1. Hi Elaine — Congratulations on adding a baby girl to your family!

    A uterine septum is a band of tissue in the middle of the uterus, usually without much of a blood supply that results from a congenital problem in the formation of the woman’s uterus.

    There are several different types of septums and it can be a reason for recurrent miscarriages. The fact that you have 5 healthy children and, I assume previous uncomplicated pregnancies, it appears very likely that yours is not problematic. It has always been present but it appears that this was the first time it was noted on ultrasound.

    Please let me know how things continue to move along in your pregnancy.

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