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Tilted Uterus And Pregnancy
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
8wks ultrasound showed tilted uterus (flipped backward) how a tilted uterus will affect my pregnancy and baby do I have a chance of miscarriage?
Not really: This may make things a little more challenging to see. ...Read more
Probably not: Ectopic pregnancies occur when the sperm and egg meet and fertilize and then the fertilized ovum does not make it to the uterus. This is usually a tubal issue (scarring, obstruction, etc). The fertilized egg continue to grow and the tube cannot handle the size and growth and ruptures. Tilting of the uterus in my opinion would not be a recognized cause for this condition. ...Read more
Can you please tell me if it's more common to have an ectopic pregnancy if you have a tilted uterus?
No: Absolutely not, that's a myth - good news! ~. ...Read more
NO: Not at all.Get a more detailed answer ›
How can I locate on my own where the top of my uterus is located at at 19 weeks pregnant? My uterus was tilted backwards earlier in my pregnancy.
Near your navel: At 19 weeks your uterus should be around or just below your navel. ...Read more
7+4 wks, hCG levels 15750 went up to 18000 after 48 hrs. Empty sac, tilted uterus. Some cramping w/ light brown spotting. Viable pregnancy?
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
See below: At about 4-6 weeks, but everybody's different. ...Read more
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
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
Palpable means: That it can be felt. So, the uterus is large enough that physician can feel it when examining you. ...Read more
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
Fist sized: Some people will also compare it to a small pear ...Read more
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
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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
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
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
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
Does a hard uterus in early pregnancy cause any risk to continue with pregnancy and will the baby grow normal?
32 centimeters: The fundal height is measured from the top of the pubic bone to the top of the uterus. At about 20 weeks gestation the top of the uterus is typically 20 centimeters above the pubis - and from that time until about 34 weeks the uterus will grow at about one centimeter each week. By 32 weeks the uterus should measure about 32 centimeters above the pubis. ...Read more
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