Sundermann AC, Aldridge TD, Hartmann KE, Jones SH, Torstenson ES, Edwards DRV. Uterine fibroids and risk of preterm birth by clinical subtypes: a prospective cohort study. BMC pregnancy and childbirth. 2021 Aug 17;21(21). 560 p. PMID: 34404387 [PubMed] PMCID: PMC8369624
Fibroids are present in approximately one in ten pregnancies and are inconsistently linked with preterm birth. We sought to determine the association between fibroids and preterm birth in a prospective cohort with standardized research ultrasounds for characterizing fibroids in early pregnancy while accounting for the clinical paths that precede preterm birth.