How will a bicornuate uterus affect my pregnancy?

How will a bicornuate uterus affect my pregnancy?

Your ability to conceive is not usually affected by a bicornuate uterus. However, the shape of your uterus does put you at a slightly higher risk for certain pregnancy complications like:

  • Miscarriage.
  • Preterm birth and early labor.
  • Low birth weight (caused by not having enough room to grow in the womb).
  • Vaginal bleeding.
  • Your baby is breech, transverse or in another position in the uterus other than head-down.
  • Increased chance for cesarean delivery.
  • Postpartum hemorrhage.
  • Placenta previa or other condition of the placenta.
  • Pregnancy-induced high blood pressure.
  • Incompetent cervix.

Management for a pregnancy in a bicornuate uterus is increased monitoring. You will likely have more prenatal ultrasounds so your healthcare provider can observe the size and shape of your uterus and the position of your baby and the placenta. The unusual shape of your uterus increases your chance of having a c-section because your baby is more likely to be breech.

People with a bicornuate uterus can have a healthy pregnancy and normal delivery. The precautions are taken to ensure you and your baby stay safe through pregnancy and birth.

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