If you haven't started a family, you may be thinking about doing so, and perhaps anxious about your ability to conceive later in life.
As Dr Annie Evans explains, now might be the time to take steps towards preserving your fertility for the future. On the other hand, you might be thinking about the health of your daughters as they grow into young women themselves.
Depression, anxiety and a loss of confidence can also creep in as our bodies and hormones change. It's important that when so much of your attention is demanded by others, that you don't forget to focus on yourself.
Areas to consider at this stage include:
- Cervical screening
- Menopause (early <45 years old)
- Pelvic pain
- Vaginal prolapse
- Heavy menstrual bleeding (HMB)
- Endometrial polyps
- Gynae cancer
- Breast cancer
- Varicose veins
- Thyroid dysfunction
- Sexual health/STIs
- Daughter's health
Last updated Friday 20 November 2020
First published on Thursday 16 July 2015