Menopause is a time of change for every woman and it is often different for each person. Regardless of whether or not you have had children, menopause will effect every person differently. There is a large group of symptoms associated with menopause, but not every woman will suffer from the same ones. Some may experience night sweats while other will get the hot flashes. Some will gain a lot of weight and others will lose weight. Menopause is more about the hormonal changes in your body, not whether or not you have had children.