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Meet Our Founder
Dr. Mary Claire Haver, MD, FACOG, CMP, is a board-certified Obstetrics and Gynecology specialist, a Certified Menopause Practitioner from The Menopause Society, a Certified Culinary Medicine Specialist from Tulane University, and a passionate entrepreneur and best-selling author with a focus on women's health. Dr. Haver graduated from Louisiana State University Medical Center and completed her Obstetrics and Gynecology residency at the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB).
As her patient population grew older, Dr. Haver started receiving numerous complaints and concerns about weight gain during menopause. This inspired her to do a deep dive into the science of menopause, aging, and inflammation beyond what she was taught in school and residency, which led to the creation of The Galveston Diet online program and, in 2023, a national bestselling book.
The Mary Claire Wellness Clinic was born in 2021 after repeated requests for in-person appointments. The clinic is a unique practice dedicated to caring for menopausal patients. Dr. Haver integrates a patient's medical history, symptomatology, nutrition, exercise, supplements, and possibly hormone therapy, or what she likes to call "The Menopause Toolkit."
Dr. Haver has a large social media following of over 3 million, where she posts advice for menopausal women and learns a great deal from her followers and community. She aims to make menopause care easy and accessible for everyone.
Dr. Haver is leading the conversation about changing menopause healthcare. She founded The 'Pause Life, a comprehensive approach to menopause education and support, using techniques that focus on overall lifestyle, helping women reach their best-feeling selves. Additionally, she is working on her second book, The New Menopause, which will be released in the Spring of 2024.
A Few of Dr. Haver’s Favorite Blog Posts
We've Been There.We've Got You.
We got our start in medicine. As a board-certified OBGYN, our founder, Dr. Mary Claire Haver, has devoted her life to women’s health.
When Dr. Haver started to experience perimenopausal symptoms, she was shocked by the complete void of information and solutions available, so she decided to take action.
Community is at the center of what we do. We constantly communicate with real The ‘Pause Life users to continuously improve our programs.
In-Person Care to Support Change
If you’d like to get advice directly from the expert, Dr. Haver offers limited availability appointments through her clinic, Mary Claire Wellness. Book an in-person appointment to discuss your diet and lifestyle habits, plus get a full body scan and blood work to get personalized recommendations for you.
Menopause Shouldn’t Be a Mystery
One third of women are currently in some phase of menopause. It is an essential aspect of women’s lives, yet so stigmatized and shrouded with shame and steeped in anxiety over aging that many women still don’t feel comfortable talking about menopause with friends, family, and most crucially, their doctors. Kept in the dark, menopause becomes more difficult to understand and control, leaving many women to suffer in silence. We are here to change that.
Science-Backed Research Informs All We Do
We research so that you don't have to. Our founder has dedicated her life to caring for women's health, and our products and services are rooted in this deep history of care. We spend hours every week researching, learning, and sharing our knowledge of menopause so that conquering midlife is a breeze.