About Uterine Fibroids

About Uterine Fibroids

Rather than scour the internet for different resources on UF, you can find all the latest information in one place to help you better understand every aspect of the disease. Our posts cover a variety of topics, so you can get and stay in the know about living with fibroids.

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When considering becoming pregnant, just hearing the word “fibroids” often strikes fear into women. While most women have little to...
When considering becoming pregnant, just hearing the word “fibroids” often strikes fear into women. While most women have little to worry about concerning the connection between the presence of uterine fibroids and pregnancy complications, what actually does happen to a woman and her developing fetus when she carries both a pregnancy and fibroids?  The average length of a full-term pregnancy is 40 weeks from the first day of the mother’s last menstrual period. This time is divided into three trimesters -- that is, sections of the pregnancy -- with each...
Upon first hearing the term “fibroids,” also known as leiomyomas or simply myomas, it can sound like a scary term....
Upon first hearing the term “fibroids,” also known as leiomyomas or simply myomas, it can sound like a scary term. The “official” definition is, “a mass of cells that form a round shape, usually found in the wall of the uterus.” Fibroids are always non-cancerous and are composed of smooth muscle cells and fibrous connected tissue. Fibroids develop in pre-menopausal women, with some estimating that between 20%-70% of women of childbearing age develop them at some point. Fibroids can be tiny and even go entirely undetected. They can also create...
April 12, 2022

What are Uterine Fibroids?

Upon first hearing the term “fibroids,” also known as leiomyomas or simply myomas, it can sound like a scary term. The “official” definition is, “a mass of cells that form a round shape, usually found in the wall of the uterus.” Fibroids are always non-cancerous and are composed of smooth muscle cells and fibrous connected tissue. Fibroids develop in pre-menopausal women, with some estimating that between 20%-70% of women of childbearing age develop them at some point. Fibroids can be tiny and even go entirely undetected. They can also create...
Your daughter is growing up. It fills you with joy and pride sometimes… and with stress at other times. Adolescence...
Your daughter is growing up. It fills you with joy and pride sometimes… and with stress at other times. Adolescence is a hard time to navigate safely. Your daughter is independent enough to make decisions and take actions that will have lasting consequences. Does she have the right information and preparation to choose a path that will bring her long-term health and happiness? What your daughter wants to know A changing situation will inspire questions about that change. All girls in all cultures worldwide will have questions as they notice...