I feel like this is such a stupid question, but it’s been bugging me for ages. In drawings of the female reproductive system, the fallopian tubes are shown with connections at the top of the uterus, with ovaries on the ends of the tubes. I am familiar with where the ovaries are in the abdominal cavity under non-pregnant conditions (as I’ve got a set myself, and the very kind obgyn that did my first pelvic lo those many years ago pointed them out to me).
By the end of a full term pregnancy, the fundus (top of the uterus) has managed to stretch and cram itself up near the rib cage. At this point, where are the fallopian tubes and ovaries? I don’t recall seeing them indicated on the standard pregnancy literature. (of course they’re around there somewhere) I assume the uterus stretches over its whole volume, maybe this is an incorrect assumption. I can’t figure how the tubes and ovaries would not be shifted out of their customary positions. Do they manage to stay low in the abdominal cavity? Is their attachment point lower on the uterus than I think? All I could find via Googling was a lot of very uncomfortable sounding bits about fallopian torsion and the badness thereof.