Hi guys. I recently went to the gyno for my yearly pap when the doc said she was having a harder time doing what she needed to do because I have a tilted uterus.
What in the heck does that mean?? And for the women who have given birth naturally, does it make it harder to give birth?? I am petrified!!
There is nothing to worry over. Surprisingly a lot of women have tilted uterueses and dont have a bit of trouble with it.
Here are some other posts about it.
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I didnt know about mine until after my second son was born. My first the delivery was vaginal and it didnt seemt hat bad(granted I had an epidural also so I was feeling no pain). Labor before my epidural was painful(more in my back than I expected) but not as painful as some made me think it would be. My second son was a c-section so I cant tell you if it would have been like my first. The labor up until the c-section was about the same though.
DS 13 yr
DS 8 yr (3+ yrs ttc)
TTC #3 since 01/02
I have a tilted uterus and although some procedures at the doctors office are a little more difficult they are not painful or impossible. I had three big healthy boys delivered vaginally and it didn't make a difference.
Hey I have a tilted uteris and my doctor said it would be easier in childbirth. I don't know what he meant by that but I do have a question. In my case could this be the cause of heavier cramps when I am on my monthly. I don't know just a shot in the dark. Much Love Sunnie
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Originally posted by dustbunnys_baby: Hey I have a tilted uteris and my doctor said it would be easier in childbirth. I don't know what he meant by that but I do have a question. In my case could this be the cause of heavier cramps when I am on my monthly. I don't know just a shot in the dark. Much Love Sunnie
Especially back cramps. I have a tilted uterus too & my back just kills me some months!
I don't want any kids & when the gyn told me I'd definately be able to have kids & it would be even easier in delivery, I cried. He wouldn't tie my tubes because I wasn't 25 at the time. Now I am 25 & I have no insurance, so I can't pay for it!! So, I can't really answer tot he fact that it's true or anything.
Remember your uterus can be tilted either way -- frontwards or backwards, and this can make a difference. Also there's a difference between a tilted uterus and for, well, in absence of medical terms, a 'bent' uterus, which can also go forward or backwards.
Sorry, you're right. Mine is actually tilted & it goes backwards. I get back cramps from my period sometimes & it's made worse by the fact that I also have a piece of my tailbone missing & I have scoliosis. (not the sideways S curve type)
Originally posted by wrin: a front-back curved spine instead of the side-side curved spine is called kyphosis or lordosis, usually. Kyphosis is hunchback, lordosis is swayback.
If your spine curves to the side, it's scoliosis, doesn't have to be a total s-shape to qualify.
And you can have a combination of any of these, so one could, for example, have a kyphoscoliosis.
Thanks wrin!! Mine is S shaped but front to back. I have a little hunch & also a lower back that curves inwards too far. I also have a little bit of the side to side curvature & uneven hips. I think kyphoscoliosis is actually what the chiropractor called it when I went for the consult. I was like I have a what? & he said--it's basically scoliosis.
I'm guessing having all that plus a tilted uterus is what gives me the wicked back cramps sometimes.
As far as a "tilted uterus" making it easier for childbirth, I think it depends on how it is tilted. My first baby was easy to deliver (9 hours of labor). My 2nd (tilted this time) was VERY hard to go thru labor. Almost 24 hours of HARD labor, horrible back pain, constant vomitting, and yes......an epidural (or i think I would have not made it thru).
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