Yesha Callahan

The Fibroids Project

Four years ago, Renee Brown, at the age of 28 was diagnosed with uterine fibroids. During her diagnosis and discussing treatment options with several doctors, before finding one she could trust, she took it upon herself to do more research. During this research she discovered outdated information which was sometimes contradictory. In a quest to have a place where women can share their stories, along with Nnamdi G. Osuagwu, she founded The Fibroids Project.

According to the National Uterine Fibroids Foundation:

Every 10 minutes, 12 hysterectomies are performed in the United States. According to a report published by Obstetrics and Gynecology, 9 of them probably didn’t meet the guidelines set out by the American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists for hysterectomy.

600,000 hysterectomies performed annually in the United States (~170,000 – ~300,000 due to uterine fibroids)

For every 10,000 hysterectomies performed, 11 women die. (Approximately 660 women die each year in the United States from complications of hysterectomy.)

Possibly as many as 80% of all women have uterine fibroids. While the majority usually have no symptoms, 1 in 4 end up with symptoms severe enough to require treatment.

Thankfully in regards to my own health, I’ve never had to experience uterine fibroids, but several friends and family members live with this issue on a daily basis.  About 4 years ago, my cousin who suffers from fibroids was giving birth to her daughter and complications ensued. Doctors had to perform an emergency blood transfusion because of the amount of blood she lost during the birth.  Instead of it being a time of joy to having just given birth, it was a time of panic & prayers for my cousin’s life.  Thankfully she was able to recover, but so many women aren’t as fortunate.
If you or someone you love suffers from uterine fibroids, make sure you stop by The Fibroids Project and celebrate the launch of their new site & community!

  1. September 1, 2010 - Reply

    God Bless to your cousin. Glad it turned out ok. Thanks for helping us spread awareness for The Fibroids Project.
    Also we extend an invitation for your cousin to share her story and lend tips to women that are pregnant with uterine fibroids.
    Co-Founder – The Fibroids Project ( )

  2. September 1, 2010 - Reply

    Though the event below passed, I highly recommend looking into The Tree of Life to learn natural ways to heal your fibroids. Read below for info to research and may health be your antenna for the day 🙂
    Healing Uterine Fibroids Naturally
    Empowers Women on So Many Levels –
    Understanding and Living in the Emotional, Mental, Physical, and Spiritual Roots of Healing Fibroids
    “This is an exciting, safe and non-toxic offering to heal one of our most difficult problems – uterine fibroids. We are pleased to offer this possibility.”
    – Gabriel Cousens, MD, MD(H), Diplomate, American Board of Holistic Medicine, Diplomate in Ayurveda, Director of the Tree of Life Rejuvenation Center
    A Seven Day Workshop Feb 1-8, 2009
    Dissolve fibroids in days
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    Jennifer Daniels, MD, claims a 95% response rate in terms of shrinking the fibroids, and has been in this practice for 17 years. She was a fibroids sufferer herself which sparked her interest in this.
    Limited to 16 People
    Optional ultra-sound evaluation of the fibroids on day one and on day seven.
    More information and registration: please call 520-394-2520 x201

    • September 6, 2010 - Reply

      @stephanie trager

      Thank you. I will check them out. I also tried to heal mine naturally but that didn’t work for me. I’m always happy when it works for others.

  3. September 1, 2010 - Reply

    Thank you for spreading the word about The Fibroids Project!
    I’m so happy that your cousin is OK. I also had to have multiple blood transfusions (probably 10+) because I hemorrhaged after the first surgery.
    Co-Founder, The Fibroids Project

  4. September 3, 2010 - Reply

    save the wombs

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