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TIlted uterus = c-section?!?

post #1 of 47
Thread Starter 
I have a tilted uterus and have been doing a ton of research on VBA2C. I just read that if you have a tilted uterus, you automatically need a c-section. Is that true?
post #2 of 47
I was told i have a back tilting uterus and i have never heard that in my life.. I had DD normally and have no reason to believe i will to have a normal birth again. Good luck finding out, i will be watching this for info.
post #3 of 47
I have a tilted uterus and my son was born vaginally.
post #4 of 47
I have a totally retroverted uterus, and I gave birth vaginally, naturally, and in 4 hours total. So no, I don't think so. My doctor told me that after about 12 weeks it doesn't matter anyway as the uterus will end up going up regardless of if it started out tilting back or forward. So what I understand is that if I went to him at say 20 weeks, he would have never known, cause it would be no differant than normal. Now that's just my understanding, but I have never heard that tilted uterus means c-section, ever.
post #5 of 47
Where did you read this?
post #6 of 47
I have a tilted uterus as well and have had two vaginal births (one a home birth).

Coming from the masters of hype (What to Expect):
Quote:
In 20 percent of women, the top of the uterus is tilted toward the back instead of the front. In most cases, the uterus rights itself by the end of the first trimester.
Do you know if there are adhesions from your previous C-sections that would increase the likelihood of your uterus being unable to repostion later in the pregnancy?
post #7 of 47
Also:

Where did you read that? Because I have been unable to find any info on it. Is there a specific problem from your C-section that you are referring to that produces the problem?
post #8 of 47
Thread Starter 
I tried going back to find where I read it, and I can't find it now.

I have no idea about my adhesions. I'm about 12 weeks and it's still tilted pretty far back. It was tilted my last pregnancy also.

One question about adhesions though. Before I got pregnant this time, I could feel a "bump" under my incision... Is this going to be ok for a VBAC? I'm wondering if my uterus incision feels the same...
post #9 of 47
Quote:
Originally Posted by MotherWhimsey
I have a totally retroverted uterus, and I gave birth vaginally, naturally, and in 4 hours total. So no, I don't think so. My doctor told me that after about 12 weeks it doesn't matter anyway as the uterus will end up going up regardless of if it started out tilting back or forward. So what I understand is that if I went to him at say 20 weeks, he would have never known, cause it would be no differant than normal. Now that's just my understanding, but I have never heard that tilted uterus means c-section, ever.

My midwife told me the same, it does not matter since as your pregnancy progresses your uterus moves. Mine is tilted back normally. I had 10 lb and 9 lb babies vaginally.
post #10 of 47
I have a tilted uterus and have had two vaginal births.

When you are pregnant and have a baby filling up that uterus, it is not tilted anymore..
post #11 of 47
My mom had a tilted uterus and had all 3 of us vaginally
post #12 of 47
My mom had a tilted uterus as well, and had both my sis and I vaginally, as well as quickly. This is anecdotal, but she always suggested we were quick because of the tilt. Apparently I came out so fast, I really had to be "caught"! Sounds like the above is more likely, with the uterus just going up after a while.
post #13 of 47
I have one that is tilted forward and to the left. I had two vaginal births with no problems. The tilt usually corrects itself as the baby grows in the womb and by the time you give birth there is very little difference (if any) to a normal uterus. My births were relatively fast and easy. My only issue was I had an irritable uterus with both pregnancies, constant cx, and with dd2 I was put on bedrest due to preterm labor at 23 weeks and a few times after that. But I don't think that had anything to do with the shape or position of my uterus.
post #14 of 47
My uterus is tilted and 2 vag births no problem. My mom and both sisters were also tilted no issues. I have read and been told by one dr it is hereditary to have tilted and most of the ones that have it have no idea they do.
post #15 of 47
a nurse practitioner told me once at an annual exam that my uterus tilted to the back when in most women it tilts forward. she is the only care provider who has ever noted that. i then did some research of my own and found out that it is estimated that 10-30% of women have a uterus that is retroverted this way, but that in most cases during pregnancy, the growth of the baby in utero corrects the tilting to forward and there is no significant difference in birth methods or outcomes between the two sets of women.

~claudia
post #16 of 47
Yup. Tilted here and no problems. Mine did go back to being tilted sometime after birth.
post #17 of 47
I, too, have a tilted uterus and have been told that by most caregivers that have examined me! 3 normal, vaginal births...
post #18 of 47
forgot to say that we had normal, vaginal (albeit kinda long) homebirth with our son.
post #19 of 47
I have a tilted uterus and my mw actually told me that the weight of the baby during pregnancy evens it out. It must be true because my cervix is normally just a few inches inside my vagina, and a bit to the side. Now I can just barely reach the edge of it and its in the middle.
post #20 of 47
I have a tilted uterus and i have had two sucessful vaginal births.
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