By ASHLEIGH GLEESON Health
A HUNTER woman who once menstruated through her belly button is sharing her personal story to raise awareness about endometriosis.
Naomi Weatherburn, 46, suffered from painful periods ever since she was a teenager.
But despite the condition being so common – approximately one in 10 women have it – the GPs and gynaecologists she visited told her some level of pain was normal and she would just have to endure it.
It wasn’t until Ms Weatherburn was married and stopped taking the pill because she wanted to get pregnant that she was diagnosed with endometriosis."