Fibroid number, location impacts on pregnancy outcomes

A retrospective review of 121 patients with 179 pregnancies at a London tertiary referral centre found preterm delivery was more likely among women with multiple fibroids compared to single fibroids (18% vs 6%).

In addition, if fibroids were located in the lower part of the uterus rather than the body of the uterus, women had twice the risk of caesarean delivery, the researchers found.

This location also conferred twice the risk of postpartum haemorrhage and greater blood loss (830ml vs