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Every day it seems like there is a Black woman coming out to share their struggle with uterine fibroids. Many of them have similar stories about not knowing they had fibroids until they started on their journey to get pregnant and having to get a myomectomy to get the fibroids removed. Fibroids are tumors that grow in the wall of the uterus and they are almost always benign.

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While uterine fibroids — which are abnormal growths that can develop in a woman's uterus — aren't something that I've personally had to deal with, because I am a doula, I've had several clients who've struggled with them when it comes to trying to conceive and/or when it comes to safely carrying their baby to term; that's why, I've done quite a bit of research on them over the years. Interestingly enough, reportedly 80 percent of women will develop them over some point in their lifetime and a quarter of us, between the ages of 18-30 will get them in comparison to six percent of white women.

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