If you are trying to become pregnant and have fibroids, you may be wondering what, if any, is the connection between uterine fibroids and infertility. Although there can be a connection, rest assured that the majority of women with this condition do indeed go on to have successful pregnancies and deliveries. It is known that for most women, contrary to popular belief, fibroids do not increase in size during pregnancy and may in fact shrink. However, they do quickly regain their pre-pregnancy size after delivery.
However, there can be issues for a small number of women. It is estimated that between 40 and 80% of women with fibroids who have so-called “undiagnosed infertility” will go on to have children following treatment for fibroids. Fibroids can impact upon fertility and pregnancy in a number of ways and fortunately most issues can be overcome.
Occasionally, there can be a problem when fibroids block the entrance to the uterus, just inside the cervix or occasionally, they may form just at the entrance to the fallopian tube, thereby making the passage of sperm virtually impossible.
For some women, the problem relates to the implantation of a fertilized egg. If the fibroids are growing just beneath the lining of the womb, this can distort the uterine cavity, making implantation impossible or sometimes the egg may implant, but abort in the very early stages of pregnancy, before the woman realizes that she was even pregnant.
If you have fibroids and are considering starting a family within the next few months, it would be worthwhile preparing your body for the forthcoming pregnancy. Women who wish to become pregnant are always advised to eat a healthy diet and perhaps lose a few pounds if they are overweight. In addition to this, there are steps you can take to shrink fibroids naturally which may well be worthwhile if you are concerned about uterine fibroids and fertility.
To learn more about the effects of fibroids on pregnancy and for details of the 7 Step Plan for Shrinking Fibroids, you may be interested in visiting my website Fibroids and Pregnancy. There you will find comprehensive information about various treatments and solutions as well as how uterine fibroids and infertility can be connected.
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