Pregnancy outcome and uterine fibroids.

  title={Pregnancy outcome and uterine fibroids.},
  author={Fabio Parazzini and Luca Tozzi and Stefano Bianchi},
  journal={Best practice & research. Clinical obstetrics & gynaecology},
Myomas are observed in about 3-12% of pregnant women. Uterine fibroids may affect the outcome of pregnancy. The presence of myomas - in particular of myomas that distort the uterine cavity and larger intramural myomas - has been associated with infertility. In the case of pregnancy, it has been linked to an increased risk of spontaneous abortion, fetal malpresentation, placenta previa, preterm birth, cesarean section, and peripartum hemorrhage. Although fibroids may negatively affect pregnancy… CONTINUE READING