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Listener Week, Positive menopause experiences, Down's Syndrome

December 1st, 2015

Episode 428 of 764 episodes

In the second of our Listener Week programmes, we talk to two women who were fortunate to have a very positive menopause - Jennifer Ballamy and Judith Wardel share their experiences. Plus listener Sara Porter tells us how hearing a Woman's Hour discussion three years ago helped her decide to have a daughter she knew would be born with Down's Syndrome. In the next in our series talking to artists who listen to the programme in their studio, reporter Felicity Finch visits sculptor Amelia Rowcroft at work in Sussex. Listener Anna tells us about her fear of missing out on career opportunities after becoming pregnant just after starting her 'dream job'. And DIY funerals: we speak to listener Virginia Prifti about her decision to manage her son's funeral and keep his body at home, and to Charles Cowling, the founder of the Good Funeral Guide - a website which helps people arrange the funeral they want. Presenter: Jane Garvey Producer: Emma Wallace.

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