Re: unicornuate w/ non-comm horn. GOT RESULTS
|Originally posted by morebabies
I had an HSG, hysteroscopy, and ultrasound yesterday. I was in to see if I had a communicationg horn or not so I could know more about removal and just to have further knowledge about my body for future pregnancies. I have come a long way from thinking I did something wrong having a miscarriage to thinking I had endometriosis, to thinking it was a fibroid, to this. Unicornuate uterus with non-communicating horn. The doc says taking the horn out will probably not do anything. He also believes it does not have a functioning endometrium so I cannot get pregnant in there. I have had several miscarriages and one live 26 week birth. I know little about unicornuate uterus' and want to go ahead and get pregnant next week. I do know that there is less room for a baby to grow and less available blood flow. This can cause many problems with the placenta as it did in my only live birth. Does anyone have reccomendations for more blood flow, yoga, herbs, bedrest? I want another and am a little freaked out. Don't want to go through NICU for 2 1/2 months again. Really want a vaginal birth. Ok, so I am realizing that maybe the infertility group isn't exactly where I belong, I am very fertile, (have gotten pregnant on my 5th day before), I just have trouble keeping them in. Cervix is fine. It's the banana shaped uterus that isn't.
Please take my post to be in the most loving, sympathetic way possible because I have been there and done that with my bicornuate uterus. I understand what you are feeling, I have not lost a baby at 26 weeks, but I do know your desires and I hope that you will listen to a fellow sister on the path you are traveling.
I am going to strongly encourage you to wait in trying to conceive. One because as you say above you dont know a whole lot about your condition and two the complications you can have with a pregnancy are both dangerous to you and an unborn child.
I'm going to tell you that no herb, no alternative medicine, no yoga, nothing can help change the amount of blood flow a fetus recieves if it attaches to a weak or "bad" place in a malformed uterus. I have lost pregnancies due to this problem and a twin. Bedrest or standing on your head will not help either. When a embryo attaches to the uterine wall it is imparative for proper growth and development that it be in a place where it will receive proper nutrients. Restricted growth can also be a problem. Restricted fetal growth can cause malformation in the limbs and spine. Your uterus could rupture and in a unicornuate uterus, this is a possibility. These wombs can only be stretched so far until A) we have a baby or miscarry or B) rupture.
I dont know if your baby passed away or not, but if you are still grieving this is another reason to wait. It is very probably you will be in a NICU again, in fact with my last pregnancy, I planned on that being part of my pregnancy. Also csections are the norm with unicornuate uteri. Fetal position can be odd and if you already have an incision in the uterus your rupture rate without any inducing agents or drugs can be as high as 20%.
I know you desire to be a mother, that you want desperately to have biological children and be pregnant again. I hope you will take the time to heal physically, emotionally, do some research, get a second opinion and see a specialist and then make a more informed decision. Also know there are many ways to create a family: surrogacy and adoption.
Also the mulleriananomaly group at yahoogroups is a great resource.
Take care and many hugs!!!