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During pregnancy, your health is number one priority. That’s why we went straight to top pregnancy health experts for all the details you want to know about the most common pregnancy problems. In our pregnancy problems guide, you can read about a slew of pregnancy conditions – everything from hemorrhoids to gestational diabetes. Find out what any pregnancy symptom could possibly mean (are you swollen just because you’re expecting, or is it a sign of some complication?) and find out whether or not it’s worth a call to your OB. If you already know you’ve got a pregnancy complication or health condition, our comprehensive articles will give you the scoop on its causes and how it can affect you and baby. Plus, get treatment tips straight from medical experts and pregnant women like you. Yup, we've got answers to all your questions about pregnancy health problems right here!

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Tilted Uterus During Pregnancy

If you have a tilted uterus, there are some things you need to know while you're pregnant. Find out how a tilted uterus will affect your pregnancy and baby.

What can I do to prevent a tilted uterus?

There’s no way to prevent a tilted uterus. But if you have endometriosis or a pelvic inflammatory disease, make sure you get it treated.

What do other pregnant moms do when they have a tilted uterus?

“The doctor didn’t seem concerned with it at all. I’ve had lower back pain; today, my back, spine and neck have been especially sore. I’ve just attributed it to the hormones and relaxants in my body right now.”

“I have a tilted uterus. The midwife said that they almost always go back into the proper position at 10 to 12 weeks and that lower back pain is a very common complaint for women with the tilt this early on. My heating pad in bed and the heated seats in the car have been my best friends.”

“I have one that was discovered years ago. I’ve never had any issues, and I brought it up again at my first appointment with my OB, and she said, ‘It’s like someone being left- or right-handed; some women have a tilted uterus.’”

Are there any other resources for a tilted uterus?

US National Library of Medicine

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Cramps During Early Pregnancy

What are endometriosis and HSG tests?

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