If you are aware that you have fibroids and are already pregnant or thinking of starting a family, you may have some concerns about how fibroids could impact upon your condition. You may be wondering if it is possible to use natural remedies for fibroids during pregnancy.
Most remedies for fibroids tend to be very safe to use at any time and are beneficial for good overall health. However, you need to avoid using any which involve herbal treatments unless you have consulted your doctor.
Fibroids can affect a pregnancy although their impact is often minimal. Although the vast majority of women will go on to have a normal pregnancy, it makes sense to do everything possible to ensure a happy outcome.
The location of fibroids can affect your pregnancy. If they are located near the neck of the womb or near to the fallopian tubes they can prevent implantation. Fibroids located just beneath the womb lining can distort the interior of the uterus and this can make implantation difficult or even cause an early miscarriage. Although fibroids may bleed during pregnancy, this is not usually dangerous and will settle without treatment.
One of the best natural remedies for fibroids during pregnancy is to eat a healthy diet which is rich in fresh fruits and vegetables. Try to eat only organic meats and avoid processed meats such as salami and sausages and cut off any visible fat from the meats you do eat. Red meats are not usually recommended for women with fibroids so avoiding this will be beneficial. However, you must ensure that your iron intake remains healthy.
Exercise is great for women during pregnancy and if you have fibroids, it is believed that the increase in circulation can help to promote healing. Drinking plenty of water is also beneficial as organs are more likely to become diseased if not well-hydrated.
Environmental toxins and pesticides are believed to “fuel” fibroid growth and so avoiding contact with chemicals and pesticides is advised, particularly during pregnancy.