We are Jane and Laura.
As two nurses experiencing peri and menopausal symptoms, we started our journey into the world of business in 2020 with an idea influenced by us working in the medical field during Covid times. Try coping with a hot flush in full PPE gear!
At that time the most popular gift suggestion online “for the woman in your life coping with menopause symptoms” was a Bubble bath and chocolate gift set! We both had a bit of a laugh about this and then the conversation turned to what we would consider a useful gift. As nurses we always look for practical solutions and so began our journey to help women in similar situations.
Our aim was to create something that was practical, easy to carry and help keep you cool and calm anytime, anywhere. Although our packs would not be a substitute for hormones, we wanted to design a pack to help us manage our symptoms and let us get on with living life.
We felt we needed further formal education and qualifications in Menopause care which we achieved and are members of the International Menopause Society for Health Care Professionals. Then our research into what to include in the packs began. This process took over 2 years of testing and trialling products, with an aim to support Irish products where possible.
The highlight of 2022 was appearing on the Late Late Show “Taking Care of Business”, which was a wonderful experience. Currently we are in the process of further developing our website to include access to relevant evidence-based information on perimenopause and menopause.
And so, the journey continues….