Can You Get Pregnant With a Prolapsed Uterus?

It is possible for a woman with a prolapsed uterus to become pregnant, according to an article in The Journal of Maternal-Fetal & Neonatal Medicine. The prolapsed uterus presents dangers for both the mother and fetus.

Complications that may arise when a pregnant woman has a prolapsed uterus can be relatively minor, such as cervical infections, urinary tract infections and urinary retention, explains the Journal of Maternal-Fetal & Neonatal Medicine. More serious issues include spontaneous abortion and preterm labor. Dystocia, an abnormal size or positioning of the fetus, is also possible and may result in the need for emergency delivery, notes the Merck Manual. Any of these complications can put the life of the mother and/or the fetus in jeopardy.