Fibroids during pregnancy

by Vicki
(CA)

Is is possible to shrink fibroids during pregnancy with the help of progesterone?

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Sep 11, 2007
Fibroids in pregnancy
by: Wray

Vicki, the fibroids should disappear during pregnancy as the amount of progesterone a woman makes is 30-40 times higer than during her monthly cycle. It would be difficult, if not impossble, to achieve this level with supplemental progesterone. Take care Wray

Sep 11, 2007
Growing fibroid
by: Vicki

Wray, I was a little confused by your comment. Did you mean that a fibroid is more likely to shrink during pregnancy because of all the progesterone that is being produced? I didn't understand what you meant by the word "go." I've heard that estrogen dominance is believed to be the cause of fibroids.

Therefore, I thought that maybe progesterone cream could help to balance out the estrogen. But maybe not? I was hoping that someone had success with shrinking fibroids during pregnancy. My fibroid has grown during the first trimester of pregnancy to 7 cm at 12 weeks.

Sep 12, 2007
Fibroids during pregnancy
by: Anonymous

Vicky, yes it was confusing and I apologise. I wasn't 100% sure you were pregnant. I thought it was an abstract question, that you had fibroids and if you became pregnant would they disappear with the amount of progesterone you would be making.

Now I do know and believe you're not making enough. You're right, they are caused by too much oestrogen. During the first two months of pregnancy the ovaries are making progesterone, it's not until the end of the second month that the placenta starts making it, and then only a small amount to begin with.

As your fibroid is still growing, it's evidence to me you do need to supplement with progesterone. I used the word 'go', because we've had success using progesterone in shrinking fibroids until they have gone. I must confess I have never come across your situation before. The normal medical treatment is to give the synthetic progestins to shrink them, but as they cause foetal abnormalities, please avoid those.

If you do decide to use the cream, I would suggest you try 100-200mg/day, which is 3-6ml of our cream. All successful studies done with progesterone, for a multitude of problems, have used this amount. Once again apologies for the confusion! Wray


Jan 23, 2008
Distressed mother to be
by: Anonymous

I have a fibroid that is bigger than my baby at 17 weeks of pregnancy.

Jun 17, 2008
Baby born
by: Anonymous

Just letting you know that my baby was born a week late and was healthy as can be. My fibroid shrunk a little bit while I was using progesterone.

Here my doctor kept warning me of pre-term labor from day one, and I had to be induced.=)

Sep 24, 2010
My fibroid totally disappeared!
by: Nicole

My scan showed a 6 cm fibroid at 10 weeks pregnant. I did research on naturally dissolving it. I started taking Organic Pregnancy by Traditional Medicinals at 13 weeks. Because of the fibroid, I received ultrasound scans every four weeks. At 20 weeks, the specialist scanned and scanned...and couldn't find it AT ALL! The herbs helped it to completely dissolve (strengthen and tone). Now, my uterus AND baby are normal and healthy.

Oct 05, 2010
My fibroid totally disappeared!
by: Wray

Hi Nicole I'm so pleased the fibroid went. The progesterone you are making would also have a bearing on this too, as fibroids are stimulated by excess oestrogen. Progesterone suppresses oestrogen, please see our page on Fibroids. Take care Wray

Feb 26, 2011
fibroids pregnant
by: Anonymous

I'm 11 weeks pregnant, 2 large fibroids any suggestion on how to stop them from growing or shrink

Jun 22, 2011
Shrink my Fibroids
by: Anonymous

Please help me. I have multiple fibroids in my uterus. I am 10 weeks pregnant today. I saw a high risk doctor yesterday and she seemed so negative. She told me I have an increased chance of a miscarriage even beyond the first trimester. She also said that I am at risk for preterm labor, because of these fibroids. I want these things to go away. What can I possibly do? I am terrified. I do have some progesterone cream from years ago, but I'm afraid to use it now. What else can I do?

Jun 27, 2011
Shrink my Fibroids
by: Wray

Hi there Progesterone is safe to use during Pregnancy, in fact it's vital for pregnancy, a drop in levels causes miscarriages. Please read through our page, as it gives info on how to use it. And please see the comment above dated Sep 24, 2010 'My fibroid totally disappeared!'. It might be worth trying that route too. Please have a vitamin D test done, it's low in all inflammatory disorders, including Fibroids. For more info see the Vitamin D Council and GrassrootsHealth websites. Vitamin D is also vital for the growing foetus, see here, here, here, here and here. Take care Wray

Jul 18, 2011
Pregnant with baby + 2 fibroids
by: Di

My first scan at 9 weeks revealed that I had a 7cm by 7cm fibroid. At 11 weeks, it hasn't grown but it's got company - a second fibroid. My doctor suggests that we simply monitor the situation closely. I am praying about it and doing some research. If anyone has some good solid advice, please do share. Thanks.

Aug 30, 2011
fibroids and pregnancy and diet
by: Anonymous

Hi - I am pregnant and have also a fibroid that is growing with the pregnancy. My progesterone levels were tested a few times in the first trimester and were quite high - i definately do not have a low progesterone issue. Some herbalists and physicians argue that too much progesterone increases fibroids - some say it helps decrease them, and these two views seem to be hotly debated and both sides make some good points. For myself, my general health seems to be quite good. I have a normal vitamin D level (was tested) - I also do not consume much dairy and very little processed foods - eating mostly organic for my whole life (thanks to my parents). So a lot of the reasons people give for the cause of fibroids don't seem to apply. I find it a little frustrating that there are these un-proven rules from partial studies that show some possibilities in some cases but not in others. With this half-information people make assumptions about treatments. Overdoing anything is usually not healthy and I think it is true for attitides towards our health as well. It could be that sometime fibroids are just genetic - some poeple maybe more prone due to their gene pool combination starting from generations before they were born.

They didn't eat wrong, it wasn't their hormone levels, maybe it's something else that hasn;t been explained yet.

Nov 17, 2011
Could be genetic
by: Jeane

Recently, I had a miscarriage and a fibroid of 7cm. I keep a healthy diet as well but still had to make some changes and I have. After one month, the fibroid shrunk 2cm (now is 5cm the size).

In my case, the fibroid did not affect the embrio but the progesteron levels might have been too low then. Now, I had the same question about fibroids been genetic and the doctor told me that pretty much when the person has more than one, is genetic. That means that in most of the cases, the fibroid would reappear after a surgery. In the other hand, only one fibroid is most likely to exist because of other reasons.

It could be frustrating but I think that there is always something that we could do to improve our diet and life. I'll do as much as I can to get rid of that fibroid. I'm already working on it; it already shrunk 2cm... that's something! I'm drinking teas, having clay treatments, taking herbs that support hormonal balance, workout, anything that could help me healing. Don't be discouraged, keep trying. Little by little we will see the results!

Nov 17, 2011
Positive spirit
by: Anonymous

Having a faith in God and a good spirit always helps healing anything...

Nov 17, 2011
Update to July 2011 Post
by: Di

At 13 weeks, the larger fibroid measured bigger than my baby. I am now 28 weeks + 5 days and have had no pain and no issues with the fibroid, thank God! My doctor and I nolonger talk about it and I am believing God for the absolute best.
Good luck to you all.

Dec 16, 2012
Progesterone during pregnancy for fibroid 11cm
by: Anonymous

Hello can I use progesterone cream for a fibroid of 11 cm ? im 6 weeks pregnant

Dec 18, 2012
Progesterone during pregnancy for fibroid 11cm
by: Wray

Hi there Yes you can use it while pregnant. We do have a page on Pregnancy you could look through, and another here. Fibroids are often the result of low vitamin D, see here, here, here, here and here. Please have a test done, as it's so critical for the growth of the foetus, and for breast feeding. There are excellent videos at the bottom of the pregnancy page, please watch them. For more info on vitamin D levels, test kits etc see the Vitamin D Council, GrassrootsHealth and Birmingham Hospital. Blood levels should be 70-100ng/ml (175-250nmol/L) and not the 30ng/ml (75nmol/L) most labs and doctors regard as adequate. The minimum daily dose should be 5000iu's per day, although recent research indicates it should be 10,000iu's per day, see here. Take care Wray

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