This pregnancy has been marked by some seriously stressful vibes. I have a bicornuate uterus. That means it's heart shaped and this can cause the baby to be breech and run out of room, likely what happened with Nolan. Since he was born a little early I was advised to take progesterone shots once a week in hopes that would keep the baby cooking longer. With very little risk, I opted for it. @yooobake got to give me a lovely shot (in my bum cheek) every week and we got to worry constantly about whether or not this baby would show early. Here we are. 39 weeks and I've been almost in denial since 36 weeks rolled around. Checked this baby today and she looks perfect (and an estimated 8lb. 2oz.)! Now we just need to get her on the other side. Monday ❤. #39weekspregnant#39weeks#bicornuateuterus#uterineanomaly#uterineabnormality#pregnancygoals#csection
When I was 14 this is what I was told I had. I suffered one miscarriage at the age of 21. I then found out when pregnant with Oliver at the age of 25 I actually have what is called a #didelphusuterus meaning I have two fully separate uteri each with its own cervix. I learned typically a woman's body will favour one side and will continually get pregnant in the same uterus. At the age of 29 I learned that London was in fact nice and cozy in the uterus that neither the misscariage nor her big brother had chosen which shocked my OB as she hadn't seen that before(or very often). So I now get to say I have carried one baby to 39 weeks and had a c-section and then in a completely other uterus carried a baby to 40 weeks 5 days and had the most amazing and healing vaginal birth. #ourbodiesareamazing#variationsofnormal#uterineanomaly#Repost @medicaltalks (@get_repost)
A heart shaped uterus ♥️ - well, it’s pathological!
A bicornuate uterus is a uterus that has two horns and a heart shape, just like this one.
In general, the uterus, tubes, and upper vagina develop from the Müllerian ducts in the absence of anti Müllerian hormone.
In particular, the fusion of these ducts will form the appropriate structures and their canalizations.
Therefore, if fusion failure occurs at the level of the uterus, multiple uterine anomalies may result depending on the quantity of fusion failure.
As a result, the lower part of the uterus is unitary while the upper part is bifurcated.
Pregnancies in a bicornuate uterus are considered high risk ones and require extra monitoring because of association with poor reproduction potential.
They are associated with recurrent pregnancy loss, malpresentation of the fetus (breech or transverse positions), and preterm birth.
It’s questionable whether it is also associated with infertility but studies did not confirm it.
Patients with a bicornuate uterus have good reproductive outcomes, but they might require a reconstructive intervention called metroplasty which is done by hysteroscopy (access to the uterine cavity with an endoscope).
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I'm turning 28 in two weeks. 6 years after we decided to start trying for a child, still sitting here without one. I've spent all of my adult years preparing my body to be a perfect vessel to grow a life in. I don't drink, smoke, do any drugs, most of my free time is spent working out, and I eat healthy. No amount of time spent living this lifestyle can fix my deformed reproductive system. So here I sit, with no children. Sometimes I go weeks without thinking about it, but sometimes, like today--I look at my body and remember that I'm not 'normal.' I am thankful that I am otherwise healthy and alive, but I have a lot of love to give and my cat and husband have enough already. Until that day, if ever, I will love my body for being abnormal. If you are a #unicornuateuterus unicorn like me, I feel you! #onepercent#uterusproblems#catladyforlife#catkids#gratefulanyway#uterineanomaly#unicorn#unique
I have a hot date with an MRI machine this afternoon to get a good look at my uterine septum that is not only causing me incredible pain every month, but would also cause multiple miscarriages if left alone. I feel very lucky to have discovered this anomaly now, and not ten years from now. Crossing my fingers that they won't find any endometriosis and that the anomaly will be small enough that I'll only need minor surgery! To read more about uterine anomalies and endometriosis, visit the blog link in my profile. #endometriosis#uterineanomaly#vintagegirl#vintagestyle#ootd#ootdsocialclub
Most days I don't even think about having a deformed uterus, but some days I have a hard time dealing with it. Today is one of those days that I spend a lot of time thinking 'why can't I just be normal'. Every month when I'm still not pregnant it's extremely disappointing and I usually spend 24 hours being sad about it. I hold on to hope and understand that shit could be worse. I still have a beautiful life. #unicornuateuterus#uterineanomaly#abnormal#hope#positive#try
I am one of the .01-.05% of women in the US with a bicornuate uterus, also known as a heart-shaped uterus. I went into labor at 28 weeks and 5 days. I contracted and dilated slowly on medication until 36 weeks, at which point my son was born vaginally with no need for a c-section. I beat the odds of 63% spontaneous abortion in the first 3 months of pregnancy, the mere 60% chance of delivering a living child, and the 82% chance of needing a c-section. I am more than my diagnosis. #bicornuate#birth#uterineanomaly#pretermlabor#labor#bicornuateuterus#heartshapeduterus
I'm not afraid to talk about my angels. I actually love when people bring them up. In order to heal, I had to accept that we will never get the chance to hold them as newborns or watch them grow. I tried ignoring my feelings in the past, and it just didn't work. If you have a question about my miscarriages or about my rainbow baby, please don't hesitate to ask. I'm stronger now than I ever have been. Even though it still hurts that we lost our first two babies, it hurts less when people acknowledge that they exist. I love connecting with other miscarriage survivors and those who are still TTC with little to no luck, and I especially love seeing others like me who are expecting their rainbow babies very soon. <3 #miscarriage#grief#questions#rainbowbaby#babyloss#infantloss#stillborn#hope#miracle#baby#pregnancy#bicornuateuterus#uterineanomaly