PREGNANCY & UTERINE FIBROID EMBOLISATION
Fibroids are a cause for infertility and treating fibroids improves the chance of having a baby.
Many women have become pregnant after fibroid embolisation and delivered normal healthy babies.
Some women who have had successful pregnancies after UFE were advsied that their fibroid disease was so bad that they should have a hysterectomy or that they would never concieve naturally.
For Your Consideration
Many of our patients wish to become pregnant or at least wish to retain the option of falling pregnant at some time in the future. For these women, a hysterectomy (surgical removal of the uterus) is not an option. The first groups of women who chose to have UFE were advised not to do so because of the unknown impact on fertility and the growing foetus at that time. This old advice to avoid UFE if you are trying to fall pregnant persists in articles on the internet and in medical textbooks despite there now being proof to the contrary.
Many women have fallen pregnant after UFE, many of them were told that they will never have children and should have their uterus removed.
Women interested in UFE but are concerned about future fertility are reviewed by fertility specialists or experienced obstetricians on our panel of gynaecologists.