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Does anyone believe in a tilted womb?

(37 Posts)
Cnix Fri 06-Jun-14 19:33:16

Diagnosed as having a tilted womb as a result of a forceps delivery by an arvigo massage therapist. Does anyone believe that this could be a reason for not conceiving? Or am I potentially going to be conned out of hundreds of pounds for an abdominal massage and a load of old cobblers? What do you gals think?

fuckinglondonballs Fri 06-Jun-14 19:41:50

Got told mine was tilted during a smear. Nurse said to stick my legs in the air if I TTC!

Eastpoint Fri 06-Jun-14 19:43:42

Have sex doggy style - sorry if a bit crude.

Canus Fri 06-Jun-14 19:45:46

Well it is a real thing (or maybe it was tilted uterus).

I thought people were born with it though.

fledermaus Fri 06-Jun-14 19:47:15

What kind of massage were you having that they were feeling your womb?

Cnix Fri 06-Jun-14 19:59:05

Fledermouse I haven't decided to go through with it yet but it would be an abdominal massage.

Thanks for the tip eastfox!

Eastpoint Fri 06-Jun-14 20:02:00

Ooh I fancy a name change now & that would be a good one wink

Cnix Fri 06-Jun-14 20:13:58


fledermaus Fri 06-Jun-14 20:14:27

How does the therapist know you have a tilted womb? And how would forceps cause it - they are only inserted into the birth canal aren't they?

MrsCakesPremonition Fri 06-Jun-14 20:17:37

It is definitely real - here's a summary by the Embarrassing Bodies people, but I don't think a massage is going to fix it. How could it?

Cnix Fri 06-Jun-14 20:58:23

Massage is supposed to realign it... I am detecting a lot of skepticism here. I'm still not sure what to think. Probably just clutching at straws.

fledermaus Fri 06-Jun-14 21:01:03

Who diagnosed it? Was it "diagnosed" by the same person who wants you to pay them to "fix" it?

If you're concerned, maybe see you GP and find out if you actually do have a tilted uterus.

Spellcheck Fri 06-Jun-14 21:10:53

I think you're being conned!!

I have a tilted uterus, it's quite severe, found during a scan during my first pregnancy. No probs conceiving, I've had 5 full-term pregnancies and two (non-related) miscarriages. The only thing I will say is that I think the positioning of my uterus could have affected the positioning of my babies, hence very difficult back-to-back labours resulting in c-sections or ventouse.

I've been told several times that it doesn't normally affect fertility, and it can't be moved (and doesn't have to be).

ladyflower23 Fri 06-Jun-14 21:12:42

If it's any help nurse told me I had tilted womb during smear and my mum told me she has one too. I have one child and she has 4 so don't think it can cause too many problems!

NatashaBee Fri 06-Jun-14 21:15:39

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Puringmary Fri 06-Jun-14 21:23:23

Mine is tilted and never been a problem. Two dcs and two deliveries within realm of 'normal' (one induced, not much fun, one natural, much better).

I am a wee bit sceptical of massage costing £00s to 'fix' it.

ladyflower23 Fri 06-Jun-14 21:23:27

You know, I think mine might have self corrected, because I used to get period pain in my back (because of the tilting apparently) and now have it in abdomen. There are other really gross reasons as well, but I won't go into those!

PPaka Fri 06-Jun-14 21:25:33

My mum had this after giving birth to me- very traumatic birth
She had tried to conceive for 5 years
Had a small procedure, and she conceived straight away

bonzo77 Fri 06-Jun-14 21:27:49

It's very common. A variation of normal. I think it's 1/5 of us. It just means that when not pregnant your uterus tips backwards not forwards. The position changes to "normal" once the baby is big enough to distort the uterus. And then returns to its tilted position after recovering from birth. I was told that women with retroverted uteruses (uteri?) report more period pain.

Heathcliff27 Fri 06-Jun-14 21:34:59

I've got one too, I have to lie on my side with one leg up for a smear test...nice... I've had 3 normal pregnancies/vaginal deliveries.

Dont waste your cash.

HumphreysCorner Sat 07-Jun-14 06:52:38

I've got one too and so has my mum. I have 3 children and have had 2 miscarriages. I only found out I had one during the 2nd miscarriage in January. Even when I used to have to put my fists under my bottom when having a smear nobody said anything.

I agree, don't waste your money.

Marnierose Sat 07-Jun-14 06:56:16

I feel pregnant twice (after only one go) with a tilted uterus. In my experience it's not a problem!

broodylicious Sat 07-Jun-14 06:57:23

My sister has a tilted womb and it's disintegrating but she still managed to conceive (the most beautiful nephew I could've hoped for actually!) I can't imagine massage would do anything for it so save your money.

SecretWitch Sat 07-Jun-14 07:00:32

I have a seriously retroverted uterus. I conceived and carried two of my dc with no issues. I experienced preterm labour and delivery with my first child, cause unknown.

AttilaTheMeerkat Sat 07-Jun-14 09:31:09


I would rethink your visits to this person as there are a lot of charlatans out there who are after your cash.

Many women only themselves realise they have a retroverted uterus when they are themselves pregnant; they were unaware beforehand.

This person is in no way qualified to make such a pronouncement; do not be fooled. A retroverted uterus cannot be moved and also does not normally cause fertility issues.

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