Fibroids While Pregnant

Uterine Fibroids in Pregnancy – Getting Pregnant With Fibroid Tumors Without Surgery

It is thought that somewhere between 40% and 80% of women in their fertile years will have fibroids. Most though are completely unaware as their fibroids are small and completely symptomless. However, for those of us who are aware of our fibroids, pregnancy can be a worrying time as occasionally uterine fibroids in pregnancy can cause problems.

The good new though is that the vast majority of women sail through their pregnancies without any difficulties whatsoever and with careful monitoring, the small minority who may have problematic fibroids in pregnancy will be fine.

Actually getting pregnant with fibroid tumors is usually only a problem if you have a fibroid which is blocking either the cervix or the entrance to the fallopian tubes. However, in a proportion of women with “unexplained fertility”, fibroids are often found to be the cause.

Once an egg is fertilized, potential problems can occur in a small number of women,

* If you have fibroids just below the surface of the uterus (submucosal fibroid) then sometimes they can interfere with implantation, causing a very early miscarriage which might happen even before a woman knows she is pregnant
* If a submucosal fibroid is particularly large, the uterine cavity can be distorted and this can cause a miscarriage, often in the early stages of pregnancy
* In late pregnancy, multiple fibroids can affect the normal growth of the womb, causing a premature birth
* If a fibroid is partially blocking the cervix, a cesarean may be performed

If you are not yet pregnant and you would like to do something to minimize the impact of your fibroids in pregnancy, you could try using natural treatment to shrink your fibroids. Conventional treatments, such as surgery and hormonal treatment are not suitable at this time-indeed surgical removal of fibroids can impact on your chances of becoming pregnant and carrying a baby to term.

To learn more about the impact of having uterine fibroids in 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 fibroid tumors. You can find the details at this link Fibroids and Pregnancy

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Frequently Asked Questions

    Have anyone ever had fibroids while pregnant?
    I’m 20 weeks pregnant and I’m bigger than normal. That’s because of the fibroid are pushing everything up. I’m really concern.

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, I have them. If I had them with my first child, I was unaware of it, but with my second it was painfully obvious the closer I got to delivery.

      There is no problem with them, they are just there, but they hurt SO bad right before delivery and for weeks after the birth – so much so that even an accidental light bumping of them nearly put me on the floor from the pain.

      It took a couple of months before they felt normal again. I think it’s the milk ducts filling up, putting pressure on the fibroids. Hopefully, you will not experience this like I did. It sucked!

    Has anybody ever had fibroids or cysts while pregnant?
    What are the symptoms and how dangerous is it?

    • ANSWER:

    Did anyone get pregnant while having the uterine fibroids and regretted it later?
    My doctor tells me I should have fibroids removed before I get pregnant because of possible complications to pregnancy. But I know there are possible complications to surgery too.

    I lave 6 large fibroids, all intramural, the largest measuring 6 cm (2.5 inches) in diameter

    • ANSWER:
      I did conceive w/ 6 large fibroids(inside & outside uterus) in ’06. I will admit that I was in alot of pain b/c the fibroids began growing w/ the baby. He was born prematurely @ 5 months due to an infection…not b/c of the fibroids. We tried conceiving for almost a year w/ fertility drugs but nothing happened. I finally convinced myself to have the tumors removed b/c it seemed like that was the last resort. I had them removed in April and we accidentally conceived in that month as well! Oops! The doctor told us we could resume our activity…we just didn’t think it would result in a baby esp since we had been trying for a year. But I feel so much better having them removed and not having that stress and strain on my body and the baby. I would advise anyone who has fibroids to have them removed by a dr who specialized in preserving the uterus b/c I was originally told I would have to have a hysterectomy. I am an advocate for the surgery…best wishes!

    Has anyone been pregnant with uterine fibroids?
    I was diagnosed with uterine fibroids in March of this year and am now 9.5 weeks with my first baby. If you have had fibroids while pregnant, how did it affect your pregnancy and labor/delivery? Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      I’ve got a fibroid on the left of my uterus. I’m 19 weeks pregnant. I’m having an ultrasound in 2 days time and they will measure it to see if it has grown any bigger. It has grown from my 9 weeks ultrasound to my 12 week ultrasound so I imagine that it has grown even more by now. I’m not sure how it will affect the rest of my pregnancy but so far it hasn’t been a problem.

    Is it okay to get pregnant while dealing with uterine fibroids and chronic pelvic pain?

    • ANSWER:
      This is definitely something you should talk to your doctor about.


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    • 26/07/2012

    Yes — I had a pregnancy with a fibroid tumor in my uterus.. They will grow with the hormones present..While it was tiny when I got pregnant, by the time I was about 20 weeks, it put me into pre mature labor since both baby & tumor grew.. I was in hospital for 2 weeks & then eventually went into labor.. If you can avoid getting pregnant until you take care of it, I would recommend it.. No idea how people can say “it does not effect babies”?? I am one of a lot who lost a child due to it… Do your research & listen to your doctor ..

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