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What effects will fibroids have on my pregnancy?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Alter position/deliv

The location of fibroids can have several effects during pregnancy.
The fetus can assume an altered position where a feature like the face or body parts will show transient distortions.(smushed appearance, ) it can also prevent the baby from settling in a head or bottom down position & lead to a surgical delivery.

In brief: Alter position/deliv

The location of fibroids can have several effects during pregnancy.
The fetus can assume an altered position where a feature like the face or body parts will show transient distortions.(smushed appearance, ) it can also prevent the baby from settling in a head or bottom down position & lead to a surgical delivery.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Sheila Goodman
Obstetrics & Gynecology
2 doctors agree

In brief: FROM NONE TO A LOT

Many women have fibroids without having any problems with their pregnancy.
It depends on size and location. If your fibroids are large or located inside the lining of the uterus, they could cause a lot of trouble. Fibroids can lower the chance of getting pregnant, increase the chance of miscarriage, cause preterm labor, bad pain and increased risk of cesarean section.

In brief: FROM NONE TO A LOT

Many women have fibroids without having any problems with their pregnancy.
It depends on size and location. If your fibroids are large or located inside the lining of the uterus, they could cause a lot of trouble. Fibroids can lower the chance of getting pregnant, increase the chance of miscarriage, cause preterm labor, bad pain and increased risk of cesarean section.
Dr. Sheila Goodman
Dr. Sheila Goodman
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