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    Default Warning - Silly PG Brain Question ahead...

    Hoping Kelly will be able to answer this for me.

    Where do your fallopian tubes end up while your pg? Am I right, that they are attached to the overies, which are attached by ligaments to your kidneys (or there abouts)? If so, what the hell happens to them once your uterus is up under your rib cage? Do they just stretch or does everything move up with the uterus?



    I am just picturing my uterus with this two tubes pulling back down towards by kidneys... In dogs & cats the overies are attached by a ligament that extends up to/near the kidneys. I amjust assuming its similar in us.

    Please set my pg brain straight, if that is at all possible LOL.

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    LOL - wow you're pg brain comes up with some interesting questions FJ! And I bet you can't rest until you get the answer either

    I have no idea of the answer... but strangely enough, am interested to find out!

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    Oh I come up with some weird and wonderful ideas/thoughts all the time. At least being pg gives me something to blame it on!

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    Thats an interesting thought and one I have never even considered myself, but now I want to know the answer too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ~Emma~
    the fallopian tubes are connected to the uterus, therefore they move up WITH the uterus!

    So I imagine our fallopian tubes are up almost as high as our uterus'

    (a friend who is a m/w told me lol)
    yep, thats why I am curious as to how it all sits. Because are they not also conected to the overies at the other end? If its the same in us as it is in animals, the overies are then attached by a liagment to near the kidney. Thats why I am curious as to whether or not the move up witht he uterus but also stretch back towards the overies. KWIM??

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    I always just assumed they stayed in the same place, the uterus just grew and they were attached to the same bit... although, thinking about it, the whole uterus stretches, not just the top/front.

    I guess that because everything gets squashed up, they're still relatively in the same place, just higher and more squished? Same as the intestines and the "offal organs".

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    Hello, great question, my brain is ticking over.

    I personally reckon that by the time the fundus gets big enough to start protruding over the pubic bone - ie your tummy actually starts to show - the fallopian tubes and ovaries are probably near the sides and possibly starting to be tucked behind the expanding uterus. Cos your cervix doesn't go anywhere, does it? I'm thinking of a loaf of bread expanding as it cooks, the bottom part doesn't really move (it's stuck inside the pan) but the top part where there's room goes crazy and puffs out all over. The pelvis must surely hold the ovaries in...?

    Someone who has their ultrasound pickies might be able to have a look and tell us?
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    mmm Ok, well i have done a bit of googling! The overies are not actually conected to the fallopian tubes. So I guess when one is PG the overias just get squished out of the way with the rest of your insides the the fallopian tubes stay & just go where the uterus goes.

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    Yeah but how do the fallopian tubes find their way home to the ovaries again afterwards???? I don't get it!!

    I'm sticking to my baking bread theory...
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    Yeah, I'm wondering that (well said, Marydean). Don't the ends of the fallopian tubes cling to the ovaries so they can grab the eggie and it doesn't get lost inside the body? Surely if they grab onto those little ovaries then they won't be letting go any time soon?

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    I have no idea, I am just goin goff the internet!

    KEEEEEEEEEEELLLLLLLLLLLYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Surely someone has done advanced anatomy at school? Aren't there some pregnant doctors hanging around the boards somewhere?

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    I studied reproduction and development at Uni, Marydean (well, my degree was Medical Genetics, but there was a lot of reproduction in that: only got annoying when DH nagged me about having a "practical revision session"). No-one ever mentions what happens to the ovaries! It's not even in the textbooks! I'm going to ask this tomorrow when I see the midwife.

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    I didn't get to see the midwife today, the scan was just a scan, no midwife appointment at all. My next midwife appointment is the 26th of September (my next scan the 25th, but that's midwife-free) so if no-one else remembers to ask then we'll know at the end of the month!

    (wanted to edit my post, but it wouldn't let me save changes, drat the thing!)

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    I have a midwife appointment tonight. I will ask then.

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    Let us know what they say, FJ. We're all curious!

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    I don't think I will be having any more scans. At my last to check if my placenta had moved away from my cervix, it had so I don't think there will be any reason for further scans...
    My appointment isn't till 7.30 tonight, But I will let you know if they can answer the question or not.

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    I had an ectopic pg in March and had to get my left fallopian tube removed. I asked the specialist if it would reduce my chances at getting pg again. He said no as the tubes are not actually attached to the overies. my one remaining tube will flow across and catch the eggs that my left ovary releases.

    I would have thought that the fallopian tubes are connected to the uterus therfore wouldn't they move wotht eh uterus?

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