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Just wondering if anyone knows anything about a heart shaped uterus. My sister-in-law is pregnant with first baby. Her Dr. said it looked like she had it. I personally haven't ever heard of it. Help me know more.
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It's called a bicornuate uterus. I don't know much about them but I'm sure a search on Google will turn up quite a bit.

I know that women with such uteruses have a higher miscarriage rate and a higher rate of complications, be it breech presentation or premature delivery. But that doesn't mean everyone - some still go to term and deliver fine, healthy babies. I think it depends on where the baby implants, and if the side of the uterus the baby implants in is able to accommodate them through the 9 + months.

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My friend had this. The doc said some women have 2-3 children and never know they had it and some have complication (higher incidence of MC). My friend had bleeding in the beginning so she was put on bed rest for the first 4 mos. of pregnancy but went on to have a healthy pregnancy and went into labor 2 weeks early, on her own but opted for a C-section because she didn't want to take any chances. She had a healthy baby boy.Hoping everything will go well
 

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Just wondering if anyone knows anything about a heart shaped uterus. My sister-in-law is pregnant with first baby. Her Dr. said it looked like she had it. I personally haven't ever heard of it. Help me know more.
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Its called a bicornuate uterus or maybe in another family of Mullerian Anomalies. There is a yahoo support and information groups for people who have this.

I have a heart shaped uterus with a slight septum. One side (my right) is larger than the left. There is a thread in the Pregnancy Resources forum about this too.
 

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There are a lot of risks associated with them. Miscarriage being no. 1, pre-term labor, pre-term birth, placental previa, placental abruption, malpositioned babies (weird breeches, transverse, and footling and frank breech), etc.
 

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I also have a bicornuate uterus. We had an ultra sound done to determine the severity of the heart shape and see if it would even be possible to go full term- if I got PG. The Dr. did determine that I could carry but said I would be monitored more closely at the end and possibly need a c section depending on the baby's position and shape. If she's concerned I would have her D.r take a look.
 
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