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Fertility & Menopause

Fertility & Menopause

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Earlier this year, 45-year-old singer Alanis Morissette smashed taboos by sharing her struggles with breastfeeding while in perimenopause. She candidly spoke out: It’s a f***ing s**t storm. If my hormones are great I’m… [ok] When they’re not, my head spins around.” Raise your hand if you can relate?

Women’s reproductive health is often compressed into two distinct stages: childbirth, and then menopause. Nowadays, the transition between these stages is less clear-cut. According to the CDC’s vital statistics reports, the birth rate for women 40+ has steadily risen by 2-3% per year over the past 30 years. In parallel, there’s been a major increase in the use of IVF, egg freezing, and hormonal therapy treatments. In fact, a 2018 study revealed that 33% of Americans have turned to fertility treatments or know someone who has!

While a perimenopausal pregnancy may not be your story – if you choose not to have children: we see you and respect you – more and more women are navigating the ups and downs of perimenopause at the same time as fertility treatments & early motherhood…a triple whammy of hormonal madness.

This is a complex & weighty topic that’s not talked about enough. But, we at Elektra want to change that. Email us at [email protected] if have questions or click here if you’d like to share your story with our community! Our doctors & experts are also on call for 1:1 private consultations: book a virtual appointment.


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