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Posted on: July 3, 2019 at 7:57 pm
Last updated: August 3, 2019 at 12:50 pm

There is a painful disease that takes place amongst many women. Endometriosis is a common and sometimes debilitating condition experienced by women of reproductive age, it is estimated to affect 10% of women

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This disease can cause chronic pelvic pain and is sometimes associated with infertility. Misplaced endometrial tissue is what defines endometriosis. Normally endometrial tissue occurs only in the lining of the uterus – however, in many cases of endometriosis this tissue can be found abnormally in the ovaries, fallopian tubes, bladder, ligaments that support the uterus, and the spaces between the rectum and vagina or cervix. 

Since endometrial tissue responds to hormones, it can also bleed and cause pain, especially before and during menstrual periods. The severity of symptoms and the disorder’s effects on fertility and on organ function vary greatly from woman to woman.

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For many women, this disease is debilitating, and many experience physical and emotional pain daily. 

Ashleigh Beaver is a blogger from North Carolina, and after losing two pregnancies due to miscarriage and ectopic pregnancy, caused by her endometriosis, she began to write about her experience and relate to other women. On her blog Matriarchs and Maids | Identifying as Both she shares her struggles and joys as a mother and wife.

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From a young age, Ashleigh was told that she would not be able to have children. While she was blessed with two miracle babies, she also encountered much heart-ache with secondary infertility. She underwent laparoscopic surgery to remove her endometriosis, in hopes to live a healthy pain-free life. While many battles have been won, endometriosis is still Ashleigh’s battle. She is one of many faces of endometriosis.

Ashleigh shares her heart-wrenching blog post on how this disease robbed her womb of a child and left marks and reminders that will be forever visible on her body. 

The Face of Endometriosis

As Published on Parenting today | June 5, 2019

Endometriosis is the face of a young girl who is experiencing painful and irregular periods without any explanation.

Endometriosis is the face of a young woman being told that she would never be able to conceive a child.

Endometriosis is the face of a woman who surprisingly found out that she was carrying a baby that she was told she could never have.

Endometriosis is the face of a woman who has lost a child in her first trimester of pregnancy.

Endometriosis is the face of a smiling woman.

Endometriosis is the face of a successful woman.

Endometriosis is the face of a woman secretly suffering from unexplained pain.

Endometriosis is the face of a woman going into surgery to remove the child that she has longed for because it has implanted outside of her uterus.

Endometriosis is the face of a woman who has gone through multiple surgeries in hopes never again to experience the suffering of your name.

Endometriosis is the face of a woman in complete heartache.

Endometriosis is the face of an angered and frustrated woman.

Endometriosis the face of an older woman.

Endometriosis is the face of a healthy woman.

Endometriosis is the face of a woman experiencing infertility.

Endometriosis is the face of a woman that has given up all hope of a healthy life.

Endometriosis is the face of a hopeful woman.

Endometriosis is the face of a woman walking through the disappointment of secondary infertility.

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