Women with a tumor bigger than 5 centimeters are more at risk of experiencing fibroid pain.
One of the possible complications of having a myoma while pregnant is miscarriage.
Studies show that pregnant women with fibroids have increased miscarriage risk (14%) compared to mothers without myoma (7.6%). The researchers also found out that the size of a single tumor doesn’t seem to affect the rate of miscarriage.
However, having multiple tumors increases the risk of losing the baby.
Another one of the possible myoma and pregnancy complications is preterm labor. In this case, the doctor may attempt to delay your labor by giving you some medications.
Issues with the Placenta
Several studies suggest that pregnant women with uterine fibroids are three times more at risk of developing placenta abruption, a condition where the placenta prematurely detaches before the baby’s birth.
Additionally, some reports concluded that myoma during pregnancy is associated with a 2-fold greater risk of placenta previa, a condition in which the “inunan” grows at the lowest part of the uterus, partially or entirely blocking the opening of the cervix.
Finally, the risk of retained placenta, a condition where the placenta fails to detach during the third stage of labor, also increases with the presence of fibroids.
Some studies suggest that fibroids increase the risk of breech position – bottom down, instead of the head. This can happen especially if the tumor limits the baby’s space inside the womb. Large fibroids can prevent your baby from being able to flip into the correct fetal position, increasing the risk of being in breech position.