Hope Beyond Fibroids CEO & Founder, New York-based Nutritional Health Coach, Speaker and Fibroids Activist Gessie Thompson helps women eliminate their Fibroids, Infertility and more through a transformative holistic approach of spirit, mind, body healing—leveraging coaching, nutrition change, supplements, and medical Qi Gong. From stress management to diet, herbal supplements and more, her 90-Day Hope Beyond Fibroids Elimination Program teaches lifestyle changes that have resulted in MRI-documented cases of women eliminating up to 50 fibroids without surgery and having their miracle babies after battling infertility for up to 12 years.
The bestselling author of Hope Beyond Fibroids: Stories of Miracle Babies and the Journey to Motherhood, travels the world inspiring, educating and empowering women to be Hopeful, Informed, Prayerful and Proactive (H.I.P.P.)TM about their health. Gessie personally battled fibroids for 14 years and underwent five fibroid surgeries—ending in a hysterectomy in March of 2015—and infertility for 10 years, undergoing five IVF cycles, a devastating miscarriage and more to bring her miracle baby Nia into the world.
ESSENCE published the Fibroids & Fertility Coach's profile titled "My Fertility Journey" in the 2014 Mother's Day issue and the accolades were overwhelming—with over 33,000 women responding to it on Facebook and over 650 women thanking her for sharing her story because it gave them HOPE that they too could overcome fibroids and have their miracle babies. It was then that she realized how much women suffer from fibroids silently and became impassioned to become a Fibroids Activist.
To that end, she became a spokesperson and board member of The White Dress Project (TWDP)—a non-profit committed to raising awareness and funds for research to fight the fibroids epidemic that plagues an astronomical 80% of black women, 70% of white women and 60% of Hispanic and Asian women by age 50. And, she also wrote her book to provide HOPE by not only sharing her story but also those of 15 other amazing women who fought to bring their babies into the world.
Within six months of the release of her book Hope Beyond Fibroids: Stories of Miracle Babies and the Journey to Motherhood, at ESSENCE Festival—the country's "biggest live event"—in July of 2015, Gessie partnered with Aboriginal Medical Association Naturopathic Drs. Amsu Anpu and Amun Neb to co-found the groundbreaking 90-Day Hope Beyond Fibroids Elimination Program to help women eliminate their Fibroids, Infertility, PCOS, Endometriosis and more through their proven naturopathic program without surgery.
She has been recognized as a "Change Maker" for her work around Women's Health by The White House's United State of Women and profiled as one of ESSENCE.com's #WomanEmpowermentWednesdays. Gessie has shared her message at ESSENCE Festival alongside Real Housewives of Atlanta darling Cynthia Bailey, T. D. Jakes' MegaFest, Circle of Sisters EXPO, the National Action Network's inaugural Women's Summit in the U.K. and more and across various media platforms including the Office of Women's Health Blog, USA TODAY WEEKEND, FOX, ABC, “NewsOne Now with Roland Martin,” "HuffPost Live," “The Yolanda Adams Morning Show,” “The Tom Joyner Morning Show,” ARISE TV, “The Frank Ski Morning Show” MadameNoire.com, CoCoFab.com to name a few. Follow her at @GessieTUG on Instagram and Twitter and as Gessie Thompson on Facebook.