Menopause and friendship – Kate Parr & Dr Louise Newson
In this week’s podcast, Dr Louise Newson is talking with one of her closest friends, Kate Parr, about her reasons for setting up Newson Health Menopause and Wellbeing Centre. Kate encouraged Dr Newson to start educating women about the perimenopause and menopause by hosting a lunch in her house a few years ago, to which many of their friends were invited. Both ladies were really surprised with how eager women were to learn about menopause and how little they knew about something that they will all experience. This inspired Louise to continue to educate and empower women with the right knowledge, so that they can make evidence-based decisions regarding their future health during their menopause. In this episode, Louise and Kate also discuss why talking about menopause to our friends and families is so important.
Kate Parr’s Three Take Home Tips:
- Be informed! Find out everything you can about the menopause, from reliable sources.
- Talk to your girlfriends and support each other.
- Mothers – talk to your sons and daughters about how you are feeling. Educate them so that, in the future, they know what to expect and know that it’s okay to talk about it.