"Unicorn Uterus" is a serious, mostly informational blog dealing with a rare mullerian anomaly, the unicornuate uterus. Pseudonymous author La Bee-yotch has gathered together in this site links that help to define this congenital anomaly, as well as links to sites to obtain information about the anomaly, about fertility issues related to the anomaly, and about joining online support groups for women with this anomaly. A unicornuate uterus is a rare congenital anomaly in which the uterus is only half developed; one lateral half is undeveloped or otherwise absent. The uterus may be half the size of a normally, full developed uterus; it may have a partial "horn" (an incomplete fallopian tube) or nothing on the lesser or undeveloped side. Often women with a unicornuate uterus have only one ovary, but those with two ovaries may find that they have one located where one of the kidneys should be and that there is only one kidney.Women with a unicornuate uterus may go through their lives unaware that they have this anomaly until undergoing procedures such as a hysterosalpingogram or a caesarean section. And while women with this anomaly may become pregnant and carry their babies to term, they do have the highest rate of primary infertility (15%), and the highest rate of fetal mortality (60%).
Pregnancy loss and preterm labor are also frequent for women with a unicornuate uterus. If a woman with a unicornuate uterus becomes pregnant, her pregnancy will be classified as "high risk" regardless of her age or any other indicators."Unicorn Uterus" also provides links to other blogs by women with a unicornuate uterus. The author assumes that the primary readers will be women with this congenital anomaly, and through her blog seeks to place readers in touch with information regarding the anomaly and ways of overcoming related infertility, as well as links to a site with success rates for infertility clinics across the United States. Finally, the blog seeks to share with readers the author''s own experience with the anomaly and her experience with various attempts to conceive. The site''s development appears to be ongoing, and the author adds relevant new links as they become available.