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looking for some insight...<br>
dh and i would like to start ttc in may. i have a fibroid that was the size of a pea at conception of dd and the size of a baseball pp. i think it caused my placenta to be low, which in turn led to mild hemmorhaging after birth. it all turned out fine, but has created a fear of conceiving, knowing that the fibroid is in there and could cause more problems, especially with a homebirth. i want to get rid of it naturally, and would also like to continue bfing dd...any suggestions or recommendations?
 

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There are Chinese herbal formulas that will help shrink away the fibriods. It takes a little while, especially with larger fibriods, but it does work.<br><br>
There are other non-invasive options out there that don't require surgery (myomectomy) but rather go in through a vein in the leg and cut off the blood supply to the fibriods so they shrink away. See a radiologist for this or ask your OB/GYN to refer you to someone.<br><br>
Good Luck!
 

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can i take any of these chinese medicine formulas while bfing?
 

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I home-birthed with a 3 month size fibroid and did fine. (Water-birth) I too am trying to get rid of mine. Getting off of most meats and dairy has helped the pain. It's still there though.<br><br>
I did acupuncture and chinese herbs and she was able to shrink it down pretty good. Unfortunately I couldn't afford to keep going so it grew again. So a friend recommended this book to me and now Im working with supplements and diet.<br><br>
I can't answer the bf question as my babies were weaned by the time I went on chinese herbs. You can talk to a naturalpath who works with herbs. There is a great chapter on fibroids in Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom : Creating Physical and Emotional Health and Healing<br>
by Christiane Md Northrup<br><br><br>
Fibroid Tumor and Endometriosis Self Help Book<br><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=9325&tag=motheringhud-20&location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2Fgp%2Fproduct%2F0890877734%2F104-1242075-2924732%3Fv%3Dglance%26n%3D283155" target="_blank">http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/089...lance&n=283155</a>
 

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Yes, there are ways to customize a Chinese herbal formula for you while you're breastfeeding. The acupuncturist will be able to make a custom herbal formula for you...just make sure they custom make formulas before you make your appointment. To find a practitioner near you, go to:<br><br><a href="http://www.nccaom.org" target="_blank">www.nccaom.org</a><br><br>
Good Luck!!
 
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