Post # 1
So, I posted late last week that I had spotting. It went away and I had an ultrasound, all looked good – so I calmed down. I had more spotting last night. Honestly, it wasn’t much, but who wants to see blood when you’re pregnant? So even that small amount freaked me out again. I just talked to the doctor’s office. They said that the nurse practitioner said that I could come in for an ultrasound if I wanted, but made it sound like I didn’t need to come in, she was just giving me the option for my piece of mind. She did note, however, that they want me on pelvic rest and the ultrasound would be vaginal and might restart the bleeding. DH and I decided that if the ultrasound is just for my nerves and may make the bleeding worse, we’re skipping it. We have an appointment on July 9th anyway, so I only have to hold on for 18 days.
Anyhoo, the nurse said that I may have a subchorionic bleed and that I may need to be on pelvic rest until it resolves. I think the plan is to do an ultrasound at my next appointment and see if it’s gone. Anyone else had this? Have any positive stories to share?
If it matters, I’m not cramping or having any other symptoms, so I’m hoping that means this bleeding really is a subchorionic bleed and not the start of a miscarriage. I’m 9w1d today.
Post # 3
I had very large SCH with my second. Starting bewtween 6-7 weeks I would gush blood (like filling a pad). I twent in thinking I was having a miscarriage and they found the hemorrhage. I was put on pelvic rest, not lifting/straining. I bled at least once a week, each time bleeding less and less until it healed on its own. I had an US every couple of weeks to make sure it was getting smaller.
I know JHoller had one to and hers also resolved itself (it only took hers about 2 weeks though).
Try not to Dr. Google too much, it is fully of relly bad information regarding SCH. I would go for the US if I were you, just for peace of mind. I had bleeding with this pregnancy as well and they couldn’t fond the cause but said sometimes people just bleed. I had a healthy little girl with my SCH and am 13w3d with this pregnancy. Good luck!
Post # 4
I had a massive (scary, awful) bleed at 12w. Minimal cramping or other symptoms, weekend of “fun” at the hospital though. Obviously when it happened it was assuming with that much blood lost it was all over, I had only just had an u/s two days prior and everything looked great, so it came as a real shock. It was one massive “whoosh” of blood, some spotting/light bleeding 3-4 hours after the whoosh, and that was it, no spotting after that, but it was probably 3-4 pads at least of blood (aka all down my legs, ruined pants) awful, awfulness.
I am just about 24w now(time is flying!) and everything is ok to-date! My doctor has two guesses about the cause (one being a twin lost early, early on and the bleed was the live baby making space) but we’ll never know. All I do know is everything turned out ok from that, and I really hope the same for you 🙂
Post # 5
@MrsMeNow – thanks!! I think I’m ok w/o the ultrasound only because they did an ultrasound this Monday (after my first incident of spotting) to reassure me that the baby was ok. I’m a ball of stress generally (thank God DH is laid back) and am doing my best not to stress incessantly or the baby is going to come out a nervous wreck. I think more bleeding would send me over the edge right now – and the ultrasound might start it. So, I think I’m just going to wait for the appointment on July 9th.
It’s so nice to hear that bees have had this and everything turned out fine.
Post # 6
@beebug – thanks!! I cannot even imagine how scary that must have been! wow. My bleeding, both times, has been pretty minimal. Last time, I even just took the toilet paper and showed DH. Talk about intimacy – “here DH, you wanted to know how much it was, this is it.” But, he’s a fireman and EMT, so I figure he can handle it. It helped him to know how light it was and he just keeps reassuring me that absolutely everything is fine.
Post # 7
First off, congratulations on your pregnancy!
I actually still have a subchorionic hematoma. My midwife told me to take it easy, but that the chances were overwhelming that there’d be either some light bleeding as it left my body on it’s own, or my body would reabsorb it. It’s actually done neither, it’s still there, still the same size it was at 8 weeks and 12 weeks and 20 weeks. I’m 33 weeks pregnant with a very healthy, active baby. The difference being that I never bled from it….it’s just been hanging out between my placenta and uterine wall, threatening.
A lot of women get them, they’re generally harmless, and they usually resolve on their own. I know a couple of girls on here that had bleeding from one in the first trimester and are now in their second and third trimesters, and they seem to have resolved themselves by the start of the second tri.
The important thing is that you’re not cramping, and I assume the bleeding is just spotting and isn’t increasing in volume? I had a miscarriage that started with spotting but very quickly (within hours) had increased dramatically, and came with bad cramping.
Take it easy, put your feet up if you can, don’t have sex, and for the love of all that’s good in the world don’t Google anything. Seriously.
PS-I understand how nerve-wracking it can be. I can’t empathize with the bleeding, because to everyone’s surprise I never did, but as I said, I do have an annoying little SCH still, so if you want to talk or vent feel free to PM me.
Post # 8
@BabyEtobe: I had red bleeding at 8 weeks and thought that was it (miscarriage), but everything was just fine. I’m now over 24 w pregnant! The ultrasound tech told me that your uterus is filled with lots more blood during pregnancy and is sensitive. She said many women can have bleeding for no “real” or alarming reason and go on to have a normal pregnancy. And I can say for me that is true! I’d go get the 2nd ultrasound if I were you, just for peace of mind, as a previous poster mentioned. But that is your choice! 🙂
Post # 9
Omg, how scary! I don’t have any advice, but my thoughts are with you. I hope things turn out ok. Keep us updated!
Post # 10
thanks ladies!! It helps so much to hear about your experiences. And hearing from all of you is what is keeping me off Google:) So, thanks for saving my sanity!
@MrsSarahMcK – yep, it’s just been really mild spotting on two occassions. The first time, it wasn’t even there by the time I next went to the bathroom. This time, other than the first incident, there is still a tinge of redness, but no outright blood since that initial moment. I’ve told DH that he needs to talk to his baby and tell it to quit freaking its poor mother out:)
Post # 11
@BabyEtobe: I remember your post and I’m so relieved that it was not a miscarriage, good luck and I will make sure I check back again! I am sure your scan on the 9th will be fine and by then you will almost be 12 weeks.