Lane sorry to hear you need a c-section...but sounds a lot safer for you and the baby, and probably will be less painful too.
My cousin had some fibroids removed before she got pregnant, but new ones cropped up when she was pregnant. Her doctor told her to breastfeed the baby because it will help the tumors shrink. I'm definitely going to give it the college try and I hope it helps! I don't know if my fibroid seems bigger because my uterus is pushing it out more , or if it's just growing, but mine is on the front/top of my uterus so you can see it poking out like a baseball when I lay down. It's really weird.
Oh yeah, that does sound small. It must just be in a bad spot to cause you all that pain?
At 7 weeks: 7.8cm x 7.5cm x 6.8cm
At 12 weeks: 8.6cm x 8.1cm x 7.6cm
The high risk specialist took the 12w measurements and said that since 2 different people took the measurements, they could have measured differently so it's hard to determine how much it grew. So I guess I'll find out at the next u/s where it's at.
I've also got a fibroid which apparently is huge. At my 20 week scan they've told me i need to go back for a further scan so that they can see if it's grown again and in which direction it's growing. The hospital is hoping that it won't get in the way of bump's head when I go into labour and I'll be able to have a natural birth. However, if it's not I may have to have a C-sec which I've been told is risky.
I know by roid is on the left hand side and measures 13.8 x 7.7 x 8.5cm.
I'm not worrying at the moment about it, once I've had my other scan we'll take it from there and see what is suggested.
Hi...thanks for joining us!
Have you had any pain with yours? I talked to a woman on this site that has one that's 10cm x 20cm, and she hasn't had complications yet (and is very near the end of her pregnancy)...so that's encouraging! I have a feeling mine will be as big or bigger than yours the next time they check. Since I can see it from the outside of my abdomen it seems to be getting bigger, but it's hard to tell what's what.
I'm thinking it wouldn't be too terrible if I HAD to have a c-section, because then it would be scheduled and I'd know my husband would be home for it. But whatever is best for the baby! I wonder why you were told a c-section would be risky? Usually it's a lot easier on the baby so they don't have to go through the trauma of the birth canal, and get out a lot faster. Just more recovery time for us unfortunately.
So far I've not had any pain and was advised if i did to contact them immediately and get advise.
I think the consultant who I saw after my scan may have been trying to make me aware of the risks involved with a c-sec. She did try to get another consultant to either speak to me or have a word with him/her but he busy talking to another couple.
I guess I'll find out more at my next scan and see what the doctor's think then. I really hope it doesn't get much bigger as I would like a natural birth if possible.
It's so encouraging to know that there are other women out there with blooming roids and have not had any problems giving birth. Hopefully we'll all be in that position. However, as long as my baby is healthy than that's all that matters at the end of the day.
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