Uterine Fibroids and Pregnancy – Becoming Pregnant With Fibroid Tumors Naturally
If you are already aware that you have fibroids and are thinking about starting a family, you may have been thinking about what the connection is between having fibroids and pregnancy problems.
Mostly, women becoming pregnant with fibroid tumors experience no serious problems and go on to delivery healthy babies. However, a small number of women will either experience problems conceiving or difficulties during the pregnancy or delivery.
The impact of fibroids is mainly twofold:-
Firstly, fibroids, regardless of their size, can block the entrances to the fallopian tubes or the cervix, making the passage of sperm impossible, thereby preventing conception
Secondly, larger fibroids can cause a number of problems. If you are pregnant with fibroid tumors, they have the potential block the cervix during pregnancy and can therefore cause delivery problems. Submucosal fibroids (those growing just below the lining of the uterus) can sometimes distort the uterine cavity, meaning that a fertilized egg cannot implant. In other cases, the egg may implant but is quickly miscarried, often before the woman even realizes she is pregnant. Sometimes, the fibroid can compete for space with the growing baby, and this is a common reason for women with larger fibroids delivering 2-3 weeks earlier than their due date.
For women with unexplained fertility issues, it is thought that between 40-80% of women who take action to shrink their fibroids using natural methods, or who have surgery, will eventually go on to have successful pregnancies, even though there was no obvious reasons why the fibroids were causing problems.
In general, having surgery if you are contemplating a pregnancy is not ideal as it can leave scar tissue and potentially weaken the uterus and if your fibroids are large, you could consider using a treatment to shrink fibroids naturally, as this is kinder to the body and more effective in the long term.
To learn more about the relationship between 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 as well as how uterine fibroids and infertility can be connected. You may also like to look at the dedicated page to the particular problems associated with being pregnant with fibroids. You can find the details at this link Fibroids and Pregnancy
Frequently Asked Questions
Uterine Fibroids & pregnancy?
Has anyone gotten pregnant and successfully given birth with a large fibroid? (4cm or larger)? Also, did the fibroid grow with the pregnancy?
Hi – I had 3 (biggest was approx 3cm dia. at my first scan) and they do tend to fluctuate with hormonal changes and can disappear with the menopause apparently. Mine grew a bit while I was carrying, but not significantly and they were never mentioned again.
It does depend on where yours are and if they are interfering with anything (like the fallopian tube) and if the location can interfere with conception. Your specialist may recommend removal (its quite a standard procedure) to give you the best chance of conceiving.
Mine are still there somewhere, but I’ve had 3 successful pregnancies with them. Talk to your doctor/specialist until you are happy you know what your options are. All the best!
Uterine fibroids during pregnancy?
I just had my 20 week scan that showed we’re having a healthy baby girl! However besides seeing girl parts, the ultrasound also showed that I have 3 uterine fibroids. The ultrasound tech had the personality of a rock and just said -“they’re benign and they’re small so it’s fine”, and then moved on to the next part of the exam. After I got home I googled it and got scared after reading about an increased risk of still birth and c-section. My next dr. appt isn’t til Tuesday. Any of you ladies out there with any experience with these?
Nothing will happen at 20 weeks, so don’t worry. You’ll be fine, absolutely normal till your next exam.
Discuss it with the doctor. They (all people involved) will be monitoring this closely, so don’t worry about still birth either, but relax.
Worse case scenario if you remain healthy and positive, will be C-section and really, that’s not so bad.
Anytime after 32 weeks, now I’m guessing, but especially with the baby’s size at 34 – 37 wks. you could have a great, successful, and rewarding c-section with no complications.
Or you could go to full term. Who knows, wait it out with as much hope and faith as possible, there is nothing to fear but fear itself.
BTW, both you and baby are healthy.
Has anyone here ever suffered with PAINFUL degenerating fibroids during pregnancy?
I had this problem with my first pregnancy. I found it excruciatingly painful. But from what I have read online, no-one considered it that painful. On ivillage.co.uk they said that normal painkillers were prescribed for the condition. When I had it, i had to be on pethedine and it was still painful.
Have i got a lower pain threshold than everyone else or is the condition extremely painful???
(ps i am pregnant again, i hope i dont get it again!!)
Hi Kryptonite!! Thanks for your answer -actually i also have fibroids which are not painful, but i am specifically talking about women whose fibroids begin to degenerate during pregnancy – that is when it becomes painful.
And i had them in my first pregnancy, I am no longer in pain thank goodness!! I just pray that i dont have another episode with this my 2nd pregnancy.
I had fibroids with my first pregnancy and also again with this pregnancy (my 2nd oNe) but I am here to say that I don’t even know I have them. INfact if the dr. didn’t tell me then I wouldn’t ever know. They don’t hurt one bit.
Sorry you are in pain.
Pregnancy, fibroids and bleeding. Anyone else?
I am 14 weeks pregnant and was diagnosed with a uterine fibroid tumor at 9 weeks, after some light spotting. Last Saturday evening while making dinner i started bleeding.. heavily. Hubby and I rushed to ER to basically be told “it happens to some women with fibroids. Go home and come back if it continues for too long”. At my regular doctors that Monday he called the bleeding “worrysome” and and told me to take it easy and that the bleeding means the baby my be trying to miscarry. My question is: I heard women say they had the periods throughout there whole pregnany, but technically it can not have been a real period… so were you bleeding from a fibroid? How often did you bleed? And did the baby live full term? How about delivery? C-section? Please keep in mind I have a uterine fibriod.. one near my cervix.
I was recently diagnoised as having a fibroid tumor about a month ago but I am not pregnant. During my first pregnancy I did start bleeding. It was heavy like a regular period and even some clotting. I went to the er convinced that I had miscarried but the baby’s heartbeat was fine. I bled for the first 3 months of that pregnancy and I did carry to full term and have a healthy 16 year old son now. So don’t worry especially if there is no cramping. Just stay off of your feet as much as possible during the bleeding. Oh, and congratulations.
Bulky Uterus with fibroids- 5, does bulky uterus and fibroids affects pregnancy. details given below?
Anterior wall fibroid- 22x16mm & 22x19mm, ( intra mural) – 2
Fundal wall fibroid of 46x31mm, ( intra mural)
Posterior wall fibroids of 52x41mm, ( sub-serous)
18×17 mm indenting the endometrial echo ( sub-mucous) and 19mm (intra -mural)
Right Ovary- 4×2.50 cms/ Normal
Left Ovaery- 5.3×2.7cms/ normal with Functional Cyst of 24mm.
Pregnancy is possible if treatment is taken to remove the cyst and fibroids
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