Women's Life Stages

As our bodies change over time, our health needs change too. Nuffield Health has distinguished six Women's Life Stages to help inform and support you to get the treatment you need, whatever stage you're at.

Choose your stage to watch our videos with women's health expert Dr Annie Evans and find out more about the health issues relevant to you.

Stage 1 | Young women

The journey from girl to young woman is an incredibly exciting one. From exploring relationships and sex, to discovering independence, young women grow increasingly aware of the way they feel both physically and emotionally.

Stage 2 | Career. Family. Fun.

Between the ages of 25 and 35 many women are making important decisions that will affect the rest of their lives. You may be focussed on pursuing your career, or you may be thinking about starting a family. You may want both.

Stage 3 | Life balance

By this stage, many women feel they have settled into a life pattern. But the competing demands of family, career and relationships can make you feel unbalanced and uneasy about the future.

Stage 4 | Back to you

For many women, this stage can be an opportunity to shift focus back to you. But whether your children are leaving home or you’ve built a solid career – this is as much a time to enjoy new found freedoms as it is to choose new directions.

Stage 5 | Freedom to explore

As your children become adults or you plan for retirement, you may have a freedom you’ve not known since you were young. It’s time to relax and enjoy that freedom in the months and years ahead.

Stage 6 | Experience. Thankful. Content.

You’ve experienced much of what life has to offer through the many stages of a woman’s life. With good health, living beyond 80 can be full of new experiences and times to enjoy with family and friends.

Tuesday 22 September 2015