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retro uterus? tipped?

post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 
Does it mean anything? Or no?
post #2 of 13
My OB said it generally doesn't mean much once you are a little farther along, because the uterus will be pushed up into midline as the baby grows. It is a little harder to do a pelvic exam on a person who is retroverted, and sometimes a little harder to get an early US picture.
post #3 of 13
I was told I had a tipped uterus about 12 years ago. Three perfectly normal pregnancies and intervention-free births later I have to say it is meaningless to me.
post #4 of 13
Thread Starter 
Joan, good! I am glad to hear it!


There's always something with a percentage that they like to scare me with!
LOL

"Your uterus is tipped back...25% of all women...blah blah"

last time it was
"Your dd was born face up/posterior...only 5% of all births ... blah blah "

YIKES...I'm a freak
:LOL
post #5 of 13
I have one and the only thing it meant was that I couldn't hear the heartbeat until 14 weeks, the uterus just needs to get a bit bigger.
I had a complication free pregnancy and birth.
post #6 of 13
Think about it - your uterus *can't* be retroverted as pregnancy progresses. Your internal organs, not to mention ribs and spine get in the way and the uterus has to fall along the path of least resistance - forward into a "normal" position.

I think some women can have a problem in early preg. with emptying their bladders if the uterus is pressing on the urethra while retroverted. But that is the only real problem I know of.
post #7 of 13
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post #8 of 13
I have a tipped uterus and had no problems with pg and birth. The gyn who 'diagnosed" it likened it to being left-handed. A small percentage are and it's no big deal.
post #9 of 13
i have a tipped uterus too and had a healthy pg and baby. no problems conceiving either
post #10 of 13
I have a tipped uterus and had a natural 2:45 minute labor, no problems.
post #11 of 13
for me it made me show earlier and then kinda go back down a little when it tipped right. Go figure. It also takes a little longer to hear the heart beat.
post #12 of 13
I also have a tipped uterus. It's only more difficult to do a pelvic exam if the "examiner" is not familiar with this (in my many years of experience).

My last birthing experience was a homebirth.
post #13 of 13
Thread Starter 
This is so funny that you bumped this thread because the OB's have not said anything else about it since then, and I completely forget they even said anything to me about it in the first place!
LOL

Guess it isn't that big of a deal!
:LOL

Due in 5 days!!!
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