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Photographer raises awareness for endometriosis – showcased in National Portrait Gallery

A photographer with endometriosis has had her art work displayed at The National Portrait Gallery. Georgie Wileman documented her battle with the reproductive condition in a series of powerful photos. One of the pieces titled '2014-2017' is being showcased in the prestigious gallery as part of the Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize 2017. So pleased to be able to share this image with you...

Mum who suffered from PMDD for two decades finds relief

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A mum who suffered from Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder for over two decades has finally found relief after having a hysterectomy. Zoe Easter 44, from Benfleet, Essex was put on anti-depressants and diagnosed with depression and anxiety from the age of 18, before the root of the problem was discovered 25 years later. PMDD causes severe and debilitating symptoms which affect day-to-day...

Model faces early menopause after battle with endometriosis undiagnosed for decade

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A top model has described how her endometriosis was mistaken for Irritable Bowel Syndrome for more than a decade. Carla Cressy, 25, suffered extreme pain, vomiting and blackouts from the age of 14 as medics struggled to find a diagnosis. Now the former model, who faces early menopause, has started a government petition to educate school girls on the little-known disorder:...

PHD Student enters half marathon in aid of loved ones who have battled PCOS

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Wellbeing of Women supporter Sam Wratten will be running a half marathon on her 26th birthday to raise money for reproductive conditions. Sam, 25, was motivated by her sister's struggle with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and her bestfriend's battle with endometriosis. "no matter how hard I have to run, it's nothing compared to their daily pain." Sam said: “I wanted to take...

Wealden Branch Fashion Show

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On Friday 3rd November, our lovely Wealden Branch held an afternoon of fashion, cakes and fizz to raise funds for Wellbeing of Women. Over 70 guests were treated to a fashion show of 48 super outfits for all ages and shapes, before sitting down for some tasty cakes. Local fashion store, No. 37 kindly provided the gorgeous outfits which were...

Announcing a very special evening with Claudia Winkleman

Join us for the hottest ticket in town, as Queen of primetime TV, Claudia Winkleman and her mum, the first woman editor of Fleet Street, Eve Pollard OBE, share tales of love, parenting and life in the fast lane with their friend and broadcaster Emma Freud. Date: Tuesday, 20 Feb 2018, Champagne Reception, Dinner & Entertainment Venue: The Ballroom, London Marriott Hotel, Grosvenor...

Lady Harris sees how Harris-Wellbeing Preterm Birth Research Centre supports mums and babies

Lady Harris visited the Harris-Wellbeing Centre last week  to see how the £1million grant in 2014 has helped preterm babies. The generous donor met with staff and families in Liverpool whose lives have been changed thanks to the centre’s support. The Centre, which is hosted by the University of Liverpool and Liverpool Women's NHS Foundation Trust, is home to a research...

The top 20 names of women most likely to get pregnant in 2018 have been revealed

Are you expecting to be expecting? The top 20 names of women most likely to get pregnant in 2018 have been revealed. The study has ranked the names of women that are most likely to hear the pitter-patter of tiny feet next year. Number One on the list is Emma, followed by Laura and Sarah. While Stephanie, Kirsty and Claire all...