I wanted to share about pregnancy w/a tilted uterus. The uterus tilts toward the spine rather than toward the navel and 1 in 5 women have this. Reading different medical sites, Dr's state the uterus naturally tilts forward sometime after the 14wk. I am almost at 14wk and for the last wk have experienced difficulty urinating.
Yesterday I couldn't urinate at all and my OB/GYN told me to get to the ER for catheter and u/s. I am now dealing with a catheter for a couple days until i see my OB/GYN.
There are ways to move the uterus where the Dr manually manipulates it into place and I also saw a "knee-chest" exercise that might help where you
- Kneel, keeping knees apart.
- Place arms and head on floor (on pillow).
- Keep back straight and abdominal muscles slightly tightened.
- Maintain position for a few minutes, then straighten and relax.
I'll post again once I know what the Dr will do, but will try this exercise for now.
Anyhow, thought this could be useful to someone, take my advice, if you are not urinating w/in 2hr of drinking a lot of fluids call your OB who will likely tell you to get to an ER. And before this, once you notice a problem urinating call your OB, unfortunately I didn't know it would get worse as my uterus grows and tries to shift forward so hope this saves someone from the pain.
Disclaimer: Always seek medical advice before trying anything on your own.