Menopause is a wonderful life phase. It is a time when we develop confidence at work, or launch a new career, some women feel like it’s their second spring!
Lynda is a Registered Nurse who has created a wrap around service to support you through the ups and downs from peri to post menopause in a holistic way. Lynda is here to help you look after your body and support your health through the changes that come with this phase of life. This is important to not only feel confident and well each day but also reduce the likelihood of disease onset as we start to age.
The impact of menopausal symptoms can be debilitating for some. As this phase lasts for years, so will its effects on your life. When you reach menopause (when you have had no periods for 365 days), your body’s lack of oestrogen creates a brand-new set of health risks that need to be minimised.
Lady Talk’s Lynda Lovatt has had close to 30 years combined experience as a Registered Nurse, mother of two children and as a fitness professional.
Lynda’s Registered Nurse experience covers general medicine, haematology, aged care, plastic and reconstructive surgery, dermatology, maxillofacial surgery, and paediatrics at Great Ormond St and Starship hospitals in London and Auckland.
Lynda’s fitness Industry background saw her win awards at the NZ Exercise Industry Awards in 2017 and 2020 for her in depth postnatal recovery programmes.
During her 10 years in this industry she exercised women in pregnancy, post birth and in perimenopause. She became very knowledgeable in pelvic floor recovery after childbirth and appropriate exercise considerations for women across the lifespan.
Lynda wanted to focus on Women’s Health and retrained as a Nurse in 2022 after selling her fitness business. Here she worked in acute Gynaecology at Wellington Hospital and was employed later as a Practice Nurse before now starting up her own business at Lady Talk.
Pelvic health is a key area of interest for Lynda. She is passionate about “easing the conversation” into taboo topics not often talked about. Her wish is to improve health outcomes by getting women seen early by starting the conversation. She knows all too well what can happen from nursing in Gynaecology and General Practice. You can see more on pelvic health topics to discuss in her sessions here.
Lynda’s background has given her a unique insight into women’s health. Her experience in the hospital system witnessing disease and dysfunction is what drives her now to keep people well with lifestyle medicine. She is highly motivated to help women feel better each day and help prevent the onset of disease in the future.
Lynda draws on all her experience and education to work in partnership to improve your health today. The beauty of working with a Registered Nurse is Lynda can assess and advise you and suggest lifestyle changes. She can easily see things in your health profile that will need reviewing by other health professionals. As she trains as a Health Coach and through the Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine you will see how she will personalise, motivate and keep you accountable for the changes you want to make. Together we’ll create a health management plan that speaks to you. It is our goal to see you thrive, not just cope, through the often challenging time that is menopause.
More than menopause
Perimenopausal symptoms vary widely, and it can be hard to be sure if what you’re experiencing is menopause-related or is something else altogether. Sometimes we focus on the symptoms because we want to be able to get on and do our everyday activities. We need to also look at the greater health picture to prevent heart disease and osteoporosis for example.
Most people are aware of the more common symptoms, like hot flashes, mood swings, vaginal dryness, insomnia, and brain fog.
Did you know that there are a host of less common symptoms of menopause? Symptoms like formication (a feeling like ants crawling all over your skin), burning tongue, and heart palpitations, can all be related to menopause. They may not immediately be thought of as such, especially in persons under the age of 40. Some women go through menopause early. There are special health considerations here.
If you’re experiencing any perimenopausal symptoms that are bothering you get clarity and a plan to ease symptoms and look after your health by booking your complimentary call with Lynda right now.