September 2011 Moms
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Diagnosed with bicornuate uterus.

I was told by my OB today that I have a bicornuate uterus, and so my pregnancy is now considered high-risk. I have an appointment every 2 weeks for the foreseeable future, and I'm pretty devastated.

 It blind-sided me. We'd just had our appointment and the baby is a little bigger than normal, and my fundal height is perfect. Everything looked fine, then I got the whole "I need to speak with you" just as I was leaving.

The doctor said there's a good chance LO will come early and/or that I will need a c-section. I'm not allowed to travel or strain myself (this includes exercise, even) at all. I was so shocked that I forgot to ask if it could negatively affect him long-term, and now I feel guilty about not asking...

Has anyone else dealt with an abnormally shaped uterus? I could really use support right now... 

Re: Diagnosed with bicornuate uterus.

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    I don't have this (I believe), but I just wanted to offer you T & P because I see that people are reading and not responding.  Best of luck, and I hope you can get the answers you are looking for.  H & H 4ish months! :)
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    I am sorry you were blind-sided by this, and that you have to go through this. I have not gone through this personally, but I do know about it a little bit. Unfortunately, because the uterus will be a bit more "cramped" (because your uterus is split towards the mid to fundus, and essentially have "two" areas of uterus), you will be high risk, and they will watch you carefully. The only risks I know of to your baby would be growth restriction and/or pre-term labor - because the baby is in a part of your uterus that is about the size of half of a uterus (roughly). I hope everything turns out ok - and I'm sure it will. Please keep us posted! :::big hugs:::

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    I'm sorry to hear that you're feeling so blind-sided - I can imagine it came as a shock, which is never fun. I don't know much about the condition, and maybe it isn't any comfort, but isn't this what Rosie Pope (pregnant in heels) has? I believe it is. She has a healthy child and didn't find out until delivery. I do believe she had to have a c-section, but most importantly her child is healthy and she's pregnant again. I hope all goes well and am hopeful to hear that you're getting what sounds like good care. Best of luck.

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    ***lurking*** I was diagonosd with that my last pregnancy...only my drs pretty much ignored it. Be glad they are being proactive and watching you a lot more closely. The only advice I really have is be aware of your body. If you feel ANY pain I would call the dr. I lost Lillyan after really bad cramping one night and never called b/c they always told me it was normal. I had a placental abruption (with no bleeding) and my RE thinks my ute contributed to my loss. They later found out it was a septate ute and I had surgery to correct it. If you have any questions I will do my best to answer them for you. The dr also told me that many women go on to have healthy little ones with out even knowing they have a bicornuate ute. Another piece of advice.....please don't use google! I am in no way trying to scare you. I am telling you what I wish someone would have told me. It could have possibly saved my daughter.
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    I sent you a private message. :)
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    A friend of mine had it.  She did have c-sections with both of her kids, but otherwise, everything was fine.
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    I am also diagnosed with this as well and see a specialist OB. That gives me a quick ultrasound each visit to check on the baby.  So far he isnt worried, just brought up the same possibilites.. that she may come early, or stay breech and need a c-section.. Ive read up on it alot and my doctor says alot of women he's seen have made it to full term no problems. So hard to say how the condition will affect anything. It wont do any harm to the baby having a bit less space. Just basically when the baby decides there isnt enough room.. He'll come. :) T & P to you and your LO.
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    I also have a bicornuate uterus and found out during my first pregnancy.  It is great that your doctor is going to see you every two weeks.  My DS measured large (4 weeks ahead towards the end) and my OB was very concerned about him running out of room.  I had cervical checks via ultrasound every two weeks.  My cervix was good and long until my 33 week check, when it was almost completely gone.  I had been having a lot of braxton hicks but hadn't thought much about it.   I was given steroid shots, some labor drugs and put on bedrest and made it two more weeks and delivered DS at 35 weeks.  He spent 5 days in the NICU but is perfectly fine.  Luckily, he was head down and I didn't need a c-section, but I had prepared for one just in case since a lot of babies run out of room and can't flip down with a bicornuate.

    This time I am still being monitored every two weeks and so far everything is fine.  I am definitely going to be more consious of braxton hicks and am going to call if I feel a lot of them.  Some people have perfectly normal pregnancies and never know they are bicornuate, but I think it's great that your doctor is taking it seriously and being careful.  It's hard not to worry, but it sounds like you are in good hands. Best of luck to you and your LO.

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