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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This episode of Heavy Flow is supported by The Endo Toolkit, a practical five-week online program to create tools to help manage endometriosis pain and symptoms. Use code HEAVYFLOW for 15% before March 24, 2019.
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
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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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