Endometriosis is a silent epidemic – affecting more than 1 in 10 women in their child bearing years. This incurable, painful disease takes an average of 10 years to diagnose. Endometriosis happens when uterine-like lining grows outside of the uterus and can only be confirmed through surgery. Main symptoms include severe cramps, heavy periods, pelvic or abdominal pain during your period, lower back or leg pain, pain with sex, stomach problems like bloating or nausea, painful urination or bowel movements, infertility, fatigue or depression. Less common symptoms include breathing or shoulder pain. Red flags include having to go to the ER for pain, if you have to get up in the middle of the night to change your pad or tampon or if you consistently have to miss work or school on your period, you should talk to your doctor about possible endometriosis. There is a genetic link – if your mother has endometriosis, you are 7 times more likely to have it.
Emily Sutton shares her personal story of pain and triumph on her journey with endometriosis. Emily and her husband Michael battled infertility through multiple procedures and treatments. Following years of failures and heartbreak, the couple successfully conceived through their second embryo transfer (IVF). After months of preparing for a natural birth through Hypnobirthing and meditation, Emily was able to have a beautiful, unmedicated hospital birth, delivering a healthy baby girl!
Emily Sutton Bio
Emily Sutton is an Emmy-award winning meteorologist in Oklahoma City. Her storm chasing gained national recognition through CNN, MSNBC, The New Yorker and Popular Mechanics. She’s passionate about raising awareness about endometriosis and Science, Technology, Education, Arts and Math (STEAM). Emily and her firefighter husband, Michael, have been married for 7 years and are proud parents to their baby girl, Ginny, and their bulldog, Winnie.
You can find Emily on Facebook, Instagram, X, Threads and Tiktok: @ emilyrsutton
YouTube: @ emilyrsuttonweather
Most helpful for Endometriosis:
Most helpful During Pregnancy:
- “Babies” on Netflix
- Baby Center and What to Expect Apps
- Gentlebirth and MotherBoard Apps
- Spinning Babies website
- Birth Hour Podcast
- Evidence Based Birth Podcast
- Mommy Labor Nurse Podcast and Instagram
- Taking Cara Babies Instagram
- Serenity Life Doula Instagram
- Books: The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding, The Fourth Trimester by Kimberly Ann Johnson, Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth, Hypnobirthing
- Happiest Baby on the Block Video
- The Science Baby on TikTok – leilaincredible
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