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January 22nd, 2014, 05:56 AM
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Hi ladies. I am new here, due on September 20th with my first!
Two weeks before I found out I was pregnant, my doctor called to let me know I have a bicornuate uterus. (He noticed it on a pelvic ultrasound I had done a month earlier checking for cysts.) When I went in for my first appt. with him after getting a positive pregnancy test, I tried asking more about the bicornuate uterus because I had researched it online and come up with many terrifying stories, mostly it is associated with miscarriage. He basically laughed it off and said it was nothing to even be concerned with... this makes me even more uneasy that he doesn't seem to take it seriously? Does anyone else here have experience or knowledge on this? I won't be having my first ultrasound until 12 weeks, which seems like a long time away. Is that normal also?
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January 22nd, 2014, 06:06 AM
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My step sis has the same thing. I don't know too much about it but she's got 5 healthy kiddos! She's got her tubes tied and can't have more but it was her decision. She's just 30 years old and with 5, she said that's enough
Her 2 boys and 2 girls were full term, her last daughter was born a week early but still totally fine.
Hope this helps to ease your mind :hugs:
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January 22nd, 2014, 06:13 AM
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First off congrats and welcome to the club! Where are you from? I am from Ontario, and here in Canada we typically do not have our first US until 12wks unless you have had m/c in the past. I do not even know when my first US is. I guess I will find out more after my first prenatal appt with my MD on Feb 6th!
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January 22nd, 2014, 06:17 AM
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I have a bicornuate uterus. I have had one full term pregnancy and am currently in my second pregnancy. My first I was monitored very closely, from about 16wks+ I had an ultrasound at the perinatal specialist. The main thing to worry about since you are pregnant is premature labor. I saw the specialist and every 2 weeks they did a vaginal u/s to measure the length of my cervix. If it began to shorten they were planning on a stitch and bed rest. Luckily, I ended up having no problems and this time around I won't be monitored as extensively. They did request that I come in for a viability u/s at 6 weeks, where I found out baby is in the right horn for me. I will also be returning to the specialist at 8, 12, 16, 20 & 24 weeks. If all goes well through those appointments, they will release me from their care and I'll just be with the OB.

Maybe ask your OB to refer you to a perinatal center? I can understand the fear 100%, and wanting to know what's up. Do you know the degree of your bicornuate uterus? I can't remember the exact numbers for mine, but it is to the point where I need monitoring. Maybe yours is not very bad?
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January 22nd, 2014, 06:40 AM
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Hi ladies. I am new here, due on September 20th with my first!
Two weeks before I found out I was pregnant, my doctor called to let me know I have a bicornuate uterus. (He noticed it on a pelvic ultrasound I had done a month earlier checking for cysts.) When I went in for my first appt. with him after getting a positive pregnancy test, I tried asking more about the bicornuate uterus because I had researched it online and come up with many terrifying stories, mostly it is associated with miscarriage. He basically laughed it off and said it was nothing to even be concerned with... this makes me even more uneasy that he doesn't seem to take it seriously? Does anyone else here have experience or knowledge on this? I won't be having my first ultrasound until 12 weeks, which seems like a long time away. Is that normal also?
No experience with that but welcome! 12 weeks is the norm here for 1st dr appt. I have a nurse education appt about 8 weeks and then they do 10-12wk dr/us appts. In the past it has usually been 12wks, but I was lucky and in closer to 10-11 weeks!
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January 22nd, 2014, 06:48 AM
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Thanks Michelle, that does make me feel better
Klynn - I am in the United States... it seems most here have an ultrasound BEFORE 12 weeks that's why I can't believe I am not having one or even being scheduled for one until after 12 weeks according to my OB. Especially with the uterine abnormality, I thought they would want to do one sooner.

Smika - they never told me what the degree of the bicornuate uterus was, the nurse was supposed to check on it and get back to me and they never did. I will probably call and ask. I am happy to hear you had an uneventful pregnancy the first time around and I hope this time is no different for you! I guess it just makes me feel uneasy that they don't want to monitor it at all with me or even check into it further. I have another appt. on February 13th and will ask more then, hopefully like you said, the degree of it may just be very slight and not a huge deal.

Thanks ladies for all of your responses, and congrats to you all as well
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January 22nd, 2014, 06:56 AM
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I would ask if they are planning on referring you to a specialist, or maybe even request to visit one for more extensive monitoring than the OB will give.

Yes, 12 weeks is a "norm" for an ultrasound, but having a bicornuate uterus automatically makes pregnancy high risk and usually a viability ultrasound is requested by the doc to check placement. Implantation in the wrong area puts a woman at a higher risk for miscarriage.
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January 22nd, 2014, 07:56 AM
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I don't know anything about your issue, but I am all for asking for what you need and if you're not getting it, you could find another OB.

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January 22nd, 2014, 08:18 AM
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The internet will tell you that even a simple headache is life threatening. Google is evil!

My mom has a bicornuate uterus, and had no problems in either of her pregnancies with me or my brother. We were just a little smaller than average (5lbs), but otherwise 100% healthy.

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Welcome and congrats on your pregnancy. Here is to a H&H 9 months!
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