What we wished we'd known about the menopause

Half the world's population are going to go through the menopause.

The symptoms vary from individual to individual, and can last a few months or several years.

It's BBC menopause week - each day, BBC Breakfast has been looking at different issues affecting women going through it.

We asked a group of women what they wish they'd known about menopause before it started.

Video Journalist: Victoria Holland