Is pregnancy with fibroids possible?
Around 20-80 percent of women develop fibroids by the age of 50, 30 percent of whom acquire it between the ages of 25 and 44. As a result, a high percentage of women are diagnosed with fibroids throughout their reproductive years. In most cases, uterine fibroids hardly interfere with a woman’s ability to become pregnant. However, 10-30 percent of women with fibroids may face some reproductive issues or may find it difficult to get pregnant.
Uterine fibroids can affect the meeting of sperm and egg, the ability of an embryo to implant, the continuation of a pregnancy, and the development and placement of the baby. Pregnancy with fibroids can be extremely uncomfortable for the mother. Pregnancy concerns associated with these growths include premature birth, placental abruption and fetal growth limits. Experts have also discovered that the most severe consequence of fibroids on pregnancy is miscarriage. Women can avoid these risks by having fibroids treated before pregnancy.
Treatment is determined on an individual basis. It is based on the symptoms of fibroids and the risk it poses to fertility. The intensity of your symptoms and your doctor’s suggestions will determine how and if you need fibroids treatment.