Fibroids May Raise Risk of Stillbirth

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Women who have uterine fibroids are at increased risk for stillbirth ...

"... they occur in 5 percent to 20 percent of all women, but most women ... don't even know they have them," ...

... The incidence of stillbirth among those with fibroids was 1.6 percent, compared to 0.7 percent for women without fibroids.

" ... women with a combination of fibroids and fetal growth restriction were at two-and-a-half times the risk of having a stillbirth, though the absolute risk remained rare," ... "This may lead to a future recommendation for serial growth scans to monitor fetal growth in women with fibroids."

Melissa Maimann, Essential Birth Consulting 0400 418 448