I'll be never enjoy sex again, lose
all my hair, get fat, alternately rage or weep, and be condemned to
insomnia forever. It can't really be that bad, can it? Where can I
find the advice on how to survive this stage?
Facing the Inevitable
I really like The Wisdom of Menopause by Christianne Northrup, and have
recommended it frequently to my patients. It really turns around the conventional
paradigm of menopause, talking about how it can be the most creative, passionate,
and inspiring time of life. Definitely not all hot flashes and low libido!
I am wondering if anyone can recommend a good book about
menopause. I'm 43, and I think I'm entering perimenopause. My
monthly cycle is getting increasingly shorter, and the last few
months I've had a lot of spotting irregularly during the
month. I have a feeling I'm probably experiencing more
symptoms of perimenopause than I realize, because I am really
quite uninformed. I'd like to get a cleared sense of what lies
I don't know about books, but a friend told me about this
website, which had the kind of information I wanted:
hands down- the best book is ''What Your Dr May Not Tell You About
Premenopause''- your hormones from age 30 - 50 by Dr. Lee- this is a book i think
every woman should read- very infrormative, easy to understand and very user
A couple of good books on menopause as a natural life event are: Susun S.
Weed's ''The New Menopausal Years'' and Dr. Christiane Northrup's ''Wisdom of
Menopause.'' Both books are wonderfully comprehensive and address
menopause holistically. Happy reading!
This is advice as much as a recommendation. Call your
gynocologist and make an appointment. Your doc will probably
have you keep a record of your cycles for several months.
Mid-cycle spotting is not a sign of perimenapause. It can be a
sign of endometrial cancer as well as other gynocological
problems. I had mid-cycle bleeding and my self-diagnosis was also
peri-menapause, but it turned out I had endometrial cancer (after
a year of keeping records of my cycles, which was longer than it
should have been). If it is caught at the earliest stages (called
hyperplasia, if I remember correctly), it can be managed with
hormones, rather than with surgery.
During my research, I found that mid-cycle bleeding is not normal
and should be investigated. Other risk factors for endometrial
cancer are being overweight, and having a history of preclampsia.
Be assertive in investigating what's going on. If you want to
contact me, ask the moderator for my email.
I love the book New Menopausal Years: The Wise Woman Way,
Alternative Approaches for Women 30-90 (Wise Woman Ways)
by Susan S Weed
It says it's for anyone over 30. You can read more about it at
I recently read the book on menopause by Christiane Northrup.
She is an M.D., but has a very holistic approach. She also
describes how this time can be a tremendous time of personal
growth for women. I found it to be very motivational and inspiring.
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