Six-week appointment

Not much has been going on around here. I feel like we’re just going through the motions. I have my six-week follow up appointment today. I’m nervous about it, but not as much as I was about the two-week follow up. I don’t think I’ll need to be taken back to an exam room immediately like I was last time, which is good. It feels like progress. We’ll see when we get there, though.

I’m nervous that we’re going to hear something that we didn’t hear the last time. I think it’s unlikely, but it is possible. The nurse practitioner was going to check with the doctor who performed the c-section to make sure everything about my uterus looked normal. I can’t remember if I’ve posted about this before, but at one point several years ago, my doctor thought I might have a bicornuate (heart-shaped) uterus. She said that if it was bicornuate, the dip was small enough that it wouldn’t cause any problems. I kind of forgot about it, mainly because she said not to worry about it, and it wasn’t mentioned again until I got to the hospital after my water broke. After the surgery, the doctor told me everything looked fine and there was nothing in her report, but we still wanted the nurse practitioner to follow up to make sure that includes the shape of my uterus.

If I do have a bicornuate uterus, it doesn’t mean that we can’t try again. It mainly means that if I get pregnant again, I’ll be considered high risk and be monitored closely for preterm labor, which will be happening anyway. I’m sure it would cause additional anxiety for me, if that’s even possible when it comes to being pregnant again. I guess we’ll know later.

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