Become a Nest Menopause Friend

Become a Nest Menopause Friend Women are slowly opening up about their menstrual cycles and menopause. By sharing our own experience with friends and family, we all contribute to normalising what has been for decades, and in even for centuries, a taboo or at least an inappropriate topic for a conversation. It is reassuring toContinue reading “Become a Nest Menopause Friend”

Happy International Women’s Day!

Happy International Women’s Day! Every year the 8th March is celebrated as International Women’s Day. It is a collective world wide effort for gender equality, not owned by any one single organisation as it is something that we all need to work towards together – co-creating a world of diversity, inclusivity and celebration. Celebrating allContinue reading “Happy International Women’s Day!”

Experience Exeter’s Menopause Café

EXPERIENCE EXETER’S MENOPAUSE CAFÉ Guest blog by Barbara Wheatley    Exeter’s Menopause Café has well and truly launched. Contributing to a nationwide drive, it’s every first Friday of the month, so it’s easy to remember. And it was so good the first time in October that I booked again for the second meet, and I’m alreadyContinue reading “Experience Exeter’s Menopause Café”

Watch our video about wellbeing in pregnancy

Pregnancy Wellbeing free video Pregnancy and becoming a parent is a rite of passage, meaning that it is a life threshold once crossed you are forever changed. And in the busy-ness of preparing for the practicalities of having a new baby in the house we can forget how to prepare for mental wellbeing and health.Continue reading “Watch our video about wellbeing in pregnancy”

November at The Nest

November at The Nest Here at The Nest Southwest we are getting pretty excited about our monthly planner! What do you think? As well as our regular weekly pregnancy groups and yoga classes we are also hosting some exciting yoga workshops – one specifically for menstruation, and one specifically for menopause. So wherever you areContinue reading “November at The Nest”

World Menopause Day

World Menopause Day Monday 18th October 2021 is a day dedicated to raising awareness about the menopause. Here at The Nest Southwest CIC we are committed to providing social, emotional and informational support about this major life transition, and we do this through our groups, yoga sessions and carefully curating a list of recommended resources.Continue reading “World Menopause Day”

Devon women speak

Devon Women speak out In June we launched our countywide survey for women, girls and all menstruators in Devon – aiming to gather information about menstruation, pregnancy, birth and menopause experiences and how they can affect key areas of life. The survey was designed to focus on the impact of these life transitions and theContinue reading “Devon women speak”

Menstrual Empowerment Education

Menstrual Empowerment Education We want to train a team of ‘Transitioneers’ to provide menstrual health workshops for pre-teens in schools in Exeter. WHAT’S THE PROBLEM AND WHY IS IT A PROBLEM? Only one in five girls feels comfortable talking to their teacher about periods.and 49% have missed an entire day of school due to theirContinue reading “Menstrual Empowerment Education”

Perinatal Peer Support Network in Exeter

Perinatal Peer Support Network in Exeter This week sees the exciting launch of The Nest Southwest’s Perinatal Peer Support Network (PPSN). This small but mighty group of women have lived experience of birthing in a pandemic and are being trained to support local pregnant women and birthing people. They offer a friendly, listening ear fromContinue reading “Perinatal Peer Support Network in Exeter”