Your Tilted or Retroverted Uterus

A tilted uterus or retroverted uterus is a condition that affects one in five women. Although it sounds scary, it doesn’t affect your ability to get pregnant, but it can cause pain and make your delivery harder. It’s something you should be aware of, so you can prepare for it accordingly.

This guide will help you get to know the cause of your tilted uterus, ways to take good care of your body and have a healthier, pain-free pregnancy.

Symptoms That Women with a Tilted Uterus Face

There are many symptoms that indicate that you have a tilted uterus. You won’t know that you have one until you become pregnant. Even then, it can be difficult to determine whether it’s the problem that you’re having until after the first trimester is over.

  • Back pain is a common symptom of any pregnancy, but it’s also a sign that the uterus is tilted.
  • Having a hard time peeing is another problem for some women. The bladder doesn’t empty properly because the uterus is angled in a way that prevents successful urination.
  • Ultrasounds are also problematic because the baby isn’t where he or she should be in your abdomen.

The doctor may need to do a transvaginal ultrasound opposed to a trans-abdominal ultrasound. This allows them to get a look at the baby after inserting an ultrasound wand into your vagina.

Risk Factors Pregnant Women Should Be Aware Of

Knowing what to expect if you are diagnosed with a tilted uterus helps you take better care of yourself. That way, you don’t experience symptoms unexpectedly or allow the condition to worsen and cause other problems to occur. Being empowered with knowledge allows you to make healthcare decisions on your own, based on how your body looks and feels, opposed to having someone make them for you.

Some of the risk factors that are of most concern to pregnant women are:

  • Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs)
  • Increased Bacteria
  • Back Labor
  • Delivery Difficulties
  • An Incarcerated Uterus

The last three risks on the list happen seldom but you should be aware of them. The uterus will eventually settle after you’ve given birth so there isn’t long-term damage. It shouldn’t affect your ability to get pregnant again at a future date.

Awareness and Precautionary Measures Count Double During Pregnancy

As with any other health concerns, awareness is key. You know your body better than anyone else does. That’s why it’s important to listen to its cues and to alert your doctor to any changes that you feel or notice while pregnant.

Preventative measures keep a minor medical condition from worsening. It also helps alleviate any fears that you might have about giving birth. Your primary care physician and OBGYN are great resources that you have access to before, during, and after your pregnancy, so don’t hesitate to ask for their advice and recommendations.

Comfortability is key during all stages of pregnancy.

Bellefit offers many products that help provide support to the back and abdomen during and after pregnancy. Prenatal support options include our Prenatal Cami and Prenatal Support Panty which are made from materials that stretch and breathe.

8 Kilos of my Postpartum weight are gone with my Bellefit Postpartum Corset

Mother testimonial for postpartum recovery
Karen gives her childbirth recovery testimonial

Hi my name is Karen and today I’d like to share with you how great I found the Bellefit Corset Girdle. I just gave birth about a month ago and I’ve been wearing the postpartum corset since three days after the delivery and I’ve noticed the results straight away. First of all, I could feel that walking around the house was much easier because it helps hold the muscles in. After about one or two weeks when I had visitors come, they were amazed at how quickly I had regained my pre pregnancy weight. I had put on ten kilos when I was carrying my baby but about a month later which is right now, I’ve already lost about eight kilos, so I’ve got two or three more kilos to go and I am really excited about. The version I got is the corset girdle and I got a size smalll and I would definitely recommend it to my friends and family because the quality is amazing. I first heard about it from one of my friends, when she told me how great it was, I couldn’t wait to try it. I am really happy with the results. I am also really happy with the shipping, it was incredible, it was quick! Customer service was great, when I had a question the website had so much information I almost didn’t have to ask anyone else. So yes, I definitely would recommend the Bellefit corset if you want to regain your pre-pregnancy shape.

Pregnancy and Weight – What are the benefits of wearing an abdominal binder

Postpartum Girdle

A Bellefit Corset will help speed up your childbirth recovery

An abdominal binder is a special compression garment that you wear around your midsection. You may be wondering why you would need to wear an abdominal binder after having a baby. The reasons for wearing an abdominal binder are typically related to surgery or childbirth – or sometimes, both! Maybe it seems like putting extra pressure on your belly might even hurt. On the contrary, compression is a common technique used to speed healing, often after surgery or after an injury like a sprained ankle. Compression offers support to the area that is healing. Compression also increases blood flow and reduces swelling, both of which are key components of the healing process.

How tight is tight enough?

An abdominal binder is meant to be quite tight – though not so tight that you can’t breathe or sit comfortably. Some abdominal binders are simple swaths of thick fabric that you wrap around your belly area, securing the wrap with velcro or a series of snaps. Other binders are more like a bodysuit that you step into and pull up around you midsection.

 So again, why wear a postpartum girdle?

The purpose of an abdominal binder it to promote healing through compression. During pregnancy, your baby takes up an amazing amount of space inside your body. Your abdominal muscles are stretched to their limit, and your lower back muscles must compensate for the shift in your center of gravity. The growing baby pushes your internal organs out of the way as he grows and grow. By the end of your pregnancy, your stomach has been pushed up close to your heart! As anyone who has had a baby knows, it takes some time before you return to your pre-pregnancy shape. When your baby is born, she leaves behind an empty uterus – and it takes approximately six weeks for this organ to shrink back to its normal size. Likewise, your organs do not immediately return to their pre-pregnancy locations, either. An abdominal binder, however, can speed this process along.

 Your abdominal muscles remember

Wearing an abdominal binder as soon as possible after childbirth – no matter if you delivered vaginally or with a c-section – works wonders for your healing process. You should feel like your lower back is supported, even though your adbominal muscles are not yet able to do this job on their own. The compression, along with the natural after-birth contractions that you have, pushes your uterus from the outside in, helping it find its pre-pregnancy shape and location. The same is true for your other abdominal organs: compression can help your stomach and intestines drop back into their previous position. Binding your abdomen can also remind your abdominal muscles how to behave. Though you may not be consciously tightening your abs, the compression helps them snap back from being stretched to accomodate your baby. If you had a c-section, an abdominal binder is a must for your healing process. Compression over your incision will help reduce the pain that many women feel when they laugh, cry, or even roll over in bed. Wearing a compression garment will help your incision heal faster, too, because compression will increase blood flow to that area and help reduce the swelling around your incision.

Which Girdle is Right for Me?

There are so many options for abdominal binders on the market today. The best products offer a combination of comfort and support. The right abdominal binder should also be easy to use! Bellefit offers a postpartum abdominal binder that meets these criteria. Medical grade compression panels in the front and back of the garment will support your midsection as you heal.

A snug fit ensures that the garment will not slip off, even as you care for you new baby and resume your normal daily activities. A hook and eye closure makes it easy to use the restroom without having to take the entire garment off, too!  You can put it on when you get out of bed in the morning and not think about it again until you take it off at night. In fact, many women choose to wear the binder 24 hours a day – even while sleeping – to receive the maximum benefit from abdominal compression!

At first gland, an abdominal binder may seem like an unncessary expense for postpartum women. But the results you will see make the investment in your body and your health worth every penny.