Most women are familiar with the side effects of menopause.
We know that at some point in our lives our bodies will become the involuntary victims of hot flushes and night sweats, mood swings, and fatigue but there are some less talked about changes that still catch many by surprise.
A simple question, posted on social media site Mumsnet proved that when it comes to our the ageing process, we still have a lot to learn.
“Do lady gardens stop needing to be mowed?”
That was the inquiry which led to a flurry of responses from women, ranging from shock to elation and empathy.
“They can get a bit thin, threadbare and patchy,” one woman explained.
“It all falls out,” said another.
“Mine’s going white!” one chimed in.
Menopause is heralded by a range of hormonal fluctuations as women reach the natural conclusion of their reproductive lives.