Fibroids in pregnancy

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Fibroids in pregnancy

Fibroids in pregnancy
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My student has three large fibroids. She is 35 weeks pregnant and has been told that she may need to undergo an early c-section at 37 weeks. She is feeling well and comes from a yogic background. Ideally, she would like to have a natural birth. I have search the birthlight forum regarding fibroids but I have not found much about it. Please advise if you can. Fibroid 1: Type: intramural Position: anterior lavel segment Homogenous Size: 102mm x 99mm x 105mm Volume: 555ml Fibroid 2: Type: intramural within the muscular wall of uterus; subserosal and submucosal Position: fundus/fundal, top of uterus Homogenous right fundal region Size: 59mm x 39mm x 52mm Volume 62ml Sincerely, Eva
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Thu, Sep 20 2012 10:20 AM In reply to
juliemore

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Hello I can speak from personal experience. I had one fibroid 28cm across and another 18cm across during my first pregnancy. The issue of the size of them is that they have the potentiality to restrict the growth of the baby. She needs to listen to her obstetrician and if she is recommended to have a c section she should be happy and go with it. I had a horrendous first birth- who knows if it was due to the fibroids. My little one got stuck on her way out. .I had a myomectomy after her and was lucky enough to get pregnant again. I had the most wonderful, well planned stress free enjoyable c section it was a totally positive experience. It just depends on how you approach it mentally. By approaching it in a positive manner my recovery rate was very quick and I was in a lot better physical and mental state to look after the baby. Whatever the choice of birthing method is, help her to stay positive. By knowing you are going in for a c section there is lots you can do to kick start the healing process. Julie
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Thu, Sep 20 2012 11:16 AM In reply to
francoisef

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Thanks Julie for sharing your experience. Yes indeed there is a lot yoga can offer if a planned section is the best option for birth and we need to be positive and offer women all the available resources to make their births safe, stress-light and enjoyable for them, babies and partners. At the same time it is helpful to know that some women can have easy births with fibroids and that yoga can help with restoring hormone balance so that sometimes the situation improves over time with or without surgery: having trustworthy medical advice is important in all cases and it's good to know your C birth went well. Francoise.

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Mon, Sep 24 2012 7:51 AM In reply to
Eva Juric

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Thank you.
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Tue, Oct 2 2012 2:42 AM In reply to
Eva Juric

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Dear Julie, Thank you very much for your email. My lady will definitely have a c-section and I would very much appreciate any useful feedback on what to do to prepare for a c-section. Best wishes, Eva