Have you had The 2nd Talk?
If you’re a female over the age of fourteen or so, chances are that someone has had “the talk” with you to explain just what the female body goes through. Considering the changes can be drastic, confusing, and even sometimes scary or painful, that talk is an important one. It helps to set expectations and let you know what is coming.
So while you’ve probably had the first talk, have you had – or even heard of – the 2nd Talk? The 2nd Talk is all about menopause, and Poise would like to see 1 million women join the conversation before October 18th, which is World Menopause Day.
You may think it’s a little strange for me – a 30-something – to be discussing menopause. Did you know, however, that perimenopause often starts in your 30s or 40s? Sometimes even earlier! That was a kind of shocking revelation to me, to be honest. After all, I don’t consider myself to be old, and I’ve always thought of menopause as something that happens around the same time that you’d retire. But as I read about the symptoms of perimenopause, I found myself saying, “wow, that’s me” more than once. Some common symptoms include: