Fibroids (otherwise known as myomas or leiomyomas) are abnormal non-cancerous growths in the uterus. In …
About Fertility and Uterine Fibroids, UFE
All women suffering from uterine fibroids are concerned about the effect of the tumors on potential pregnancy and childbirth. “Will I be able to have kids? How can fibroids affect my pregnancy and fertility? Am I at risk of a miscarriage? How are fibroids treated? Is pregnancy after UFE possible?”
The size and location of fibroids determine whether it affects fertility or not. A large (or located inside the uterine cavity) fibroid might reduce the probability of conception. Besides, myomas might press on the fallopian tubes, which impedes the movement of sperm, or fibroids might impair ovulation. They can cause complications after conception and even lead to a miscarriage.
Today, a quick and effective non-surgical procedure for treating all uterine fibroids called uterine fibroid embolization (UFE) can solve many problems for women with fibroids, who want to restore fertility, become pregnant, carry full term, and deliver naturally.
At Atlanta Fibroid Center, we have a wall of thankful letters from happy mothers and photos of their miracle babies born after UFE. One of our patients had 4 miscarriages before UFE, and nearly three months after the procedure she became pregnant. She became symptom-free, fibroid-free, and became a mother of a beautiful, full-term baby girl born naturally (without a C-section).
If you want to learn more about fertility, uterine fibroids, and UFE, read the articles from our blog below.