Tilted uterus

A tilted uterus, also called a tipped uterus, tips backward at the cervix instead of forward. It's typically considered a normal anatomical variation.

In the past, doctors thought that a tilted uterus could have contributed to infertility. But experts now know that the position of the uterus doesn't affect the ability of sperm to reach an egg.

If you have a tipped uterus and are experiencing symptoms, your physician may recommend surgery to reposition the uterus. A uterine suspension can typically reduce the pain experienced during intercourse and/or menstruation. This surgical procedure is used to reposition a tipped uterus from its backward facing position to a forward facing position. The UPLIFT procedure is a newer and improved method of performing a uterine suspension.

Usually between the 10th -12th week of pregnancy, your uterus will no longer be tipped or “backwards.” This should cause no difficulty for the pregnancy or for labor and birth. If the uterus does not move into a “middle” position, miscarriage can occur, but this is very rare.

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