18 March, 2018

Know more about Abnormalities in uterus and fertility

The uterus is your baby’s first home. It is a pear-shaped organ, tucked away in your pelvis. Under normal circumstances, the uterus leans forwards over the top of the bladder in a position which is known as anteverted or anteflexed. Some women have a tilted uterus or retroverted uterus, which causes it to lean away from the bladder rather than over it. This does not affect a woman’s chances of getting pregnant.

Few women have a uterus that differs in structure from the norm. This is known as abnormality of the uterus, or uterine abnormality. Your ability to carry a baby for the full nine months of pregnancy depends on the type of abnormality.

Here are some of recognized abnormalities of the uterus:

  • Agenesis

This is a rare abnormality which affects between one in 4,000 and one in 10,000 women. It is caused when the vagina does not form properly or is very short. It may lead to a small uterus or the absence of it. It is detected when the girl fails to start her periods around her puberty. It can also make sex very comfortable. However, this condition may be treated with surgery but a woman with agenesis can only have a baby by surrogacy.

  • Uterus Didelphys

This condition occurs when the uterus has two inner cavities. Each cavity may lead to its own cervix and vagina, so there are two cervixes and two vaginas. This is also a rare abnormality and there are some chances to conceive with this condition.

  • Unicornuate Uterus

A unicornuate uterus is half the size of a normal uterus and has only one fallopian tube. Due to its shape, it is described as uterus with one horn – like a unicorn. This abnormality is very rare and develops in the earliest stages of life, when the tissue that forms the uterus does not grow properly. When you have a unicornuate uterus, you probably have two ovaries and only one will be connected to your uterus. As long as there is the single horn is healthy, conceiving isn’t going to be an issue.

  • Bicornuate Uterus

A bicornuate uterus is shaped like a heart, instead of being pear-shaped. It has a deep indentation at the top. It is called a uterus with two horns due to its shape. Around 20 percent of all women with uterine abnormalities have a bicornuate uterus and it doesn’t affect your fertility. However, when you conceive, your baby has less space to grow than in a normally shaped uterus and might be carried in a breech position.

  • Septate Uterus

Here, the inside of the uterus is divided by a muscular or fibrous wall, known as septum. It may extend only part way into the uterus (partial septate uterus) or may reach as far as the cervix. Partial septate uterus affects around 33 percent of all women with uterine abnormalities. On certain occasions, a septate uterus may lead to infertility problems.

Not all uterine abnormalities need treatment and your doctor may be able to judge when your condition can put your fertility at risk. See our team of experts at KIMS Cuddles to understand more about uterine abnormalities to give yourself the best chance of having a successful pregnancy.

*Information shared here is for general purpose. Please take doctors’ advice before taking any decision.


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30 January, 2018

Ways in which Dads-to-be can help out in Delivery Room

In the delivery room, it is up to the mother to do all the pushing. However, dad can play a major role in the birthing process too. Labor can be overwhelming for first-time mothers. If your partner is able to have a normal, vaginal delivery, you can ask the doctor about being present in the delivery room during birthing process. As a dad, your support and encouragement can go a long way in comforting the mother. Here are some ways in which dads-to-be can help out in the delivery room: Provide Distractions Labor has the tendency to be long and tedious. You may be spending hours doing nothing but waiting for your baby to arrive. You can take your wife’s mind off her discomfort by keeping her distracted. Music, conversations or even card games are a great way to keep her mind occupied. Speak out on her Behalf To do this, it is important you discuss her birth plan in advance. Understand how she feels about episiotomies or what her expectations of the doctor are. Don’t wait until your partner begins having her contractions to find out what kind of assistance she needs from you. Knowing her birth plan in advance makes it easier for you to articulate her needs when she is in pain,
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01 February, 2018

7 Fertility mistakes every couple makes

When trying to conceive for the first time, couples often make certain mistakes that delay conception. Here are 7 common fertility mistakes every couple makes and ways to improve your chances to get pregnant: Timing Typically, women have a 28-day cycle, which means ovulation generally happens around day 14. However, it isn’t guaranteed that every woman goes through the same. Individual cycles vary and you may have one that’s shorter or longer. In order to figure out the exact date of your ovulation, you can count back 14 days from the day you started your period. Seeing an expert to soon Most women under 35 take up to a year to get pregnant. If you’re feeling frustrated after trying for 6 or 7 months, and don’t have any underlying health problem, it is better to wait it out. Almost 80% of healthy couples get pregnant within a year. If you’re over 35, see an expert after six months of trying. Waiting too long to see an expert Sometimes, there are exceptions to the one-year-wait rule. If your cycle is shorter than 25 days or longer than 35 days, if your periods are painful or heavy, or you’ve experienced a pelvic infection in the past, see a doctor sooner to get everything checked.
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02 February, 2018

Reasons for periods to be late if Pregnancy test is Negative

More often than not, a missed period is an indicator of a woman’s pregnancy. However, that isn’t always correct. A woman may have a delayed or missed period but still, have a negative pregnancy test. There may be several reasons for that happening. Here are some of them: Low Hormone Levels During early pregnancy, the levels of the pregnancy hormone human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) aren’t high enough for a home pregnancy test to detect. So if you’re trying to get pregnant, your negative test result on a home kit may not be correct and you might be pregnant. A woman’s cycle may keep varying and if she conceives later in the cycle, the hormone levels may be low at the time of her missed period. To rule out any complications, be sure to talk to your doctor if you miss your periods and continue to do so. Ectopic Pregnancy Although rare, an ectopic pregnancy can show up as negative on a home pregnancy test. Only about 3 percent or fewer cases of negative tests point towards an ectopic pregnancy. If you have these symptoms along with a negative result, see your doctor immediately: Severe pain in lower abdomen or on one side Dizziness or lightheadedness Bleeding or spotting Nausea and vomiting
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