Uterine Fibroids During Pregnancy

uterine fibroids during pregnancy

Uterine fibroids, which are benign muscular tumors that grow in the womb, are extremely common in women of reproductive age. Fibroids can display themselves as single tumors or multiple can grow. Even though most fibroids are nothing to be concerned about, uterine fibroids during pregnancy can cause minor complications, such as:

  1. Need for a Cesarean Section – Uterine fibroids won’t affect the health of your baby in most cases. However, the chance of having a c-section is six times greater when the woman has fibroids.
  2. Baby is Breech – This means that the baby is not in the position for a vaginal delivery. The baby can either be flipped or a c-section will be performed.
  3. Preterm Labor
  4. Placenta Abruption – Placenta abruption is when the placenta breaks away from the uterus before delivery. This can cause the fetus to get less oxygen than necessary.

Questions to ask Your Doctor if You Have Fibroids During Pregnancy

Any abnormal growth can be concerning, especially during pregnancy. Here are just a few questions to ask your doctor if you’re concerned about your uterine fibroids:

  1. How many fibroids do I have?
  2. Will the fibroid(s) grow larger?
  3. Can the fibroid(s) affect the baby’s development?
  4. Are there any treatment options for fibroids during pregnancy?
  5. Do I need to get more frequent checkups during my pregnancy because of fibroids?
  6. Do I need to see a physician who specializes in high-risk pregnancies because of uterine fibroids?

Uterine Fibroids Treatment in Boca Raton, FL

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Your Safety and Well-being is our Priority

On behalf of all of us at Women’s Health Partners, in these difficult times, we want to thank you for your support and confidence in our practice.

We want you to personally know that our patients’ health and well-being has and always will be our number one priority. This reminder bears repeating in the face of any challenges and especially now, given concerns posed by the corona virus (COVID-19) pandemic.

We are taking all necessary precautions to ensure your safety and well-being and that of our staff. To that end, we want to share some of the steps we are taking:

Furthermore, our staff will be asking several screening questions regarding your health. We ask that you do not enter our office if you, or someone in your family, or someone you recently were in contact with, has exhibited flu-like symptoms such as fever, cough, shortness of breath, severe muscle aches, shaking chills, or recent loss of taste or smell, or recently diagnosed with COVID19.

In order to help us participate with our social distancing effort, we are asking patients to enter the office without any visitors, including children.

You will also have the option of waiting in your car instead of the waiting room after you have checked in. The front desk staff will call your cell phone when we are ready for you to come in for your visit.

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