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David Barrere, MD, FACOG

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I am 12 weeks pregnant and have just been told I have a retroverted uterus. What does that mean, and am I or the baby at any additional risks? - Jenifer

The expert answers:
Jenifer, A retroverted uterus is a descriptive term used to describe the position of your uterus. Retroversion means that the top portion of the uterus, the fundus, is pointed towards your back (sacrum). Anteversion is the opposite of this. With anteversion, the fundus points towards your abdomen.

It used to be thought that a woman with a retroverted uterus was at more risk for infertility. As a result, uterine suspension procedures were performed to "pull" a retroverted uterus forward. Over time, we have realized that fertility rates are similar for anteverted and retroverted uteri.

During pregnancy, there is really nothing for your to worry about in having a retroverted uterus.PregnancyAndBaby.com

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