Menopause: How to survive its powerful ups and downs

Carrie Levine is a Certified Nurse Midwife and the founder of Whole Woman Health, a woman’s health care practice in Newcastle and South Portland, Maine. She earned her RN and MSN from Case Western Reserve University. Her certificate in nurse midwifery is from The Frontier School of Midwifery and Family Nursing.

She is a member of the American College of Nurse Midwives, the Maine Chapter of the American College of Nurse Midwives, the National Practitioners in Women’s Health, the Maine Association of Nurse Practitioners, and the Institute for Functional Medicine.

Carrie takes care of women at all stages of their lives, but for this podcast, we focus on women who are going through menopause.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • What happens in a woman’s body that starts the process?
  • Why are there so many symptoms related to menopause?
  • What are some common symptoms?
  • Why do some women breeze through menopause and others do anything but?
  • What is perimenopause?
  • What are some common questions women ask about menopause?
  • What are some alternatives to hormone therapy?
  • How can women nurture themselves?

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Diane Atwood

About Diane Atwood

For more than 20 years, Diane was the health reporter on WCSH 6. Before that, a radiation therapist at Maine Medical Center and after, Manager of Marketing/PR at Mercy Hospital. She now hosts and produces the Catching Health podcast and writes the award-winning blog Catching Health with Diane Atwood.