Can You Get Pregnant With Anteverted Uterus?

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Anteverted Uterus is quite a common medical condition in which the uterus moves out of its normal anatomical space and tilts slightly forward towards the abdomen. When this happens, the uterus gets closer to the bladder. Having an anteverted uterus in a way scares some women making them think that there may be complications that can arise when it comes to pregnancy and menstrual cycles. However, experts state that having an anteverted uterus is completely benign and does not affect the ability of the female to get pregnant.[1]

In the times gone by, people used to believe that females with anteverted uterus lose their ability to become pregnant. However, studies and research done state completely the opposite of it. A tilt in the uterus is not at all related to the fertility of a female. However, if the uterus is tilted beyond a certain degree then the female may have some amount of discomfort with voiding. In case if a female is pregnant and has an anteverted uterus, then she must visit a physician to get checked for any incidents of back pain or pain around the abdominal region.[1]

The one thing that is seen in females with anteverted uterus is that their baby bump gets pronounced sooner than a female with a normally positioned uterus.[1] The article below explains in detail about females with anteverted uterus and pregnancy.

Can You Get Pregnant With Anteverted Uterus?

Can You Get Pregnant With Anteverted Uterus?

Infertility is a cause of worry and stress to many couples. 1 in every 5 couples in the United States has a problem in conceiving. This can be due to problems in the sexual function of both the male and the female, or a combination. Female reproductive problems constitute to only 50% of infertility problems.[2]

Coming to a female having anteverted uterus, this does not play a part in the female not being able to conceive. The reason behind this is that the sperm travels through the uterus irrespective of the position it is in and the remaining process of the fertilization has no connection with how the uterus is positioned. Female infertility is normally caused due to problems with ovulation, cervix, and the fallopian tubes. A history of a previous infection, polyps, fibroids, and endometriosis also play a part in causing difficulties in a female having problems conceiving.[2]

In a female however with a retroverted uterus, in which the uterus is tiled backwards, there may be some issues with the pregnancy. Additional symptoms of a retroverted uterus include pain in the lower abdomen and pelvis, severe low back pain, and constipation.[2]

In about 15% of the cases, pregnancy begins with a retroverted uterus. After around the 14th week mark, the uterus starts to move upwards but in some cases it does not change positions and tends to get trapped in the pelvic cavity. This may cause some problems later on in pregnancy.[2]

In an anteverted uterus, nothing of this sort happens. In fact anteverted uterus is considered to be a common variation in the positioning of the uterus. It does not have any effect on the sexual health or fertility of a female.[2]

In conclusion, having an anteverted uterus should not be a cause for concern in females, especially when they are trying to conceive. This is because this condition does not have role to play in the fertility of a female. The reason behind it is that the sperm passes through the uterus and is not dependent on the positioning of it. The remaining process of fertilization is in no way linked to the positioning of the uterus.[2]

Anteverted uterus does not affect the sexual health or sex life of a female in any way. Thus, it is quite clear from the above that there is no problem in getting pregnant if a female has an anteverted uterus. In case a female with anteverted uterus has problems with conceiving, they should consult with a gynecologist to identify other problems that may be playing a role. This will include problems with ovulation, fallopian tubes, or the cervix.[2]

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