If you’re already thinking about starting a family, and you’re aware that you have fibroids, then give yourself a pat on the back for being ahead of the game. You’re probably wondering “Can fibroids cause miscarriage?” -and unfortunately, many women are completely unaware that they have fibroids until they suffer from various pregnancy-related problems. Realizing you have these growths in your womb can be a shock, but rest assured they are benign.
Fibroids are common during pregnancy and in most cases, they are harmless and don’t affect the pregnancy itself. However, for some women, fibroids can cause problems with conception or the pregnancy itself. If you are pregnant and have fibroids, it is important to talk to your doctor about your specific situation and what treatments may be available to you.
Being forewarned is being armed with the knowledge you need to do something about your fibroids, hopefully before you become pregnant. This means you can take steps to minimize their impact and if you choose a non-invasive method to deal with them, you won’t have to worry about recovery time or scarring in the uterus, both of which could affect your ability to conceive.
Can Fibroids Cause Miscarriage?
Though many miscarriages occur early on in pregnancy, fibroids are sometimes to blame – particularly if the ovum implants itself around a submucosal fibroid, which can then distort the uterine cavity. Additionally, scarring from past fibroid surgeries can sometimes be the underlying issue. Indeed, fibroids aren’t only responsible for miscarriages; they can also be the occasional cause of “unexplained infertility”.
Problems Of Fibroids During Pregnancy
Fibroids are common growths that can occur during pregnancy, and often times they enlarge in response to the increase in hormones. Fibroids can cause severe discomfort during pregnancy, particularly as the baby grows. Delivery may also be affected if the fibroid is located near the entrance of the cervix. While fibroids are also responsible for pre-term labor, this usually happens late enough not to adversely affect the baby.
What Can I Do To Prevent Problems?
If you are worried about the possibility of miscarrying due to fibroids, the best thing you can do is to take action before you get pregnant. There are some excellent natural strategies which can help shrink your fibroids quickly, minimizing the impact they have.
If you want to learn more about the effects of fibroids on pregnancy, check out my website, Fibroids and Pregnancy. On my site, you’ll find detailed information about a system that’s helped countless women shrink their fibroids.