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Old 04-16-2003, 11:28 PM - Thread Starter
 
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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.
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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.
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Tiffany,

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!!!

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Hi Tiffany,

Congratulations on surviving your testing I get my HSG on Monday to determine if I have a bicornuate uterus or not. Having a diagnosis can help you in your efforts to become more informed.

I second Kim's recommendation to go to yahoogroups.com and look up the mullarian anamolies group. There are others similar to you who have experienced the challenges of pregnancy with a unicornate unterus (UU). They can give you the "bad" news and the good news - pregnancy in a UU has happened, and some actually carry to term and have vaginal births.

In terms of herbs and yoga and other alternatives, I personally work with a chiropractor who does nutrition. I feel like this has improved my overall health, as well as my uterine health. While this will not change a structural "defect", I think that the healthier I am, the healthier my tissues are and the more this optimizes my chance of having a healthy pregnancy. I also receive craniosacral therapy on a regular basis, and strongly encourage you to receive some type of bodywork. Anything that will help release restrictions, is going to help to enhance blood flow throughout the body. Optimizing blood flow and energy flow to the uterus can only be a good thing. I certainly can't say what type of impact that would have on a developing fetus, but it makes sense to me that it would be a good thing. There is dynamic intelligence in tissues and sometimes in spite of that things go screwy, but sometimes a skilled practitioner who can listen to tissues and support the health that is present can make a very positive difference.

Good luck with your journey!

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Hi, I have become a member of the yahoo group and am finding some good info. My doctor that gave me all the tests is the specialist in the state and he seems to not be concerned with my getting pregnant. I have to see him one more time next week to talk and see if he found anything new out by reveiwing my x-rays. Anyways, I have heard that aloe juice taken internally increases blood flow to the uterus and should be avoided for that purpose. I have posted different posts all over lately and seem to be leaving some valuable info out or am not entirerly clear. To clarify, my daughter is living and was an emergency c-section because her cord was around her neck and her fluid dried up. My uterus is Unicornuate but is actually quite large for a UU. The horn that has its own fallopian tube turned out to be just a small mass of tissue, no chance of getting pregnant in there. Thanks everyone for caring and for being honest. Good luck with your hsg, hopefully you will have a gentle doc like I did.
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Hi, I have become a member of the yahoo group and am finding some good info. My doctor that gave me all the tests is the specialist in the state and he seems to not be concerned with my getting pregnant. I have to see him one more time next week to talk and see if he found anything new out by reveiwing my x-rays. Anyways, I have heard that aloe juice taken internally increases blood flow to the uterus and should be avoided for that purpose. I have posted different posts all over lately and seem to be leaving some valuable info out or am not entirerly clear. To clarify, my daughter is living and was an emergency c-section because her cord was around her neck and her fluid dried up. My uterus is Unicornuate but is actually quite large for a UU. The horn that has its own fallopian tube turned out to be just a small mass of tissue, no chance of getting pregnant in there. Thanks everyone for caring and for being honest. Good luck with your hsg, hopefully you will have a gentle doc like I did.
What kind of incision did you have with your daughter?

And yes, you did leave out some info, but thats okay.
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I have a transverse incision very low on my uterus. I was told beforehand that I would delfinitely have a vertical incision but afterwards, since I had an incredible surgeon, found out that at the last minute he was sure he could cut me across. So I am not predisposed to c-sections necessarily at this point.
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