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Hello <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
I am a 28 year old woman who has just been told that I have<br>
uterine didelphys - with two of everything (cervix, uterus<br>
and vaginal canal). According to the gynecologist I saw, I<br>
can become pregnant but she said there is a higher risk of<br>
premature birth and of a caesarean. Other than this I am<br>
perfectly healthy and have had no illnesses or anything.<br><br>
While I am not planning to get pregnant in the next 2<br>
years, I would really like to think about my options, to<br>
prepare myself when the time is right. I have always<br>
planned on having a homebirth with a midwife to assist.<br>
What I really want is the opinion of someone who is not<br>
solely from the medical side of things. I know the doctors<br>
tell me what they think is the right thing to do but I have<br>
always felt that birth is a more natural occurrence than<br>
what the majority of the medical society seem to believe.<br><br>
I would be grateful to anyone who can tell me anything!<br><br>
Aula<br><br>
PS: I apologise if I posted in the wrong place: I'm new to all this and was amazed I actually managed to post anything at all!
 

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we don't know how many women have differences in their reproductive anatomy-- it is true that there could be an increased risk in pre-term as well as disfunctional labor that ends up with a c section, also with breech that ends in a c-section-- but increased risk is not the same as saying every person who has this will have a section-- I have done births for women who were perfectly fine and had a home birth also some that were transferred and still had a vaginal birth and some with PTL and with a c-section all with differences from a septate clear though didelphys and several variations between-- infact there have been women who have had 1 or 2 births and then for some reason found out after that they have a difference...<br>
I would come at this as if you were normal, how else can you act? medicine is not successful at preventing PTL- so there is nothing increased medical care can do to prevent this - and later there is nothing they are going to be able to do to prevent a section- in fact medical care is responsible for an inflated rate of c-sections--<br>
take care
 

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There are a couple of birth stories in Spiritual Midwifery where a women on The Farm had this and she was able to have babies in each side, at home. Yes there is an increased risk of premature labor, but cesarean I would say the higher risk is in the mind of the OB. You have all the right organs for birth in abundance so I would go into it with the intention of birthing vaginally at home, but perhaps this would be an instance where backup shadow care would be advisable. As long as you think you can resist the dead baby card scare tactics a backup would throw at you for not having elective cesarean at 36 weeks.
 
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