bicornuate uterus amongst other things - Advice Please

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  1. mojobear

    mojobear Baby Girl

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    Hi, wondering if anyone here can offer me some advice/experiences please?

    Sorry for the long post in advance, I have also posted it in gestational complications........

    I am currently nearly 13 weeks pregnant with my second child.

    My first pregnancy went pretty smoothly until the end when I found out that I had to have a cs as baby was breech. After the operation, during recovery the surgeon came to see me and explained that during the cs there had been some complications (Baby was perfect).

    I was told that I had a Bicornuate uterus, the uterus was also rotated to the left, my bladder was attached to it and that I also had fibroids!!! It was explained that this could cause me problems with conceiving again, could affect future pregnancies and if all ok, I would definitely have to have a cs again no later than 38 weeks. As this was only about 1/2 hour after my op I was pretty hazy and neither me or my husband asked any questions.

    Well, I haven't had any problems getting pregnant ;-) Unfortunately, I did google what problems I could experience during pregnancy, the biggest fear is not being able to carry to term. I have spoken to my midwife at my booking in appointment and showed her the letter from the surgeon confirming what was found and also explained that I was told that my next pregnancy would most likely be consultant led. However, although the midwife has referred my to the ob gen department, this has not been scheduled until I am 32 weeks as it was not specified as urgent or that I am high risk.

    I know that I am rambling but what I want to know is, has anyone else gone through a pregnancy knowing about having these conditions and were you monitored throughout or just left. Any experiences or advice will be appreciated please............ Thanks Vx
     
  2. holymoly

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    hello, not sure how much help I can be as I'm only 4 weeks but I also have a bi-cornuate uterus. It was discovered after I had a mc at 9 weeks earlier this year (the mc and bi-cornuate uterus not at all related). I know there are some SCARY stories out there on the internet but I've have quite a few gynae consultations for other minor gynae problems and have asked about 5 different medical professionals if my bi-cornuate uterus would cause me any problems carrying a baby and all have said "no" staright away :thumbup: I think there may be an increased risk of breech as you've found but even that is not definite. You can't even tell if a uterus is bicornuate by the time of the 12 week scan apparently as it's already stretched out so most women don't even know they have it.

    I know you've got other issues apart from the bi-cornuate uterus but we've probably read the same stories and they're really frightening but everyone I've spoken to hasn't been very concerned. I'm trying to stay away from google for this pregnancy and just listen to the professionals (though I will ask about it at every appointment to make sure I get the same answer!) :winkwink: HTH
     
  3. mojobear

    mojobear Baby Girl

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    Holymoly, firstly, a big congratulations on your pregnancy...........

    I guess what you have told me is what I want to hear really, that the Doctors sounded positive.

    Although worried, I take heart in the fact that I already have one healthy happy daughter and I do take some information that is found on the internet with a pinch of salt lol.

    I think what concerns me is that I had assumed from what the surgeon told me is that I would be closely monitored and I would be able to ask questions of the specialists, unfortunately, I don't rate my midwife and in this matter she is clueless.

    Thanks again for sharing your experience and here's to a healthy pregnancy for the both of us x
     
  4. holymoly

    holymoly Well-Known Member

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    Thank you!

    Could you see your gp and ask their opinion? If you're worried about seeming awkward maybe make an appointment for something else and "mention" whilst you're there that you find it a bit odd. Also I don't know where you are but where I live there is a team of midmives and they try and rotate your appointments so you see a different one each time so when it comes to the delivery you'll hopefuly be with someone you've already met. Maybe you'll see another midwife next time?

    Good luck :flower:
     
  5. mojobear

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    Unfortunately, my midwife is based at my Dr's so he will refer me to her and pretty much throughout my last pregnancy I did see only her.

    I think I just need to take a wait and see approach and if I feel anything is out of the ordinary then go and get seen.

    Good luck for the next 8 months..........
     

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