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I am 18 weeks pregnant and have a big fibroid inside the uterus. is it possible to abort this baby now?

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In brief: Usually not

Most pregnant women who have fibroids will not experience any complications with their pregnancy either. However, fibroids during pregnancy do increase your risk of miscarriage or preterm labor slightly.
Occasionally, complications can arise if your fibroids become very large. Complications can include: postpartum hemorrhaging obstructed labor (if the fibroid grows into the birth canal) fetal malpresentations (sometimes fibroids grow into the uterus, forcing your baby into an unusual position) stalled labor cesarean section

In brief: Usually not

Most pregnant women who have fibroids will not experience any complications with their pregnancy either. However, fibroids during pregnancy do increase your risk of miscarriage or preterm labor slightly.
Occasionally, complications can arise if your fibroids become very large. Complications can include: postpartum hemorrhaging obstructed labor (if the fibroid grows into the birth canal) fetal malpresentations (sometimes fibroids grow into the uterus, forcing your baby into an unusual position) stalled labor cesarean section
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