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Old Feb 27th, 2011, 09:48 AM   1
louisianagirl
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Carrying Pregnancy in Back


Have any of you ever been told this? I went for my first appointment around 5 weeks and my doctor did an exam. He told me that I'm carrying the baby in my back. This past Friday at my 10 week appointment, he told me the same thing. He said I may not show for another 2 months. I haven't even the slightest bump yet. I am not a skinny girl but not heavy either. I am average and athletic. I am still active and running 1-2 miles 2-3x a week when my body/fatigue allows. I'm just curious if anyone else has been told they are carrying this way. TIA!



 
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Old Feb 27th, 2011, 10:07 AM   2
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He could mean that you have a retroverted uterus. That means that instead of sloping towards the front, it slopes backwards. A lot of women have a retroverted uterus, me included. I didn't start showing until about 20 weeks with my dd.



 
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Old Feb 27th, 2011, 11:06 AM   3
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Ditto WigglyWoo. . .they probably mean that you have a tilted uterus. . .which I think something like 1 in 5 women have?

My understanding with that is you won't show much until later, and then one day you'll wake up and whamo, HUGE bump. . .because your uterus rights itself

BTW - don't worry about not having a bump at 10 weeks. It's at least 12 or more weeks before a normal, non-tilted uterus pops out from below the pubic bone/pelvis. What you see in those early bump pics is mostly bloat!

It's also possible that you could show sooner, your uterus at one point will just correct itself and pop out




 
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Old Feb 27th, 2011, 11:11 AM   4
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I had a tilted uterus with my first but i was always told i was actually carrying in the front with my first. And my uterus used to tilt back. Hmmm. I still had a mini bump at 12 weeks and showed at 17-18 weeks.



 
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Old Feb 27th, 2011, 14:14 PM   5
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I have one as well, with my first I was really skinny so I started showing around 15 weeks I think.



 
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Old Jul 27th, 2011, 18:26 PM   6
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isn't all it's cracked up to be


doesn't that also mean that you may have more back pain during the pregnancy and possibly have some difficulty giving birth??



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Old Jul 27th, 2011, 19:22 PM   7
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I wouldn't say I have had any back pain thus far. I don't really think it works like that. I would say it just kept me from showing for awhile, but I'm really not sure..



 
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Old Jul 27th, 2011, 19:35 PM   8
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My mom carried my sister in the front just fine. She carried me in her back. She was made uncomfortable by my big ole baby body hangin' out in her back, and she never did look pregnant. Anyway, I'm obviously very healthy and fine.



 
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