Heavy Flow Podcast Episode 17: Making Peace with a Hysterectomy with Bianca Sprague This week on the podcast I’m talking to Bianca Sprague, birth doula, lactation educator and CEO of bebo mia inc. After a decade of excruciating period pain, Bianca elected to have a hysterectomy to manage her adenomyosis and endometriosis. We discuss how she made peace with her decision, self-advocacy and queer-positive medical spaces.

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What we discussed:

  • How Bianca’s sexuality has impacted her reproductive health story
  • The cervical cancer scare in her mid-20’s that led to the birth of her daughter
  • The exhaustive list of alternative modalities Bianca tried to self-manage her painful periods
  • Adenomyosis, what it is and common symptoms
  • Making peace with the decision to have a hysterectomy
  • Creating a surgery plan and advocating for yourself within the medical system
  • The difference queer-positive medical professionals and spaces made on Bianca’s experience and helped heal decades of trauma
  • What informed choice and consent looks like within the medical system

Heavy Flow Podcast Episode 17: Making Peace with a Hysterectomy with Bianca Sprague

Connect with Bianca: 

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Resources mentioned in this episode: 

Dr. Helena Frecker
My Abusive Relationship with My Uterus – Part I, Part II + Part III
Episode 9: #bleedingwhiletrans with Cass Clemmer

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Music Credit: Julia and Bradley of Home Studios
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