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Generations of Families Building Families

March 25 – 29, 2020
Renaissance Indian Wells Resort & Spa

Setting the stage for education, innovation, progress and change, as we strive to create healthy families and promote optimal reproductive care.

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The Impact of Fibroids on Pregnancy & Implantation

Shannon Laughlin-Tommaso, MD

Saturday, March 28
8:45 AM – 9:30 AM

 0.75 CME

Session Description:

Fibroids are the most common tumors of the reproductive tract with a cumulative incidence of 70–80% by menopause. The impact of fibroids on pregnancy and implantation is controversial. A prospective study found that 11% of pregnant women had fibroids and determined that fibroids had less of an impact on miscarriage than previously reported. However, implantation may be affected by submucosal fibroids. Even more controversial is whether fibroids needs to be treated to improve implantation or pregnancy outcomes. This session will review the current evidence for fibroids and pregnancy and discuss treatments that are safe for future fertility.

Session Objectives:

At the conclusion of this course, participants should be able to:

  1. Describe the increased risks for pregnancy or implantation for women with fibroids.
  2. Determine treatment plans for fibroids based on type and location prior to pregnancy.
  3. Identify the fibroid treatment options that are safe before pregnancy.

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