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12 Oct 2006

Retroverted uterus
Hi Doc,

I have a retroverted uterus (a maternal family heirloom my mother says), to what extent I'm not sure. My hubby and I want to start ttc!
I was wondering if this would impinge on my chances of having a natural birth (all other factors being equal), as both my grandmother and mother had ceasar's and I desperately would like to have a natural birth if possible. I would really appreciate your input in this regard.

P.s: I find you manner in dealing with questions outstanding, you are both professional, concise and also understanding. One really picks up on the passion that you have for your field:)
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01 Jan 0001

Dear Maya

Once a pregnancy has established itself in a retroverted uterus, the uterus generally would revert into normal position. The subsequent course of events in the pregnacy will be dicatated purely by obsterical indications.
The possiblity of inherited pelvic structural anomaly (not abnormaility), is a consideration and is known to have similar obstetrical outcomes in succeeding generations.
Such anomalies may lead to difficult labours and cephalopelvic disproportion (CPD).
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