Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Are two uteri(uses) better than one?

I’m pretty sure that I mentioned before that I have a bicornuate uterus – or two uteruses/uteri. I’ve known about my freaky anatomy for quite a while and thought my double uterus would also double my chances of getting pregnant – weren’t my odds twice as good as anyone else? Turns out that blessing of two uteruses can actually make it more difficult – - what if the egg from the left ovary goes into the left uterus, but the sperm go to the right? After all men are known to be lousy with directions, and Jack Bauer is no exception.

Only 0.1-0.5% of women in the U.S. (which equates to about 1 in 50,000) have a bicornuate uterus – with odds like that, I’d have a better chance of winning the lottery. But again, when you’ve got a nice set of birthing hips, a husband with an off-the-chart sperm count, and more than ten years of practice to get there, it seems like it should have been a slam dunk.


  1. ICLW- Good luck with TTC. My dr thought I had bicorn but it turned out to be a septum. Maybe you should buy a lottery ticket? "Lucky uterus lady wins millions!"

  2. "After all men are known to be lousy with directions, and Jack Bauer is no exception."

    I'm so sorry you're having an awful time! I don't get it either! :( I hope you have much better luck during your next The Nest venture. ((HUGS))

    Oh and cuss and cry and yell all you want. Totally acceptable!