Saturday, September 13, 2014

Tilted Uterus and Miscarrying? You Might Want to Skip the Medicated Miscarriage and Here's Why

I like to stay on top of recent first trimester research.  I keep hoping that one day somebody will listen and do a study on the tilted uterus during the first trimester.  We already know on The Misdiagnosed Miscarriage what they'll find.  Women who have a tilted uterus often look one to two weeks behind during the first trimester and are too often misdiagnosed with a miscarriage as a result.

So, it was with some interest I took a look at this study:

Efficacy of misoprostol in relation to uterine position in the treatment of early pregnancy failure

Turns out there may be another problem if you have a tilted uterus.  A medicated miscarriage (where you are given drugs to help along the miscarriage) does not work well with women who have a retroverted uterus. 

I believe this.

Over the years I have had too many women share their 'horror' stories with Misoprostol (Cytotec).  Other women have said, "Aww, it wasn't too bad."   Well, we know that roughly 1/3 of women have a tilted uterus.  We also know that research really indicates that after 8 weeks, a woman with a medicated miscarriage is much more likely to end up with complications.  That rules out a lot of women who should even consider a medicated miscarriage.

I wrote more on this topic here:

Tilted Uterus? If You Are Miscarrying, You May Want to Skip The Medicated Miscarriage.

May want to skip a medicated miscarriage if you:

  • are eight weeks or more along
  • have had any prior uterine surgery including c-section
  • are anemic
  • have a tilted uterus
  • have any sort of stomach or intestinal disease
  • have had five or more births
If your doctor is recommending a medicated miscarriage, please find out if you have a tilted uterus first. 

As always, (((hugs))) to you if you are going through a miscarriage scare right now

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