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