An anteverted uterus is when a woman's uterus tilts forward, toward her bladder. This condition is opposite of a retroverted uterus, which is titled backward, toward the rectum. Typically, a tilted uterus does not pose a problem, and in fact, many women do not even know they have this condition. In addition, it is the most common variation of the position of the uterus.
The uterus is a pear-shaped organ that is made to house a developing fetus. It is composed of two sections: the upper half is the known as the fundus, and the bottom half is the cervix. The fundus, where a developing baby will live, is also the section of the uterus that tilts. The cervix is the neck-shaped part of the uterus that is located closest to the vaginal opening. The cervix closes during pregnancy to keep the baby safe.
An anteverted uterus does not play a role in complicating conception, and it rarely, if ever is the cause of infertility. This condition does not even cause symptoms.
During pregnancy, a uterus that tilts forward usually does not cause a problem. Sometimes, a woman who has a tilted uterus will notice less of a tilt after pregnancy. Overall, this is a normal condition that affects many women. It doesn't pose a problem, so there typically is no need for medical intervention when this condition occurs.
Most women who have an anteverted uterus have had it since she was born, and it doesn't mean that there were any abnormalities. Sometimes, it happens because of age or other factors, such as having given birth. The ligaments that hold the uterus sometimes become a little looser because of pregnancy and delivery. Ultimately, this means that the uterus can shift positions a little bit.