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Bicornuate Uterus - anyone else??

(30 Posts)
Bumbolina Sat 23-Mar-13 23:23:51

Just wondered, I know they aren't that common but I have one. Already have a 2yr old dd and am pregnant again.
It had no effect whatsoever on my first pregnancy apart from the fact she was all squished onto one side. I'm really hoping I'm as lucky this time hmm

MrsB00Mbastic Sat 11-May-13 16:23:05

I just had a bu diagnosed today in the course of fertility investigations. I don't know 'how' divided it is and won't see the consultant until late June to discuss it, so am just busily scaring myself silly. It's nice to see success stories on here as I had a mc last year and over a year of infertility since, so the news upset me quite a bit, especially after a session with Dr Google! Hopefully it won't stop us having a baby one day..

racmun Tue 26-Mar-13 22:03:03

I've got a bicornuate uterus and was advised that I could probably never carry a child full term. It's really divided.
Anyway I have one ds who is 2.5 and have just found out I pregnant again.
My ds1 was born 6 weeks early and like other posters the placenta didn't come away and had to be surgically removed. My ds1 was always on my right side, along with the placenta but he did manage to turn and I had him naturally
I had read stuff on the Internet and asked my consultant regarding miscarriages and she assured me that I wasn't a higher risk although it didn't reassure me.I think it depends where it has implanted and how good the blood supply is.

I Promised myself I wasn't 't going to worry myself sick this time but the fact I'm on this post it's started again.....

Good luck everyone

Bumbolina Sun 24-Mar-13 19:43:56

I think I'm going to get my birth notes and have a read through before I have baby no2. Only problem is it costs £50! Should really have ordered them earlier...

JumpHerWho Sun 24-Mar-13 19:11:14

Wow there are loads of us! smile I thought I was unique <huffs>

During my CS, there was loads of yanking and pulling after DS was out - the placenta was apparently stuck to the septum, the surgeon kept trying to explain to me but I was woozy and nauseous and couldn't really understand. Have since been scanned and they've had a good poke around - they said they could operate, but would only do so if I had repeated miscarriages this time round.

lirael Sun 24-Mar-13 17:29:29

I have a heart shaped uterus - not sure it qualifies as fully bicornate, although the word was bandied about during my second pg. Had two miscarriages (7 and 17 weeks) before giving birth to DS1 at 36 weeks, but I was 38 and 39 when I had the mcs, so higher risk anyway. Had DS2 16 months later, 10 days early. Both 6 pounders. DS1's head used to fall to one side for ages and he found it difficult to straighten his neck, but it righted in time. No idea if this was related or not - could have been low muscle tone as he's since been diagnosed with dyspraxia

nooka Sun 24-Mar-13 17:20:16

My ds was all squished - his head was sort of triangular for months and years (luckily his curly hair hid it) and for the first few weeks one side was much weaker than the other. Poor baby! dd was totally fine though, I assume she implanted somewhere different and stretched my womb in a different way.

mawbroon Sun 24-Mar-13 10:32:44

I didn't discover that I have a bicornuate uterus until the surgeon doing DS1's CS told me. DS1 was breech, totally wedged into one side of the heart shape. I was lying in the theatre and the surgeon was drawing diagrams on the whiteboard!

I worried a lot about ds2's position when I was pregnant, even more so when I broke my ankle because the thought of another CS whilst on crutches was not a good one! In the end, he turned and I had a VBAC.

rhondajean Brazil Sun 24-Mar-13 10:25:04

With pleasure! It's a bit bizarre not really knowing what's inside you isn't it?

Bumbolina Sun 24-Mar-13 10:07:31

3! Greedy! If I've only got one can I have one of yours??

rhondajean Brazil Sun 24-Mar-13 10:03:54

Interesting about the kidney! At one point they thought from ultrasound I had three kidneys, one very small, and a septate bladder, but I never asked again, didn't really want more poking and prodding if I could avoid it.

Stiggley Sun 24-Mar-13 08:59:35

I have a bu. Dd1 was a c section at 39 weeks. Expecting dc2. Both babies on right hand side and probably breech.

Dd1 was 6lb.

Incidently my mum has same thing and had 5 kids. I was conceived in smaller horn and 2 months early and only weighed 1lb. But that was 39 years ago. Medicine has moved on.

I am under lots of consultant care but so far so good. Don't use dr google - scary!

Bumbolina Sun 24-Mar-13 07:33:39

I've heard that too (about the kidney). The doctor never seemed that concerned though... but I do wonder if that's because he doesn't know very much about it!

nooka Sun 24-Mar-13 05:44:58

I was told I had a bicornate uterus when I had ds (c-section for transverse oblique lie), but weirdly when I had dd (also c-section) 16 months later my uterus was 'normal'. Last time I had a smear the nurse told me that my cervix was an odd shape - she drew me a little picture and it looked sort of like a wishbone.

My consultant first time around told me to get an ultrasound for further investigation as apparently sometimes people with bicornate uteri (or uteruses?) only have one kidney. But I didn't follow it up because I was too confused!

rhondajean Brazil Sun 24-Mar-13 00:24:53

Double smear test. It's a joy explaining that every time.

CointreauVersial Sun 24-Mar-13 00:16:53

rhonda - you have two cervixes?

<boggles>

rhondajean Brazil Sun 24-Mar-13 00:14:35

Be warned - there are a lot if sad stories.

But one successful pregnancy means you are more likely to have another, you have room etc. there's a risk if the placenta attaches to the septum apparently. It's rather fun to be different though - and the care they take if you is exceptional!

Bumbolina Sun 24-Mar-13 00:10:20

I always enjoy it when the sonohrapher first has a look and says "oooo did you know you have a bicornuate uterus?!" I suspect we add a nice bit of variety to their day!
I will google - thanks grin

rhondajean Brazil Sat 23-Mar-13 23:54:55

Google mullerian anomalies - there's groups etc online.

rhondajean Brazil Sat 23-Mar-13 23:54:18

Sorry - just for me, bizarrely I always get period cramps in the left not right, I think it's bigger and broken grin

rhondajean Brazil Sat 23-Mar-13 23:53:25

I was a minor celebrity in our hospital! Drew crowds for a peer up my chuff...

Only bad experience was a twat if a doctor trying to move dd1s head to the other cervix while I was in labour. Er no you fuck wit there's flesh in the way and that hurts unbelievably...

Bumbolina Sat 23-Mar-13 23:52:50

Rhondajean - do you think right side is generally smaller or just for you?

Bumbolina Sat 23-Mar-13 23:49:11

I'm amazed at how quickly (at this time of night) there have been responses to this. Doctors, sonographers and midwives always acted as though they'd hardly ever seen it when I was pregnant!

rhondajean Brazil Sat 23-Mar-13 23:48:37

And please remember technically you can get pregnant again in the other side if that ovary ovulated!

rhondajean Brazil Sat 23-Mar-13 23:47:20

Oh I was in my right side with both pregnancies - which I think is smaller and dd2 was footling breech, had a c section but it was all fine.

5 pounds 10 and 4 pounds 10 grin

rhondajean Brazil Sat 23-Mar-13 23:45:11

Me! Bordering on uterus didelphys - septate womb and vagina.

Dd1 was 3 weeks early and dd2 2 months, she was a bug baby for gestation. I was told I may never carry to term or viability - I had grim pregnancies but two healthy girls, 8 and 13 now.

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