Lena Dunham admits she's 'obsessed with babies' and dreams about childbirth after hysterectomy

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Today is National Leathercraft Day, National Relaxation Day and National Lemon Merengue Pie Day. It’s also the 9 month anniversary of my hysterectomy. I’ve never celebrated the 9 month anniversary of anything and I realized last night why that number feels so funny- I won’t ever do it the way I planned to. My body is mostly healed and every day I find a new bruise on my heart, but today I offer myself gratitude: from the most pained place, I somehow knew to choose myself. The purest glint of who we are and know we can be is always available to us, calm and true at our center. My friend Paul named my uterus Judy, and when she was being uppity we called her out, hence the tattoo on my ribs, which hurt like fuck even through the pain meds: #RIPJudy. Today I give thanks for Judy, for her graceful exit and for this body, which is stronger than I’ve ever given it credit for. Happy Giving Birth To Myself Day.

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A lot of you have been asking where Lamby is these days since he's always been the star of my gram and I've been posting pics of my poodle girls. Well, you know honesty is my jam but this one has been really heartbreaking to talk about. But I feel I have to share that last March, after four years of challenging behavior and aggression that could not be treated with training or medication or consistent loving dog ownership, Lamby went to live at an amazing professional facility in Los Angeles @matt_thezendog where an awesome person named @therealdanishay (who is educated in a rescue dog's specific trauma) loves him so hard. Lamby suffered terrible abuse as a pup that made having him in a typical home environment dangerous to him and others- we needed to be responsible to ourselves, our neighbors and especially our beloved boy. Jack and I will miss him forever but sometimes when you love something you have to let it go (especially when it requires tetanus shots and stitches.) Someday I'll really write about the pain and relief of letting Lamby go off and really be Lamby, biting and peeing in his own mouth and all. There were so many lessons in it, about forgiving myself and loving with an open palm and giving in to a larger plan. Shout out to @jennikonner for listening to endless hours of Lamby pain, and especially my partner @jackantonoff for loving him even when he ruined floors and couches and our life. Jack knows what Lamby means to me and he let me come to the decision in my own time even when it made his days challenging. Susan & Karen will never be my first loves, but they are fuzzy and hilarious stuffing for the hole Lamby left and we cherish them deeply ❤️#lamby #thefirstcutisthedeepest #foreverlamb PS If you have a similar situation, please know its possible to responsibly re-home your rescue rather than sending them back into the shelter system. It can require patience, diligence and often a financial contribution but there are solutions that leave everyone happy and safe. You will always have been your dog's first stop outside shelter life and that's beautiful.

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Lena Dunham is an open book when it comes to her personal life and she took to Twitter on Tuesday to crowd source advice on an issue that has been plaguing her.

The 32-year-old turned to the social media platform's hive mind to ask if her recent obsession with babies has something to do with her hysterectomy.

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Dunham started a new estrogen protocol last week as a result of the procedure and revealed that she has been 'having actual childbirth dreams' ever since.

On Tuesday she queried: 'I started estrogen a week ago tomorrow and am suddenly obsessed with babies and having actual childbirth dreams. Is this biological? Can anyone with post-hysterectomy experience give me their thoughts?'

Year - Emmy - Underwent - Hysterectomy - Endometriosis

Nearly a year ago the Emmy nominee underwent a radical hysterectomy after suffering severely from endometriosis.

Twitter users were quick to respond back to Lena with their own personal stories and offer some solace.

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One user shared her own story: 'It's not uncommon. After mine at age 19 I had two years of baby thoughts and dreams. It was also about two years before I could hold a baby without crying. It gets better. Give it time. It will get better.'

Lena responded directly to the tweet: 'thank you, needed that.'

New - York - Wednesday - Share - Civilian

And, the New York native revealed on Wednesday that she is 'planning to share a “what to expect when you’re not expecting” civilian’s guide to losing your uterus soon.'

Though, she didn't indicate whether or not she was serious about the project.

Starlet - Online - Tweet - Frustration - Child

The starlet vented online in another tweet about her frustration over not being able to have a biological child.

'Sometimes in the middle of a joyful day the fact that I’ll never be able to bear children hits me hard,' she admitted. 'I logically understand why this isn’t a necessity- politically, emotionally etc. But you can understand and...
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