Who is Bailee Marie Gattis? Wikipedia, Biography, Age, Girl With No Womb, Parents
Bailee Marie Gattis Wikipedia – Bailee Marie Gattis Biography
Bailee Marie Gattis, from Tishomingo in Mississippi, US, was dismissed by doctors after experiencing primary amenorrhea, which is the absence of menstrual bleeding.
Gattis was born without a womb and was told by doctors she was “a late bloomer.”
Bailee Marie Gattis Age
She is 16 years old.
Girl With No Womb
Gattis from Tishomingo in Mississippi, US, went to the doctor’s when she was 15 after experiencing primary amenorrhea, which is the absence of menstrual bleeding.
She had also noticed that she had a shortened vaginal canal and kept it a secret from even her mum.
After dozens of blood tests, doctor’s told Bailee that she was a “late bloomer.”
They advised her to return when she was 16 if she had not started her cycle.
When Bailee’s primary amenorrhea persisted beyond 16, she underwent an ultrasound, a CT scan, and an MRI.
After further blood tests confirmed that Bailee was biologically female and was not hermaphroditic, she was diagnosed with a rare disorder called Mayer-Rokitansky-K ster-Hauser (MRKH) syndrome.
People with MRKH have ‘normal’ genitalia on the outside but may have an underdeveloped or absent uterus or vagina.
“In March of 2021, I attended a doctor’s appointment because I was about to be 15 and hadn’t had my period yet,” Bailee said.
“At this time, I did know about my vaginal canal shortening, but I was very unfamiliar with it and was too embarrassed to tell my mom or anyone else.
“At this appointment, my doctor checked all of my hormones through blood work, and they all came back normal. It was declared that I was just a ‘late bloomer.’
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“I was further instructed to return a year later when I had turned 16, and if I still had no period, we would resume with more testing.
“From there, I underwent one ultrasound, CT scan, and MRIs. The first ultrasound showed a small unknown softshell structure that was, at the time, thought to be a rudimentary uterus.
“This was the most exciting part of all of it for me,” Bailee said.
“I returned three months later to keep track of my progress. During the second visit, she informed me that I was doing amazing and instructed me to return six months later.
“But as excited as I was to begin dilating, it was one of the most mentally draining things I’ve ever done.”
Bailee was prescribed antidepressants as she struggled to cope with the news and the new regime.
“My mental journey with this was a very bumpy road,” Bailee said.
“My diagnosis made me feel like I would never have a family.
“I began doing more activities to keep my mind off it and act like it wasn’t happening.
“I got a puppy, was always out with my friends, and was always hiding my condition.
“This was the worst thing to do. Once I embraced my MRKH and became public with it, a whole new world opened up for me.
“In the future, I want to have a baby via surrogacy.
“I would love to also adopt if financially possible because here in the U.S., so many babies need a home.
“I feel that God made me unable to have my own so that I can mother those who need help.