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Old Nov 15th, 2017, 04:31 AM   1551
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Hi everyone!
Well my sweet little girl Aria arrived last Friday at 38+4 weighing 7lbs 5oz of pure perfection.
Eva is thrilled to be a big sister.
Hope everyone is well.



 
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Old Nov 15th, 2017, 09:36 AM   1552
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Congrats!!



 
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Old Nov 15th, 2017, 14:50 PM   1553
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Sbl congratulations my friend!! What a beautiful name for a rainbow!! How are you doing? Enjoy your sweet bundle and this new awesome journey!



 
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Old Jan 31st, 2018, 17:01 PM   1554
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Double everything - except kidneys


Hi

I just stumbled upon this forum after a year of discovery on the fertility front. During an internal scan with my first ever pregnancy the sonographer starts asking lots of questions which is never a good sign (sigh). Well after several other ultrasounds and lots of umming and aahhhing by respective sonographers about the shape of my uterus I eventually insisted on having an MRI done. Sadly my first pregnancy just under a year ago ended in early miscarriage (~6weeks) and I just wanted to know why.

Well fast forward 2 months (which is pretty quick by NHS standards) and the consultant is telling me the MRI shows 2 ovary, 2 uteri, 2 cervices and 2 vaginas (separated by a thin septum). Well I was gobsmacked by that news to get to the age of 39 and to not even have a clue! Apparently I should have been sent for a scan years ago when it was found out I only have 1 kidney, as uterine abnormalities are common alongside missing kidneys.

Anyway I get pregnant again 5 months later and all they can say is I have a slightly higher risk of preterm labour but equally there could be no problems. Well sadly I gave birth at 21 weeks with no warning at all. I felt a bit unwell and started to bleed a bit so went straight to the hospital. Within half an hour of arriving my waters had literally popped and gone and 5 minutes later my baby boy appeared with virtually no pain and definitely no pushing from me. Such a shock so now I am trying to learn more about whether didelphic uterus might be responsible. No-one spoke to me at all whilst I was in hospital and I have my consultant appointment next week which I am dreading. Does anyone else here have any experience of this?



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Old Feb 14th, 2018, 01:25 AM   1555
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Hi all,

I'm not pregnant yet but am going to have an IUI done this Friday. If I get pregnant, this will be my first.

In 2015 I was diagnosed with a unicornuate uterus. I spoke with a perinatal specialist to have her sign off on fertility treatment and not only was she confident that I could successfully carry a baby, she was confident I could carry to term (at least to 38 weeks).

My question is for anyone who has experienced this: is pregnancy in a unicornuate uterus considered high risk, and therefore not eligible for birth with a midwife or at a birthing center? I ask because I truly despise hospitals...I despise IVs unless they are actually needed and I would very, very much prefer to give birth at a birthing center. Does anyone have experience with that?

Thanks for your input!



 
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Old Feb 16th, 2018, 15:15 PM   1556
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Babydaydreams hi! We ve "spoken" on the IC board but wanted to welcome you on this thread too!

Co-fostermom hi. With a unicornuate uterus there is a very high risk your baby won't be head down. It's not impossible but they normally turn head down when they re a bit larger at which point there is usually not much space to turn in an MA uterus. So I m guessing that a birthing center might be difficult if your bub is footling or breach. If it's head down then I don't see why a uu would be an issue.



 
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Old Feb 17th, 2018, 18:27 PM   1557
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My first was breech second head down. I’m uu w/left horn.
It is high risk. Most of time you will delivery early as well. You’ll have to deliver in a hospital because of the potential of complications at delivery. Most likely you’ll need a c section. Usually around 37-38 weeks.



 
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Old Feb 17th, 2018, 18:38 PM   1558
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I guess I should get used that now then. There is one "birthing center" inside the hospital I want to give birth at should the iui I had yesterday be successful and the pregnancy goes well...if there are complications then I'm already at a hospital. I do appreciate everyone's input though! It helps me prepare for and accept a different kind of birth.



 
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Old Feb 20th, 2018, 12:12 PM   1559
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Cofostermom I guess what you said last is the most important thing..to be prepared mentally...it's not impossible but it's best to be prepared...ds1 was head down and full term, 2mc then dd1 a footling with IC born prematurely, another mc and dd2 full term and head down....of this all what scared me the most was being unprepared. I truly hope it all works out perfectly and we get to follow your pg



 
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