At my first appointment with my OB/GYN, after Seth’s birth, one of the first things we talked about was the uterine septum that had been found during my c-section. We agreed that I would come in later for some ultrasounds to see how big the septum was, and that for the best chance for a VBAC I should wait until Seth was 18 months to get pregnant again.
In January of 2012 I had the ultrasounds done. I told myself going in that I was expecting to need surgery to remove the septum, however when the call came that I would need surgery, I was shocked. I think I told myself that I was prepared for that decision, but in the very back of my mind thinking that since I thought I was ready, I wouldn’t really need to have it done. Does that make sense?
I was sent to a fertility specialist who had dealt with this issue before. He explained that with the type of septum I had the risks of miscarriage increased quite a bit, he was very shocked that I hadn’t had a miscarriage with Seth. My little boy must be destined for greatness! 🙂
I know several people who have had miscarriages, and it is not something I would ever want to happen to me. I believe that life begins at conception and felt that if there was something I could do to prevent loss of life then I should do it. Ben and I decided that surgery was the very best option for us. There were risks either way, but to us the benefits outweighed the risks.
I seen the fertility specialist the end of February and my hysteroscopy was scheduled for the 14th of March. This was definitely scheduled by God as I got in for my first appointment off the cancellation list and I had also just started my cycle that day that I got in. A hysteroscopy is only scheduled on certain cycle days. God’s timing is perfect! In the end I had my surgery a week or two before my scheduled first appointment.
The surgery went well and recovery from that took a couple of weeks. The most uncomfortable part of the whole thing was the balloon that had to stay in the uterus for a week. Not fun!
Here is more information about a uterine septum and this goes more in depth on what a hysteroscopy is.
Do you have a story of God’s perfect timing? I would love hear it!
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