I am currently 7 weeks 5 days pregnant with my first child. I had my first appointment with my gynecologist yesterday, and he informed me that I have a bicornuate uterus and my baby is in the right horn. I have been having irregular cramping but no bleeding, and my gynecologist doesn’t really seem concerned, but told me to ‘take it easy’.
Bicornuate uterus is a congenital malformation of the uterus. The bicornuate uterus is a heart shaped uterus with two joined cavities. Normal uterus has single cavity.
Causes of Biconuate Uterus
Bicornuate uterus is formed as an abnormal development in the women in its early prenatal life due to unknown reason.
Risks of Bicornuate Uterus in Pregnancy
What is the risk of pregnancy if woman has a bicornuate uterus?
Pregnancy in a bicornuate uterus are usually considered high risk and require extra care due to its potential of miscarriage tendency.
The need at present is just to observe the progress of your pregnancy.
Some time a bicornuate uterus can lead a preterm baby or cesarian section is required for delivery.
Second trimester risk are high, but observation is only necessary, if there is some discomfort, consult your doctor immediately during this period.
Your gynecologist will look for dilated cervix and if that is present he will take necessary step to treat it.
So you have to relax and at the same time be vigilant of any abnormal happening so that it can be brought to the notice of your gynecologist for you and your baby’s well being.