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For what reasons might the uterus prepare for a pregnancy every single month?

For what reasons might the uterus prepare for a pregnancy every single month?

Survival of Species: (perhaps). This consistency would allow for the uterus to be ready a number of times throughout the year for pregnancy. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Seibert
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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During my two pregnancies uterus was anterverted. After second child it was retroverted. Now it s anterverted. Is that normal to be changing shape.

During my two pregnancies uterus was anterverted. After second child it was retroverted. Now it s anterverted. Is that normal to be changing shape.

Uterus: Anteverted and retroverted uterus is not about the shape of the uterus, it is about the position of it. Possibly the pregnancies stretched the ligaments supporting it and it's changed its position. Both positions are well within the normal range, though. ...Read more

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What's a tipped uterus effect on pregnancy?

What's a tipped uterus effect on pregnancy?

Tipped uterus: Usually no effect, rarely the topped uterus may be stuck in the pelvis with a lot of pain. ...Read more

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Can a tilted uterus cause problems in a pregnancy?

Can a tilted uterus cause problems in a pregnancy?

Not really: a retroverted uterus can sometimes cause some lower back pain during pregancy- just the way your anatomy is- not dangerous. ...Read more

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Is pregnancy possible in women who have a mesh uterus?

Is pregnancy possible in women who have a mesh uterus?

Yes: As has been said before "nature always finds a way". It is important to followup with a doctor soon after discovering a pregnancy so the appropriate care can be given and complications from the mesh can be alleviated. ...Read more

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When should your uterus start to thicken during pregnancy?

When should your uterus start to thicken during pregnancy?

Before pregnancy: The endometrial lining of your uterus actually thickens in the second half of your menstrual cycle (the secretory phase) after ovulation, in preparation for pregnancy, as a result of an increase in the hormone progesterone. If you do not get pregnant, your Progesterone level drops, and your uterine lining sheds and is expelled during menses (your period). The cycle then starts over. ...Read more

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How bad is it to have blood in your uterus during pregnancies?

Better not to. : Some women do have small hematomas (blood collections) behind the placenta or between the membranes in early pregnancy. Usually these go away on their own without trouble but having a big one that keeps growing can lead to miscarriage. Pregnancy risk of certain complications will be higher. ...Read more

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What does it mean if you have a palpable uterus during pregnancy?

Palpable means: That it can be felt. So, the uterus is large enough that physician can feel it when examining you. ...Read more

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What is the size of uterus during the 3rd or 4th month of pregnancy?

What is the size of uterus during the 3rd or 4th month of pregnancy?

Grapefruit sized...: At 3 months, the uterus is the size of a grapefruit. At 4 months its the size of a volleyball. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a successful pregnancy with a hole in my uterus?

Is it possible to have a successful pregnancy with a hole in my uterus?

What kind of hole: You have 3 openings in the uterus (2 from the Fallopian tubes feeding into the uterus and one below at the level of the cervix to allow sperm to come in and your periods to exit). These are natural orifices. If you had additional defects in the uterus, you should see your GYN to determine the location and implications on your pregnancy Best Wishes Dr M ...Read more

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Why does it feel like something is pushing against my uterus during pregnancy?

See below: Because you have something pushing against your uterus (a baby). I do not have enough information to assess whether you have a problem, but that sounds normal. ...Read more

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Surgerical uterus mesh fact, risk, is pregnancy possible with a mesh on uterus?

I think...: ...Putting the mesh on in the first place was to enable you to be pregnant again; but you need to discuss this with the original surgeon who knows the details of the operation. ...Read more

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My wife is in 9 months of pregnancy her uterus has not opened for delivery, is it normal ?

My wife is in 9 months of pregnancy her uterus has not opened for delivery, is it normal ?

Yes: When it is time for the baby to come the cervix will soften and open and thin for the birth. Relax and enjoy the time before the baby. ...Read more

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I was told that my uterus hasn't grown much, when does it start expanding in early pregnancy?

I was told that my uterus hasn't grown much, when does it start expanding in early pregnancy?

Second trimester: After the first trimester finishes, your uterus rises and can be felt after 13-14 weeks. If you are overweight, it could be difficult to feel it ...Read more

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Is there any way that you could check your own uterus to see if it is bigger due to pregnancy?

Is there any way that you could check your own uterus to see if it is bigger due to pregnancy?

Palpable > 12 weeks: Abdominally you can just feel the top of the uterus above the pubic bone @ 12 weeks gestational age. Your belly button is usually the 20 week or halfway mark & the midpoint between these two would be 16 weeks. After 20 weeks you can measure with a tape measure from pubic bone to the top of the uterus. Weeks = cm so @ 32 weeks, you should tape out to 32 cms. I hope that helps. ...Read more

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Does a hard uterus in early pregnancy cause any risk to continue with pregnancy and will the baby grow normal?

Does a hard uterus in early pregnancy cause any risk to continue with pregnancy and will the baby grow normal?

Hard?: The uterus often feels hard, and is there to help protect the fetus. There should be no risk to your baby. You need to sit down and have a conversation with your significant other's obstetrician, or buy a book on pregnancy and read it. ...Read more

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What are the effects of uterus didelphys on pregnancy?

What are the effects of uterus didelphys on pregnancy?

Preterm labor: Uterine didelphys is a term used to describe a uterus that has developed into a "heart-shaped" or "walled" cavity with a mid-line division. This irregularity means that a pregnancy will implant in one side and will not have the entire uterine cavity to develop. Smaller room for the baby increases the risk for premature labor. ...Read more

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Uterus (Definition)

The uterus is a muscular organ in a woman's pelvis where the the fertilized egg attaches ...Read more