Fibroids and Pregnancy – Getting Pregnant With Fibroids
If you are contemplating starting a family and you are aware that you have fibroids, you may be anxious about the connection between uterine fibroids and pregnancy and indeed, if getting pregnant with fibroids can be an issue.
Firstly, just recognizing that this could potentially be an issue is half the battle! Although they do not always cause problems, many couples struggle for years with “unexplained fertility” only to find, years down the line that fibroids were the issue and something positive could have been done at the outset.
The majority of women do go on to have healthy, successful pregnancies despite their fibroids. Indeed, they rarely grow during pregnancy so providing the fibroids are neither large, or in a position which could potentially cause problems, they may not be an issue at all. It would be wise to have them checked out prior to conception and to make your gynecologist aware that you have fibroids once you have conceived.
The times when getting pregnant with fibroids can be a problem is when they are situated at the entrance of the cervix or fallopian tubes as they can physically block the passage of sperm, thereby making conception impossible. Larger uterine fibroids and pregnancy do not always go hand-in-hand as if they have formed just below the lining of the womb, they can distort the uterine cavity, making implantation of the fertilized ovum almost impossible. Larger fibroids can also cause early miscarriages, which often happen before the woman even knows she is pregnant.
Naturally, preparing your body for pregnancy is something most women would want to do to maximize the chances of having a healthy baby and most women are aware that they should be eating a healthy diet and exercising regularly.
If you have fibroids, surgical options are not usually recommended as these are rarely the best option for a woman considering pregnancy as the scarring and weakening of the uterus can cause problems. There are simple methods of shrinking fibroids naturally and providing you have the motivation, (and what better motivation than a forthcoming pregnancy?) this can be done successfully with relative ease.
To learn more about the relationship between uterine fibroids and pregnancy and for details of a completely guaranteed 7 Step Plan for Shrinking Fibroids, you may be interested in visiting my website Shrink Fibroids There you will find comprehensive information about various treatments and solutions. You may also like to look at the dedicated page to the particular problems associated with getting pregnant with fibroids. You can find the details at this link Fibroids and Pregnancy
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the risks during early pregnancy if a woman has fibroids 7-9 weeks large?
If she had 1 miscarrige 2 years ago, what are the chances of bringing forth a healthy baby ? Right now she’s possibly only 3 weeks pregnant. I said possibly because she is pre-menopausal and not sure if she’s pregnant or just irregular. (will be 40 years in July). She now feels tingling all over.Act took place 1x on March 19th but she did not see her period for over 60 days. What can be done to save the baby and go to full term at this point? She never gave birth.
check with the gynecologist.
i think the baby will be all right. the miscarage was 2 years ago the baby should be fine.
thats not my medical field.
question about fibroids & pregnancy?
I recently had a miscarriage at 5 weeks. My dr recently told me that I have some fibroids one of which is about 7x5x5 cm.. she says that its unlikely that the fibroids caused the miscarriage, because the pregnancy was very early and if a fibroid were to cause a problem it usually does it around 7 or 8 weeks into the pregnancy.. has anyone else had these problems..anyone pg or had a child while having large fibroids? I already have two daughters and still TTC. but nervous…
stay assured you can have uterine fibroids and a pregnancy which is trouble free.
to know more about this please refer http://ezinearticles.com/?Stay-Assured-You-Can-Have-Both-Uterine-Fibroids-and-a-Pregnancy-Which-is-Trouble-Free&id=2900052
good luck to you and your baby
I have Fibroids and it is complicating my pregnancy. Who else Has Fibroids??
Hey ladies, I’m 22 weeks and 5 days pregnant. I have been told early in my pregnancy that I have uterine myomas (fibroids) there are about 3 large one around 7 or 8 centimeters and a few small ones also. I have been to the ER 2 times already due to crazy pain coming from these darn things. One of the fibroids I can actually FEEL when I touch my tummy it’s like on the fundus area. feels like a large ball. It makes my tummy look a little lopsided. They also say It may take up alot of room in my uterus causing stunting of my daughters growth or may even cause pre-term labor. I’m worried, scared all that. Is anyone else going through this?? Yes I have spoke to my doc about my worries and she knows how much I do worry. My poor baby…Speaking of her she just gave me a cold kick EYYY!!! Thanks for taking the time to read this ladies.
If you havent had them yourself…do you know someone who has had them or has then now??
I have 2 of them. The drs after my first ultrasound at 7wks 6 days told me all the same things – that the tumors may stunt her growth, pre-term labor, etc… I’m currently at 36 weeks and everything is just perfect.
One is 6.5 and the other is 4.5. Uggghhh – I know how painful that can be. At first my dr thought I had a bladder infection but antibiotics – nothing helped. I ended up in the hospital as well for about 4 days in July – the pain was incredible. After an MRI they told me that I had ‘degenerative fibroids’. Degenerative fibroids are the fibroids actually outgrowing their own blood supply and they start to die off. My Dr explained that because of all the pregnancy hormones – the fibroids grow at such an accelerated rate. They are like living organs in your body that are dying and that can be pretty painful. I was so upset leaving the hospital when he told me that there was nothing that could be done other than to manage the pain. Fortunately for me – I have not had another episode.
I’ll be 36 weeks tomorrow and have had 4 ultrasounds to date. My tumors are up high above the baby and I am assured that they will not be in the way of giving birth. She is growing just fine. I am HUGE!!!! I am right on schedule with weight gain but look sooo much bigger because of the tumors (fortunately ALL belly). When people say anything – I just tell them I am carrying triplets (the baby and her 2 evil twins).
One good thing is that because of the tumors she can’t really get up into my rib cage which really had bothered a girlfriend of mine who just had her baby in Aug. She is pushing the tumors up there which makes breathing a little difficult but I’ll take that to a rib kick any day!!
You’re Drs I’m sure will do plenty more ultrasounds to make sure everything is going the way it should. They will monitor her growth and the position of the tumors. So many women are afflicted with this and their babies come out fine. I was told the stress of worrying about it was more detrimental to her health than the fibroids. I have stopped worrying about them now that I know everything is ok.
I wish you luck! Trust your Drs – my dr told me he delivered a perfectly healthy baby to a woman whose fibroid was bigger than the baby! It will all work out just fine.
Early pregnancy symptoms, but negative hpt tests. Could I still be pregnant?
Last period March 12, sex on March 22, should have ovulated around March 25-27 (period is every 29 days).
A few days after I started feeling very tired alot, and like I was having hot flashes and heart racing sometimes.
April 1, woke up with the worst period like cramps, swore I was gonna get my period, started spotting but nothing more than spotting, getting nausea (no vomiting), and pain in lower back, hips and in legs. It is still happening. I am not due for my period until April 9th. My period is always on time, and I have never had any pre-period cramping, nausea, back pain, etc. before. I only ever get bad cramping the first day or two of my period.
Today out of frustration from the symptoms and cramping not easing up I went to my nearest urgent care clinic. The doctor looked at my symptoms and said he would do a urine pregnancy test. I told him I had already done one yesterday and it had come out negative and asked if he could do a blood test, since I have been reading that is more accurate. He said he didn’t see the point. He never even asked me when my last period was or calculated when I might have ovulated. I did the urine pregnancy test and it came back negative. He went on to tell me I probably have PCOS or Fibroids and that I could have problems getting pregnant???? I’m not sure how he came to this conclusion. I just had a physical in February and was told all was ok there based on my pap results. But I feel completed stressed out and frustrated by everything from today.
What I am wondering, is if my period is not due until April 9th (this coming Friday) is it possible that I might actually be pregnant and the HCG hormone just isn’t showing up yet? Or is there no chance of me being pregnant at all?
Thanks so much for all the quick responses.
I should’ve mentioned before, because I was so shocked to get what I thought was my period so early, I had googled “early period” to see why I would be getting my period so early because I was worried it was there was something wrong with me – the only thing that came up was “early pregnancy symptoms – implantation bleeding”.
Sorry, I should have clarified before that the doctor I had today was not my primary care doctor, he was the on-call doctor at the urgent care clinic.
It’s possible you are pregnant and HcG isn’t strong enough. However, you don’t typically get symptoms 9 days after sex.
Your best bet is to wait until you actually miss your period; if you miss it.
Stress will delay your period so until then, just don’t even think about it.
Complications in early pregnancy?
I am about 4 wks pregnant now and I am horribly sick. I have been having all day sickness thats pretty severe for the last week every day. for about 4 wks i have been having severe cramping and lower back pain.i thought as first it was pms and then i found out i was with child. i went to the ob and found out on top of my incompetent cervic i also have a uterus that is not only tilted but enlarged- my dr suspects fibroids. then i was supposed to have a leep done in january but now i cant. i have also been having some blood? spotting. its brownish not heavy, but its there. i had 2 high risk pregs before but nothing this complicated. can anyone share their experience? my dr has proposed endng the pregnancy because i have so many issues right now id just like to know if anyone else has had a similar situation.
its not that i am not educated- ive done this twice before with 2 very high risk pregnancies. i am aware of the general and somewhat ‘normal’ possible complications that can occur. please read the question before you answer.
I only had the incompetent cervix, for both pregnancies. Not the other that you have but If I were you, I’d be resting as much as possible and talking to your doctor to get as much info as you can. The second pregnancy I had resulted in misscarriage @ 20 wks. I went in for surgery at 12 wks for my third pregnancy to get my suture and bedrest from 20 wks onwards to deliver at 35 wks.
If you have too many problems that are going to affect your health and wellbeing, thats’ something you need to talk to your doctor about. After my third pregnancy, my cervix was shot and I was in jeopardy having more kids and could possibly die (i was close to it delivering my last child) so I can’t have anymore b/c I thought, what’s the point in that one more child if I’m dying and leaving my other kids without a parent. Not sure if you have kids, but you do have to put your own health and safety first and foremost.
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