72 episodes

Welcome to our Perimenopause WTF?! podcast - brought to you by the perry community.

In this podcast your we talk everything- and we mean EVERYTHING perimenopause.

Our hosts and guests help us navigate through all our WTF perimenopause moments and ‘Is this normal??’ questions.
We talk with perimenopause experts, thought leaders and inspirational voices of the community.

To connect with other perimenopause warriors download our free perry app! You can find the link in our show notes.

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    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.5 • 40 Ratings

Welcome to our Perimenopause WTF?! podcast - brought to you by the perry community.

In this podcast your we talk everything- and we mean EVERYTHING perimenopause.

Our hosts and guests help us navigate through all our WTF perimenopause moments and ‘Is this normal??’ questions.
We talk with perimenopause experts, thought leaders and inspirational voices of the community.

To connect with other perimenopause warriors download our free perry app! You can find the link in our show notes.

    Overcoming Health Anxiety in Perimenopause with Dr. Rachel Goldman & Dr. Sue Varma

    Overcoming Health Anxiety in Perimenopause with Dr. Rachel Goldman & Dr. Sue Varma

    FINGER ON THE PULSE - Connect with women in the same stage of life. Chat. Find validation. Join the live experts. How? Simplify things by downloading the Perry App on either Apple or Android. 
    Welcome to Perimenopause WTF! Today we are joined by two experts in the field of mental health to discuss “Overcoming Health Anxiety in Perimenopause”. Dr. Rachel Goldman (Psychologist) & Dr. Sue Varma (Psychiatrist) address the perry communities’ questions and offer great advice and practical solutions on how to address health anxiety.
    We never hold back so neither should you! Send in a voice message question: 
    And if you want a copy of the book mentioned in today’s episode, just follow the link:  Practical Optimism: The Art, Science and Practice of Exceptional Well-being
    Perimenopause WTF! brought to you by perry! 
    perry is a safe space for connections, support, new friendships and occasional laughs during the menopause transition. It’s a #1 perimenopause app where you will meet other warriors who understand. 
    Sharing experiences will help to feel ‘normal’ again. No, you’re not crazy and no, you are not alone. With our network of wonderful menopause experts, we have gathered an abundance of  evidence-based knowledge, articles, podcasts and a new book: The Perry Menopause Journal.
    To learn more visit:
    www.heyperry.com
    https://perry.app.link/perimenopausewtf
    The Perimenopause Journal
    Are you looking for a meaningful way to prioritize your well-being during this crucial phase of your life? Do you crave self-care practices tailored specifically to the ups and downs of perimenopause? The journal offers:
    1️⃣ Thoughtful Prompts: 2️⃣ Progress tracking: 3️⃣ Evidence-based knowledge 
    4️⃣ Community Support
    To grab a journal visit: 
    heyperry.com/theperrymenopausejournal or amzn.to/3Nt1YYR
    🎁 Special Offer! We're offering an exclusive discount to our listeners. 🎁
    Disclaimer: The Perimenopause Journal is a tool designed to complement your self-care routine. Please consult with your healthcare professional for personalized advice & guidance regarding perimenopause.
    About guest Dr. Rachel Goldman: 
    Dr. Goldman is a clinical psychologist, speaker and consultant based in New York City. She takes a holistic approach to health and helps her clients achieve their health and wellness goals utilizing cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). She specializes in stress management, burnout, health behavior change, disordered eating, and weight management. She is also a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at NYU Grossman School of Medicine. 
    Learn more about Dr. Rachel Goldman:
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drrachelnyc/
    Twitter: https://x.com/askdr_rachel
    About Dr. Sue Varma
    DR. SUE VARMA is a distinguished psychiatrist and cognitive behavioral therapist based in New York City. Dr. Varma served as the pioneering Medical Director and Psychiatrist for the esteemed 9/11 mental health program at NYU for which she was awarded the Mayoral Proclamation. Dr. Varma holds the position of Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at NYU Langone Health where she teaches and is a distinguished fellow of the American Psychiatric Association (APA) Distinguished Fellow- the highest honor bestowed upon its members. Dr. Varma is a recipient of two Sharecare Emmy Awards and the Ivan Goldberg Award for Outstanding Service for her work as a keynote speaker and nationally acclaimed medical contributor discussing breaking news on shows including the Today Show, CBS Mornings, GMA, Nightly News and more.
    Learn more about Dr. Sue Varma
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/doctorsuevarma/?hl=en
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Doctorsuevarma/
    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sue-varma-m-d-p-c-dfapa-8a48286/
    Disclaimer: This is not medical advice, it does not take the place of medical advice from your physician, and is not intended to treat or cure any disease. Patients should see a qualified medical p

    • 50 min
    A Guy’s Guide to Perimenopause with Dr. Victoria Scott & Dr. Karyn Eilber

    A Guy’s Guide to Perimenopause with Dr. Victoria Scott & Dr. Karyn Eilber

    FINGER ON THE PULSE - Connect with women in the same stage of life. Chat. Find validation. Join the live experts. How? Simplify things by downloading the Perry App on either Apple or Android. 

    Welcome to Perimenopause WTF! Today we are joined by a team of Urologists to unpack “A Guy’s Guide to Perimenopause”. Dr. Victoria Scott & Dr. Karyn Eilber not only address the perry communities’ most pressing concerns about what they wish their partners knew, but also the most common misunderstandings and challenges experienced by men as they navigate this season of life. 

    We never hold back so neither should you! Send in a voice message question: 

    And if you want a copy of the book mentioned in today’s episode, just follow the link:  A Woman's Guide to Her Pelvic Floor: What the F*@# Is Going On Down There 



    Perimenopause WTF! brought to you by perry! 

    perry is a safe space for connections, support, new friendships and occasional laughs during the menopause transition. It’s a #1 perimenopause app where you will meet other warriors who understand.

    Sharing experiences will help to feel ‘normal’ again. No, you’re not crazy and no, you are not alone. With our network of wonderful menopause experts, we have gathered an abundance of  evidence-based knowledge, articles, podcasts and a new book: The Perry Menopause Journal.

    To learn more visit:

    www.heyperry.com

    https://perry.app.link/perimenopausewtf



    The Perimenopause Journal

    Are you looking for a meaningful way to prioritize your well-being during this crucial phase of your life? Do you crave self-care practices tailored specifically to the ups and downs of perimenopause? The journal offers:

    1️⃣ Thoughtful Prompts: 2️⃣ Progress tracking: 3️⃣ Evidence-based knowledge 

    4️⃣ Community Support



    To grab a journal visit: 

    heyperry.com/theperrymenopausejournal or amzn.to/3Nt1YYR

    🎁 Special Offer! We're offering an exclusive discount to our listeners. 🎁

    Disclaimer: The Perimenopause Journal is a tool designed to complement your self-care routine. Please consult with your healthcare professional for personalized advice & guidance regarding perimenopause.

    About guest Dr. Karyn Eilber: 

    Part of the Down There Doctors trio, Dr. Eilber is a Professor of Urology and Associate Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and the Program Director for the Cedars-Sinai Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery (FPMRS) fellowship training program. (Read on…)

    Learn more about Dr. Karyn Eilber:

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/downtheredoctors/

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dreilber/

    Linkedin: linkedin.com/in/karyn-eilber-7a455112

    About Dr. Victoria Scott

    Dr. Scott is also one of the fellow co-founders of The Doctors Down There, she has a long-standing interest in quality-of-care research in female pelvic medicine that began during her medical school training at UCLA. She completed her urology residency and a fellowship in FPMRS at UCLA. While a resident and fellow at UCLA, her research was focused on developing quality-of-care indicators for women with urinary incontinence and vaginal prolapse and improving the quality of care delivered to women with recurrent urinary tract infections…(Read on…)

    Learn more about Dr. Victoria Scott

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dr.victoria.scott/

    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/victoria-scott-2a80071a7/

    Disclaimer: This is not medical advice, it does not take the place of medical advice from your physician, and is not intended to treat or cure any disease. Patients should see a qualified medical provider for assessment and treatment.


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    • 52 min
    Inflammation & Weight Gain During Perimenopause with Dr. Mary Claire Haver Founder of The Galveston Diet & Author of ⁠The New Menopause⁠

    Inflammation & Weight Gain During Perimenopause with Dr. Mary Claire Haver Founder of The Galveston Diet & Author of ⁠The New Menopause⁠

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    ‘Inflammation & Weight Gain During Perimenopause’ is the focus of today's episode on the Perimenopause WTF! podcast. Dr. Mary Claire Haver (Founder of The Galveston Diet & Author of The New Menopause) has so many useful tips on what kinds of foods support a healthy lifestyle, which, as we all know, is an essential part of the perimenopause experience. Listen in as Dr. Haver unpacks what works and what doesn’t. Tune in to this perry talk to learn more about how you can get a grip on understanding how your body processes food, what foods everyone should be eating more of and what can help to offset inflammation, especially during the perimenopause season.  

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    We never hold back so neither should you! Send in a voice message question: 

    Perimenopause WTF! brought to you by perry! 

    perry is a safe space for connections, support, new friendships and occasional laughs during the menopause transition. It’s a #1 perimenopause app where you will meet other warriors who understand. 



    Sharing experiences will help to feel ‘normal’ again. No, you’re not crazy and no, you are not alone. With our network of wonderful menopause experts, we have gathered an abundance of  evidence-based knowledge, articles, podcasts and a new book: The Perry Menopause Journal.

    To learn more visit:

    www.heyperry.com

    https://perry.app.link/perimenopausewtf

    The Perimenopause Journal

    Are you looking for a meaningful way to prioritize your well-being during this crucial phase of your life? Do you crave self-care practices tailored specifically to the ups and downs of perimenopause? The journal offers:



    1️⃣ Thoughtful Prompts: 2️⃣ Progress tracking: 3️⃣ Evidence-based knowledge 

    4️⃣ Community Support



    To grab a journal visit: 

    heyperry.com/theperrymenopausejournal or amzn.to/3Nt1YYR



    🎁 Special Offer! We're offering an exclusive discount to our listeners. 🎁



    Disclaimer: The Perimenopause Journal is a tool designed to complement your self-care routine. Please consult with your healthcare professional for personalized advice & guidance regarding perimenopause.

    About guest Dr. Mary Claire Haver: 

    Dr. Mary Claire Haver, MD, FACOG, CMP, is a board-certified Obstetrics and Gynecology specialist, a Certified Menopause Practitioner from The Menopause Society (formerly the North American Menopause Society (NAMS)), a Certified Culinary Medicine Specialist from Tulane University, and a passionate entrepreneur and best-selling author with a focus on women's health. Dr. Haver graduated from Louisiana State University Medical Center and completed her Obstetrics and Gynecology residency at the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB). 

    Dr. Haver created The Galveston Diet online program and, in 2023, a national bestselling book. The Mary Claire Wellness Clinic was born in 2021. Dr. Haver founded The 'Pause Life, a comprehensive approach to menopause education and support, using techniques that focus on overall lifestyle.  Her latest book is called The New Menopause, it will be released on April 30th, 2024. Click on the book name link to pre order a copy or check out her website for more details! 



    Learn more about Dr. Mary Claire Haver:

    https://www.instagram.com/drmaryclaire/

    https://www.facebook.com/drmaryclaire/

    linkedin.com/in/maryclairehealth

    https://thepauselife.com/

    galvestondiet.com (Company)

    program.galvestondiet.com (Company)

    shop.galvestondiet.com (Company)



    Disclaimer: This is not medical advice, it does not take the place of medical advice from your physician, and is not intended to treat or cure any disease. Patients should see a qualified medical provider for assessment and treatment.


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    • 55 min
    Getting Perimenopause-Ready: Key Questions to Discuss with Your Doctor & Equip Yourself with Dr. Jayne Morgan & Kristen Mitchell

    Getting Perimenopause-Ready: Key Questions to Discuss with Your Doctor & Equip Yourself with Dr. Jayne Morgan & Kristen Mitchell

    Welcome to Perimenopause WTF! Today we are joined by leading Cardiologist Dr. Jayne Morgan and Perry Sister and Influencer Kristen Mitchell, aka Queen Ayoke. This latest episode is called ‘Getting Perimenopause-Ready: Key Questions to Discuss with Your Doctor & Equip Yourself’ which addresses so many questions, topics such as HRT vs. MRT, or estrogen and visceral fat, or what should your doctor be looking for when you present with certain symptoms, as well as hysterectomies and progesterone, and so much more! 

    We never hold back so neither should you! Send in a voice message question: 



    Perimenopause WTF! brought to you by perry! 

    perry is a safe space for connections, support, new friendships and occasional laughs during the menopause transition. It’s a #1 perimenopause app where you will meet other warriors who understand. 

    Sharing experiences will help to feel ‘normal’ again. No, you’re not crazy and no, you are not alone. With our network of wonderful menopause experts, we have gathered an abundance of  evidence-based knowledge, articles, podcasts and a new book: The Perry Menopause Journal.

    To learn more visit:

    www.heyperry.com

    https://perry.app.link/perimenopausewtf



    The Perimenopause Journal

    Are you looking for a meaningful way to prioritize your well-being during this crucial phase of your life? Do you crave self-care practices tailored specifically to the ups and downs of perimenopause? The journal offers:

    1️⃣ Thoughtful Prompts: 2️⃣ Progress tracking: 3️⃣ Evidence-based knowledge 

    4️⃣ Community Support

    To grab a journal visit: 

    heyperry.com/theperrymenopausejournal or amzn.to/3Nt1YYR



    🎁 Special Offer! We're offering an exclusive discount to our listeners. 🎁



    Disclaimer: The Perimenopause Journal is a tool designed to complement your self-care routine. Please consult with your healthcare professional for personalized advice & guidance regarding perimenopause.



    About guest Dr. Jayne Morgan: 

    Dr. Jayne Morgan is a cardiologist, entrepreneur and innovation leader with deep expertise in medical devices, startup companies, healthcare management and clinical research. She earned her B.S. degree in biology and biochemistry from Spelman College and M.D. from Michigan State University. Jayne currently serves as director of innovation for Piedmont Healthcare, where she leads the development of novel treatments and therapies across the system. 

    Learn more about Dr. Jayne Morgan:

    https://www.instagram.com/pilateswithdrjayne/?hl=en

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/jaynemorgan

    https://www.facebook.com/piedmonthealth

    https://www.instagram.com/drjaynemorgan/?hl=en



    About Kristen Mitchell

    Kristen Mitchell (also known as Queen_Ayoke on Instagram, YouTube and TikTok) is a content creator, influencer and entrepreneur. She enjoys creating funny and relatable videos. Kristen earned her B.F.A. in Graphic Design at UNC Charlotte. She also specializes in formulating handmade products for her skincare company.

    Learn more about Kristen Mitchell

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/queen_ayoke?igsh=MXZneGhybnVicTA3Zw==

    YouTube: https://youtube.com/@QueenAyoKe?si=TEuYiaCM05o5JEhe

    TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@queen_ayoke?_t=8l2WhX2ZUSs&_r=1

    Disclaimer: This is not medical advice, it does not take the place of medical advice from your physician, and is not intended to treat or cure any disease. Patients should see a qualified medical provider for assessment and treatment.


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    • 56 min
    Surviving Perimenopause: A Perry Sister's Perspective on the Journey to Menopause and Beyond with Bev Kemp

    Surviving Perimenopause: A Perry Sister's Perspective on the Journey to Menopause and Beyond with Bev Kemp

    Welcome to Perimenopause WTF! Join Bev Kemp, perry sister and advocate as she interacts with the perry community in a peer-to-peer exchange fostering understanding and solidarity. In ‘Surviving Perimenopause A Perry Sister's Perspective on the Journey to Menopause and Beyond’ Bev gives listeners a heartfelt look at what perimenopause and menopause was like for her, her symptoms, struggles and hopes, and then she answers questions posed by perry listeners who are in their own personal perimenopause and menopause journeys!

    Did you want to read the conversation instead? Now you can! (insert link)

    We never hold back so neither should you! Send in a voice message question: 

    Perimenopause WTF! brought to you by perry! 

    perry is a safe space for connections, support, new friendships and occasional laughs during the menopause transition. It’s a #1 perimenopause app where you will meet other warriors who understand. 

    Sharing experiences will help to feel ‘normal’ again. No, you’re not crazy and no, you are not alone. With our network of wonderful menopause experts, we have gathered an abundance of  evidence-based knowledge, articles, podcasts and a new book: The Perry Menopause Journal.

    To learn more visit:

    www.heyperry.com

    https://perry.app.link/perimenopausewtf

    The Perimenopause Journal

    Are you looking for a meaningful way to prioritize your well-being during this crucial phase of your life? Do you crave self-care practices tailored specifically to the ups and downs of perimenopause? The journal offers:



    1️⃣ Thoughtful Prompts: 2️⃣ Progress tracking: 3️⃣ Evidence-based knowledge 

    4️⃣ Community Support



    To grab a journal visit: 

    heyperry.com/theperrymenopausejournal or amzn.to/3Nt1YYR



    🎁 Special Offer! We're offering an exclusive discount to our listeners. 🎁

    Disclaimer: The Perimenopause Journal is a tool designed to complement your self-care routine. Please consult with your healthcare professional for personalized advice & guidance regarding perimenopause.

    About guest Bev Kemp: 

    Bev Kemp runs The Menopausal Mind, a private counselling service which guides women through their perimenopausal years and beyond, to live their best lives. Bev is a certified Menopause Doula through Doula Canada. Currently, Bev is obtaining her Menopause Coaching certification through Women of a Certain Stage, out of the UK. Bev offers menopausal education, so that women can feel acknowledged, supported, and empowered.



    Bev is also an education specialist and owner of Stepping Stones Specialty Tutoring. She is a qualified OG Canada Language Interventionist, and she continually updates her skills with regular professional development in specialty areas such as dyslexia, ADHD, and autism.



    More about Bev Kemp:

    themenopausalmind.com 

    steppingstonesspecialtytutoring.com

    linkedin.com/in/bev-kemp-42b17010

    Disclaimer: This is not medical advice, it does not take the place of medical advice from your physician, and is not intended to treat or cure any disease. Patients should see a qualified medical provider for assessment and treatment.


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    • 52 min
    Pelvic Floor & Bladder Health in Perimenopause: 6 Facts You Should Know with Dr. Malik & Dr. Reardon

    Pelvic Floor & Bladder Health in Perimenopause: 6 Facts You Should Know with Dr. Malik & Dr. Reardon

    Welcome to Perimenopause WTF! Today we are talking about Pelvic Floor & Bladder Health in Perimenopause: 6 Facts You Should Know with Dr. Rena Malik & Dr. Sara Reardon. These two don’t mince words, they cover everything from  incontinence, painful sex, vaginal estrogen, pessaries, prolapses, anal leakage and so much more. 



    We never hold back so neither should you! Send in a voice message question!



    Perimenopause WTF! brought to you by perry! 

    perry is a safe space for connections, support, new friendships and occasional laughs during the menopause transition. It’s a #1 perimenopause app where you will meet other warriors who understand. 

    Sharing experiences will help to feel ‘normal’ again. No, you’re not crazy and no, you are not alone. With our network of wonderful menopause experts, we have gathered an abundance of  evidence-based knowledge, articles, podcasts and a new book: The Perry Menopause Journal.



    To learn more visit:

    www.heyperry.com

    https://perry.app.link/perimenopausewtf



    The Perimenopause Journal

    Are you looking for a meaningful way to prioritize your well-being during this crucial phase of your life? Do you crave self-care practices tailored specifically to the ups and downs of perimenopause? The journal offers:



    1️⃣ Thoughtful Prompts: 2️⃣ Progress tracking: 3️⃣ Evidence-based knowledge 

    4️⃣ Community Support



    To grab a journal visit: 

    heyperry.com/theperrymenopausejournal or amzn.to/3Nt1YYR



    🎁 Special Offer! We're offering an exclusive discount to our listeners. 🎁



    Disclaimer: The Perimenopause Journal is a tool designed to complement your self-care routine. Please consult with your healthcare professional for personalized advice & guidance regarding perimenopause.



    About guest Dr. Rena Malik MD: 

    A Urologist & Pelvic Surgeon, her YouTube channel is also in the top 500 Educational Channels on YouTube. Dr. Malik is Committed to improving healthcare through accessible education  and Passionate about personal growth. She is winner of the American Urological Association Young Urologist of the Year 2023 as well as Top Doctor 2019-2022.



    More about Dr. Rena Malik MD:

    youtube.com/@RenaMalikMD

    linkedin.com/in/renadmalik

    https://www.instagram.com/RenaMalikMD/

    https://twitter.com/RenaMalikMD

    https://www.facebook.com/RenaMalikMD



    About guest Dr. Sara Reardon PT, DPT, WCS, BCB-PMD:

    Sara is a doctor of physical therapy, earning her Bachelors of Science in 2004 and Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2007 from Washington University in St. Louis. She is a board-certified women’s health and pelvic floor therapist specializing in the treatment of pelvic floor muscle dysfunction in men and women. She is a TedX Presenter, recipient of the 2019 Alumni Achievement Award from Washington University in St Louis’ Program in Physical Therapy, and was named one of New Orleans’ Top 40 under 40 young professionals in 2019.



    More about Dr. Sara Reardon:

    https://www.instagram.com/the.vagina.whisperer/

    https://www.facebook.com/thevagwhisperer/

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2MllrS6zD974pxBFbVUHdA

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/sara-reardon-pt-dpt-wcs-4a6b1025/

    Disclaimer: This is not medical advice, it does not take the place of medical advice from your physician, and is not intended to treat or cure any disease. Patients should see a qualified medical provider for assessment and treatment.




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    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
40 Ratings

40 Ratings

Junebug051 ,

THANK YOU!

I just turned 48 and there are SO many differing opinions when it comes to information out there for peri-menopausal women. The episode with Dr. Kamilia Smith was eye-opening, and she just resonated with me!!! This podcast has definitely educated me on my options for current and future symptoms of peri-menopause…and it’s allowed me to feel ready to take on this crazy journey I’ve been venturing into!! Thank you!

wealllearn ,

Vocal fry

I tried to listen to the content but one of the hosts vocal fry is to hard to overcome. Very hard to listen too.

efulled ,

Information helpful; audio quality terrible

Wish I could make it through an episode because the information is generally good. But, the hosts are super loud and the guests are quiet - I have to crank the volume to hear the info I want and then it hurts my ears when the host talks. A small upgrade in recording equipment, sound dampening in a small room and some EQ in editing would help tremendously. Not only would listenability improve but implied credibility, as well.

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