Can I get pregnant with Fibroids in My Womb

If you have fibroids, you may wonder if you can still get pregnant or if you will have a difficult time conceiving. 

 In many cases, women with fibroids can have healthy and safe pregnancies. However, fibroids can affect pregnancy outcomes based on their size, location, and number. Some patients with fibroids may also have premature deliveries or need a cesarean section. Miscarriage is also associated with fibroids. Unfortunately, 10–30% of women encounter fertility difficulties or complications during pregnancy.

 If you are looking to get pregnant or are pregnant with fibroids and are interested in information about removing fibroids, contact USA Fibroid Centers to learn about treatment options like uterine fibroid embolization.

Uterine Fibroids and Pregnancy

It’s estimated that 40 to 60 percent of women have fibroids by age 35.  But detecting them once a woman is pregnant isn’t easy because it’s hard for doctors to tell fibroids from uterus muscle thickening during pregnancy.

The greatest effect of fibroids on women trying to conceive is large fibroids, smaller fibroids, and submucosal fibroids (benign growths within the uterine lining). If you have large fibroids or numerous fibroids during pregnancy, you may experience pain, excessive bleeding, preterm delivery, or need a c-section (cesarean section). A fibroid specialist can go over how UFE can help you with your fibroids and help you with conceiving.

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Can you get pregnant with fibroids?

It is common for women to suffer from fibroids at some point in their lives. Typically, you shouldn’t have to worry about them affecting pregnancy. Fertility can be affected by fibroids, though, if you have many of them or if they are submucosal fibroids, which grow outside of the uterus.

Ovulation isn’t interrupted by fibroids, but submucosal fibroids can make maintaining a pregnancy more difficult. Sometimes, it is possible to lose a pregnancy due to this type of fibroid. 

Depending on the size and location of your fibroids, the tumors are thought to prevent sperm from reaching an egg and fertilizing it. Fibroids may interfere with the implantation of a fertilized embryo in the uterus. Fibroids may also affect fetal development if they are located where your baby should grow if you become pregnant. You may want to treat fibroids before becoming pregnant for all these reasons.

During pregnancy or when trying to conceive, fibroids should be monitored closely. Women with fibroids are more likely to suffer complications during pregnancy and delivery, including requiring a cesarean section. Preterm birth and placental abruption are also risks associated with fibroids. Our fibroid specialists can help you if you are planning on getting pregnant or if you are pregnant with fibroids.

USA Fibroid Ambassador Shay Johnson shared in a tearful video posted on Instagram her ordeal of being pregnant with fibroids. Johnson, an actress, model, and fitness guru known for her reality TV presence on “Love and Hip-Hop Miami” and music video appearances, shares  details of her journey with fibroids on monthly IG Takeovers on the USA Fibroid Center Instagram site.

“Just left doctor’s office and was advised I CAN NOT have a vaginal birth because I have #PREVIA,” Johnson said.

During the 8-minute video, Johnson explained that placenta previa is when the placenta partially or totally covers the opening of the cervix. This prevents the baby from pushing through.

Johnson’s pregnancy resulted in the birth of her daughter, but the star was honest about her pregnancy struggles because of fibroids.

Tips on Getting Pregnant with Fibroids

Many women can get pregnant naturally despite having fibroids. It may not even be necessary to undergo treatment to conceive. However, in some cases, fertility can be impacted by fibroids.

You may want to consider uterine fibroid embolization to get rid of your fibroids before considering getting pregnant. While pregnant, it is possible to have a full-term, healthy delivery.

How to Deal with Fibroids During Pregnancy?

It is most common to treat a patient with bed rest. It is possible to shrink fibroids using Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE), a non-surgical, minimally invasive treatment provided by fibroid specialists. UFE shrinks fibroids and is a great option for women who are concerned about their reproductive health.

Can Fibroids Cause a Miscarriage?

Studies indicate that miscarriages can occur due to fibroids. There is a greater chance of miscarriage for fibroids that stick out into or change the shape of the uterine cavity than those within the uterine cavity. Intramural fibroids or subserosal fibroids, which bulge out of the uterine wall, are less likely to cause miscarriages.


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Contact USA Fibroid Centers For An Accurate Diagnosis

If you have fibroids or are thinking about getting pregnant, contact USA Fibroid Centers. Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE) to learn more about the best non-invasive option for fibroid removal.  In addition to reduced bleeding, pelvic pain, and pressure, patients who undergo uterine fibroid embolization often report better mental and physical health.

Call USA Fibroid Centers at 855.615.2555 or fill out our online scheduling form. You can schedule a doctor’s visit if you prefer telemedicine. Interested in UFE? Let’s connect to find out if you’re a good fit.

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