Retroverted uterus is becoming a common diagnosis these days, and it can raise some questions, especially from women who still intend to get pregnant. More specifically, they may be wondering how to get pregnant with a retroverted uterus. Luckily, it's not a complicated, or even uncommon, question to answer.
According to information from the Better Health Channel, a retroverted uterus is not shown to have any bearing on fertility. But, as Baby Center pointed out, it can come with underlying conditions that contribute to infertility. When you have a retroverted uterus, it simply means the uterus is tipped backwards toward the rectum instead of forward and toward the belly. And although this may sound scary, there are some pretty easy ways to work around it or address underlying issues that may be affecting your fertility.
One option is to try different sex positions. Although your retroverted uterus won't hurt your chances of getting pregnant, the American Pregnancy Association (APA) said you may find that certain sex positions are more painful than others. Fortunately, you can easily limit or get rid of potential pain caused during sex by changing up positions or controlling the depth of penetration during sex.
If you have a retroverted uterus and do feel you're having difficult becoming pregnant, the aforementioned Baby Center article suggested endometriosis or pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) may be the underlying cause. These conditions can cause scar tissue making it difficult for the egg to go through the fallopian tube. However, there's often no reason to fret, as the amount of women who become infertile from these conditions is very low. According to Advanced Fertility, women who suffer from infertility due to endometriosis can talk to an OB-GYN or fertility doctor to have their treatment individualized. And women who think they may be suffering from PID should see their doctor quickly to seek treatment and antibiotics to stop it from having a major effect shared ObGyn.net.
Another way to correct retroverted uterus in very rare or severe cases is surgery. According to Natural Fertility Info, doctors can perform surgery to return the uterus to its normal position. Repositioning the uterus is simple and usually successful in alleviating extreme discomfort, which could also help with any difficulty having sex or becoming pregnant you may feel you're experiencing.
Furthermore, the Natural Fertility Info article mentioned above also suggested self-fertility massage. This technique focuses on the lower pelvic area and uterus and is said to help remove blockages. Considering a tilted uterus may be compressed by impacted intestines, which can cut off important circulation to the uterus, self-fertility massage may be worth trying if you're struggling to get pregnant and have a retroverted uterus.
Overall, the impact of a retroverted uterus on pregnancy is not shown and rarely an issue without another underlying condition involved. Although a tilted uterus affects a large percentage of women, it most likely will not hurt your ability to conceive.