Uterine abnormality - problems with the womb

Some women have a congenital uterine abnormality, which is a womb/uterus that formed in an unusual way before birth.

Depending on the shape of the uterus, the risks of miscarriage or premature birth can be higher in these cases. Uterine abnormality is also linked to cervical insufficiency/incompetence, another factor leading to preterm birth.

Bicornuate (heart-shaped) womb

A bicornuate womb is heart-shaped. Women with a bicornuate womb have no extra difficulties with conception or in early pregnancy, but there is a slightly higher risk of miscarriage and preterm birth. It can also affect the way the baby lies in later pregnancy so a caesarean birth might be recommended. 

Unicornuate womb

Having a unicornuate womb is rare. It means your womb is half the size of a normal womb because one side failed to develop. There is an increased risk of ectopic pregnancy, late miscarriage or preterm birth. The baby may lie in an awkward position in later pregnancy so a caesarean birth might be recommended. Women with a unicornate womb can often conceive, although it is also true to say that the prevalence of unicornuate uterus is higher in women who are infertile.

Unicornuate uterus illustration

 

Didelphic (double) womb

The didelphic womb is split in two, with each side having its own cavity. Generally the duplication affects uterus and cervix but it can also affect the vulva, bladder, urethra and vagina. Women with a didelphic womb have no extra difficulties with conception and it is only linked to a small increased risk in premature birth.

Didelphys uterus illustration

Septate/subseptate womb

The septate womb has a wall of muscle coming down the centre splitting the space in two. Sometimes the wall only comes part-way down the womb (subseptate) and other times it comes the whole way down. Women with subseptate or septate wombs are more likely to have difficulties with conception. There is also an increased risk of first-trimester miscarriage and preterm birth. In later pregnancy the baby may lie in an awkward position.

Septate uterus illustration

Arcuate womb

The arcuate womb looks very like a normal womb but it has a dip at the top. Arcuate womb does not increase your risk of preterm birth or first trimester miscarriage but it does increase your risk of second trimester miscarriage. In later pregnancy your baby may lie in an awkward position so you may need to have a caesarean birth.

arcuate uterus illustration

How will I know if I have abnormal womb?

There are unlikely to be any physical symptoms in early pregnancy.

If you have a didelphic (double) womb or a unicornuate womb it may be spotted in your routine scans as it looks very different from a normal womb. In other cases, especially if the abnormality is not severe, it is unlikely to be picked up as routine pregnancy scans do not specifically look for this.

Most women are unaware that they may have an abnormal shaped womb when they become pregnant however some may already know as they have had investigations following recurrent first-trimester miscarriages (three or more), a gynaecological problem such as experiencing symptoms of abnormal bleeding including very heavy periods or bleeding between periods.

One of the following investigations will be offered: a hysteroscopy, a laparoscopy or a three-dimensional pelvic ultrasound scan.

Hysteroscopy

The hysteroscopy involves a small camera being sent through the cervix in to the cavity of the womb. In order to do this a fluid is introduced to increase the cavity of the womb order to gain a better view. During this procedure, the doctor can look at the shape of the womb as well as any other abnormalities such as fibroids and the thickness of the womb lining. 

There are some small risks as with any invasive procedure which including bleeding, infection and damage to the cervix, however these are rare and would be discussed in more detail before it takes place. After the hysteroscopy has finished it is normal to feel some period type pains and bleeding for a few days afterwards, it is important to avoid the use of tampons due to risk of infection, but use sanitary towels instead.

Laparoscopy

A fibre-optic instrument is inserted through the abdominal wall to view the womb.

A pelvic ultrasound scan

A pelvic ultrasound uses sound waves to make a picture of the womb.

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What is the treatment for uterine abnormalities?

Operating on the womb is not normally performed because it is linked to later infertility and carries a risk of any scar opening during the pregnancy.

Once you have been diagnosed as having an abnormally-shaped womb you will be put into the care of an obstetric team and you will have extra scans and hospital visits to check up on you and your baby throughout the pregnancy.

If your baby ends up in an awkward position (upside-down or bottom first for example) in later pregnancy you will be offered a caesarean section.

Sources

  1. J David, Steer P et al (2010) High risk pregnancy, management options, Elsevier Saunders
  2. Chan YY, Jayaprakasan K et al (2011), Reproductive outcomes in women with congenital uterine anomalies: a systematic review. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol, 38: 371–382. doi: 10.1002/uog.10056
  3. RCOG (2011) Recurrent Miscarriage, Investigation and Treatment of Couples, Green-top Guideline 17, Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists 
  4. Reichman D. Pregnancy outcomes in unicornuate uteri: a review. Fertil Steril. 2009;91(5):1886
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  • By 22yrs between p... (not verified) on 1 Nov 2018 - 01:30

    When I was 17 I got pregnant with my daughter. She was delivered at 37 wks via c-section due to being sideways with one leg down and the other up by her head. At that time I was told I have a misshaped uterus. After an HSG test I was told I only have half a uterus and then after a laparoscopy told I had a bicorniate uterus and that the left side didn’t fully develope and my left tube was blocked with tissue from my undeveloped uterus and my left tube was then removed. For 22 years I could not get pregnant again until last year at the age of 40. At 36 weeks in March I had a placental abruption and my son died before birth. 2 months ago I became pregnant again which has resulted in a recent missed miscarriage. Over the past couple months I have had sonograms and another hsg (because all my medical records from 1995-2002 have been destroyed) but none of the recent tests show I have any uterus problems but Monday after I had my D&C from the miscarriage the doctor made a statement about me having a bicorniate uterus! I am so confused. Do I or don’t I and if I do is it was has caused my troubles getting pregnant and the abruption. And now my midwife is trying to get me a 3D scan done but they won’t do it without another sonogram to see if they feel it’s needed!?! I have had 5 sonograms since April so I feel like another one isn’t going to show nothing new therefore they probably won’t approve the 3D scan . I’d also like to add both my daughter and my son who I lost always stayed mostly to the right side and never on the left side . And by the 34-35 week with both I hurt so bad because I had no more room for them and they were not big babies she was 6lbs and he was 5lbs 9oz. I know that’s not super small but they weren’t 9lbs babies . I’m sorry for the book I am just so confused and frustrated so any opinions would be great .

  • By Midwife @Tommys on 5 Nov 2018 - 14:22

    Hi there. This is something that I cannot comment on, I am so sorry. The people best placed to give you this answer, would be the Dr's who scan you and review you. As I don't access to your scans or full obstetric and medical history, I would simply be guessing if I were to give you an answer. Perhaps you need to have another examination to confirm this one way or another- you should ask for this for confirmation and clarification. I wish you all the best and hop you get your answer. Tommy's Midwife

  • By Jenni (not verified) on 26 Sep 2018 - 23:09

    Hi,

    After having 2 first trimester miscarriages we had some private tests carried out and they found from a 3D scan that I have a subseptate uterus. I am currently 17 weeks pregnant and have been referred to a consultant but am not seeing them until 22 weeks. I am not sure what extra care I am entitled too and what other tests need to be carried out as my midwife didn’t seem to know anything when I informed her I had a subseptate. I can’t seem to find any information online as most seems only relevant for bicornuate. Any advice would be very welcomed.

  • By Midwife @Tommys on 28 Sep 2018 - 09:18

    Hi - Congratulations on your pregnancy. A subseptate uterus has a wall of muscle coming down the centre splitting the space in two. Sometimes the wall only comes part-way and other times it comes the whole way down. Women with subseptate or septate wombs are more likely to have difficulties with conception. There is also an increased risk of first-trimester miscarriage and preterm birth. In later pregnancy the baby may lie in an awkward position.
    Highlight your scan results to during your 20 week anomaly scan and ask then to discuss the results with your consultant.

  • By Stephanie (not verified) on 6 Sep 2018 - 11:40

    Hi, I have a bicornuate uterus - I had two miscarriages before giving birth to a healthy little girl at 36 weeks, then I’ve just had a missed miscarriage (this is my second). Both missed miscarriages the fetus was on the left, and if my calculations are right my other miscarriage would have been on the left also. My little girl was on the right side and she developed in the womb fine. Could it be that the left side can’t support the fetus to grow and the right can? Anyone else had this experience? x

  • By Midwife @Tommys on 11 Sep 2018 - 15:33

    I'm so sorry to hear about your miscarriages, but happy to hear that you now have a baby girl-congratulations!
    There are several variants of bicornuate uterus-some have increased risk of miscarriage and premature delivery-I have attached a link with more information for you-
    https://www.tommys.org/pregnancy-information/pregnancy-complications/uterine-abnormality-problems-womb

    As you say, the left side of your uterus may not be able to support a pregnancy, however it is not possible to predict which side the pregnancy implants on unless you have assisted conception such as IVF. I would advise that you discuss your concerns with your gynaecologist if you are planning another pregnancy

    Tommy's Midwife

  • By Alex (not verified) on 6 Sep 2018 - 09:07

    Im 35, after continuous unfruitful trying for pregnancy, went through tests and found out that I have bicornuate uterus. When I went to Dr with these reports, she clearly told me that wd it there r v low chances of pregnancy and I cant give/suggest any medicine for conception. The reply and behavior of Dr has broke me and im disappointed with trying for baby as she also told that if ever u conceive, there will be high risk of marriages.
    Can I take fertility boosting tablets in this situation?

  • By Midwife @Tommys on 11 Sep 2018 - 15:19

    Thank you for your comment. Unfortunately, with this condition there is increased risk of both miscarriage and premature birth. There are several variants of the condition- I have attached a link with more information-
    https://www.tommys.org/pregnancy-information/pregnancy-complications/uterine-abnormality-problems-womb

    I'm sorry to hear that your doctor has not been more helpful or supportive. I would not advise you to take any medication such as fertility boosting tablets without further medical advice. however it is important to be healthy in preparation for pregnancy-the following link may be helpful
    https://www.tommys.org/pregnancy-information/planning-pregnancy/top-tips-getting-pregnant

    Take care
    Tommy's midwife

  • By Peggy (not verified) on 24 Aug 2018 - 16:16

    I have a bicornate uterus was pregnant 2009 lost my baby at 6months have difficult in getting pregnant was diagnosed of pcos and bicornate uterus 2016 got pregnant but at 3 months I did cervical stitch to protect the baby delivered at 36weeks tru C sec a baby boy..pregnant for second baby good luck

  • By Karen (not verified) on 6 Sep 2018 - 07:11

    Hi Peggy,
    I have a bicornuate uterus, I have had 5 children naturally, never had a Csection.
    my first born was premature at 34weeks, my daughter went to weeks, and I unfortunately lost the middle boy at 6 months, he was stillborn
    my 6year old went to 38 weeks, my youngest had difficulty turning and I had to have 2 ECV’s and was eventually induced at 37 weeks but all were born a good weight, healthy and are now 14, 11, 6 and 4 !
    I now have 2 copper coils because 4 kids is enough for me! Lol
    Good luck

  • By Laura Moore (not verified) on 20 Aug 2018 - 16:33

    Hi, i have recently had a laparoscopy as i have been suffering with a cyst on one of my ovaries. During the procedure they found that i have 2 wombs. They both have a ovary and Fallopian tube. The left side is connected to my cervix but the right side isnt, i have an appointment tomorrow to find out if i will be able to carry a child normally. just wondered if anyone had any advice about it as im getting myself very worried about my potential ability to carry a child. any advice would be welcome. Thank you

  • By Midwife @Tommys on 20 Aug 2018 - 16:42

    Hi Laura, I would advise that you wait until you have seen a consultant before you look for any advice from elsewhere. Without access to your personal medical information any other information would be uninformed and likely to cause more harm than good. When you have all the information you are welcome to give us a call here at Tommy's where we could help you to understand all the options that you have been given. Best wishes Tommy's midwives

  • By Natalie (not verified) on 16 Aug 2018 - 10:52

    Hello, I have a bicornuate uterus and am 18 weeks pregnant with my first child (am 35). Over the last few days I have had severe abdominal pains (like period pain) at either side of my abdomen - no other symptoms . My midwives have checked me over and think it's very likely to be round ligament pain. Do you know if this can be more severe in women with bicornuate uterus? Other friends have had this pain but not to this extent (I've had to take time off work which is unheard of for me!). Thanks.

  • By Midwife @Tommys on 17 Aug 2018 - 14:49

    Hi Natalie - thank you for your message. Round ligament pain is common occurrence in pregnancy as your midwives have highlighted. Each woman will experience the pain differently and often people forget just how painful something was after the event!
    If however the pain is severe or increasing please contact the labour ward for advice and support.

  • By Julia (not verified) on 14 Aug 2018 - 10:26

    Hello,

    I am currently 12w5d pregnant. I went for my first scan yesterday and the sonographer told me that I have a bicornuate uterus. My midwife is sending a referral to the Preterm Clinic so I can have closer monitoring. I am very concerned in terms of miscarriage and birth complications, what is your usual treatment for pregnant women with this condition? What can I expect? Thank you very much.

  • By Midwife @Tommys on 16 Aug 2018 - 10:19

    Hi Julia,
    I think it may be best if you are able to copy and paste this message via email to us - [email protected] so we can provide you with a more detailed answer.
    Best wishes
    Tommy's midwife

  • By anu (not verified) on 6 Aug 2018 - 18:03

    Hi I am Anu . I have bicournate uterus and I recently had 11 weeks miscarriage.. so is it possible to give birth baby in bicournate uterus and what do I do for healthy pregnancy ?

  • By Midwife @Tommys on 7 Aug 2018 - 16:32

    It is possible to give birth even if you have a bicornate uterus, however there is an increased risk of miscarriage and premature delivery. You would need to be under the care of an obstetrician and have regular scans to check that the baby is growing normally. There is lots of information on keeping healthy in pregnancy on Tommy's website. Please contact us on Tommy's PregnancyLine 0800 0147 800 for more advice

  • By Midwife @Tommys on 7 Aug 2018 - 16:33

    It is possible to give birth even if you have a bicornate uterus, however there is an increased risk of miscarriage and premature delivery. You would need to be under the care of an obstetrician and have regular scans to check that the baby is growing normally. There is lots of information on keeping healthy in pregnancy on Tommy's website. Please contact us on Tommy's PregnancyLine 0800 0147 800 for more advice

  • By Zara (not verified) on 30 Jul 2018 - 20:25

    Hi, I have two wombs and I'm trying to get pregnant. My question is can I get pregnant in one womb and have a period in the other womb and will a pregnancy test pick up the pregnancy? I am worried that I might be already pregnant.

  • By Midwife @Tommys on 3 Aug 2018 - 12:30

    Hi Zara,
    It is unlikely to be pregnant and have period at the same time as your raised pregnancy hormone level would usually prevent a period occurring in your second womb. A pregnancy test would detect a pregnancy if your hormone level is high enough, it is usually the case by the time your next period would have been due. If you have further question or would like support then please do email us [email protected]
    Best wishes, Tommy's midwife

  • By Cristina (not verified) on 20 Jul 2018 - 21:04

    Hi there. I was reading an article on People and was reading a story about a lady with a Bicornuate uterus, which led me to this site. I had two children, who are now 19 and 20. I found out I had a bicornuate uterus after a C Section with my first child. In those days, they would not do an ultrasound unless the mother was considered high risk. He was 5 pounds 7 oz, and has always been small for his age. After getting pregnant with my second child, they decided to try a VBAC (I was too trusting at the time and still wonder to this day why they tried that given my history). I was in labor for 24 hours, and he would not come out. They finally performed a vacuum extraction. He was head down and 7 pounds 11 ounces. They never told me this, but I am convinced I had such a hard time delivering him because of my uterus. I am grateful both of my sons are healthy, as it appears to me the doctors and hospitals that treated me did not have adequate communication with each other. This was when medical records weren't electronic yet, but knowing now what I didn't know then is scary to me. I have never had a miscarriage, and no other health issues.

  • By Midwife @Tommys on 23 Jul 2018 - 15:20

    Hi Christina, I don't have enough information to help. If your second son weighed in at 7lb 11oz, it is unlikely that your uterus affected his growth. Glad that they are both well and healthy though. Maternity notes are kept for 25 years by law. If you feel that you need to know more you can request access to the notes. Just write a letter to medical records at the hospital where you delivered to request them. You may have to pay a nominal fee, but if it would help it may be worth it. Best wishes

  • By Cheyenne (not verified) on 18 Jul 2018 - 19:18

    I have always had trouble since I was 13. I was told by 6 different drs I wouldn't be able to have kids because a malformation in my fallopian tubes. I have 3 kids now. I have been going into my Dr and found out a have a "medium" sized fibroid on the back of my retroverted "s" shaped uterus. I can not find anything online about it. Has anyone ever heard or know anything about it?

  • By Midwife @Tommys on 19 Jul 2018 - 14:48

    Dear Cheyenne, Thank you for your comment.

    The Dr may be referring to the 'S' shaped uterus as a Septate/subseptate uterus? This is where there is a separation in the womb by the wall of the uterus, this can split down the centre of the uterus. Please visit this link on our website for further information https://www.tommys.org/pregnancy-information/pregnancy-complications/uterine-abnormality-problems-womb

    If you are concerned then you may want to discuss this with your Dr so that you can have a clearer idea of what 'S' shaped uterus means. Hope this helps, Take Care, Tommy's Midwives x

  • By Oz (not verified) on 22 Jun 2018 - 14:42

    I have been diagnosed with Unicornuate womb in 2007 when I had miscarriage around 16th weeks. There was no clarity that was the main reason for my loss. I alway had irregular periods. I had Hysteroscopy last year in 2017 and my period is still irregular and I am prescribed Provera by my gynaecologist and Metformin at the moment. My main issue is high BMI and I have been advised to loose weight before any future medications will be offered. It's very stressful after first loss and when you don't know what to expect. It has been over 10 years but I still can't get pregnant naturally. I am quite convinced this is based on my Womb shape abnormality. I wish good luck to everyone!

  • By Lisa (not verified) on 13 May 2018 - 08:10

    Hi. I’m a bit worried at the moment. I lost my first baby a few moths ago at 10 weeks. The miscarriage was missed then incomplete so the whole process took about 6 weeks during which i had 4 scans. At first I was diagnosed with a bicornuate womb. However my last scan was 3D and they said it’s actually an arcuate womb (which is better) but with a septum all the way down. It’s this septum that’s worrying me. It could be removed with surgery But is have to lose 2 more babies first and then have the possibility of the scar opening during a successful pregnancy. I’m also 38 and finding this all out rather late. I can’t seem to find any stories about successful pregnancies with septate uterus. Can you help?

  • By Midwife @Tommys on 15 May 2018 - 10:24

    Hi Lisa
    I am afraid that this question is best directed to an Obstetric Gynecologist Consultant for the most accurate advice. You can request to be seen for a follow up appointment in your local early pregnancy clinic, or gynae clinic post miscarriage and there you can ask all of these questions. The team that have cared for you, and who would care for you again in another pregnancy, are best placed to help guide you forwards in planning another pregnancy. They will have full access to your medical notes and medical history and be able to give you "tailor made"advice based on you as an individual.
    I am sorry to not be able to give you much more advice than that, it just isn't a midwives remit of knowledge base.
    All the best
    Sophie,Tommy's Midwife

  • By Maria (not verified) on 31 May 2018 - 21:56

    I had duplicated reproductive organs, and was told I would miscarry. I had to go in every week for a scan and so on. Throughout my pregnancy I was stressed. However, in the end I went over my delivery date and had to be induced. I gave birth to a little baby girl. There was not complications and the birth was normal and well managed by the delivery team.

  • By Paula (not verified) on 11 Apr 2018 - 11:06

    I have a biocornuate uterus, my little boy was 6lbs but he was breech and settled into one horn while my placenta was in the other. I had a wonderful planned c section. Sometimes babies are breech for a reason and Mother Nature knows best. I carried him to 40 weeks with no complications. An ECV was offered at 36 weeks but it was at this point I told my consultant I thought I had an odd shaped uterus. She said an ECV would be painful and not work in my case and a c section would be the safest option. During my c section she confirmed my biocornuate uterus and took some pictures.

  • By Midwife @Tommys on 11 Apr 2018 - 11:52

    Hi Paula
    Thank you for sharing your story with us. We are glad to hear that you had such great care and that your little boy is doing well. How lovely!
    All the best
    Sophie, Tommy's Midwife

  • By Anonymous (not verified) on 9 Mar 2018 - 08:16

    Hi ladies , Iv got a bicornuate uterus ! One I had early at 38 weeks and the other at 39 weeks bothe were planned
    Csections

    It is possible to carry full term although both babies did get squished into one horn and it didn't allow them to turn , so ended in them being breech babies


  • By Angela (not verified) on 20 Mar 2018 - 22:37

    I’m 39 and just found out I have a bicornuate uterus and I have been pregnant 4 times with one being a miscarriage. Two of my kids were full term and my youngest was a month early but I was 35 and high risk. All three were vaginal births as well. I was surprised to find out. Good luck!!!

  • By Shey (not verified) on 24 Feb 2018 - 15:49

    Hello I am now 30 yrs old . I had my daughter at the age of 24. She was full term.I was told when I went to my local hospital that my uterus is shaped weird which may cause complications. I am now pregnant with my 2nd baby and I’m 6 weeks 6 days I’m nervous because I never experienced this before is this normal!?

  • By Midwife @Tommys on 26 Feb 2018 - 11:10

    Hi, If you have had a previous full term pregnancy, the shape of your uterus is unlikely to cause a problem this time around. Try not to worry.

  • By Elizabeth (not verified) on 5 Feb 2018 - 04:08

    I found out I had a bicornuate uterus at the age of 16 the doctors was amazed to see something different with my first pregnancy which I did miscarriage later on in life I got pregnant and went full term and I have a healthy almost 9 year and some years later I had my now 2 year had her at 39 Weeks got pregnant recently and lost my son at 5 months pregnant and I wonder was me having this abnormal uterus was the cause of the death like I know I had 2 healthy babies with no problems I wonder is this keeping me from having my final child ?

  • By Midwife @Tommys on 7 Feb 2018 - 10:35

    Hi Elizabeth
    The best thing for you to do is to be seen by an obstetric consultant at your local hospital. They can then go through your full medical and obstetric history and notes and make conclusions and a plan of care about how you can plan for the future if you were to try for another baby.
    I am so sorry to hear what a difficult time you have had, but hopefully things can be made clearer for you.
    All the best
    Sophie,Tommy's Midwife

  • By Jill (not verified) on 29 Jan 2018 - 21:31

    I have a Bicorniate uterus and had no trouble conceiving. I did however suffer with pain throughout my whole pregnancy and had to have a planned c section at 37 weeks to stop the pain. The doctor believed that my baby was lying in an awkward position and was putting pressure on my kidneys. Once she was born the pain instantly stopped. I feel so lucky she was born healthily but it has left me with a fear of going through that pain again x I have also suffered one miscarraige but I believe this may of happened if I did not have a Bicorniate uterus. I wish all you ladies luck with your pregnancies x

  • By Midwife @Tommys on 31 Jan 2018 - 10:34

    Thank you for sharing your story with us Jill
    Sophie, Tommy's Midwife

  • By Heather (not verified) on 19 Jan 2018 - 06:07

    I’ve been pregnant 9 times but I am a mom of two boys. I didn’t find out till my 8th pregnancy that I had a heart shaped uterus. My 2nd son also was not in a good position for delivery but they were able to turn him from the outside of my stomach to avoid a C-section. I fully believe that was worse than labor itself. Good luck to the moms out there and don’t lose hope❤️

  • By Amanda (not verified) on 9 Jan 2018 - 08:50

    I'm 37 and have had 3 miscarriages. I found out after my 2nd one. I was 23 when I lost my 1st baby and 25 on my 2nd and 32 on 3rd loss. I found out on my 2nd loss that my uterus was a Bicornuate Uterus. I was devastated about my loss. But after all of that I also found out that I have reoccurring cysts and endometriosis so I'm in constant pain in My lower back, my legs, my abdomen. I suffer everyday. I've tried using a heating pad, ibuprofen, aleve, aspirin, prescription ibuprofen,tylenol, hot bathes and everything but nothing helps so what can I do when I can't get no relief from this excruciating pain that keeps me down pretty much all the time on a daily basis but the Dr's refuse to give me anything stronger then mentioned above. It has been so bad that I have fell to my knees crying do to the pain. I truly need help so what can I do?

  • By Midwife @Tommys on 10 Jan 2018 - 11:43

    Hi Amanda
    It really does sound as if you need to be referred to a pain clinic and for further gynecological investigations. If your GP is not being very helpful in this, please know that you can ask to see a different doctor in your GP surgery. This is perfectly fine to do.
    Alternatively, if your pain is so great, you can go to a&e minors to be reviewed there. They can also make referrals for you, the same that your GP could also do. They may also be able to prescribe you stronger pain relief also.
    In addition, if you live in the U.K, you would be eligible to be seen in one of out three miscarriage -please see the below link for more information about what this is and how to be referred-
    www.tommys.org/our-organisation/help-and-support/clinical-trials
    Also feel free to call us on 0800147800 or email us directly to our midwife inbox on [email protected] where we can continue our conversation in a private way as this is a public forum. All the best, Sophie Tommy's Midwife

  • By Anonymous (not verified) on 4 Dec 2017 - 11:17

    Iam 34 weeks pregnant with a biconuate uterus with extremely long cervix am worried of how my labor will it be c section or normal viginal delivery?

  • By Midwife @Tommys on 4 Dec 2017 - 15:49

    A vaginal delivery would be possible in a woman with bicornuate uterus if the baby is lying in a good position. The shape of the uterus may though affect the baby's position making vaginal delivery difficult. Have you discussed delivery with your obstetrician?

  • By Anonymous (not verified) on 10 Nov 2017 - 12:00

    Hello. I am really sorry to read your message and it has struck a cord with me, as I am in a similar situation. After having a fibroid removed in April and over 13 weeks of consistent and heavy flooding, I had an emergency gynae appt and scanned showed another fibroid. Fast forward fainting, feeling poop and lots of ruined clothing.... I had my surgery on Tuesday. I also pushed for a laparoscopy, as I suspected endometriosis - this wasn't offered. During my pre-op consultant my surgeon/consultant thought the horrendous bleeding was due to hormones and wanted me to have another mirena coil fitted (!). The first migrated into my uterus wall and the 2nd one was expelled. Not only that, 2 separate people I have seen have told me to try for a baby during this fibroid-free window. Post-op I have been advised that my fibroid was much bigger than expected and trying to escape my uterus (fiend), I had several endo deposits and all removed, bar the top of the bladder, as too dangerous to address. I also have a biconuate uterus, but not supplied with any information. My next appt is in 4 months and with this fibroid free window, I am not sure whether we should start trying to conceive after my first pxeriod or not? Any help would really be appreciated.

    Laura xxx

  • By Midwife @Tommys on 15 Nov 2017 - 10:27

    Hi Laura, Thank you for sharing your story, it sounds like you have been through a lot. If you have been told by 2 specialists that it is ok to start to try for a baby during this window of opportunity then this would be a sign that you should go ahead. If you are still concerned about trying for a baby then it may be beneficial to you to speak to your GP about this as they will have all your medical records and can advice you further. Hope this helps, Take Care, Tommy's Midwives x

  • By Anonymous (not verified) on 30 Oct 2017 - 12:13

    In 2015 I got diagnosed with uterus didelphys (double cervix, double wombs and double vagina). And also last year I got diagnosed endometriosis, I also have fibroids. I giess i am one kind of special lady lol. My daughter was born preterm 7 years agone. And it took all this whole for the doctors to found out exactly what was wrong with me. After countless of symptoms. I would love to share my experience and sorry with ladies who may be going through the same or suffering in silence.

  • By Midwife @Tommys on 30 Oct 2017 - 14:55

    A very special lady indeed! Thanks for sharing x

  • By Ella (not verified) on 19 Aug 2017 - 19:08

    Hi!

    Recently, my doctor began investigations because he suspected I have endometriosis, so currently going through all the motions to get this diagnosed. But, earlier this month, I got told that I have a bicornuate uterus. Reading up about it, it looks like it's going to add to the complications I'm already facing. I'm 35, I don't have kids yet, although we are not trying just yet. Maybe I should start trying next year because I am genuinely afraid. I don't know.
    Thank you so much xxx

  • By Midwife @Tommys on 23 Aug 2017 - 15:46

    Dear Ella,
    It sounds like you have a lot going on at the moment. Are you expecting to get a diagnosis for the endometriosis soon?
    https://www.endometriosis-uk.org/
    I can imagine that the additional diagnosis of a bicornuate uterus sounds daunting but women with this condition don't have problems conceiving or in early pregnancy. It is associated with a slightly higher risk of miscarriage and premature birth though.
    Getting yourself and your partner ready to conceive is a great idea and this can sometimes help a couple feel more in control and less fearful which is a good place to start.
    https://www.tommys.org/pregnancy-information/getting-pregnant/top-tips-conception

    Good luck and please stay in contact. We are always here to bounce ideas off or answer questions.
    Anna-Tommy's Midwife

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