What are the effects of uterus didelphys on pregnancy?

There are some risks. Uterine didelphys or "double uterus" is when the uterus and cervix are paired. There is increased risks of bleeding, fetal malpresentation (breech), premature labor and issues related to the growth of your baby.
Preterm labor. Uterine didelphys is a term used to describe a uterus that has developed into a "heart-shaped" or "walled" cavity with a mid-line division. This irregularity means that a pregnancy will implant in one side and will not have the entire uterine cavity to develop. Smaller room for the baby increases the risk for premature labor.
Preterm labor. Uterus didelphys is a rare condition of the uterus with 2 separate uteri, each having it's own cervix. Any uterine abnormality increases the risk of preterm labor. Also, because the shape inside of the uterus is abnormal babies are more likely to be breech. If the baby is head down and normal labor occurs the uterus may not contract as well. All of these factors increase risk of c-section.

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My Wife has Uterus didelphys and has been Having signs and symptoms of Pregnecy and her last two periods have been very light and short stress or?

Perhaps . Uterus didelphys is a double uterus. The uteri may have a single cervix or 2 separate cervix. A pregnancy may proceed normally or there may increase risk of miscarriage or preterm labor. If she develops any cramping or pain she should be evaluated immediately. . Read more...

I just found out that I have uterus didelphys and my cervicis are tilted to the right. My doctor said I will never have kids, is this true?

Maybe. Since I haven't seen the HSG denoting the didelphys, I cannot tell if this is a complete malformation or the uterus on one side is reasonably normal and capable of containing a pregnancy or not. If you have doubts obtain a 2nd opinion from a board certified OB-GYN or Reproductive / Infertility specialist. Read more...
Not all or nothing. There are variations of this defect. I know one lady that went on to have 2 kids, her youngest just graduated HS. She was told the same thing, but always and never are hard words to prove. Look into some other opinions and use birth control unless you want a surprise when you're not ready. Read more...

What is uterus didelphys?

Double Uterus. In a female fetus, the uterus starts out as two small tubes. As the fetus develops, the tubes normally join to create one larger, hollow organ — the uterus. Sometimes, however, the tubes don't join completely. Instead, each one develops into a separate structure. This condition is called double uterus (uterus didelphys). Treatment is needed only if a double uterus causes symptoms or complications. Read more...

Help with uterus didelphys! Ttc?

Didelphys. If not already done, you need to be examined for a vaginal septum and evaluated for kidney or ureteral abnormalities as well. In cases of vaginal septum and/or double cervix, ultrasound monitoring with insemination into the correct cervix can help. Has your doctor checked all these things? Read more...
Proceed with caution. Your uterus is a true double uterus. Your doctor can perform an hsg to determine the sizes of each horn. This abnormality carries a risk of early and recurrent miscarriages, also the possibility of a breach pregnancy in addition to endometriosis related infertility. The kidneys need to be evaluated also for abnormalities since they develop at the same time as the uterus. Read more...

What are the chances of having twins when having double uterus? Is it even possible to have twins with uterus didelphys?

Yes and yes. Having a uterine didelphys, to my knowledge, doesn't increase your chance of having twins. In order to have the most common type of twins, fraternal, your ovary has to release 2 eggs, so twins more dependent on ovary than on uterus. But yes, it's possible to have twins with this malformation of the uterus. Read more...