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Old Nov 26th, 2009, 13:16 PM   1
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Uterine Septum/heart shaped uterus


Hi - After suffering from recurrent mc I have been told I have a uterine septum and require surgery to fix it. I'm just wondering if anyone else has the same thing or had the surgery and if so how it went?



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Old Nov 26th, 2009, 13:25 PM   2
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i have this and to be honest it sucks, i have not had surgery nor will i. I've had 3 miscarriages and it is VERY difficult to get a sticky bean with this, because if the embro doesnt implant in the right spot it runs out of room early on, and ususally results in a spotanuous abortion. If you ever do get a sticky bean, you have a 9/10 chance of a c-section, you will go into labor at least 2 times ( i started contracing at 19 weeks and went onto bedrest until i had her at 33 weeks) also, you will most likely have a preemie. so while you're trying, ACT PREGNANT. The best thing you can do when your own body is against you is everything else right! GOOD LUCK!!! it may be a difficult thing to handle, but it is totally worth it!



 
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Old Nov 26th, 2009, 13:34 PM   3
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i have this and to be honest it sucks, i have not had surgery nor will i. I've had 3 miscarriages and it is VERY difficult to get a sticky bean with this, because if the embro doesnt implant in the right spot it runs out of room early on, and ususally results in a spotanuous abortion. If you ever do get a sticky bean, you have a 9/10 chance of a c-section, you will go into labor at least 2 times ( i started contracing at 19 weeks and went onto bedrest until i had her at 33 weeks) also, you will most likely have a preemie. so while you're trying, ACT PREGNANT. The best thing you can do when your own body is against you is everything else right! GOOD LUCK!!! it may be a difficult thing to handle, but it is totally worth it!
Thanks blessedbylife, thats very informative, they did tell me I would need a c-section etc..... Can I ask why you didn't have surgery? I wasn't really given an option just told I needed that to fix it!! Its gives me some hope that you went on to have a little one and are actually ttc again....good luck xx



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Old Nov 26th, 2009, 13:39 PM   4
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Ladies I don't know anything about this condition myself but did read a very positive article about it recently. I think it was in October's edition of Mother & Baby Magazine if you want to check it out. Wishing you both a very soon x



 
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Old Nov 26th, 2009, 13:45 PM   5
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i haven't had it "corrected" because i didn't need to have a c-section with Lilyann, and because of that OH and i have decided just to TTC one more, have that one and adopt from there, because with each high risk preg your risk for nest preg gets higher. Just don't give up hope and if you decide to get the surgery, then that's your decision. When you do get preg, don't let any doctor, nurse, co worker, family member, etc.. tell you that you're just being "dramatic" anf they've been there.. blah blah, because i listened to them and i know i could've kept her in longer if i had just took more time to relax and be laxy pretty much. stress is really HUGE with this condition, i was 18 dpo, feeling every preg symptom, and i yelled at someone at airport secirty (over my daughter's epi-pen) and started bleeding ont he plane. :/ But we'll keep trying!



 
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Old Nov 26th, 2009, 14:00 PM   6
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Thanks Mrsj08 I'm going to try and get a copy of that!!
Just checked online but its looks like I'll have to order a back copy!!



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Old Nov 26th, 2009, 14:20 PM   7
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I just double checked and it was Oct Mother&Baby page 95. I've just re-read the article to re-fresh my memory. The woman the article was about lost a baby at 24 weeks and another at 7 weeks. The woman in the article didn't know why she lost the babies so was referred to St Thomas' hospital in London. The condition she had was a heart shaped uterus with a wall down the middle so the baby she had at 24 weeks had run out of room. Apparently there is a fetal fibronectin test that can predict premature labour between 22 and 35 weeks. If the test is positive there are measures they can take to stop the labour starting too soon. They can stitch the cervix to stop labour from starting and also give you steroid injections to mature the babies lungs. The story had a happy ending with the birth of her little boy Max. I hope your story has a happy ending too xxxx



 
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Old Nov 26th, 2009, 14:23 PM   8
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my cousin had this, she didnt know that there was anything "different" about this until she gave birth - lost a lot of blood due to the septum tearing. dont think they offered surgery but said that she should def have had a c-section and all other pregnancies will be high risk

heres hoping you get a bfp soon!



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my cousin had this, she didnt know that there was anything "different" about this until she gave birth - lost a lot of blood due to the septum tearing. dont think they offered surgery but said that she should def have had a c-section and all other pregnancies will be high risk

heres hoping you get a bfp soon!
Yeah apparently its not discovered with many people until they give birth!! Maybe I am 'lucky' in a way then that it will be treated before I get my !!



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Old Nov 26th, 2009, 14:59 PM   10
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I just double checked and it was Oct Mother&Baby page 95. I've just re-read the article to re-fresh my memory. The woman the article was about lost a baby at 24 weeks and another at 7 weeks. The woman in the article didn't know why she lost the babies so was referred to St Thomas' hospital in London. The condition she had was a heart shaped uterus with a wall down the middle so the baby she had at 24 weeks had run out of room. Apparently there is a fetal fibronectin test that can predict premature labour between 22 and 35 weeks. If the test is positive there are measures they can take to stop the labour starting too soon. They can stitch the cervix to stop labour from starting and also give you steroid injections to mature the babies lungs. The story had a happy ending with the birth of her little boy Max. I hope your story has a happy ending too xxxx
Ah thanks so much for looking into this for me I don't need to try and order it now!! I think the wall on mine dosen't go down too much so I'm hoping they can just cut it away and that might sort it.....fingers crossed xx



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