Does a Retroverted Uterus Affect Pregnancy Symptoms?

QUESTION

Dear Midwife,
Hi! I just want to make one question. My boyfriend and I had unprotected sex a day before my ovulation and I have retroverted uterus. What changes do I have if I'm pregnant?

ANSWER

Pregnancy symptoms are very different for different women -- many women with normal pregnancies have no symptoms at all. Others are violently ill almost immediately. Uterus position won't affect early symptoms. The only way to know for sure whether you are pregnant is to take a test, which won't be until you miss a period.

Meanwhile, it sounds like you need effective contraception. Your privacy would be protected and if you can't afford going to a regular midwife or doctor, you might try Planned Parenthood or a community clinic where they have a sliding scale.

-- Cynthia, CNM. PhD.

Cynthia Flynn

Cynthia Flynn, CNM. PhD, is the General Director of the Family Health and Birth Center which provides prenatal, birth, postnatal, gynecological and primary health care to underserved women and their families in Washington, D.C. Recently Cynthia served as Associate Professor of Nursing at Seattle University. There she not only taught, but remained in full scope clinical midwifery practice at Valley Medical Center where she cared for pregnant and birthing women, and practices well-woman gynecology, family planning, and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases.

Cynthia founded Columbia Women's Clinic and Birth Center, where she took care of pregnant women and infants up to two weeks of age and attended both birth center and hospital births. Before Cynthia earned her CNM, she worked as a registered nurse in labor and delivery and postpartum and is a certified Doula and Doula trainer.