Menopause is a major event in a woman's life. It is defined as the time when a woman's ovaries stop producing eggs, produce less estrogen and progesterone and monthly menstruation stops. A woman has reached menopause when she has stopped having a period for 12 consecutive months. Menopause occurs between the ages of 45 – 55 for most women.


Peri-menopause is the transitional stage leading up to menopause - it lasts about four years.


Every woman experiences menopause in a unique and individual way. Some of the symptoms many women experience during menopause include:


The physicians and midwives at Essex County OB/GYN understand menopause and we are here to help you.

Several physicians and midwives at Essex County OB/GYN specialize in Menopause, including:

Resources / Links

American College of Nurse Midwives

Learn more about midwives and the extensive care they provide.

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

With roots dating back to 1951, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists is the premier professional membership organization for obstetrician–gynecologists. The College’s activities include producing practice guidelines for providers and educational materials for patients, providing practice management and career support, facilitating programs and initiatives aimed at improving women’s health, and advocating on behalf of members and patients.

American Society for Reproductive Medicine

Facts and information about reproductive health and infertility.

Beverly Hospital

Beverly Hospital and its medical doctors provide quality inpatient and outpatient care to the North Shore with acute care, long term care, behavioral health care and senior health services.

Beverly Hospital Maternity Forms

This link will take you to the Beverly Hospital Maternity Services Page where you may find important information and download forms.


American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists provide useful and up-to-date information and tools.

Mayo Clinic's Women's Health

Providing useful and up-to-date information and tools.


A service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine and National Institutes of Health (NIH). High quality, full text consumer health information.

National Women's Health Resource Center

Great information for women in a colorful, fun website. Helps women make informed decisions about their health, encorages healthy lifestyles to promote wellness and prevent disease.

North American Menopause Society

A vast amount of information on Perimenopause and menopause.


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