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ftonbabylove
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Hi Everyone! I am just over 10 weeks pregnant (YEAH!) and things have been going great so far. I was just wondering if anyone would be able to share their pregnancy experiences? Did things proceed as normal with you, did you have any complications, did you make it to full term? How often were you seen by your doctor? Did you carry "normally" (out in front, or was it more to the side where the baby was?). I have a good doctor and have already been seen twice and had an ultrasound. So far things have been great and I just keep praying they continue that way! Thanks for any stories you have to share!

 

Victoria

August 24, 2009 at 11:22 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Laura B
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Hello & congrats! I just had my first baby on January 11, 2009. My entire pregnancy was very healthy & "normal" They kept a close eye on me and told me about the risks including pre-term delivery, incompetent cervix, and c-section. So of course I was nervous and really did not want to have a cesarean. My baby boy however was born premature, but only moderately @ just over 33 weeks gestation. He was 5 pounds 1 oz, little but not super teeny tiny, and 17 inches long. He was in the NICU for 3 weeks, mostly just to eat and grow because he had no major health problems at all:) Now he is my perfect little butterball, well not really little. He is now 7 1/2 months old and 22 pounds!! He was born in the 5th percentile for weight, and is now in the 95th!! I have BF him since day 3 when they said he was stable enough to try, and it took him a while to figure it out and aquire the stamina, but after I was able to take him home he immediately thrived in my arms!! I just want to tell you know, stay away for reasearching on the internet! I scared the crap out of myself when I was trying to look into my condition. And know that healthy pregnancies are very common for women with ud.  

August 25, 2009 at 12:21 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Alison
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Hi Victoria.  Congratulations on your pregnancy!

 

After some time trying to conceive, I got pregnant in Dec 2007.  The pregnancy progressed as normal.  I had a bleed at 9 weeks, but I think that may have been my left side (baby was in right side) draining, as they did a scan, and everything looked fine.

 

As I had only recently moved to the area I'm living, and my Doctor didn't have full medical records, they didn't fully understand my situation.  The midwife I registered with also didn't have a clue what I was talking about.  Kept referring to it as Bicornate, even though I kept correcting her.  Eventually I got referred to an Obstetrician about 18 weeks pregnant, and she wasn't impressed that it had taken that long for me to get to see her, as she'd have liked to see me sooner.  I saw her every 2 weeks from 25 weeks, and from 26 weeks I was having growth scans every two weeks.

 

The Obstetrician said we'd try to get the pregnancy to 34 weeks, and that was our target.  I didn't make it that far, went into premature labour at 30 weeks.  Baby was breech with one leg down and one leg up.  They gave me steroids to mature her lungs, and she was delivered by emergency c-sect (with me under general anaesthetic).  She weighed 3lb 11oz (1.7kg), and spent 7 weeks in NICU.  The first 2 1/2 weeks she was in an incubator, and the rest of the time in a cot.  She had no issues from being prem, just needed to grow and learn to feed.  We brought her home once we'd established breastfeeding, and she was still gaining weight.

 

In general my pregnancy was fine, just shorter than normal.  I also have one kidney, so was seeing a renal specialist as well.  So between the Obstetrician, Renal Specialist, and Midwife, I was up at the hospital at least once a week for the last two months.

 

If you can get a doctor who actually understands your condition, that's a big step.  I'm thinking when we decide to have another baby, that I'll try and see an Ob/Gyn who understands my condition, so that I can be monitored closer from earlier on.

August 26, 2009 at 6:04 PM Flag Quote & Reply

ftonbabylove
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Hi Alison and Laura! Thanks so much for your feedback! I think I was mostly looking for people to tell me that they had successful pregnancies with no real issues!  You hear so much about what can go wrong that it's hard not to worry! I will be 12 weeks on Saturday and can't wait to reach that milestone. We have started to tell more people and are expanding the "circle" everyday.

 

I went to see my OBGYN a couple of weeks ago and he said the first early u/s looked really good and the baby seemed right on par size-wise for the estimated delivery date. I am going to see an u/s specialist on the 14th and I can't wait! I'll be just over 13 weeks then and I know you can see a lot! I think it will really begin to feel real after that. So far I haven't heard the heartbeat and I've felt relatively good with only a tiny bit of morning sickness so seeing the baby and hearing the heartbeat will really convince me this is all happening!

 

Thanks again for your comments, I am so glad to hear that things went well with you, your deliveries and breastfeeding! Best of luck with your littles ones, I'll keep you posted!

 

Victoria

September 3, 2009 at 10:13 AM Flag Quote & Reply

ftonbabylove
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Hi Ladies, I just wanted to give you an update on my pregnancy although there's not much to report so far, knock on wood! I am just over 6 months along and so far things have gone completely normally with no complications. I was really lucky and only had minimal morning sickness, had some fatigue early on that is starting to return, but generally no problems! I have had 4 ultrasounds so far and things have always looked good. The biggest concern from this point on is to make sure the cervix stays long and closed so I will be going to my OBGYN every 2 weeks and have another ultrasound at 28 weeks and then we'll go from there. At my last u/s the cervix looked good. I have of course been a worried wreck through most of the pregnancy but I know every day I get closer to my due date (March 20) is a good thing! Just wanted to share the good news and give all the ladies out there who are TTC realistic hope that you can have a pretty uneventful and wonderful pregnancy!

 

Lots of prayers for the next 4 months!

 

Victoria

December 1, 2009 at 7:47 AM Flag Quote & Reply

martha
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Hi Victoria -- Just to encourage you and other ladies, it is possible to have a relatively normal pregnancy with UD. My first son was born just over two years ago, and the only problem was that he was transverse, so I had to have c-section. Thankfully, I was able to carry him full term, minus a week (because of the scheduled section). I'm now at nearly 34 weeks into my second pregnancy, and so far no problems - the weird thing is, this baby is in my other uterus! He's transverse now too, so probably will have another section, unless he turns soon.


I hope your pregnancy continues to go well!


martha

December 19, 2009 at 10:16 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Laura
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My pregnancy had a few bumps, but not too bad.  I had early labor at 31 weeks, and was scared to death because my baby wasn't moving, but it was stopped, and the lack of movement was probably because of labor.  I had no idea that it was contractions; thought it was just her moving.  I had a csection at 37 weeks.  My doc planned to do it as soon as I was full term (but waited one day because it was Mother's Day!).    My daughter was small and on the left only, but no one said anything about UD until I had surgery to remove a "fibroid" (which turned out to be my other uterus) about 3 mo. after my csection.  My doc gave me celestone shots to help my girl grow and put me on bedrest for the last 7 weeks.  (I'm told it'll be at 26 weeks if I do it again now that we know my issue.)  No kidney issues; they checked after they found the UD.  Being that I wasn't big enough, I was in the hospital for monitoring twice a week from about 29 weeks.  Wouldn't be surprised to do the monitoring the whole pregnancy next time if there is one.  If you have a good doc, do everything your he/she says; don't push anything.  Make sure your hubby/partner does it all!  It's worth it.  My little girl had no major issues at birth; a little breathing difficulty and her leg was up by her head, but it came down naturally.  Just stuck because of the tight quarters!  Best wishes & Prayers!

January 24, 2010 at 8:15 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Jamie
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Thank you so much ladies this was very helpful and reassuring for me.  I am currently 13 weeks pregnant and I lost my 1st at 12 weeks and was just diagnosied with UD.  This is helping me know that there is a chance i will get to have my baby just most likely early. 

September 10, 2010 at 7:57 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Babycakes
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I am sorry to say that my pregnancy did not go as well.

 

I was diagnosed 10 years ago and kept the same ob/gyn the whole time. He never once seemed too concerned about my condition so I honestly thought everything was going to be fine. We even lived 650km away from the city and where going to move back when we started ttcing but he said that I would be ok as long as I didn't get pregnant with twins.

 

Everything was going fine until 26 weeks. I had terrible back pain and then one night it go so bad my hubby called the on call nurse. She said I might have a UTI coming on and to drink lots of water and to rest. An hour later I was spotting and had clots and was back with the nurse, who confirmed it was a UTI and put me on antibiotics and bed rest for the rest of the weekend. After a few days I felt fine and not long after that we were in the city for a ob/gyn appointment. My only complaint was that Jet's head was right under my ribs and my stomach felt really tight like he had run out of room. I meantioned this to my Dr and he said there was plenty of room and not to be worried. That was Friday evening. Tuesday night I felt a pain in my stomach while in bed. I stood up and my waters broke.

 

Needless to say sheer panice set in. We raced down to the nursing post. No RFDS flights. Had to drive up to the next town to the small hospital as there was atleast a doctor there. Luckily I had not dialated. I didn't get on a plane until 7 hours later.

 

I managed to keep him in for four more days once I got the city. I ended up with an infection which put in labour which none of the nurses knew because they couldn't feel any contractions and I was 4 centimetres dialated before they figured it out. I was preped for a c-section as Jet's heart rate was dropping. He was born weighing 1.27kg and was 11 weeks and 3 days early. I could not hold him for 3 days and we didn't get him out of hospital for 8 and 1/2 weeks.

 

It was the worst experience of my life. There were so many things the Dr's thought were wrong with him as well. There is nothing worse than having to ask 'Is my baby going to survive?' We have been quite lucky that we have dodged most bullets. At the moment he is a happy and healthy 7 1/2 month old. He has a cast on his right leg that gets changed every fortnight as he has positional talipies from being so squashed. But we can only wait to see if there are any long term health issues due to his prematurity.

 

This is also the very short version otherwise I would be here all night. I don't want to be the voice of gloom and doom but I think we all need to know the truth of what could actually happen. I wish someone had told me.

--

Proud Mumma with UD to 28 + 4 prem baby Jet.

October 23, 2010 at 9:42 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Bernardeena
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I know this thread is quite old but for anyone reading it now I do want to say it isn't always so difficult, although I'm very sorry for those who have had such a difficult time.


I had one early miscarriage before I got pregnant with my son. The pregnancy  with him went pretty much smoothly with no real issues aside from a very slight bleed at 31 weeks. My son was born at 39+6, I went into Labour naturally and although he was an emergency section that was due to the fact his heart rate kept dropping, and it was still a very positive birth for me. I'm currently 34 weeks pregnant with my second and have had no problems so far this pregnancy. I am considering a vbac, but he is currently breech which means I will opt for a repeat section anyway unless he turns again before he gets here.


So sometimes they do make it full term, and sometimes it is an easy pregnancy, the only real problem I have had is putting up with one very patronising but normally very wrong doctor who only admits she is wrong when eventually left with no choice. I think arguing about the number of cervixes I have isn't useful, but that is an entirely seperate rant not for this thread lol.:)


November 18, 2010 at 3:03 PM Flag Quote & Reply

farmerchik
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i had first boy on the right and second on the left.  first went to 37 weeks and second was c section for breech at 32 weeks.  the problem i had was during the delivery of first baby the vaginal septum tore and was caught across his head.  after much pushing he got down far enough for the doc to see and cut it for him to pass.

September 23, 2011 at 9:44 PM Flag Quote & Reply

SEW
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How are your boys doing?  My 1st son was born on the left @ 32w + 1day. 


December 22, 2011 at 10:01 PM Flag Quote & Reply

ATJones12
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Hi my name is Victoria..

I am 37 weeks now and I'm going in on Friday to have an ECV conducted because my little girl is breech. SHe is on the left side which the entire left side is smaller than the right. Reading how some of the womens septums have ripped and got caught on the baby I am very scared of having a vaginal birth even more, even though I'm terrified of having a c-section because the thought of being cut open terrifies me.

My pregnancy has one very smoothly. Although around 32-33 weeks I was having severe back pain, and I would get dizzy, and feeling like I was going to faint. I went in and they saw that I was having very small contractions causing the back pain every 45 minutes. Since they didn't get closer together, and I wasn't dialated at all they sent me home the next day after monitoring me all night. I am hoping the ECV goes smoothly because my little girl is very stubborn and doesn't seem to want to go head down. (Stubborn like her father :] )

So I guess my concern is how soon can I get the septum removed? And Has anyone given birth without any problems caused by the septum?

January 2, 2012 at 9:38 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Mo
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My pregnancy with my son was fairly normal.  I carried him in the left uterus.  Most of the time my belly looked like any normal pregnant belly, but sometimes when I sat down everything would shift rather dramatically to the left.  It wasn't a problem in any way, just a source of some amusement for all involved.  The only other effect of the UD was that, given the uterus was smaller than average, he was footling breach.  As with Victoria, the doctor tried an ECV, but while his head moved down, his bum would not and he remained breach.  He was born a healthy 8lbs 9oz at 39 weeks by a scheduled c-section.

February 12, 2012 at 6:16 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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