Large Uterus Fibriod and Pregnancy


Dear Midwife,
I have one child who's 5 years old and I'm 32 years old. My husband and I decided 6 months ago to try for another. But then my doctor found some issues with my uterus doing an ultrasound. I seem to have a large uterus fibroid.

She sent me to see an OB specialist and I was advised to have my baby as soon as possible and then have the surgery to remove it. I was also informed that I may require bed rest doing the pregnancy.

My husband and I have been trying, but after reading some of the instructions on here, I don't think we tried hard enough or correctly. This morning I thought I was pregnant; this evening I know I'm not.

Part of me wants to quit since we already have the best daughter you can possible have. We are going to try the ovulation calendar thing, waiting the 5 minutes after sex before getting up, and everything else I read up on here. Hopefully in the next 6 months something works. Wish us luck.

Any advice will be appreciated. Thanks


I agree with your provider, the sooner the better. Do plan to have intercourse 2-3 times in the week prior to ovulation, as well as during ovulation. Some fibroids are estrogen-dependent, so they grow with the baby, and it's like you are carrying a small twin. This doesn't really require bed rest, but it does require a good diet and whatever else you can do to stay healthy. Good luck!

-- Cynthia, CNM. PhD.

Cynthia Flynn

Cynthia Flynn, CNM. PhD, is the General Director of the Family Health and Birth Center which provides prenatal, birth, postnatal, gynecological and primary health care to underserved women and their families in Washington, D.C. Recently Cynthia served as Associate Professor of Nursing at Seattle University. There she not only taught, but remained in full scope clinical midwifery practice at Valley Medical Center where she cared for pregnant and birthing women, and practices well-woman gynecology, family planning, and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases.

Cynthia founded Columbia Women's Clinic and Birth Center, where she took care of pregnant women and infants up to two weeks of age and attended both birth center and hospital births. Before Cynthia earned her CNM, she worked as a registered nurse in labor and delivery and postpartum and is a certified Doula and Doula trainer.