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Q&A: How will uterine fibroids affect my pregnancy?

I have uterine fibroids. How will this affect my pregnancy?

Re: I have uterine fibroids. How will this affect my pregnancy?

The Bump Expert

Uterine fibroids (or growths in your uterus) are actually the most common growth in a woman's pelvis, and usually won't cause problems during pregnancy. But if you've been having symptoms like pain or discomfort, you should definitely talk to your doc. Fibroids may grow during pregnancy and in some cases can increase the risk of miscarriage, preterm birth, or breech birth. In rare cases, your doctor may recommend a myomectomy, or the surgical removal of fibroids. But more often than not, fibroids are nothing more than a pain in the butt, so don’t let them worry you too much unless your symptoms grow problematic.

Colleen Canney

Q&A: How will uterine fibroids affect my pregnancy?

I have a large fibroid on the back of my uterus (> 10 cm in length) which will prevent the baby from exiting through the cervix. This situation is rare (less than 2%) but in my case, it is causing baby to be transverse and requires a c-section.

oliverncherie |

Q&A: How will uterine fibroids affect my pregnancy?

I have 5 fibroids all varying in length from 3-5 cm each. I have them monitored via ultrasound every 7 weeks. Their size hasn't changed since the beginning of my pregnancy (I am now 37 weeks), and none are in places that will affect my having a vaginal birth. Baby is in position and ready to go! The only negative thing they contributed to was a pre-term labor scare, which was also associated with work stress, at 20 weeks and I have been on disability ever since.

ashleyewillingham |

Q&A: How will uterine fibroids affect my pregnancy?

I have several small fibroids that caused a lot of nuisance over the past couple years. Unending periods, heavy bleeding, my period started on my wedding day and lasted 26 days before they got it under control. Talk about a mood killer, especially to someone like me who waited for marriage to have sex the first time! Bad news over, because we are pregnant with our first baby and they haven't even been able to find my fibroids on ultrasound since month 3!!

Jeanneplusone |