The Changes in Your Uterus During Pregnancy | Cervix Position
While we know that the uterus itself is hands down amazing, I want to share with you the science behind this organ and what happens to it throughout pregnancy.
The History of Your UterusAs a fetus, the uterus is contained in the abdominal cavity. At puberty, the uterus has descended into the pelvis with the folds being distinct and extending into the upper cavity of the organ. As an adult, the position of the uterus dependent upon the condition of the bladder and rectum. When the bladder is empty, the entire uterus is tilted forward with the body lying on the bladder. When the bladder fills, the uterus becomes more erect leaving the fundus back toward the sacrum. During menstruation, the organ becomes enlarged, more vascular, rounder, swelling the labia, thickening, darkening, and softening the membrane lining of its body. If pregnancy occurs, the uterus becomes enormously enlarged throughout the fetal growth period.