AndOng mums Dr. Claire Spencer and Helen Normoyle first met at the school gate in Harrogate when they were dropping off their children. But it wasn’t long before notes on menopause were compared. now they are set my menopause center Providing information and guidance to all women who want to understand what is happening to them and what they can do about it.
Claire Spencer studied at Girton College, Cambridge, earned her doctorate in fetal medicine, spent a year in Ohio studying high-risk pregnancies, married a surgeon, and eventually in Harrogate with an emphasis on women’s health. settled in general practice. Helen Normoyl studied business with German at the University of Limerick and worked in Nuremberg and Chicago before becoming director of marketing at the BBC, then at DFS in Doncaster, and most recently at Boots.
“I’m a big believer in synchronicity,” Helen says. “If we didn’t go to Harrogate and go to that school and our sons didn’t become friends, nothing like this would have happened.” His school gate encounter took place in 2012. Their friendship was sealed by their sons by putting handprints on a painting. A few years later they were drinking coffee together and Helen begins to tell Claire about her symptoms. “He helped me understand. I’m evidence-based, I look at data and I love to know what’s going on. He’s kind and sympathetic, but also very knowledgeable and I knew I I can trust her. I wish I could bottle it up and share it with other women.” Which, virtually, is exactly what they’ve done.
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