Women’s Wellness Circle

About me:
Why am I so passionate about Women’s Wellness Circle NZ –
I needed a support system, I was going through a Gynaecological diagnosis or if you asked me at the time a crisis; this system brought me through a very stressful time in my life and my family’s life.
In November 2015 I went to the GP in a lot of pain in my Lower Abdomen and Uterus; I wanted my Copper IUD removed, I thought that was possible the issue, they did… but the pain was still there and my smear test came inconclusive, by this stage I was freaking out. I was stressed, scared, confused and in pain that no one could see!
I went back to the doctor three times each time I saw a different Doctor, as my usual Doctor was on Holiday. I asked for a scan that was declined, at this point I was losing faith, but I wasn’t going to take it laying down, so I booked my-self into Omni Care with Dr Valeria Ivanova, I had to wait until after Christmas for my appointment.
On the day I was so nervous, having never seen a Gynaecologist before. Valeria was very understanding, considering I had really worked myself up with Doctor Google! The scan showed two cysts on my left ovary a polyp and lots of inflammation, my blood pressure was high and I had high CA-125 and Tumor Markers. On top of that I was in a constant state of anxiety.
Later I would be diagnosed with Endometriosis with Stable Endometrioma Cysts, one of which just rupture recently in July in 2018, causing another flare up. I have learnt that my diagnosis “does not define me” and through looking after my Health and Wellbeing, I am better equipped to handle when I have flare ups. Flare ups usually happen when I’m STRESSED!! and not looking after myself. Stress = inflammation, inflammation = flare ups.
I would love to hear your story, if you would like to share or get in touch email me. email: amandaflorence@outlook.co.nz

We have a small dedicated community of professionals in the Franklin area who are ready to support you on your journey to Health and Wellbeing.

Below is a list of our Women’s Wellness Circle Supporters:

Yoga: Amanda Goodhand | Kaye Manson- Papakura| Yasmin Ivy | Sirpa Gunn | Jennifer Allen – Birkenhead

Tai Chi: Tommy Tang East Auckland | Tamara Bennett

Contact Care: Laurie Goodhand and the Contact Care Team. Ph: 021 797 866 – NZ Wide

Bio Renew: Juliet Milne

Acupuncture: Tommy Tang

Nutrition: Zara Goodhand | Ginny McArthur

Diane Lacey: Manual Lymph Drainage and Lymphoedema Therapy in addition to Relaxation & Therapeutic Massage.

Gynaecologist: Dr Valeria Ivanova. MChB, FRANZCOG, Dip Endocrinology (OmniCare)

Total Physio Pukekohe: Becky Onytt

Franklin Breast Cancer Support – 3rd Thursday of the month, 7.30pm. Please call (09) 238 6433 for venue information

Women’s Wellness Circle NZ is building a Growing Support Network within our Community. If you would like to become a Supporter for Women’s Wellness Circle or a Volunteer Support Angel, contact Amanda via email: Amanda.goodhand@outlook.co.nz
Keep up to date with our events by signing up, or following Women’s Wellness Circle NZ on Facebook and Instagram. I look forward to connecting with you.
Amanda Goodhand
I would love to hear your story, if you would like to share or get in touch email me. email: amandaflorence@outlook.co.nz