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Breaking the Silence: A Conversation on Menopause and Perimenopause with RN Betty-Ann Pilgrim


What does mood swings, anxiety, palpitations, dry skin, weight gain, dizziness, night sweats, insomnia, depression and loss of interest all have in common?

These are all unusual signs of perimenopause that most women would never think to associate. This phase can start on average around early thirties and last for an average of 7-10 years.

This Girl, ACTIVATE! podcast episode is about the taboo topic of menopause and perimenopause.

In this conversation we go deep into the signs, symptoms, stigma and shame that comes with this phase that all women must go through. we also talk about the wonderful years that follow menopause.

My guest is Betty-Ann Pilgrim, former Chief Nursing Officer of Trinidad & Tobago, Midwife and Menopause Advocate who is very serious about supporting women on their journey through menopause.

  • Goal: AWARENESS - Perimenopause/transition

  1. Diagnosis

  2. Symptoms

  3. Age range

  4. Stages

  5. Solutions

  6. Treatments

  7. Imposter syndrome

  • How this affects women at work/business/family/relationships

  • Shame/stigma vs Positive light

  • We learn about other stages like: Puberty, Adolescents, Childbearing

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