The uterus is intended to be the place your developing baby calls home. It is an amazing organ in the female body. Uterine issues can significantly impede your fertility, so you may not be sure where to turn if you have received news that there are problems with your uterus. We can work through these issues by helping you transform your mind-body connection that will allow you to move forward with your goals.
Two Swedish women are hoping to get pregnant after undergoing what doctors are calling the world’s first mother-to-daughter uterus transplants. Specialists at the University of Goteborg said they performed the surgery over the weekend without complications but added that they won’t consider it successful unless the women give birth to healthy children.
The uterus is often described as being about the size and shape of a pear. But some women may have been born with differently shaped wombs that they’re completely unaware of until they try to have a child. In these cases the uterus may be heart-shaped (bicornuate), single-horned (with one fallopian tube), or divided (uterine septum), among other variations.
The development of a fetus into a healthy baby is a complicated and delicate process. Genetic factors can sometimes cause the baby to be born with genetic disorders. Other diseases that can affect a baby in the womb are passed to the baby when the mother suffers from them. For this reason, it is important for a pregnant woman to keep herself healthy.
Fibroids are noncancerous tumors, often found in the uterus. While the fibroids themselves are benign, in some cases they may jeopardize or prevent pregnancy, cause cramping or make sex painful. Western science hasn’t conclusively determined whether acupuncture reduces fibroids. However, according to Traditional Chinese Medicine, or TCM, acupuncture can resolve the blockage of energy that manifests in the tumor.
Fibroids are small, noncancerous growths on the uterus. In some cases, they can cause pain, excessive bleeding and even infertility. Up to 77 percent of women have fibroids, according to “What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Fibroids.” Many women have them and never know, but they can cause symptoms that significantly lower your quality of life. Eating the right foods helps to shrink fibroids by lowering estrogen levels.
Uterine fibroids are the most common type of pelvic tumors in women and are the leading cause of hysterectomy in the United States. Researchers from Brigham and Women’s Hospital are the first to discover a genetic risk allele (an alternative form of a gene) for uterine fibroids in white women using an unbiased, genome-wide approach. This discovery will pave the way for screening strategies and treatments for uterine fibroids.
Uterine fibroids are common. As many as 1 in 5 women may have fibroids during their childbearing years (the time after starting menstruation for the first time and before menopause). Half of all women have fibroids by age 50. The cause of uterine fibroids is unknown. However, their growth has been linked to the hormone estrogen. As long as a woman with fibroids is menstruating, a fibroid will probably continue to grow, usually slowly.