Quick Update!

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Registered: 06-15-2010
Quick Update!
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Wed, 03-02-2011 - 6:42pm

So I had my first Ultrasoud today and the good news is that the baby looked good. Measuring 6weeks 3days which is closer to what I thought I actually was (I was pretty sure I ovulated late) and we got to see the heartbeat (120bpm) The bad news is that during previous testing I was diagnosed with a mild bicornuate uterus. On todays US the doctor said it looked much more pronounced than they thought. I'm now considered high risk through out my entire pregnancy instead of just the 1st trimester so I'll be on eggshells throughout......We'll see what happens!





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Registered: 06-27-2006
Wed, 03-02-2011 - 6:56pm
Congrats on the good u/s! I'll be thinking of you and praying for your healthy pregnancy! How scary to have to be high risk your entire pregnancy. Do they have some decent statistics for you about women with bicornuate uteri carrying to term?
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Registered: 06-15-2010
Wed, 03-02-2011 - 7:02pm
The sheet the doctor gave me said the fetal survival rate is 63%. It's usually about a 15% chance of pre-mature birth, 25% chance of pre-term, and a 65% chance that the baby will be breech and 30% of those require cesareans. So we'll see what happens. Thanks for the prayers!




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Registered: 03-25-2010
Wed, 03-02-2011 - 7:06pm

Gina,

SO glad you saw the heartbeat!! I wanted to pass on a few good websites if you don't already have them regarding Mullerian Anomalies (MA), which bicornuate uterus is a type of MA. The blog has pg success stories and both are really great places of information. The yahoo group is like an iV group specific to MA. If you have any questions, I'll be happy to tell you what I can. I was originally misdiagnosed with a bicornuate uterus. Well, I won't go into right now but getting the correct diagnosis is very important. I encourage you to check these out:

MA yahoo group

http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/MullerianAnomalies/

MA blog

http://mulleriananomalies.blogspot.com/

HTH!!

Me(31), DH(30)...Our TTC journey:
~1993: Dx of bicornuate uterus (BU) on u/s
September 20, 2003: begin wedded bliss! (on BCP)
Fall 2007: HSG results consistent with BU
Fall 2008: here we go, bye-bye BCP
November 2008: DH in hospital, ?ChemPg/horrid AF
Winter 2008: back on BCP
Spring/Summer 2009: last chemo, radiation for DH
January 2010: start prenatals, waiting
March 2010: green light to TTC, see ya BCP
April 2010: BFP (4/1), beta ~900 (4/2)
May 2010: m/c (5/30) @12w5d
June 2010: regrouping, septum (SU) vs. BU
September 2010: SU, resected (9/20)! multiple uterine polyps found; Dx mild hyperthyroidism; waiting
December 2010: polyps removed (12/17), more waiting
January 2011: (1/28) green light for TTC!!!

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Registered: 06-15-2010
Wed, 03-02-2011 - 7:13pm
Thanks a ton Lydia! I'll definitely check these out!




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Registered: 05-12-2008
Wed, 03-02-2011 - 8:28pm

I'll keep you in my prayers, Gina.

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Wed, 03-02-2011 - 8:55pm

One of my best friends had this - only hers was fully split in two so much more severe. Hers was the worst you could have. There is so much they can do for this, especially these days. She has had three children - the first two were born quite early but they are totally fine now. The third one was a surprise, but the wonderful thing is they developed a medication that helps to stretch the uterus. They literally approved it the month that she found out she was having a 3rd. This meant that she was able to go a full 8 weeks longer with her third despite his being in the smaller of her two uteruses. That was 5 years ago.

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Registered: 11-27-2007
Thu, 03-03-2011 - 10:02am

Gina, I'm so glad to hear things are going well! I have a friend who also has a bicornuate uterus. She has two beautiful daughters and one more baby on the way. She was high risk too and did give birth to both of them before 37 weeks, but I think they were both over 34 weeks and both doing great now! Good luck!

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Registered: 10-14-2008
Thu, 03-03-2011 - 10:24am

Grateful for a good looking baby and a sweet heartbeat! yay for you!!