Dr Newson's new book 'Preparing for the Perimenopause and Menopause'

Published: 2nd July 2021

So much is still misunderstood about the menopause and how to manage it successfully - GP and menopause specialist, Dr Louise Newson, is here to change that. Preparing for the Perimenopause and Menopause is a short, practical guide guaranteed to help women become both perimenopause and menopause savvy. Using new research and expert advice, Dr Newson will explain what the menopause is, why it happens, and why every woman should be perimenopause aware, whatever their age. Published by Penguin Life, this book is part of the Penguin Life Expert series.

Dr Newson will explain what is happening in your body as you approach the perimenopause, identify main symptoms of perimenopause and menopause, and equip readers with simple tips to help them tackle and reduce discomfort through exercise, nutrition and lifestyle choices.

Talking Points include:

  • How to minimise symptoms and maximise your health during this period
  • An explanation of HRT and the benefits of this approach
  • How the menopause can impact sleep and mental health
  • Lifting the lid on so-called ‘embarrassing’ symptoms: why they happen, the tell-tale signs and, crucially, what you can do about them if they happen to you
  • Compelling case-studies from Dr Newson’s clinic of women who had previously struggled to get the right help
  • How to get the best out of your consultation with your GP – the right questions to ask

Preparing for the Perimenopause and Menopause will empower women to take care of their changing bodies.

Dr Newson will donate 10% of the royalties she receives to The Menopause Charity. 

Preparing for the Perimenopause and Menopause is available to pre-order now, and will be released on 26th August.

Pre-order your copy here


Newson Health Menopause and Wellbeing Centre was launched in 2018 by leading menopause specialist and GP, Dr Louise Newson. Created to help women receive the most appropriate, individualised and holistic treatment for their perimenopause and menopause, it has quickly become a centre of excellence, providing care to women of all ages, both via remote consultations and in-person at clinics in Stratford-upon-Avon and Warwickshire.

A passionate and tireless campaigner for better menopause care for all women, Dr Newson has also founded the Menopause Doctor website, The Menopause Charity, the balance app, Newson Health Research and Education and written a best-selling Haynes Manual on Menopause.

The Menopause Doctor website is a free resource providing a huge amount of unbiased, evidence based information about the menopause and perimenopause for women and healthcare professionals. The site has been adopted by the Royal College of GPs (RCGP) as an official educational library for menopause. Visit www.menopausedoctor.co.uk.

The Menopause Charity was founded in 2020, with trustees including sustainable health expert Professor Matthew Cripps and media ambassadors Davina McCall, Lorraine Kelly, Liz Earle and Meg Mathews. The charity has many exciting plans to help women and their families and colleagues with the challenges caused by the menopause, including an educational website, professionally staffed helpline and fundraising for research activities. Visit www.themenopausecharity.org.

‘balance’ is a free app that was developed to enable women to track their symptoms, access personalised expert content, share stories and lots more. Get the balance app at www.balance-app.com.

Newson Health Research and Education is a not-for-profit organisation from which all profits are invested back into the business. A Confidence in Menopause educational platform has been developed specifically for healthcare professionals and can be found at https://www.fourteenfish.com/menopause/subscribe

The Haynes Manual on Menopause is a definitive guide to help women, their partners and families cut through the plethora of misinformation and take a straightforward look at menopause. Find out more at www.newsonhealth.co.uk/resources/menopause-manual.