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    Question Having more children ?!?!?

    Mods I dunno if i put this in the right place - move it if you need to!



    Me and my partner have been thinking, we have been having unprotected sex for the past 7 months and nothing has happened. I was so disappointed this month when i got my uglies as i was sure i was pregnant (so clucky lately) But nothing

    Now we have decided to go onto the pill (because uni is starting soon, and if i wasn't pregnant before uni started, we were going to wait) So started that last night.

    But what has got us worried is - The month before Izzy was concived i went in for an ultrasound and they found i have a subsebtate uterus (basically means that it is in half) And some silly doctor told me i couldnt have children. but we proved him wrong the month after when i fell pregnant with Izzy. izzy stayed in the left side of the uterus and just pushed the middle barrier over so she could fit.

    What we are worried about if this could be more of a problem (the uterus) now after izzy then it was before? Does anyone know about the subsebtate uterus or have it?

    I'd like to go to the doctors to have it checked but what do i say to the doctor (the doctor i have now only knows me from when izzy was 3months so knows nothing about my pregnancy or anything previous to that) And the doctor that did the previous ultrasounds has left town. . .

    little down and out - Please help . . .


    hope it makes sense . . .

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    I'm sorry, I know nothing about it. As for what to tell your doctor, tell him exactly what you just told us Your current doctor can do their own tests or recommend a specialist, and they should be able to answer all your questions.

    All the best with it, and good luck getting your next bub!

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    For some women fertility while BFing comes back with AF but for lots it doesn't. My friend ttc while BF for 11 months and finally got PG 3 weeks after she weaned, even though AF had been coming all that time, her body just didn't sign up for PG until the milk bar was shut.

    You have had a baby pretty recently and your body has been recovering. Imagine you'd had that scan a month later - you'd have been PG and the subseptate uterus would have been a by-the-by observation, since you were already pregnant. If it caused no worries the fisrt time i wouldn't anticipate any next time. If you ttc for 7 months after DD is completely weaned and nothing happens, THEN it might be a sign of something.

    Bx

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    Thanks ladies -
    Liz - thanks - unsure when to go see the doctor to voice my concerns now as we are unsure weather to continue trying or wait - Talking about it tonight, we both want another one, but so many other things to consider. So i really shouldn't bother my doctor untill we decide we want another one right away hey?

    Hoobley - I stop exclusively breastfeeding at 6months, she then started to get formula as well, and by 8 months i was no longer breastfeeding (she's 11months now). So i'm just not sure. . .

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    Cass, if it is something that is concerning you, then you should go and see your doctor. You are just starting your studying this year aren't you, so 3 years of full-time study, and then your grad year (always a good idea to finish this before you go on maternity leave - and then also get the maternity pay!), but could, concievably, fall pregnant 3-4 months into your grad year, and get your paid maternity leave. So say maybe 4 years before you want to have another baby, which does give you a bit of time to get things sorted out now-ish. But what if you decide to wait until you are actually ready to try to have another baby, before getting it checked out, and then there is some kind of treatment that you need to fix it, and it takes a while? Then you could be looking at a longer time until you can even try.

    However, if you go to the doctor now, and just tell him what you have told us, then he will be able to do some scans or send you to a specialist or something, and you could get the ball rolling if anything needs to be done. It may work out that it might not affect your fertility at all, or there might be some procedure or something that you will need to help you along, that can be done now, or there might be something that they can do, but it is something that can wait until you are definately going to try again.

    In any circumstance, if you see your doctor now, at least you should get some answers, and then can decide where to go from there.

    Hope that all makes sense! And I hope that I have helped!

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    At my 12 week scan I was told I had a heart-shaped uterus. I asked if this had any implications and the nurse said it was just a variation. However, I have read that I am likely to have a premature baby as my uterus will not expand enough. How much truth is there to this?"

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    The uterus is formed very early on in the life of a female embryo. It develops from two ducts or tubes lying side by side. These ducts gradually grow together to form one hollow organ. Occasionally, variations in this development occur, leading to a range of different uterine shapes.

    The most extreme version is a ‘double uterus’ – two uteri (and two vaginas) side by side. This is very rare! Other, less rare but still uncommon, variations include the ‘subseptate uterus’ and ‘bicornuate uterus’. In both of these, the two embryonic tubes are joined to form a single uterus, but a ‘septum’ (or length of shared wall) remains, running partially down the middle of the inside of the uterus. The subseptate uterus looks and feels the same as a normal uterus from the outside, whilst the top of the bicornuate uterus is broad and dimpled in the middle – ‘heart shaped’ describes it perfectly!

    The practical effect of either a subseptate or bicornuate uterus depends on the length of the septum. The septum may be nothing more than a bump on the inside wall of the uterus. This is unlikely to affect either pregnancy or childbirth, and may only be discovered accidentally during an ultrasound scan or caesarean section.

    Very occasionally, the septum may almost divide the uterus. This can have implications for the pregnancy and childbirth. If the fertilised egg implants on the septum, miscarriage is more likely. Premature labour is also a possibility, because the muscle walls of a divided uterus may not stretch as well those of a normal uterus. The baby is much more likely to lie in the breech position, since he cannot turn round easily. The first and second stages of labour are usually normal, but there is an increased risk that the placenta may be retained in the third stage.

    There are many variations in between these two extremes of a subseptate and bicornuate uterus. It is impossible to predict the possible effect on pregnancy without knowing the length of the septum. ‘Heart shaped’ suggests a minor variation rather than a major abnormality. If it had been otherwise, I'm sure you would have been referred prompted to an obstetrician to discuss the future management of your pregnancy.
    Hannah Hulme Hunter, Babyworld Midwife
    - Question answered 31.05.00

    I just googled it, and found this - hope it helps you a bit! - sorry, but i don;t know how to do quotes!

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    Go and see a doctor Cass. It really doesn't matter if you're going to have no. 2 in a year, five years or 10 years - you have questions and you deserve answers. The doctor will understand and you're NOT wasting their time.

    I THINK my sister had something similar and was told that she'd never be able to have kids. So didn't use contraception and got pregnant at 35. She had another at about 37 BUT her DD was VERY premature. I don't know all the ins and outs and whether it was related to that so please don't read too much into it BUT I think knowledge is power so keep plugging away for answers from doctors - because unanswered questions will gnaw away at you.

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