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BIOCORNATE UTERUS - ANY ADVICE APPRECIATED

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lmc48 Mon 04-Apr-05 10:55:50

HI ALL I AM NEW ON HERE! WONDER IF YOU CAN HELP ME, I AM 14 WEEKS PREGNANT WITH MY FIRST CHILD AND HAVE A BIOCORNUATE UTERUS. HAS ANYONE ON HERE HAD THE SAME PROBLEM AND DELIVERED NATURALLY OR BY C-SECTION? DID ANYONE GO IN TO PREMATURE LABOUR? MY CONSULTANT HAS TOLD ME THAT HE WILL SEE ME AT 36 WEEKS TO CHECK THE POSITION OF MY BABY BUT I AM WORRIED OF GOING INTO LABOUR BEFORE THIS (AS I HAVE HEARD ALOT OF WOMEN DO GO IN TO LABOUR AT 24WKS PLUS) ANY HELP WOULD BE MOST APPRECIATED!
THANK YOU ALL IN ADVANCE

triceratops Mon 04-Apr-05 13:38:43

I dont have any experience of this imc48 but perhaps someone on here will have heard of it. I am sure your midwife will keep an eye on things for you. Is this your first pregnancy?

dyzzidi Mon 04-Apr-05 13:42:24

Hi I too have a bicornuate uterus but was told it wouldn't affect pregnancy too much would be more likely to have a c section.

lmc48 Mon 04-Apr-05 14:10:11

Hi triceratops yeh this is my first pregnancy, we have been trying for 2 years.

Thanks for advice.

anchovies Mon 04-Apr-05 14:18:33

Hi

I found out I have a bicornuate uterus at an early scan. I got pregnant with a coil in one half and a baby in the other! Have they said which half your baby is growing in and were you scanned before you got pregnant? In my case I was given steroids at 26 weeks as they thought delivery was imminent (due to limited space) however he didn't make an appearance until I was 41 weeks and induced! Ended up with a cs as he was certain he didn't want to come out! So I worried for all those weeks for nothing!

That said, it is possible to go into premature labour however you will be given growth scans and steroids if they think this is possible. It is also possible that your baby may be transverse (lying sideways) later on due to lack of space however this would just mean a cs instead of a natural delivery.

As your consultant has said that he doesn't need to see you until 36 weeks I would think he has looked at your scan(s) and thinks that the space that the baby has to grow won't be compromised enough to cause premature labour however definitely ask for a second opinion (from another consultant) if you are worried.

lmc48 Mon 04-Apr-05 14:27:16

Thanks anchovies. I only found out in November 2004 that I had this prob as we couldn't understand why it was taking so long to conceive. I had just had an appt through for Reproductive medicene when we found out I was pregnant.I have been scanned early in pregnancy to confirm it isn't etopic and I was then scanned a couple of days later due to losing blood. The baby is in my right horn.I am seeing another consultant in 3 weeks at a different hospital (They think I will be having my baby there but I won't, I am only going along with this so i can get a 2nd opinion)so I will wait and see what they say, hopefully I am worrying over nothing.

Thank you for your reply though.

anchovies Mon 04-Apr-05 14:31:58

I think that's a really good idea, did they say that both horns are the same size?

lmc48 Mon 04-Apr-05 14:58:22

They gave me no indication on anything with regards to it, all I know is that I have it. Which I thought was quite useful. I would like to know how "Severe" it is, and i shall ask this at my appt in 3 weeks. I wonder if I will end up having a c-section (story of my life, always wondering lol).

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anchovies Mon 04-Apr-05 15:21:54

I'd definitely ask whether they are both the same size and if not which side the baby is in (this will have the biggest effect on your pregnancy)

Good luck for next week, don't let them fob you off and let us know how you get on xx

giraffeski Mon 04-Apr-05 15:28:36

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