Menopause

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

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

Symptoms

Every woman experiences menopause in a unique and individual way.

Some of the symptoms many women experience during menopause include:

  • Hot Flashes
  • Night Sweats
  • Vaginal Dryness
  • Changes in Mood
  • Sleep Problems
  • Headaches
  • Hair Loss
  • Increase in Facial Hair
  • Heart Pounding or Racing

Treatment

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

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

Daniel M. Steece, MD

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David DiChiara, MD

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Mary Boyd, MD

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Resources / Links

American College of Nurse Midwives

Learn more about midwives and the extensive care they provide.

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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.

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American Society for Reproductive Medicine

Facts and information about reproductive health and infertility.

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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.

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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.

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Coronavirus and Pregnancy

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

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North American Menopause Society

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

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