No one knows your body as well as you. Don't be afraid to ask questions or for a second opinion. This is my story.
For many years I was misdiagnosed with a bicornuate uterus. I had lots of ultrasounds and every report was different; a few said bicornuate, another said perhaps a partial septum, one even suggested a full septum with two cervixes! None of these were correct. I pushed for more answers. In 2013 my gynaecologist offered to explore surgically. After the surgery it was clear that he wasn't sure what it was and instead of exploring further, he pushed us to move onto clomid cycles. We trusted him and followed his plan. He retired later that year and we moved to a new specialist.
By 2015 we had moved onto IVF. Our 5th IVF cycle was successful, but unfortunately I miscarried at 5 weeks. I went from the happiest to the most devastated I've ever felt. My heart was broken, but I promised myself and that baby that I would seek answers. I knew something was wrong.
In 2016 I pushed for a more accurate scan. My specialist listened, and a 3D saline ultrasound found a full septum taking up my uterus - my uterus had a huge fibrous wall splitting it in two. A septate uterus has a higher chance of miscarriage and birth defects. I was referred to a specialist interstate for surgery.
Later that year, the wonderful Prof. Jason Abbott successfully removed the septum, and a follow up procedure 3 months later confirmed that it was a success. When I read the words "a normal uterine cavity observed" on his report I cried tears of happiness and relief.
I wish I could end this post with positive news, but like so many others I'm still chasing my happy ending. I'm currently recovering from polyp removal surgery, which is just another hurdle I've had to jump to reach my goal. I'll keep on jumping these hurdles until I reach the finish line. I see you, rainbow baby, and I can't wait to bring you into this world.
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