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There isn`t much information on the net about uterine abnormalities

Hi Alex,
When I had my first ultrasound my Ob told me that i have an arcuate uterus and that i was at risk of giving birth prematurely. At my second ultrasound scan carried out by the hospital, they told me I had a normal uterus and a normal pregnancy although when my Ob read the report he wasn`t convinced that my condition improved. My third ultrasound, again carried out by the hospital, wrote in their report that my uterus showed to be subseptate. My Ob is away on holidays till the end of March, only 5 weeks prior to my due date. I am currently 23 weeks pregnant and very worried about giving birth too early, there isnt very much information on the net about uterine abnormalities and was wondering if you could give me any advice?

Sarah...
Answer: Hi, There are many different types of uterine abnormalities and they can occur at differing degrees. It is very difficult for me to determine the extent of your abnormality. If you only have a mild subseptate condition the risks are reduced of giving birth early. There is also an increased chance of miscarriage with this condition. If it was difficult to diagnose your condition more than likely it is not a large abnormality so your risks are reduced. If you do experience any problems or signs of labour it is advisable to contact your local maternity unit. Once the baby reaches 26 -28 weeks the baby has a very good chance of doing well if born early. Best wishes, Alex
Answered: 08 Jan 2009