FIBROIDS IN PREGNANCY

Uterine fibroids are the most common benign (noncancerous) gynecologic tumors, and are found in 1%–10% of women during pregnancy. Women with fibroids are more likely to have pregnancies with complications such as fetal malpresentation, preterm delivery, preterm premature rupture of membranes (PPROM), placenta previa, placental abruption, cesarean delivery, and severe postpartum hemorrhage. Babies born to women with fibroids may weigh less at birth than those born to women without fibroids.

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Author: Dr Ng Soon Pheng

Dr. Ng Soon Pheng MD(USM), M.Med (O&G), Fellow Reprod Medicine (Singapore), AM (Mal) Dr. Ng Soon Pheng qualified from University Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), Malaysia. After obtaining his post graduate degree, Dr. Ng Soon Pheng continued his clinical fellowship training in the field of IVF in Singapore. He was also the recipient of Yayasan Sultan Iskandar (Johor) Scholarship for the fellowship stint. Dr. Ng Soon Pheng has more than 10 years of working experience in the field of Obstetrics and Gynaecology in the public and university hospital, with special interests in infertility. He was an Associate Professor with the Department of O&G in Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) specialising in infertility. Dr. Ng Soon Pheng is currently Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist with special interests in infertility at Columbia Asia Hospital - Puchong.