Tia Mowry The ‘Sister Sister’ Star Explains The Situation of Endometriosis In Black Woman

Tia Mowry explains how she was in denial about being pregnant again after years of dealing with endometriosis.

Tia Mowry, the star of the hit TV show “The Game” and the star of reality television series Tia and Tamara took to Instagram to share her struggles with endometriosis a painful disorder in which tissue normally grows inside the uterus grows outside of it. Mowry is speaking up about her struggle with the condition. 

The 42-year-old star says “ Guys I am going to get vulnerable for a minute. Did you know that Black women are LESS likely to have endometriosis diagnosed and MORE like to be ignored by doctors when we discuss our pain?

She continued what it’s like to have endometriosis telling her story the star continued “ My Story after learning about my diagnosis of endometriosis I was scared. Scared that I would never be able to have kids, The word, infertility just continued to ring in my ear, I was learned that having endo doesn’t necessarily mean your dream of becoming a mother will not come true.

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Clearly, after some dietary changes and focusing on my health and wellness I was able to make becoming a mother a reality for me. Not just once twice. So here’s to all my endo sisters-continue to hope and continue to heal.”

The Sister, Sister alum, shares Cree,8, and Cairo, with her husband Cory Hardrict who got married in 2008.

Can Endometriosis make pregnancy a challenge?

Endometriosis is a condition in which the tissue that normally lines the uterus grows outside of it. Most of it grows on other productive organs, such as the ovaries or fallopian tubes, In addition to chronic pelvic pain and heavy periods, it can cause inflammation and scarring, which makes it difficult for an egg and sperm to meet and can damage the sperm or egg. 

Tia Mowry Hardrict
Tia Mowry Hardrict

It is also estimated that up to half of all women with endometriosis will have some difficulty getting pregnant. But it’s not possible, and many women with endometriosis can still conceive.

Can change in diet Make The Endometriosis Sufferer get pregnant?

As per Sherry Ross M.D, ob/GYN and women’s health expert from California’s Providence Saint’s John’s Health Center tells SELF “ Eating a healthy diet definitely has an impact on endometriosis,”  She says “ We do know the estrogen, menstrual bleeding, and endometriosis are connected so regulating estrogen levels may help control the symptoms and progression of this disease.”

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