Bindi Irwin has revealed that her daughter Grace Warrior, who turns two later this month, is a “miracle” baby for her and husband Chandler Powell.
The 24-year-old conservationist spoke for the first time on Wednesday about her decade-long battle with endometriosis, a painful condition that can make it difficult for women to have children.
Bindi urged her followers to think twice before asking women “when they will have more children” because you never know if they have fertility problems, adding that she feels lucky to have had Grace.
While she didn’t go into detail about her pregnancy, perhaps by describing her daughter as a “miracle,” she was hinting that childbirth was never a guarantee for her.
Endometriosis is a painful condition in which the tissue that resembles the lining of the uterus grows outside of this layer.
Bindi Irwin has revealed that her daughter Grace Warrior, who turns two later this month, is a ‘miracle’ baby for her and husband Chandler Powell
“Things may look good on the outside when you look in through the window of someone’s life, but that’s not always the case,” Bindi wrote in her post.
“Please be kind and pause before you ask me—or any woman—when we’re having more kids.” After everything my body has been through, I am extremely thankful that we have our beautiful daughter. She feels like the miracle of our family,” she said.
According to IVF AustraliaCan endometriosis affect a woman’s chances of getting pregnant.
‘Severe endometriosis can distort the fallopian tubes and ovaries and can block the release of the egg by causing scar tissue or cysts. Although mild endometriosis is sometimes associated with infertility, it is not known how this happens.
Bindi, 24, spoke for the first time on Wednesday about her decade-long battle with endometriosis, a painful condition that can make it difficult for women to have children. (She’s pictured in hospital in NYC after recently undergoing surgery for the disease)
However, the website emphasizes that women suffering from the debilitating condition can still conceive naturally.
Bindi and Chandler welcomed their daughter in March 2021, when Bindi was 22.
March 25, 2021. Celebrating the two loves of my life. Happy 1st wedding anniversary to my dear husband and birthday to our beautiful daughter,” she announced on Instagram at the time.
Bindi (pictured with her daughter Grace and husband Chandler Powell) urged her followers to think twice before asking women “when they have more children” because you never know if they have fertility problems, adding that they feels lucky that she Elegance
She added in part of her message, “Our graceful warrior is the most beautiful light.”
Bindi had to undergo major surgery for endometriosis in the United States this week.
The daughter of the late Steve ‘the Crocodile Hunter’ Irwin spoke for the first time about her decade-long battle with the disease in a lengthy Instagram post Wednesday morning.
She also shared a photo of herself from her hospital bed and said she wanted to raise awareness and help other women who may be suffering from the condition.
“Please be careful and pause before asking me (or any woman for that matter) when we’re having more kids.” After everything my body has been through, I am extremely thankful that we have our beautiful daughter. She feels like the miracle of our family,” she said
She also explained how the surgeon at New York’s Seckin Endometriosis Center removed a total of thirty-seven lesions and a “chocolate cyst” — a term for a cyst filled with menstrual blood.
She also wanted to draw attention to the fact that doctors often don’t take the condition seriously enough, noting how a doctor had once told her that pain was just a normal part of being a woman.
‘I have been struggling with insurmountable fatigue, pain and nausea for ten years. Trying to stay a positive person and hide the hurt has gone a long way,” she began.
“The past ten years there have been a lot of tests, doctor visits, scans, etc.”
Bindi continued, “A doctor told me it’s just something you have to deal with as a woman and I completely gave up and tried to function through the pain.
“I didn’t find answers until a friend, Leslie Mosier, helped me get my life back. I decided to have an operation for endometriosis.’
Bindi had to undergo major surgery for endometriosis in the United States this week. She also shared a photo of herself from her hospital bed and said she wanted to raise awareness and help other women who may be suffering from the condition.
She said that “going in for surgery was scary, but I knew I couldn’t live the way I was,” adding that “every” aspect of her life was “torn apart” because of the pain.
Bindi revealed that her surgeon’s first words to her after she woke up from the procedure were, “How did you live with so much pain?”
She said it was an “indescribable” feeling to get this “confirmation” from a medical professional after years of her pain being brushed off by doctors, before thanking her family and friends who encouraged her to find answers.
“Thank you to the doctors and nurses who believed my pain,” she added. “I’m on the road to recovery and the gratitude I feel is overwhelming.”
“To those questioning the canceled plans, unanswered messages and absences, I poured every ounce of energy I had left into our daughter and family,” she said.
Bindi has spent her life in the spotlight as the daughter of famed conservationists Steve and Terri Irwin. He died in 2006
Bindi has spent her life in the spotlight as the daughter of famed conservationists Steve and Terri Irwin.
Steve, known to millions around the world as “the crocodile hunter,” died on September 4, 2006, at the age of 44 after being stabbed in the chest by a stingray while filming a documentary about the Great Barrier Reef.
Bindi was only eight years old at the time.
After his death, Steve’s family, including his children Bindi and Robert, widow Terri and son-in-law Chandler, have continued his conservation work at Australia Zoo, on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast.
What is Endometriosis?
Endometriosis is present when the tissue that resembles the lining of the womb (uterus) grows beyond this layer and causes pain and/or infertility.
There is a wide variety of symptoms – pain can affect areas ranging from the abdomen and lower back to the pelvis and vagina.
Other symptoms include painful intercourse, abnormal periods, nausea, bloating, and pain with bowel movements.
The only way to diagnose endometriosis is to have a laparoscopy and a tissue sample taken.
There is no cure, but treatments such as hormones and excisional surgery are available.
Source: Endometriosis Australia