If you have fibroids and are thinking about starting a family, you will no doubt be wondering about the potential impact and whether it is possible to have a successful pregnancy with fibroids.
Firstly, as far as conception is concerned, this can be affected by the presence of fibroids. Sometimes, fibroids can block either the cervix or the entrance to the fallopian tubes, both of which can block the passage of sperm and inhibit fertilization.
For the vast majority of women though, fibroids are nothing more than innocent bystanders and the effect they might have depends on:-
* The location of the fibroids
* The size of the fibroids
* How many fibroids you have
With regard to miscarriages, many occur very early on in pregnancy, often before you even know you might be pregnant. In a minority of cases, fibroids can sometimes affect the area where the fertilized egg is implanting in the womb. This is sometimes found to be a cause of previously “unexplained fertility” in a small number of women.
After conception, although the odds of a successful pregnancy with fibroids is high, there are occasions when problems can occur. In the main, fibroids do not grow during pregnancy, although large fibroids might be responsible for some discomfort as the baby grows and conditions in the uterus become more cramped. The location of fibroids can sometimes affect delivery. If a fibroid is located on or near the cervix, then this might mean a cesarean is necessary, but this decision is usually made near to delivery. Occasionally, large fibroids might encourage labor to start early, but fortunately this is not usually early enough to affect the baby.
If you are concerned about whether you can have a successful pregnancy with fibroids, the best thing you can do is to take preventative action to minimize the impact. There are some excellent natural ways of shrinking fibroids which will enhance your overall health and help prepare your body for pregnancy.
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