Is pregnancy possible after UFE? Check this out!

Published On: February 28, 2023

Original Research

Vascular and Interventional Radiology

Spontaneous Pregnancy with a Live Birth after Conventional and Partial Uterine Fibroid Embolization

Publish date: June 3, 2017


The authors concluded:

“Our findings show that UFE is a fertility-restoring procedure in women with uterine

fibroids who wish to conceive, and pregnancy following UFE appears to be safe with low


“Women who had been unable to conceive had normal pregnancies after UFE and similar complication rates as the general population in spite of being in a high-risk group.” 

“UFE may become the first-line treatment for women with fibroids who wish to conceive, particularly for those with numerous or very large fibroids. Such patients have a fibroid recurrence rate of more than 60 percent after myomectomy, making UFE an important option.” 

“Since the time of writing, there were 12 additional pregnancies.”

“In our study there are now almost 200 newborns following UFE.”


Pregnancy Possible After Fibroid Embolization:

Uterine fibroid embolization is not the contraindication to conception it was thought to be.

Publish date: June 1, 2010

From the annual meeting of the Society of Interventional Radiology




The authors reported:

74 women who still wished to become pregnant underwent UFE. 

More than half of the women (58%) had spontaneous pregnancies following the procedure. They ranged in age from 29 to 43 years (mean age, 36 years).

Prior to UFE, none of the women in this series had been able to conceive.

In all, 30 women (84%) had successful live births. Two of these babies (7%) were born prematurely.