Pregnant with a Uterine Septum

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QUESTION

Dear Midwife,
I've been told I have a uterine septum. I'm about 9 weeks pregnant and had first ultrasound at 7 weeks and 4 days. We saw a good yolk sac and a little bean with a heartbeat. My doctor did not seem to be to worried about it and said most of the time the septum gets shoved out of the way.

What is your opinion on this issue?

ANSWER

Your doctor is right and it's usually not a problem (depending on the size and shape of the septum). If it is a problem, it usually just means the baby comes a little early when it runs out of space on one side. There is really nothing that can be done about that, so I'd just hope your doctor is exactly right in your case and have a good pregnancy!

You'll probably go past your due date --- let me know!

-- Cynthia, CNM. PhD.