Pre-menopause and Perimenopause: What’s the Difference?

We NEED to talk about pre-menopause and perimenopause! As a woman of a certain age, I find myself shaking my head at the fact no one talks about the time BEFORE menopause. Many of us got a bit of a heads-up about what menstruation is and what it means. I received a lot of information about conception or lack of conception or in my case the ultimate struggle to conceive, but then I was left to investigate on my own. I have worked with countless women who share the same question. Why don’t we learn more about what happens before menopause?