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:

Dr. Laurel Bauer

Dr. David DiChiara

Nancy Mysliwy, CNM

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