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Fibroids and pregnancy
Fibroids during each trimester
You've just found out you're pregnant and filled with excitement and anticipation. But as you start to think about all the changes your body will go through in the next nine months, one question pops into your head: will the fibroids I have now affect my pregnancy?
Don't worry. You're not alone. Fibroids are a common gynecological condition that can occur during any stage of life. But what do you need to know about them during pregnancy?
Fibroids in the First Trimester
Many women don't realize they have fibroids until they're pregnant. That's because fibroids often don't cause symptoms until later in the pregnancy. If you're in your first trimester and you're worried about fibroids, here are a few things to keep in mind:
Fibroids in the Second Trimester
During the second trimester, it's not uncommon for women to find out they have uterine fibroids. Most women will experience no symptoms from their fibroids, but in some cases, they can cause problems. For example, if a fibroid is growing on the uterus wall, it can restrict the baby's growth or even cause a miscarriage.
If you're pregnant and you find out you have fibroids, don't worry. The majority of pregnancies continue to term with no problems. You'll need to be monitored more closely by your doctor to ensure the baby is growing and developing normally.
Fibroids in the Third Trimester
Fibroids in the third trimester are slightly different from those in other trimesters. By this time, the fibroids may be large and can lead to a few complications. For example, they may press on your bladder or push your baby into an awkward position. In some cases, they may even require a C-section.
If you're nearing the end of your pregnancy and have fibroids, it's important to talk to your doctor about the best way to proceed. They will likely want to monitor the fibroids and may recommend scheduling a C-section closer to your due date.