Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Potential causes of pre-term labor/delivery
The OB doctor that performed the c-section called today. He said that I have a bicornuate uterus (heart shaped). This can cause miscarriage, intrauterine growth retardation and preterm labor/delivery. I did not know that my uterus was different shaped. I guess it means I have a big heart, just kidding. In San Diego they never mentioned this to me when I had the ultrasound in December. This is not a contraindication to pregnancy, just puts the women in the "high risk" pregnancy category. I guess when I call the OB clinic with questions or problems they will call back (had some issues in San Diego when I had the bladder infection). Also I had a bladder infection in November which contributed, although was treated with antibiotics. This prior infection affects the space between the placental and the uterus. The knot in the umbilical cord was also an odd against him. This puts my mind at ease that I did not do anything to induce the preterm labor/delivery. It's just very frustrating because I don't smoke, drink alcohol and have never done drugs. It must have been God's plan for Abraham to be born so early. He was very active today however he needed rest so we are back at the Fisher House tonight to get some sleep.
Posted by Karen Goddard