Pregnancy-related fibroid reduction

Shannon K. Laughlin, Amy H. Herring, David A. Savitz, Andrew F. Olshan, Julia R. Fielding, Katherine E. Hartmann, Donna D. Baird

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We tested the hypothesis that the protective effect of parity on fibroids is due to direct pregnancy-related effects by following women from early pregnancy to postpartum period with ultrasound. Of 171 women with one initial fibroid, 36% had no identifiable fibroid at the time of postpartum ultrasound, and 79% of the remaining fibroids decreased in size.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2421-2423
Number of pages3
JournalFertility and Sterility
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 2010


  • Leiomyoma
  • postpartum
  • pregnancy
  • ultrasound
  • uterine remodeling

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology


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