From the article: Uterine Fibroids and Pregnancy
Sometimes you know before pregnancy that you have a fibroid or you find it on a routine ultrasound, rarely is it a problem, but you may be concerned about your baby and your uterus. Did you have trouble getting pregnant? Did the fibroid cause any issues in your labor or birth? Share Your Experience
fibroid in uterus, baby transverse
- I am 33 weeks, my baby is transversed. I also have a 13 cm fibroid. My doctor suggested csection. I want to have a vaginal birth. Any suggestions what I should do. I little worried about labor.
- —Guest Mia
A baby is a lot stronger than a fibroid
- I had one in the lower part of the uterus. The ultrasound doc said I'd have to have a c-section. My midwife said no I could do a vaginal birth. We talked to another doctor who said they usually move out of the way because contractions and baby head are much more powerful than some bundled fibers. 21 hour labor, no drugs, 11pound 22" baby boy. No cervical tearing. Done at a birthing center. My advice? Take a good birthing class with your partner, get a good doula, and a good midwife (or doctor) and believe in yourself.
- —Guest Jenn
I had one...
- My doctor found it at about 28 weeks and said I'd need a c-section. I talked to my childbirth educator that night in class. She suggested a second opinion from a high risk doctor. He said that fibroids frequently move out of the way. So he wanted me to have a vaginal birth, which I did! So glad I got that second opinion. It's never caused me problems.
- —Guest KK