Uterine abnormalities during pregnancy

Most women have a uterus that is the same shape. A small percentage of women will have a uterus that is a different shape than normal, first image attached to this post. Having a uterus that is a different shape can affect your ability to get pregnant and it can increase your risk of complications during pregnancy. If you doctor find an abnormality in the size or shape of your uterus they will let you know what risks apply to you.

Other common abnormalities are cysts or fibroids. They can be found in or on the uterus. Most fibroids and cysts will cause little complications if any during pregnancy. Cysts and fibroids do increase your risks of bleeding complication during delivery and the immediate postpartum period. Sometimes a fibroid might be very large and take up space in the uterus. This can cause a baby to be born early or cause discomfort for the mother.

With many of these abnormalities you can still have a successful pregnancy. It is important to talk to your doctor about an signs and symptoms you should be watching out for. Ask your doctor what symptoms need immediate medical attention. Stay positive and post here if you need support!

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    I am 15 weeks pregnant. I went to the ER this morning for severe abdominal pains. I hadn't yet had an ultrasound and once they performed one they found a uterine fibroid. Its a growth of muscle on the uterus. Apparently it won't hurt the baby but I am going to see my OB in a couple days to confirm all is well.
    It was a huge relief hearing that little heartbeat and seeing my baby for the first time. The way it was explained to me, there isn't much they can do about the pain. I would describe it as severe menstrual cramping coupled with constipation (although I have had mostly normal bowel movements lately). I can't imagine having to suffer through this for the next 7 months. I am on bed rest and a restricted diet.
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