If you are thinking about beginning a family of your own with the prior knowledge that you have fibroids, you may have heard that there are possible implications as far as pregnancy is concerned. You are right to feel worried that your baby may be sharing its growing space with fibroids and the question is, “How do fibroids cause miscarriage?”
You will be relieved to learn that in most cases, fibroids are innocent bystanders and their presence does not necessarily cause problems with conception or with pregancy itself. However, that is not to say that they never cause problems and naturally, you will want to do what you can to prevent any potential problems with something so precious as your growing baby.
How Do Fibroids Cause Miscarriage?
Many miscarriages happen in the early stages of pregnancy often before a women realizes she has conceived. Sometimes, the implantation stage can be disrupted if you have a fibroid which is growing just under the womb lining (submucosal fibroid). These types of fibroids can distort the interior shape of the womb, making it difficult for the fertilized ovum to implant itself. Sometimes, fertilization may occur, but the fertilized egg may have only a tenuous fix and may spontaneously miscarry. For some women, after many years this is found to be the cause of their “unexplained infertility”.
Can Fibroids Cause Miscarriage When Pregnancy Is Established?
Mostly, fibroids do not grow significantly during pregnancy but larger fibroids will sometimes cause problems as the baby grows larger. The location of the fibroids can cause issues, especially if they are located in a way that they cause a blockage to the cervix. It is usually recommended that women with larger fibroids are monitored during pregnancy to spot any potential problems. It is rare for fibroids to cause a miscarriage when pregnancy is well established.
Can I Do Anything To Minimize The Effect Of Fibroids?
The most sensible thing to do is to take action before you actually conceive. There are some excellent natural strategies which are completely safe which can help to significantly shrink your fibroids harmlessly through the use of diet, detoxing and exercises. Even if you are pregnant, do not lose heart, there are still a number of steps you can take which will not cause harm to your unborn baby.