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#31 of 51 Old 01-07-2008, 04:11 PM
 
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anyone else had this with their uterus? I'm desperate for more info and suggestions!
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I am currently 10 weeks pregnant- and was diagnosed with bicorunate uterus about a year ago. I have an ultrasound in 2 weeks to determine a more concrete due date, and also to check for multiples. I have been doing some research regarding BU and frankly, it scares the shit out of me. I've read the statistics regarding: survival rate, pre-term births, low birth weight, and breech babies. I'm so terrified of a miscarriage and any peace of mind that can be offered would be more than greatly appreciated!

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Well I am not sure if this will help, but I am 23 years old and have been pregnant twice, and I TOO have a bicornuate uterus, although it wasn't noticed until the second. With my first pregnancy, I was 16 years old and on birth control when it happened, so I continued to have a period. I didn't find out that I was pregnant until about 6 months. I found out when I was about 8 months and that the baby was breech, they scheduled a c section for Dec 6, I was due Dec 20. They said if I went into labor and had him the way he was positioned he wouldn't survuve from the blood loss and would tear up my insides on his way out. I went into labor Nov 29 in the middle of the night. When I got to the hospital my sons foot was out past his ankle. I went into the OR, was dialated to 10, pushed about 7 times and he was born. Timothy was 5 lbs 14 oz, 19 inches, at 36 weeks. Other then his foot being a little purple, and a little jaundice for a day or two, he and I were both perfectly fine. He is now a six year old healthy little boy.

I got pregnant again Nov. 11, 2007. December 26, I started bleeding. I went to the hospital and the did 2 different u/s. The first tech wasn't good enough, so the dr ordered more. They saw the baby was fine, I was measuring about 7 1/2 weeks, but that I had a bicornuate uterus, and a subchrionic hemorhage which was causing the bleeding. After 6 hrs of being in the hospital, they said I was having a threatened miscarriage and there was a 50/50 chance I would miscarry. I could go home, and chances were good since I have already have one successful pregnancy. He said to come back if any new symptoms. I was having bleeding and clots, but no pain. I was also to follow up with an ob. I continued to bleed, sometimes with clots.

I finally was able to get an appointment Jan. 3, 2008. I got an u/s and they found no traces of pregnancy. I had a miscarriage.

I have had one successful pregnancy with almost no prenatal care. I do not think the bicornuate uterus contributed to my uterus. Keep hope!

I have read more about this. Here is a link that may help give you some more info. http://pregnancy.families.com/blog/l...ornuate-uterus
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There is a list on yahoo called Mullerian Anomalies that can give you all kinds of great info.
I cannot recommend the MA Yahoo group highly enough!

http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group...riananomalies/

(I have a unicornuate uterus).
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Also www.mulleriananomalies.blogspot.com has good info, and women's stories.
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I am almost 6 weeks pregnant, had my first checkup yesterday and was informed that I have a bicornuate uterus. My doctor did not make a big deal out of it, but of course it got me worried anyway. I researched the condition on the internet, and some of what I read sounded very worrisome. On the other hand, this blog indicates that some women with this condition have normal deliveries - so I guess one shouldn't panic prematurely (that doesn't help in any case ;o). Would like to get in touch with other women who are currently pregnant and have this condition for mutual support, as well as hear from the ladies who posted earlier, to find out how their deliveries went through.

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after trying to get pregnant for over 4 years, I finally went to see specialist and was told I had multiple fibroids and a bi-cornute uterus. I had surgery to fix it and I got pregnant 10 months later for the first time. I had a few scares and pain from the remaining fibroids, but I carried my baby to term and had a scheduled c-section because of the scar tissue left from the surgery.

This is a fixable thing, if there are any of you who have problems getting or staying pregnant, talk to a specialist about fixing it.
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I have a bicornuate uterus and a septum down the middle. I carried my son to full term, so there was no problem with preterm labor. Also, we got pregnant unexpectedly, so conception wasn't a problem! This time, we got pregnant on the first try... we'll see what happens through the pregnancy.

My son was a footling breech, though, which ended up in a c/s because my midwife wasn't comfortable with breech birth. I know many moms who have bicornuate uteri and have indicated that breech is a much higher likelihood. So, this time around, I'm definitely finding a homebirth midwife who is 100% comfortable with a breech birth... although I will be visualizing a vertex baby through the pregnancy!

During my first pregnancy, the doctors kept trying to scare me into thinking I was "high risk." But, I think of myself as normal, and don't really think of the bicornuate uterus/septum at all. I know many moms with bicornuate uteri who have had healthy, normal pregnancies (myself included) and births. So, please don't panic! The internet always posts the worst case scenario. Everyone seems determined to make women scared of their bodies and their pregnancies, even though most of our bodies know exactly what they need to do to build and birth babies. I finally stopped reading sites that scared me with bicornuate uteri horror stories.
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Dear Mom2EWC,

Thanks very much for your reassuring message! I think maintaining a high morale is extremely important for a healthy delivery, and you have just raised mine! God bless you, wish you a safe delivery of your second baby.
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I am also cursed with a bicornuate uterus and i have lost two babies one at 9 weeks and the last one at 7 months, i am pregnant again! I am already bleeding and cramping but only 7 weeks along by tomorrow, the baby is fine the heart is beating 190 per minute and is growing at the right rate. One doctor i went to seems to believe i am losing it, i on the other hand KNOW im not. My last pregnancy i bled the whole 7 months, it seems to be a pattern. I think i will have better luck with this one, because my last baby stretched my uterus out so there should be more room. I NEED TO KNOW IF ANY ONE ELSE HAS CRAMPS AND BLEEDING, they say it isnt so uncommon in women like us.
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No, it's not a septate uterus it's a bicornuate uterus, the doctors have checked it many times. The problem is its also smaller but because my last baby had stretched it out some say i will have better luck, but i can only hope. I have also read that bleeding and cramping is normal in bicornuate uteri , I've just never came in contact with another women that has the same problem.
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The doctors have also said that the reason for losing my son so far along could have been because he was implanted in the smaller part of my heart shaped uterus, this one seems to be in the larger part, this too is a good sign. I have been to many different doctors and theres not much they can do but they looked at the first picture taken of my bicornuate uterus and have seen the newest one and has told me theres a very big difference (none of these by the way were taken while pregnant) so thats even more good news. the main concern is the bleeding it comes and gos , it isnt bright red and only last for 4 days but not a period. As for the cramping it happens suddenly and then stops normally i dont have another one for a few days but it is recurring, This is the one thing thats worry some.
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I too have a Bicornuate Uterus. I just recenlty had my third miscarriage. I am sorry for your loses. I can relate. I have been trying to find information about a Bicornuate Uterus and I found a lot of stuff. I just have not found out what the treatments are. I know that there is the surgery but is there anything else they can do?
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I spoke with my doctor he said that its amazing that i can get pregnant, he to mentioned surgery but said it would to more harm then good because i can concive. I read online in a few websites that say the farther you get in pregnancies the better- baby or not, its because it stretches the uterus so the next baby has a better chance of making it full term. My son was fairly big for 7 months which is good news but also bad because he ran out of space and became very stressed and it ended in still born. Im hearing news from my docs saying i might beable to make it to 8 months, that is if all is well with the baby - so we are praying but it might not work out that way so we arent counting on it 100% but we are trying to stay positive thats all we can do
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Dear Codiallyn--

I am so inspired by your story because it is similar to mine. I have a bicornuate uterus. I have one son who is 8 and was born at 34 weeks. He had no issues and is perfect. I realized during this pregnancy that I have a bicornute u. At the time they said the concern would be preterm labor and they were correct. My son out grew his area. I had him on my left side of the uterus. Here I am 9 years later suffering a loss of my little girl. I got pregnant with her in Oct. of 07 and delivered her at 27 weeks, stillborn. She was conceived in the right side so I was very scared of the outcome. I am not going to go into detail of the experience with the doctors because they would not take my concerns seriously. At 24 weeks I had an u/s done and they said that the placenta wasn't in the best spot. It was implanted at the top close to the midline of my uterus. As we all know that area doesn't get a lot of blood flow. At 24 weeks she weighed almost 1 lb. and she was a week behind in growth. They were not very concerned but they will be if she gets further behind. That was all they said....At 27 weeks I noticed that I hadn't felt her move all day so I went to the doctor and my nightmare began. She had already passed. After having testing done and getting second opinions about what happened, I have decided that the location of the placenta and the cord was attached at the end of the placenta instead of the middle were the causes of my daughters death. My new doctor has decided to put me on 81mg of asprin for my next pregnancy, bed rest at 20 weeks, u/s every 2 wks starting at 20 wks along with stress tests. I believe that if I had been put on bed rest with my little girl at 24 weeks I would have had a better out come. I would really like to talk to you further because I would like to her about your son.
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I have been ttc for a year now. Somewhere I read that at a year, if you haven't conceived your chances are down to 3%. I'm apparently not ovulating and I found out I have a bicornate uterus (or semptum, it is all new and I'm not happy with my current doc and have decided to go looking for a specialist). I really clicked with the posting that mentioned low level constant pain - since I've been focusing on conception and paying attention, I really do think that is just always there and hope I have a septum that could be aided with surgery... Either way I'm just in the beginning of things.

When I had an ultrasound done to see what was wrong, the tech asked if anyone had ever commented on the unusual shape of my uterus... and so I freaked out for a few days till my doctor called. I just still have so many questions and I'm mad upset that 10 years ago when I had awful periods and pain they didn't just do an ultrasound to SEE if there was anything to find out before putting me on the pill for a decade.

I am really happy to read this blog with so many successfully pregnant postings, and really hope this is just the beginning of the solution stage.
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I was diagnosed with a bc when I was 13 years old and I was told I would not be able to have kids. I did get pregnant years later and carried my daughter till she was 36 weeks and I bled very strong for the first 6 mths of my pregnancy, I was a week away from having my labor induced but unfortunetly she had passed away in me. They say the placenta detached. That was my first experience. After that i was skeptical about having another but I did. I had my son he was born c-section at 34 weeks and 13 mths after I had my son I had my daughter naturally at 36 weeks. Even though it is very stressful and worrysome it is possible to have healthy babies with a bicornuate uterus.
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Yes I had bleeding and cramping with my first pregnancy . Unfortunetly that was the child I lost at 36 weeks.With my son and daughter I did not have the bleeding jut bad morning sickness...
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I also have one , and I'm hearing nothing but negative things . Can you due while giving birth ? & is my baby most likely going to make it ?
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