So I’m going to go on record here and say that I’m relatively certain we are finished having children. At least biologically. I’m overwhelmed with gratitude for my two healthy little girls, and am so thankful that we were able to have them. I think enduring a third pregnancy would put me permanently on the other side of crazy, though, and for the sake of my current family’s happiness, we should leave well enough alone!
So now that my child bearing days are over I’m ready to get educated about a life change that will be occurring a bit down the road, and that I know embarrassingly little about: menopause.
It’s coming, people. Maybe not for a while, but it WILL happen, and I’d really prefer to not be caught off guard by it. We fear what we don’t know, right? And truthfully, I am somewhat afraid of it. But that’s easy enough to change by equipping myself with some knowledge!
Poise has an entire site devoted to “The 2nd Talk” and I have been spending quite a bit of time on the site this morning, watching unscripted videos from women who have gone through menopause and checking out all the resources that are available so that I can better understand the symptoms of menopause and also some of the solutions to problems that can occur during this life change.
One very important thing that I’m learning about menopause, and that I want to make sure you understand, is that this period of our lives does not need to be veiled in mystery, and it CERTAINLY doesn’t need to be veiled in shame or embarrassment. There’s power in speaking out about these issues and in coming together as women to have open, honest discussions about how our bodies are changing. In fact, The 2nd Talk website encourages us to celebrate this transformative time in our lives. I love that language, as it kicks shame and embarrassment to the curb!
I also learned that October 18th is World Menopause Day, and it’s a day when a whole lot of conversations and even events will be taking place globally to raise awareness about menopause.
Poise has also launched a set of products especially for women going through menopause, and I headed out to Walmart to learn more about them. If you’d like to see my entire shopping adventure, check out my Google+ album here.
I want to make sure you know where to find these products if you are experiencing menopause. I found them in the same section as feminine wash and vaginal dryness products.
I put all 3 available products in my cart. I’m really impressed that getting three different products to help with three different problems associated with menopause only cost $12. That’s fantastic! Additionally, this month All You magazine has a $1.00 off coupon for #PoiseFab5, which sweetens the deal even more! Additionally, I saw a coupon offer on the Poise The 2nd Talk website (scroll to the bottom right corner). But wait! There’s more! You can also snag a coupon from Walmart (just be sure to watch the video so that you can be re-directed to the coupons afterwards!) So there are plenty of opportunities to make these affordable products even more affordable!
I think all of these products from Poise are fantastic and can help address some of the less-than-fabulous aspects of going through menopause. In particular, I want to highlight the Poise Body Cooling Towelettes. I spent a lot of time in the pharmacy section at Walmart, and there is NOTHING like this product available other than what Poise has just released. After watching the videos online and learning more about what a hot flash must feel like, I can say with certainty that I’d want to have this product on hand to help me get through it more comfortably! A huge thanks to Poise for creating a product that help meets a real need of millions of women!
My mother is actually going through menopause now. So when I think of menopause, I think of my mom. She seems to be going through this change gracefully, overall. Though I will say that even in the dead of winter, she has every fan in her house turned on to help her endure the hot flashes! So she’s going to be getting these body cooling towelettes to use and enjoy!
Mom has also been educating me on bone density issues, as that is of primary concern to her as her hormones change. There is a lot to know about aging and menopause, and I’m really thankful that Poise has stepped up to create an online community full of answers to questions and helpful advice so that when our bodies are ready for menopause, our minds are ready, too, fully equipped with a good understanding of what changes are on the horizon and how we can help ourselves feel great during the journey!
Poise has a wonderful and comprehensive website that I stronlgy encourage you to check out. They are also active on Twitter and Facebook, and that’s another great way for you to keep your finger on the pulse of all things related to menopause. And for all your Pinterest fans out there, check out the Poise Fab 5 board!
What questions do you have about menopause?
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