More irritable? Waking up at night? Heavier periods? It could be Perimenopause.

Three things women should know by the time they turn 40:

What is perimenopause?

Perimenopause is the period of time leading up to menopause (12 months without a period) when hormones are changing as a woman’s reproductive system begins to ramp down.  Perimenopause Explained.

When does perimenopause start?

There is no precise age and each woman is unique, but perimenopause begins as a women’s egg supply declines, which leads to changes in the amount of hormones her body produces. These shifting hormone levels often cause changes to her cycle and many women experience bothersome symptoms as well. This usually begins in the late 30s/early 40s.

What can I expect in terms of changes during perimenopause?

No two women experience perimenopause the same way, but there are common symptoms to look out for. A shorter cycle is one of the first signs of perimenopause which is why we are fans of tracking.

Welcome to Women Living Better

The goal of this site is to help inform you about the bodily changes that happen during perimenopause, keep you abreast of important research, give you tools to better navigate perimenopause and share resources so you can learn more about your particular challenges.

Knowing more has made us feel better. We hope the same is true for you!