My Mother was given DiEthylStilbestrol DES during her Pregnancy and my Story begins

Starting a Family as a DES Daughter… on Hormones Matter

She Was Given DES and My Story Begins
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My story is not special other than it is my story. My mother, a Navy wife, got pregnant with her first child on her honeymoon. Nine months later a healthy baby girl was born. Over the next six years she suffered miscarriage after miscarriage in an attempt to expand her family. Finally, late in 1954 she learned that she was once again pregnant. The doctors told her that there was a wonderful medication available to help support the pregnancy. She was given diethylstilbestrol (DES) and my story begins… ”

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Hormones Matter, 24 Sept 2013

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