The Wise Woman has all but been lost in our culture.


Menopause is seen as a time to dread, filled with uncomfortable sensations and loss…and yet this can be the
most empowered time of a woman’s life.

Do you feel like your body is changing? 

Your skin, your libido, your weight, are changing in ways you just don’t like?

Do you feel cranky at times for no reason?

You might be feeling like your body, your mind and even your life are falling apart.

It can feel disorienting and scary.  But it doesn’t have to be this way.

It is true, a lot about you is changing. The change is normal, the suffering isn’t.

Just like when a young woman moves into puberty, it can be uncomfortable and disorienting.
But with the proper support the imbalances can be corrected.

You, too, are going through a powerful transition that has been lost in our culture.

No one is talking about this, so you are left to suffer, despair and search for answers on your own. But there are options!

Menopause is not just the cessation of your childbearing years, it is the beginning of a whole new role.  It is the beginning of your role as a Wise Woman! 

The changes in your hormones are actually designed to support this amazing new phase of life…if you know how to navigate this new territory.

You can emerge from this transition, clearer, more powerful and more on purpose than ever before.

Take the first step to claim your Wise Woman.

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A one-hour audio where Dr. Cari walks you through what is happening in your body and helps you get weight gain under control.

“The Secrets to Managing Menopausal Weight Gain!”

Where this transition is understood, supported, and embraced.

  • Learn what is happening in your body.  
  • Learn how to best support it to balance out the craziness. 
  • Learn why your emotions, interests and desires might be changing.
  • Learn how to step into this next phase fully empowered to be the best you!

Your Menopause Midwife is committed to cultivating safe spaces that midwife women and their loved ones through what can be a challenging time, but does not have to be.  

Your Menopause Midwife Dr. Cari Schaefer, DACM

Dr. Cari Schaefer, DACM has been a holistic health practitioner and Doctor of Chinese Medicine for over 24 years.  She has dedicated herself to supporting women and their families to create healthier, happier, more vibrant lives.  Dr. Cari is a speaker, the best-selling author of the book The Food Solution, and the creator of the Body Stress Analysis system, which she teaches to other healthcare practitioners. She likes to say she uses “life transformation as a vehicle for health restoration.”

My Story

I was unceremoniously thrown into perimenopausal syndrome, at 47, when I followed the advice of one of my healthcare providers to do a drastic detox.

I was shocked at the delta between what I had learned in medical school and what I was experiencing.  I went on a quest to learn more about what was happening in my body, only to discover the vacuum of understanding in medicine and in our culture about this phase of life.  

When I heard a respected medical doctor espouse how from a biological perspective woman are “done” post childbearing years, I knew something had to change… because nothing can be further from the truth.

Post menopause can be the best years of a woman’s life. You don’t have to  suffer, you can do it differently. You can emerge from this transition, clearer, more powerful and more on purpose than ever before.  You can do this… we can do this better together.


“The Secrets to Managing Menopausal Weight Gain”

by Dr. Cari Schaefer, DACM

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