Over 80% of black women deal with fibroids, which are benign (non-cancerous) tumors inside of a woman’s uterus. While there are many different types of treatment options, many women opt for a hysterectomy, or the removal of the uterus.

But what about the women who have fibroids, but still want to have children?

This is just what Gessie Thompson (featured in above image), a brand strategist and fertility coach, was forced to deal with. Diagnosed with fibroids in 2001, hers became a 10-year battle with her body in search of a miraculous happy ending. Now, she’s been featured in Essence magazine, and is sharing words of hope with women enduring fibroid battles of their own.

Listen to the audio player below to hear the real foe when it comes to fibroids and your fertility.

Also, click here for more health and wellness tips and tune in to “The Yolanda Adams Morning Show” weekdays from 6-10 am EST/5-9 am CST!

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