Contemporary management of fibroids in pregnancy

Rev Obstet Gynecol. Winter 2010;3(1):20-7.

Abstract

Uterine fibroids are a very common finding in women of reproductive age. The majority of fibroids do not change their size during pregnancy, but one-third may grow in the first trimester. Although the data are conflicting and most women with fibroids have uneventful pregnancies, the weight of evidence in the literature suggests that uterine fibroids are associated with an increased rate of spontaneous miscarriage, preterm labor, placenta abruption, malpresentation, labor dystocia, cesarean delivery, and postpartum hemorrhage.

Keywords: Fetal anomalies; Fibroids; Miscarriage; Myomectomy; Placenta abruption; Preterm labor; Uterine artery embolization.