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The Heart Shaped Uterus and Fertility

The Heart Shaped Uterus and Fertility

For women living with a heart-shaped uterus, also known as bicornuate (two horns with two separate cavities) uterus, trying to conceive and then going on to labor and delivery, has in some cases been problematic. Medical This malformation of the uterus happens during development as an embryo. For some women, a heart-shaped uterus may be a contributing factor to fertility problems. After reading this article on the heart shaped uterus and fertility, please visit our guide to improving overall uterine health for fertility, conception, and implantation.

When a female embryo is forming, somehow the fusion process of the mellurian ducts does not form as it should, thus the top part of the uterus forms in two separate sections with “horns” on each top section, while the lower part remains normal as one part. This is where the heart-shaped and bicornuate names come from. In women with this condition the uterus forms the shape of a heart rather than and upside down pear shape. This malformation can be in varying degrees. For some there will be a uterus that appears to be almost split into two different uterine cavities, while others only have a slight heart-shape appearance.

According to Dr. Amos Grunebaum, an OB/GYN in New York City, “A bicornuate uterus is the most common congenital uterine anomaly and can impact a woman’s reproductive capabilities. In the U.S., it is estimated that bicornuate uterus is seen in 1-5/1,000 women, though this may be an underestimate since not all are diagnosed, especially when they are not severe.”

I was surprised by those statistics because honestly we get quite a few women writing in that have this condition. I also have personally know many women who have a heart-shaped uterus. Of all these women none that I know personally has ever had trouble conceiving, but all of them have had labor and/or delivery problems. We do get a lot of questions from women wondering if having a heart-shaped uterus is contributing or causing their fertility struggles. The answer cannot be a simple yes or no, and that is because of the varying degrees of this condition.

Is My Heart-shaped Uterus Causing My Difficulty in Conceiving?
If the only fertility issue that you know of is your heart-shaped uterus, then you may want to ask your doctor about the exact shape of your uterus to see the severity of the malformation. Recent studies cannot confirm that a heart-shaped uterus alone causes infertility. A uterus that has a top that is split into two different cavities is more likely to cause issues during pregnancy, labor and delivery. If you have a heart-shaped uterus and continue to struggle to get pregnant, there is probably some other fertility issue going on that is causing your difficulties. It would be best to talk to your doctor about this.

Women with a heart-shaped uterus are more likely to have difficulties after they become pregnant.

  • Risk for recurrent miscarriage goes up in women with a heart-shaped uterus. The reproductive potential for women with bicornuate uterus is measured by the live birth rate, which has been estimated at 62.5% for women with this condition according to research our of Spain in the journal Human Reproduction.
  • Women with a bicornuate uterus have a 15-25% chance of preterm delivery. This can be dangerous for the baby’s survival, especially if the mother goes into labor before the baby is fully developed.
  • In a partial bicornuate uterus, 40-50% of all babies present as breech (feet first) during labor and deliver. Women with a complete bicornuate uterus had 0% breech presentation. These statistics are from researchers in Finland and the journal Obstetrical and Gynecological Survey. Breech presentation increases potential complications for labor and delivery for the mother and child. Babies presenting breech are considered slightly higher risk and may end up in cesarean section.
  • Higher risk of cervical incompetence. If cervical incompetence is present, a cervical cerclage may be necessary. A cervical cerclage is where the cervix is stitched closed at a certain point in the pregnancy, usually during the second trimester. The cerclage is then taken out at the end of pregnancy in preparation for labor and birth.

What Can I Do Naturally to Improve My Chances of Carrying to Term?
With physical abnormalities of the uterus, the most important thing you can do would be to keep the uterus as healthy as possible by maintaining its strength, circulation and position. This also includes addressing any other fertility issue you may have such as uterine fibroids, hormonal imbalance, endometriosis, etc. Our Improving Uterine Health for Fertility, Conception and Implantation article is a great guide to maintaining uterine health overall. You will want to keep your uterus in top shape if you are already facing pregnancy, labor and birth with a heart-shaped uterus. This will give you the best chances for a healthy pregnancy, labor, delivery and baby possible! It is important to think ahead before trying to conceive. If you have a heart-shaped uterus you will want to prepare in advance of conception; think of ways to increase your uterine health.

The best ways to maintain proper uterine function and health are:

Diet and Exercise: Eating a wholefood nutrient dense diet. Walking and Fertility Yoga are two of the best ways to maintain uterine health and position.

Self-Fertility Massage and Maya Abdominal Massage: This type of massage helps to maintain proper alignment of the uterus, increase and maintain healthy circulation, helps to promote a healthy menstrual cycle, maintain strength of uterine muscles, and support proper hormonal balance.

Herbs: There are many herbs specific as uterine tonics that help the uterus to slightly contract to help maintain muscle tone of the uterus. Herbs that are uterine tonics that have been shown safe for daily use prior to ovulation are; Raspberry leaf and Evening Primrose Oil.


Dr. Kimberly Langdon Cull M.D., OB/GYN
Dr. Kimberly Langdon Cull M.D., OB/GYN

Dr. Kimberly Langdon Cull is a University-trained Obstetrician/Gynecologist with 19-years of clinical experience. She delivered over 2000 babies and specializes in gynecologic diseases such as menstrual disorders, infertility diagnosis and treatment especially pertaining to tubal blockage and polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). Dr. Langdon is the inventor of 6 patent pending medical devices, and attended Ohio State University from 1987-1995 receiving her Medical Doctorate Degree (M.D.) with Honors in Obstetrics and Gynecology.

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    Good morning
    I would like to find out..My doctor told me i will never be able to have kids due to the fact that I have a bicornuate uterus. but in 2015 i fell pregant with a beautiful little boy also delivered via c-section due to him laying breach inside my uterus.

    my question now is, I would really like to try for another baby and have been trying for the past year but nothing happens. Is my chances of becoming pregnant again 0 or is there some method or something i can drink in order to help me?

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    is it reskis for me to go vbac after 5yrs ago i had csection with a hearth-shape uterus or also call bicornuate uterus wih my 1st baby? my dr. tells me that its not safe to have a vbac delivery but I really would like to is the baby is in position because the 1st baby wasn’t. I gave birth to my 1st baby girl 5 years ago and I think that my baby has heal pretty well. she said the its not safe because I can have a uterus rupture and its unsaved for the baby and I. my dr is only giving me 1 more month to made my decision im now 6 months pregnant.

    • Dear Vanessa,

      I can not know if it will be safe for you. This is better evaluated by a healthcare provider or midwife. Have you thought about getting a second opinion? I would suggest this if you truly want to try giving birth vaginally.

      My best as you seek support and near delivery of your second child!

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    if you are already pregnant with and have hearth shaped uterus, is it still good to drink red raspberry leave tea.

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    I have a semi-split uterus. I have had at least six pregnancies. No problem getting pregnant but had had a couple miscarraiges and two very hard and almost fatal deliveries. Theres a myth I heard about the women who have these..that when your mother is pregnant with twins and one twin consumes the other during ..I dont know..the first trimester..or something..that you end up with a split uterus. A phycic later told me my mother had another mystery child in between me and my 23yr old sister I thought maybe this can be true? Can some one comment on this?

    • Dear Linda,

      There are many fertility myths and my sense it that this is one too. I can not discount the psychics knowledge, yet I have not ever heard of a twin dying in utero and the mother ending up with a “split” or septate uterus.

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    I was told during labor of my third child that I had a heart shaped uterus… My midwife actually had me feel it. While I have had no problems conceiving or carrying three children full term, all three of my babies were posterior during labor. Two of them turned coming out the right way. My third did not and he was extremely hard to push out. All of my labors were about 12 hours long with 1-3 hours of pushing. They were more trying but I had no serious complications.

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    I am pregnant with twins and last year I found out that I have an heart shape uterus, can a c section be avoided.. I have two children one is 10 and the other 6 both were normal delivery and full term, did not had any problem and no one told me of my condition until last year that I had a miscarriage with twins too.. but I only have 7 week and I know it can happen again, but if it goes full term I don’t want two have a c section…

    • Dear Vanessa,


      This truly would be a better conversation to have with your doctor and birth team! Be open to whatever needs to happen in birth to keep you and your precious babies safe and well!

      I know you will soar through their birth with grace!

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    Hello I just wanted to share that I have a heart shaped uterus. I conceived both my children the first month we tried. So no fertility issues at all. Both my pregnancies I had placental abruption. I delivered my daughter at 27 weeks and 2 days. Then two years later I delivered my son at 27 weeks and 1 day. I delivered both vaginally after 4 days in the hospital trying to stop labor. We had hoped my daughter was a fluke and I was high risk my second pregnancy. I had weekly progesterone shots which obviously didn’t help at all. My daughter is 3 and my son is 1 and they are both perfectly healthy!

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    I have a bicornate uterus that was picked up early in my pregnancy as I started bleeding from one side of the womb. I was induced past the due date and progressed rapidly with the labour. Once I had been pushing for over 2 hours I had to have an emergency c-section as they were concerned baby was getting too tired. My baby had been literally 1cm away from coming out each time I had pushed but the second I stopped pushing she popped back up. The midwife said there was no reason that she could see why my baby wouldn’t come out as she didn’t have an arm up or anything. Can having a bicornate uterus cause problems with labour?
    Thanks Rachel

    • Dear Rachel,

      Congratulations on the birth of your baby!

      If having a bicornuate uterus impedes the uterus’ ability to contract properly, then maybe there can be issues with labor. Each case differs so and that there is no way to know for sure.

      I hope you are well!

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    I was told I might have a heart shaped uterus, but it was hard to tell during the ultrasound so I have to wait till my tubes are checked for an definite answer. I am just wondering if I do have one is that permanent, or will it go back to normal? I have been having infertility over 3 years so this would definitely explain it.


    • Dear Denise,

      Often a structural abnormality of the uterus is permanent. Know that there are varying degrees of “heart-shaped” uterus too. Most uterine abnormalities don’t make a woman infertile and won’t affect a woman’s ability to become pregnant, or to give birth, but carrying a baby full term may be more difficult. Having certain uterine abnormalities may result in the need for extra monitoring during pregnancy.

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    I have a bicornuate uterus, but did not know it until after my 3rd pregnancy; 18 years ago. A doctor accidentally punctured my babies bag because she did not know how large my womb was and the baby hid in the other side during the ultra sounds. She thought I miscarried, but caused him to be born to early and he died soon after he was born.

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    I have 4 children. All of them born naturally – all of them carried OVER full term. Their ages are 16 (today!!), 15, 11 and 6. I found out 2 years ago that I had a heart shaped uterus….I never knew.

    I was meant to be their mother.

    • Dear Gina,

      Happy Birthday to your oldest! 😉

      Thank you for sharing this story. I think it will be helpful to women who learn that they have this issues to understand that having a heart-shaped uterus does not automatically mean having a successful, healthy pregnancy is impossible.

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    I had no idea that I had a bicornuate uterus until I delivered by emergency C-section due to my son being breech last week at 27w3d. My son was 2 lbs. 7 oz. and 14 1/2 inches long at birth and is now a long term resident in the NICU with a phase 1 brain bleed and a heart murmur. I am a ftm and this is all terrifying. Everyone keeps telling me that these things are normal and will most likely clear up on their own. My husband and I really want a second child but, now I am terrified that this will happen again. What are the chances that if got pregnant again I would be able to carry to term? It’s not fair to my son if I have to spend 12 weeks in the NICU in the future with another child

    • Dear Rae,

      I am so sorry for what you are going through! Congratulations are still in order! I am certain your son is in the most caring, competent hands. Trust this!

      It would be best to discuss with your doctor the degree, or severity to which your uterus is bicornuate and learn its exact shape. This will help you know if surgery may be necessary to correct the issue, or if natural therapies alone may be effective. He or she is also best able to discuss with you the health of future pregnancies no matter the corrective action taken.

      I hope you are surrounded by love and support during this time! All my best to your family!

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    Late last year I was diagnosed with a bicornuate uterus, then just last week I was also told that I have endometriosis which I am now awaiting surgery for.
    I am only 29 years old and do not have any children. I knew that there could be struggles falling pregnant and going full term with heart shaped uterus but now being told that I also have endo on top of that absolutely terrifies me! All I have ever wanted is to be a mother!!
    I have not found much information on having both a bicornuate uterus and endometriosis, are you able to give me any answers?

    • Dear Jane,

      I am sorry you have been faced with these challenges.

      While it may feel like the cards are stacked against you, this is not necessarily true. As you have now very likely read here, the degree to which the uterus is heart-shaped is what needs to be taken into consideration. Your healthcare provider can help you understand this.

      Regarding endometriosis, endometriosis is estrogen-sensitive, meaning that it responds to estrogen — growing in response to circulating estrogen. Excess estrogen in one of the main culprits in causing not only it’s growth, but also hormonal imbalance which then causes disordered ovulation and it’s growth outside of the uterus.

      While surgery is often necessary for women with endometriosis, we also feel it very important to address the underlying hormonal imbalance that has led this fertility health issue. Click the link above how to naturally support the body’s natural ability to remove excess estrogen from itself, in maintaining its natural inflammatory response, providing it relief from occasional discomfort in the reproductive system and encouraging normal circulation, helping to bring fresh blood and oxygen to the reproductive system.

      I hope this is helpful and that surgery goes very well! Wishes for a speedy recovery!

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    I just recently had a hysterectomy, after pathology looked at my uterus they stated that I had this condition as well as adenomyosis and fibroids. Wanting to know more about the bicornuate uterus I have began reading, however everything I am reading hadn’t been at all my experience. My first child was born in a hospital but there were no issues shortly after I did miscarry a daughter (16 weeks), however quickly conceived again and had two more children at home with the assistance of a midwife. Never did I have complication with my pregnancy or my deliveries and honestly never would have known I had this if it wasn’t for my doctor just telling me.

    My question is, what is the possibility my daughter would have this same condition, is it something that runs in a family? Could it be why she has always had horribly painful cycles? We both have had exploratory surgeries and its come out negative for endometriosis. My doctor years ago had no explanation for my issues just said of all things I had pelvic migraines. I dealt with it for years, but my daughter is just 20 I don’t want to see her go thru this for years. Is there something that can be done if indeed she too has a bicornuate uterus?

    • Dear Kimberly,

      Thank you for sharing your story. I am certain it will offer hope to others.

      It is my understanding that a bicornuate uterus in many cases goes undetected until an event such as what you went through occurs. The degree to which the uterus is effected varies from case to case and some women simply never know it as a fertility health issue. A bicornuate uterus is a result of a congenital defect of the uterus that happens during development while in the womb, before birth, that is not known to be hereditary.

      While I can not be sure of the cause of your daughter’s dysmenorrhea, painful menstruation is believed to be the result of overproduction of the prostaglandin F2 aplpha (PGF2) rather than uterine shape. Learn more and ways to consider supporting a pain-free menstrual cycle in our article Natural Remedies for Painful Menstruation.

      If it is learned she has a heart-shaped uterus, consider learning how to prepare in advance for conception; to think of ways to increase uterine health. There are a variety of ways to do so in this article and in our article Improving Uterine Health for Fertility, Conception and Implantation. Severe cases of bicornuate uterus may be able to be corrected through surgery. This is best determined by a healthcare practitioner.

      Take care!

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    I have recently suffered a 14 week loss and currently I am looking into natural healing. I am reluctant to have a resection of a slight septum. My provider never expressed any concern to to septum being small. However, now I am somewhat concerned. I am wondering about any herbs that promote circulationa and anything safe to take during early pregnancy. Placenta appeared to be coming away from uterus in one area. Any insight or opinions are greatly appreciated. Thank you for this site.

    • Hello Simone!

      I am so sorry for your loss? How are you doing?

      Equally as important as herbs to take to support proper circulation, diet and natural therapies such as uterine massage, like Self Fertility Massage, have proven to be most supportive of uterine health and healthy uterine function. Shared in this article are the best ways to maintain proper uterine function and health. Consider rereading through them.

      Many herbs are not intended for use in pregnancy, rather are to be used in preparation for conception. This being said, Red Raspberry Leaf is a uterine tonic herb mentioned in this article that is considered safe for most pregnant women. Here also are 3 Easy Ways to Increase Circulation to Your Uterus.

      I wish you well!

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    Hello. I was recently diagnosed with PCOS and a bicornuate uterus. What are the chances I can get pregnant naturally with these two conditions? My husband and I have been trying to get pregnant for over a year and nothing.

    • Elizabeth Willett, MA, CH

      Hello Lia!

      I am sorry I can not answer your question with certainty, but I do hope that with commitment to changing your diet and lifestyle and supporting uterine health, there could be a possibility for you to conceive naturally.

      Consider taking time to learn How to Reduce the Damaging Effects of PCOS on Fertility Through Diet and Herbs and also working closely with your healthcare provider to understand the degree to which your uterus is misshapen. Consider the suggestions made here for improving uterine health alongside any type of treatment options you are considering, which may greatly help to improve outcome.

      Take care!

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    Please help me some one , I have shaped womb , I’m so sad i Lost 4 times baby , 3 times miscarriage and one times still birth , what i do i want to be mom please some one help me ???

    • Elizabeth Willett, MA, CH

      Dear Nishy,

      I am very sorry you have been through all of this!

      Our greatest wish for every woman we work with is that they become mothers. Getting to the point however is different for every woman. Because fertility health is complex and a combination of many factors including diet, lifestyle, stress levels and even that which you might or a natural therapy you might try to support your reproductive system function, I would suggest the very best way to get a clear, concise plan of how you can support your individual fertility needs is to have a Fertility Consultation.

      It is important to consider all factors that may be contributing to what you are going through. Have you had hormone testing to know if this may be a factor as well. It may be time to ask your healthcare provider to do some more in depth testing to learn if there is anything beyond uterine shape causing your pregnancies to end early.

      You may also find helpful information as you continue to educate yourself in this article about pregnancy loss.
      I sincerely wish you well and hope you will consider a Fertility Consultation!

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    I have a heart shaped uterus.. I been trying to conceive for years now,could dis be the reason?

    • Elizabeth Willett, MA, CH

      Hello Rieana!

      This may be the reason, but I couldn’t say for certain.

      Take Care!

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    Ive got a heart shaped womb and had to give birth at 4 months and my baby didnt surive.
    im trying again but how can I prevent this from happeneing again.

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    Hi there,
    It wasn’t until my Daughter was born when they had to perform an emergency c section did they find out i had a heart shaped womb. My Daughter was born 5 weeks early Breech and weeks at the special care baby unit. It all fitted in together when i was explained what was happening inside.I was told just minutes after and felt so emotional and guilty that it was my fault that she had had a traumatic birth.However,i now realise that she was only growing in the left hand side of my womb and i now know why i was having difficulties with bending etc,i managed to work full time,i was at work the morning she was born totally unaware i was having a baby by tea time. I then went on to have another child within two years and i was worried out of my mind. The pregnancy was pretty good apart from the sickness.But yet again,my baby boy was born early and even earlier than my daughter.he was 8 weeks early and more time at baby unit and incubators.I now know how fortunate i have been to have two healthy children and would never risk having any more children thing that worries me noe,is if my daughter has this condition…hopefully notx

  21. Update 2014 – We are back! We have been away for a while and we sure have missed all of your wonderful questions and thoughts on our articles. I apologize for not being able to reply to all past comments. Moving forward, one of our staff herbalists will be here to respond to comments! We look forward to connecting with our readers once again!

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    after struggling so much to conceive and with no success, many complications with my painful mentrual periods, diagnosed with Endometriosis, ….I just found out at age of 40 that I have heart shaped uterus!! I’m wondering if this has anything to do with all my complications?>

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    I had a heart-shaped uterus. I had surgery last June (a resection of the uterus) to take out the septum in the middle of the uterus. The reason for opting for this surgery was that I started having troubles with my menstural cycles about 2 years ago (missed but not pregnant) and my older sister also has the same condition and lost 3 before sucessfully getting pregnant, although she had to have an emergency c-section 2 weeks before the due date because of toxemia. I decided to get the procedure done so that when I want to start trying with my husband that I don’t have to go through the heart-ache my sister went through trying to conceive. I also have a younger sister and told her to get checked if and when she decides that she wants children since both myself and our older sister have the same condition.

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    I have a heart shaped cervix and i was wondering if a pregnancy test would come back negative, even if i was pregnant?

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    I wasn’t aware that I had a heart shaped uterus until I had my 1st US at 12 weeks! I mentioned it to my OB and he didn’t seem to concerned which put my mind at ease. As the weeks went on I didn’t feel my baby moving much, I had regular US and everything was all ok each time, around 30 weeks I was told that that my baby was transverse so I may end up having a c-section at 37weeks if baby didn’t turn on its own. I manged to get to 40 weeks and 3 days and was enduced and delivered a healthy baby boy naturally, he was small weighing 2.8kgs but perfect. I hope his gives people out there some hope that even though we do have a unusual shaped uterus we can still becomes mums!!!

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    I just had my first ultrasound today. I am 6 wks and 2 days. This is my third pregnancy, I lost the first two in the 1st trimester. The start of the u.s. was going great, they were able to detect a heartbeat! But then the doctor came in and explained that I have a heart shaped uterus and will have to go to a specialist in 4 weeks to see how severe it is and to continue close monitoring. I am so nervous that my case is severe and I will not be able to give birth to a healthy child. What are the chances of the baby being born with severe disabilities like mental retardation or even stillbirth? My husband and I would rather live a life child free than to bring a child into the world that cannot function normally on its own. We tried for a little over a year with each pregnancy and are afraid that we will never get to have a healthy baby of our own. 🙁

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    i just found out during an ultrasound that i have heart shaped uterus. this is my 4th pregnancy and this is the first i heard of this. do u think thats why my last 2 pregnancies i had my children both at 36 weeks?

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    When i was pregnant i did not know i had a heart shaped uterus until i went to my 5 month ultra sound my Dr told me i had a heart shaped uterus and she was surprised i even got pregnant. Then when i was 30 weeks she told me my baby was breached and i would more likely have to do c section because women who have a heart shaped uterus most likely will have breached baby so they scheduled to do my c section on January 13, 2012 but a terrible tragedy happened and I lost my baby on December 31,2011 i was only 35 weeks and my water broke and my baby boy came out feet first he passed away that morning=,(. Now i’m afraid that will happen again if i get pregnant with my 2nd baby. What are my chances of this happening again?

    • Hi Sarah,

      I am very sorry to hear of your difficult loss. It is very common for women with a heart shaped uterus to have breech babies. It is hard to predict early labor which may have contributed to this tragedy. In the future you may need to be more closely monitored in the last month of pregnancy, which may help prevent another loss. It would be extremely rare for you to have another major complication that lead to the same outcome. I hope that you are receiving the support and healing you need to go on, work past the pain of that loss and move forward to a happy, and healthy baby!

      All the best to you!


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    I have a heart shaped uterus I lost 2 kids before I found out. My cervix is very weak also. When I got pregnant again for the third time I have to get a rubber band put on my cervix bed rest for all of my pregnancy and a lot of medication. When i had the c-section they told me that I had a heart shaped uterus and that was the reason I lost my other 2. They told me if I got pregnant again it would kill me or the baby or both of us. I want another one but I don’t know if I could go through all of the pain and suffering I had to do while I was pregnant any suggestions?

    • Hi Melissa,

      I am sorry for your losses, that is unimaginably difficult! I think discussing with your doctor why they feel your uterus shape is considered so dangerous for subsequent pregnancies? Incompetent cervix is more dangerous than a heart shaped uterus, and that factor alone may be what determines the risk to your life and pregnancy. I have known women with incompetent cervix, those pregnancies are very difficult and require a lot of effort and monitoring. Talk to your doctor, I think if you have a list of questions for them, you may be able to make a clear plan for another pregnancy.

      Best Wishes,


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    I found out I was pregnant pretty early. I was 4 weeks along. They told me I had a heart shaped uterus at the emergency room. I was so nervous because I went and did research and so many stories.. When I was 19 weeks along, I had a sono telling me the sex of the baby. The lady told me that I didn’t have a heart shaped uterus. So, I went the rest of my pregnancy not worrying at all. I went over 1 day over my due date, and they noticed the baby wasn’t moving. They monoterd me for a few hours and decided they would do a c section. After delivering they said, you have a split uterus. My pregnancy went so normal I would have never thought I had one. But I know I’m safe if I just take care of my self. Any first time pregnant woman out there, don’t be scared! Just listen to the doctors!!!    

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    I just found out I have a “heart shaped” uterus. I have four children (including identical twins) and did not have any difficulties getting pregnant or delivering. The only reason I just found out is I just had an US for some complications after endometrial ablation. Very interesting!!

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    This helped me so much as I was diagnosed when I was 16 with a heart shaped uterus(mine is also split at the top) And my son was born 2 months early due to complications. I am now pregnant with my second child and experiencing the same things. I have done everything I can to keep pre-term labor at bay but it doesnt seem to be helping. its nice to see other women out there know what I am going through.

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    I have a bicornuate uterus and i have two kids. Both my kids were conceived while i was taking birth control. I always always remembered to take my pills every day at the same time. I thought it was pretty weird that it happened twice. Both of my babies were breached and i had a c-section for both. Usually for c-sections babies have to be delivered 1 to 2 weeks earlier than the due date. so they scheduled my dates ……….The strangest thing happened. My daughters due date was December 5th and the doctors scheduled my C-section for November 20th 2008 at noon. That day at 6 in the morning my water breaks and out comes baby at 8am!! Second baby’s due date was January 17th 2011th at 1pm. That day comes and yet again my water breaks at 7:30am. Baby boy was born at 11:42am. I’m wondering if next baby will be the same?

    • Hi Ashley Godinez,

      Thank you for sharing your experience with delivering babies with a bicornuate uterus. I guess you will have to wait and see when and how your 3rd baby is going to come into this world.

      Best Wishes,


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    Wow this made me feel a whole lot better! I am 19 years old and found out on Christmas I was pregnant! Tonite I wus havin little pains that would come and go, so I went to the hospital and they diagnosed me with a “heart shaped” uterus! And I was so scared! My doctor told me I would be fine! But I am definately gonna try to be stress free! So my baby is very healthy!