So I have always had painful periods and three years ago started trying to get pregnant. we had no trouble and got pregnant the first month we tried, then sadly miscarried after six weeks. a few months later, the same thing happened and both times the doctors said the baby was up in the top left hand corner lf my uterus. The second time wasn’t as upsetting: sometjing about the baby not having a heartbeat yet made it easier for me this time. My third pregnancy produced the sleeping 3 month old on my chest right now 💕.
We went to have a whole range of tests after that second miscariage and I was diagnosed with a bicornuate uterus. Early in this third pregnancy I had scans at 5 weeks due to some cramping and thy said baby was in a suboptimal position; again in that top left hand side. I was very anxious I would lose the pregnancy and they said if the embryo didn’t move down into the cavity more that I would have to abort it. These were really challenging times. After 3 weeks and weekly scans, baby had moved down and was growing normally. I kind lf held my breath til 12 weeks and after that I was fine. When it came time to deliver I went into spontaneous labour even though baby hadn’t dropped yet. The fjrst 12 hours was fine but the next 12 (after a stretch and sweep) was simply awful; it felt like there was this weird pressure pushing down through my bum and vagina. Contraction pain peaks were 30 seconds and the contractions went for 1.5 mins. I described it to my partner to be like hell and torture! Then we got to the hospital and labour starting becoming a lot easier. After 12 more hours baby’s heart rate was dropping and not returning back quickly and so I decided to have a caesar where we found out that ”tah-dah”! I have a double uterus! After my (amazing) baby boy had come out I actually overheard the surgeons discussing a double uterus and I thought they were chatting about someone else. The surgeon came up to me in recovery and told me that I have two uteruses and two cervixes. Massive surprise in a day full of surprises. Now I am waiting to hear from the hospital about when I can have an MRI, I am so curious to see the geography of it all. It makes me sad to think of the babies I lost and that my anatomy might have played a role. I’m angry I wasn’t diagnosed properly. I am amazed at my body. I am nervous to try for another baby. And I’m curious to know if anyone out there had similar exoeriences to me? Also, how do you get a proper pap smear?!