Afra Willmore

Afra Willmore, Author at New Life Outlook

About Afra

Afra is a former print journalist, news editor and award-winning feature writer turned online content editor, radio presenter and pro-blogger.

With a teacher and a journalist as parents it is unsurprising that Afra first started to create “newspapers” as a very young child, moving on to the real thing after graduating.

She met her husband in 1991, married in 1992 and moved to an idyllic English village just outside London.

Now writing under the name MadMumOf7 she is — you guessed it! — a mother of seven, dealing with menopause, type 2 diabetes and fibromyalgia.

Her writing style is best described as lighthearted as she believes maintaining a sense of humor can be useful when dealing with sometimes intimate issues.

Afra describes her approach to dealing with her own healthcare issues as “determined” and is open minded to considering all forms of treatment and medicine, including mainstream and homeopathic. This reflects in her articles, which are always thoroughly researched and often draw on her own personal experiences.

Afra's Work

Menopause and Atrophy

What Menopausal Women Need to Know About Vaginal Atrophy

Atrophic vaginitis is a common type of atrophy in menopausal women. Read on to learn more about menopause and atrophy here.
by Afra Willmore on February 20, 2019
Hormone Replacement Therapy 101

Everything You Need to Know About Hormone Replacement Therapy

Do you need to take hormone replacement therapy (HRT) when you reach menopause? Read on to learn more about HRT and alternatives here.
by Krystina Ostermeyer and Afra Willmore on December 27, 2018
Vitamins for Menopause

Here Are the Five Best Vitamins for Menopausal Women

Considering taking supplements or vitamins for menopause symptoms? Read on to learn about the five best vitamins for menopausal women here.
by Afra Willmore on November 26, 2018
What Is Menopause

What All Women Should Know About Menopause

What is menopause? Menopause is the time in a woman's life when her period stops because of hormonal changes. This happens in your late 40s or early 50s.
by Afra Willmore on October 24, 2018
Menopause and Hormones

What Happens to Your Hormones During Menopause?

During menopause, women may experience a decrease in estrogen and progestogen levels causing unwanted symptoms. Learn more about menopause and hormones.
by Afra Willmore on August 20, 2018
When Does Menopause Start

When Does Menopause Start Exactly?

When does menopause start? For many women, menopause may commonly start between the ages of 45 to 55 years old, but it can also start earlier than that.
by Afra Willmore on July 23, 2018
Menopause Appointments

Tips for Talking to Your Doctor About Menopause

Appointments with medical professionals are often short; it is very easy to forget what you want to talk about. It pays to be prepared.
by Afra Willmore on July 9, 2018
Estrogen Rich Foods for Menopause

The Top 18 Best Estrogen Rich Foods to Include In Your Diet

Soy, pistachios, and cherries are all types of estrogen rich foods for menopause. Learn what other foods increase and decrease estrogen naturally.
by Afra Willmore on May 7, 2018
Hormone Therapy for Menopause

Is Hormone Therapy Right for Me?

Hormone therapy for menopause has been used for decades to help relieve menopause symptoms such as hot flashes, mood swings, and vaginal dryness.
by Afra Willmore on April 9, 2018
Menopause and Contraception

What You Need to Know About Birth Control and Menopause

Birth control and menopause don't seem to go together. But for some women it can be difficult to know when to stop taking birth control after menopause.
by Afra Willmore on November 7, 2017
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