Lately I've been worried about my uterus. I've had one abortion and 3 different IUDs (one of them I got pregnant with, hence the abortion), in a pretty short period of time (2 years). As a midwifery student, I keep hearing that abortions can cause scarring of the uterus, "incompetent cervix", and a host of other issues. I can't quite tell if these risks are real or a pro-life invention... Still, I can't help feeling that, with all this IUD + abortion action, my poor uterus must not be happy. I really want to have children one day and I'm worried this will impact my ability to have children.
I guess I'm hoping for some reassurance, even if it's based on anecdotes and not science! I know there's no way to predict what my future fertility will be like. I think I just feel the need to talk about it in hopes of getting this fear out of my system.
edit: I should add that there is no physical reason for this fear. I don't have any pain or other concerning symptoms, and I never had any complications following the abortion or IUD insertions... So hopefully that's a good sign!
worried about the health of my uterus