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Old 09-22-2006, 08:12 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Hi everyone!
My friend was told she has a tilted uterus and she is 4mo pg. She is worried that this will somehow increase her risk of a c/s. Anyone have any experience or knowledge on this?
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Old 09-22-2006, 08:54 PM
 
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nothing scientific but i have a tipped uterus and it wasn't even a topic of discussion. they told me it would tip forward (into the typical place) when it needed room, and it did. end of story.
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I have a totally retroverted uterus, and I had a natural birth... a short one, under 4.5 hours. Basically it can maybe make it a little harder to concieve, but usually between week 12 and 20 it rights itself and doesn't matter after that. actually, if you see a dr. after it's vertical, he wouldn't be able to tell if you had a flipped uterus or not.
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I have a tilted uterus as well. I had a natural birth w/ ds no problems. As others have said the uterus will tilt the way it needs to be at some point during pregnancy.
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Ditto to what everyone else said. The weight of the baby will eventually tip the uterus forward (hence the giant belly bulge), and there are no complications associated with birth and a retroverted uterus.
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And actually, a "tiilted" uterus is not a negative thing, it is simply a variation on normal. Yes, the uterus moves so much during pregnancy that there is no concern with what position a uterus is pre-pregnancy.
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I wanted to add, too, that it's a lot harder for docs to tell if your uterus is "tipped" by feeling when you're pregnant. I had a doc tell me that, then at an ultrasound that same day, the lady told me the doc was wrong, but it's hard to tell when you're pregnant.
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I agree with what everyone else has said. I found out with my first baby that I have a tilted uterus, and my midwife was actually shocked at how tilted it was. LOL. Needless to say, I've had two natural, vaginal births - both under 12 hours each. Oh, and I never had any problems getting pregnant either. I would tell her she has nothing to worry about!
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Mine righted itself before I even hit the 20 week mark, but it did take me longer to get pregnant.
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I have heard that many women have tilited uteruses.

I have one, and VBACed 4 perfect and big babies.

Never been an issue for me
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Tilted uteruses are as common as anything. Mine is VERY tilted, I've been told, and both my sons were vaginal births, with my first weighing in at almost 9 pounds, and my second weighing 10!
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I have a retroverted uterus and as pp's have said, it will turn or tip the right direction when it needs more room automatically. I never noticed when mine turned, but I had a natural, easy birth (only became retroverted after the first birth).

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Thanks mamas! I'll pass on the good news!!
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I had one as well and was able to vaginally birth DS - mine was also pitched off the the right side, but moved around as the pregnancy progressed.
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I was told I had a retroverted uterus long before I got pregnant, at a routine checkup, and I got pregnant within 3 months of beginning to try, and so far have had 2 very easy births (12 hours and 5 hours) of 9 pound babies. Judging by the number of replies before mine, it sounds like it's not an uncommon variation!

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I would have her do a serch on Maya Abdominal Massage you can do massage adn other things to help re align your uterus. She should be in Center it is the most healthy possition.

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I first started posting on here doing internet research on retroverted uterus
I am 16 wks and last time, at 12wks I was told it was getting into position.
They say if it doesn't do it on it's own, they can manually manipulate it into place.

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Mine righted itself before I even hit the 20 week mark, but it did take me longer to get pregnant.
It's funny because my boyfriend and his ex conceived their daughter on their first time ever, and he had a second child from a one nighter ( he would hate me sharing because he feels bad about it even though he loves the baby)
Let's just say he has a history of being VERY fertile and it took us about 7 months of trying before I got pregnant, I wonder if that has anything to do with it?
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I have a retroverted uterus and I got pregnant on the first try. My cervix was so hard to find that during my pap two midwives (one was a student) asked ME where my uterus was.:

Due Nov 2010 with baby #3
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Tilted uterus here to and I delivered 3 big babies vaginally!

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