Uterine fibroids are noncancerous growths of the uterus that develop from the tissue of the uterus. A single cell will repeatedly reproduce and over time it will create a firm, rubbery mass. Fibroids usually appear during a woman's childbearing years and though they don't usually interfere with conception and pregnancy, there is a slightly higher risk of problems if you are pregnant.
Some of the problems that can occur during pregnancy are:
- premature labor
- premature delivery
- abnormal fetal position
- separation of the placenta from the uterine wall
These pregnancy risks quite often keep women from trying to have a baby for fear of complications. This doesn't have to be. Your uterine fibroids should not scare you away from having a baby.
There are several treatment options available today including medications and surgery. If you are wanting to become pregnant, medications may have side effects and many women don't want surgery because of the risks and expense. For women that don't even have insurance, surgery is completely out of the question.
If you feel the same way, then there is a treatment option that is perfect for you. Natural treatments are being used more frequently now because they do actually work. The best part is that there are no side effects like you can get from medications and no surgery risks. Natural remedies can also help you get pregnant if you are having trouble conceiving.
If you have uterine fibroids and are serious about wanting to become pregnant, then you owe it to yourself and your baby to treat them in the healthiest, safest and most natural way possible.