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Hi,

My friend is currently 18wks pregnant with her 1st child. She has a condition that is called 'unicornate uterus with absent kidney'. Apparently this means that her womb is half the size of a normal one and she also has a kidney missing. Does she face more risks than other women?
Hi,
Thank you for your enquiry. It does sound like that your friend is at a higher risk of developing complications than the majority. Having one kidney does usually cause no problems as long as the other kidney is healthy. A unicornuate uterus can be associated with miscarriage, position problems of the baby and sometime position problems with the placenta. The best thing is that your friend is aware of her condition so that she can be monitored through her pregnancy and any potential problems diagnosed early so that serious complications don’t occur.
Best wishes,
Alex.


<a href="http://www.nswmidwives.com.au/">NSW Midwives Association</a>
Note: This information is not designed to replace that of your health professional.
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