Perimenopause has moved beyond its pioneer phase and demand continues to grow for information and remedies to alleviate the symptoms of perimenopause and menopause.
This is exactly why we’re here to highlight leading websites, books, and communities talking about it, as well as organizations that recommend doctors who specialize in women’s hormonal health.
Keep in mind that every woman’s perimenopausal experience is different — including the age it begins, the type of symptoms experienced, and the duration of symptoms. There’s no one-size-fits-all solution for perimenopause, and our mission at Jumble & Flow is to help women identify their specific wellness needs.
Most importantly, we’re all in this together. We encourage your recommendations — what do you think we should add to The Peri List? Please comment at the end of the article or get in touch.
Alloy connects women with board-certified medical doctors via online appointments for menopause care.
Elektra Health connects women with menopause experts and board-certified gynecologists for telemedicine care and educational expertise. Use code FLOW50 to get 50% off Elektra’s basic and member plus programs.
British Menopause Society educates, informs, and guides healthcare professionals in all aspects of post-reproductive health.
Menopause Specialist Directory by Ellen Dolgen
North American Menopause Society
Menopause Support UK, led by Diane Danzebrink, a psychotherapist, menopause expert, and well-being consultant
The Complete Menopause Course, by Dr. Heather Hirsch, a board-certified internist and fellowship-trained menopause exert. This is a six-hour online video course.
Women’s Health Concern is the patient arm of the British Menopause Society. The nonprofit organization provides a confidential service to advise and educate women of all ages about their gynecological and sexual health, and wellbeing. They offer unbiased information by telephone, email, printed factsheets, online, and through symposia, seminars, meetings and our workshop Living and Loving Well Beyond 40.
The Women’s Health Glossary of Terms by Jumble & Flow
Before the Change: Taking Charge of Your Perimenopause by Ann Louise Gittleman
Could It Be Perimenopause? How Women 35 to 50 Can Overcome Forgetfulness, Mood Swings, Insomnia, Weight Gain, Sexual Dysfunction and Other Telltale Signs of Hormonal Imbalance by Steven R. Goldstein, MD
Management of the Menopause (published by the British Menopause Society)
Menopause Mondays: The Girlfriend’s Guide to Surviving and Thriving During Perimenopause and Menopause by Ellen Dolgen
Sex Rx: Hormones, Health, and Your Best Sex Ever by Dr. Lauren Streicher
What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Perimenopause: Balance Your Hormones and Your Life From 30 to 50
Why We Can’t Sleep: Women’s New Midlife Crisis by Ada Calhoun
Menopause Cafe, in-person meetups for women and men around the globe, with events largely in the U.K. and Wisconsin — and growing.
Menopause Matters Forum
Menopause Support Group (Facebook Group)
What is perimenopause? An empowering guide to everything you need to know by Tequia Burt, who’s going through perimenopause right now
Adventures in Perimenopause series by Jumble & Flow
No One Talks About Perimenopause—It’s Time to Change That by Lisa Tozzi for Glamour
Perimenopause is real — and something women should discuss with their physicians by Erika Hobbs for The Chicago Sun-Times
Women’s Mental Health At Key Stages In Life: How puberty, pregnancy, and perimenopause affect mental health. A special series from NPR.
The complete guide to cannabis for women in midlife. Cannabis is becoming more accepted as a salve for many of women’s more frustrating experiences in sex, motherhood, and menopause. By Jackie Bryant of Cannabitch for Jumble & Flow
Peri-Menopause- AKA “The Abyss” by Dr. Rebecca Levy-Gantt
Not Your Mother’s Menopause with Dr. Fiona Lovely
The Perimenopausal Mamas Podcast
The Ultimate Perimenopause Podcast with Dr. Shawna Darou, ND, and Maggie Chilton, RHN
15 of the best perimenopause supplements, vitamins, drugs, hormones, and foods
Addyi (flibanserin) for women’s hypoactive sexual desire disorder by Hers
Formula 4|5 by Mighty Menopause
Madame Ovary by Goop
MPowder (currently available in the U.K.)
Sleep aids (non-habit–forming)
Luna Non-Habit Forming Vegan Capsules: Herbal Supplement with Melatonin, Valerian Root, Chamomile
Puritan’s Pride Super Strength Rapid Release Capsules Melatonin (10 mg)
Hemp Oil Capsules 24000 MG – Ashawagandha and Melatonin Supplement – Anxiety, Stress, Joint, Lower Knee, Neck Pain Relief – Sleeping and Mood Support Pills
Simply Sleep Nighttime Sleep Aid Caplets with 25 mg Diphenhydramine HCl, Non-Habit Forming
Unisom SleepGels, Nighttime Sleep-aid, Diphenhydramine HCI, 100 SoftGels
New to perimenopause? Read our empowering guide to everything you need to know about this under-understood phase of life.
Amy Cuevas Schroeder is the founder and CEO of Jumble & Flow, the new lifestyle brand that empowers women to thrive in midlife. By day, she works as the director of educational content for Unusual Ventures. She started her first business, Venus Zine, in her dorm room at Michigan State University, and later sold the company. She now lives in the Chicago area, and is raising twin girls with her husband, Martin, a social worker. Between Venus and Jumble & Flow, she’s worked as a content leader for Etsy, Minted, and Abstract, and has written for NYLON, Pitchfork, The Startup, West Elm, and more.
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The thought of the menopause has sometimes filled me with fear. I got this program The Natural Menopause Solution by Julissa Clay and I’m so glad. Knowing what to expect takes much of the fear/discomfort away and helped me prepare. In addition, the advice in this program inspired me to make some healthier choices that I’m already benefitting from. Thanks this program, things are going well. I find myself rereading passages frequently. The author took an uncomfortable topic and made it easy to understand. I’ve recommended this program to friends and hope they find it as helpful as I have.
[…] step is getting a proper diagnosis if possible, which is often easier said than done. Here’s a list of resources of specialists and online resources. After that, talk with other women about your experience. […]
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