So I guess I am just asking if these things are more common if you have a tipped uterus? Or if there's anything else that you felt was specifically caused by that?
Also, when did your uterus tip forward, and did your cervix do the same? I ask, because my doctor told me about a week ago that my uterus had moved forward, but I went in yesterday (to check for that bladder infection), and the other doctor did an internal to check my cervix and said it was hard to get to because of the tilt. So...now I'm kind of confused.
Thanks for any insight!
Mama to Julian Matthew, born 5/10/2011
Hopeful for the next!
I have to say I had all sorts of bizarre pains at the beginning of my pregnancy, but in reading this forum I find that there are lots of aches and pains that many women have. Not so much bladder pressure, but I had tightness and tension across my abdomen from time to time.
This is my first, I found being pregnancy to be a perplexing time in and of itself, so I am not so sure if I can tell you what was normal, because I was second guessing everything in my first trimester!!! However, now at 6 months along, I feel pretty OK.
My MW said that a lot of women have a tipped uterus after their first pregnancy and most docs never mention it. She said its no problem, only things about it are that it can be harder in the beginning to reach cervix and hearing the heartbeat can be more difficult until the baby is bigger or uterus moves forward (so like if it was forward you could maybe hear it at 10 weeks, but with a tipped it might not be until 13 weeks)
I didn't have any symptoms that pointed to the tilt...
DS 10/09 DS 2/17/11 Blessing #3 sometime 2/13
Proud Mama to DS1 09/07 , DD 07/09 , and DS2 06/11 . Feeling more and more blessed with each day!
I haven't had any symptoms this pregnancy (my first) that I would consider strange or that I would attribute to my uterus being tipped. I didn't really show until close to 20 weeks, could be that it's my first pregnancy or that it took that long for my uterus to tip forward. I've never been able to reach my cervix easily, so I'm not sure how it might've changed.
It's really nothing to worry about, and not that unusual.
Also, I have had a more difficult time peeing lately. I feel like I need to go, and not much comes out. A bladder infection has been ruled out. It makes me think that maybe my uterus is pressing on my bladder in a funny way.
The problem clears up in the second tri, as your uterus grows.
I actually have a friend IRL who had to see a urologist during pg for the same thing- tho, she truly wasn't able to go at all w/o a catheter (yikes).
This is what I find REALLY helps me- (TMI here): move around when peeing and try position changes. I lean way forward when peeing. Like, I lay on my lap, and, then I'll sit back up, do some pelvic tilts and try again and it works great. I assume it is moving my uterus temporarily?
You mentioned it, so you're probably on this, but do watch for is a UTI- I actually have never had one, but bc of this issue, they are more common in women w/ retroverted uterus.
Another unusual thing I had happen this pg was that I had a US 5weeks pg and they were not able to see ANYTHING. (as in, no sign I was pg). My beta was high enough and I was far enough along that they should have seen something. I actually had the scan reviewed by another radiologist who said they didn't see anything when they should have bc of the tilt in my uterus. Interesting now-- at the time super scary.
but a lesson must be lived in order to be learned.
and the clarity to see and stop this now
that is what i've earned (a.d.)
I don't know how it affects anything since my first pg ended with a mc. But beginning on Sun I had quite a lot of pulling on my left side and a little numbness/twinges starting down my left leg. Now I just feel the pulling. I golfed for 18 holes on Sat and I had only been playing about 9 holes since I found out I was pg. So I thought that I may have overdone it. But now I'm wondering if the pulling is from my uterus growing and stretching the ligaments.
Some things I've found helpful:
-drink lots and pee often - for me, the peeing problem is the worst when my bladder gets super full. At the peak (last week), I was setting my alarm to wake up every 2 hours to pee at night....going longer than that seemed to lead to getting stopped up.
-spend some time each day in knee-chest position (get on all fours, then drop your forehead to the floor and relax your tummy muscles to make room for the uterus to fall forward)
-sleep on your side, angled forward a bit if you can
I am going to be 15 weeks tomorrow and just in the last 2 days, I have felt the whole thing resolve. And as an added bonus, I am feeling lots of baby movement
Tipped here as well. I'm never sure which way its tipped... all I know is at OB appointments when PG with my DD and my DS, and when almost term, different providers have often been unable (or almost unable) to find my cervix. It is that tipped, that at 37+ weeks PG, its still hard to find.
(I always laughed about this when lying on the table so largely PG, since obviously I have ONE!)
With my last pgcy I did have a lot of low pressure, but not with my first pgcy, so I don't know if its related to the tipped uterus. Both my babies were posterior... and I had AWFUL back labor both times... so those things make me wonder if they are connected.
Lis ~ Married to my favorite boy and raising "our" three ~
DS 14 (his) ~ DD 9 (mine) ~ toddlerDS 2! (ours)
I have had a retroverted uterus with all 3 pregnancies (and in between, I assume). It has caused the whole trouble peeing issue every time, right around the 12-13 week mark. It's been the worst this time, actually, my 3rd pregnancy - I woke up once last week at night and just could not start the flow of urine. I did knee-chest position on the bathroom floor, didn't help...then I laid on my tummy with a pillow under my hips in bed (basically, like knee-chest but warmier and cozier!) and after about 20 minutes I was able to pee (while leaning
No way!!! I am 12 w pregnant with a retroverted uterus and I have been having problems like that. lol I never knew.
Evergreen- Loving my girls Dylan age8, Ava age 4 and baby Georgia (6/3/11).
I recently went for a 12 week ultrasound (im 12w4d) and was told I had a retorverted (tipped) uterus. This is my first pregnancy so naturally being told this I had to jump straight onto google to find out exactly what it is. ALAS a reason for the things that have been happening to me. I have had lots of painful cramping - sometimes to the point where i would just have to stop everything as it was so painful to move. I still have this cramping and is still painful so i was getting scared of misscarriage. i get terrible cramping with my period too so i think thats got something to do with the tipped uterus too. good to see that there is a reason.