Large Uterus Fibriod and Pregnancy

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QUESTION

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

ANSWER

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.