Heart Shaped Uterus – Can I Have a Natural Birth?

by Chrissie (London (Great Britain))

I found out I was pregnant last year (in August) and the midwife told me my womb is in a heart shape.. I was wondering if I will ever be able to have a natural birth?? I was told the baby does not have enough space to turn around!!


Hi Chrissie,

In researching your question I've found several different answers – many women do seem to be able to have a natural, vaginal birth even with a heart-shaped or bicornuate uterus.

But what you were told about the baby having a harder time turning around does seem to be true, and some women are recommended to have a planned c-section.

The most information source I've found is a thread on Mothering, where many mums share their experiences:

Bicornuate Uterus?

This may be helpful for you and give you some good advice to follow. Best of luck with your pregnancy!

About the author 


Kristen is childbirth educator, student midwife, and a mama to 8 - all born naturally! She has spent years helping mamas have healthy babies, give birth naturally, and enjoy the adventure of motherhood. Find her on her website NaturalBirthandBabyCare.com and helping families through her online childbirth class MamaBabyBirthing.com

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