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My first child was born in December. Before I got pregnant (about a year) I was told I have a bicornuate uterus, and would probably never get pregnant and if I did, I wouldn't carry to term. I had my son, but now I am terrified about getting pregnant again. My pregnancy was very stressful for me as I would wake up and think "is today the day he's gone?" I hope this is the right board for this question, does anyone else have this condition? My pregnancy was treated as high risk, I went to the specialist every two weeks for ultrasounds in addition to my regular OB. I was also on bed rest from 19 wks on. I just wish I had found this website while I was pregnant!
Welcome! I know we've had a mom around here with a totally divided uterus so it was 2 uteruses really, but I'm not sure if we've had anyone with a standard bicornate uterus in a while. I know they worry about it causing premature rupture of membranes, which is what I experienced in my last pregnancy, although I don't have a bicornate uterus, it was caused by something else (we still don't know what for sure, though). Hopefully someone will chime in with some advice for you!
I have a bicornuate uterus and from what I know, it is not getting pregnant that is the issue, it's pre-term labor, breech presentation, etc. Both times we TTC we had no issues and did so pretty much immediately.
I think with a septate uterus there is more of a risk of miscarriage if the embryo implants where the septum is. Very often the two are confused (even by doctors).
I carried my son to full term and had a planned c/s because he was breech and it is not advised to turn the baby if the uterus is bicornuate. I too am pregnant again, and once again terrified of something going wrong. Part of the problem is the amount of information and misinformation on the web is enormous, and I keep reading scary things.
Wishing you good luck TTC <3
Last edited by Mama2Nico; July 22nd, 2011 at 04:43 PM.
Hi! I'm the one with the completely divided uterus Beth mentioned, i'm really late on this so hopefully you'll still see this. I'm only just now TTC so i lurk here but hadnt checked in a while.
The dr that delivered my son by c section told me i had a bicornuate uterus and that if the baby implanted low in the uterus, under where the divide is you could co completely full term but if it implanted up in one of the "humps" (picture a heart shape)... then that causes the water to break bec/ the baby runs out of room. I did have one early m/c at 6 weeks but was told that was totally unrelated and otherwise i had no trouble getting pregnant and conceived my son a month after my m/c. I did end up having my son at 25 weeks though, and he was breech so i did need a c section (which, for the record was not as bad as everyone makes them out to be ).
To be honest, i'm pretty confused about whether or not i have a completely divided uterus like one Dr has told me, or a bicornuate one like the Dr who did my c secion says i have (i would think that the dr who actually SAW my uterus would know better then someone that saw it on an MRI right?) but anyway, i'm getting off topic now. So yeah... i think it is possible to go full term but i was told there is really no way to prevent your water from breaking (even with bedrest)