Post # 1
Hey everyone! Had anyone had experience with a subchorionic hematoma or hemmorrhage?
I had bleeding at 4 weeks and again at 6 weeks. The 2nd time, I had an ultrasound, blood tests and saw the OB. Everything was good, baby was measuring correctly and had a heartbeat and my hormones were where they should be. The doctor said I have a subchorionic hematoma but it appears to be going away on it’s own and is nothing to worry about.
I’m now about 10 weeks and for the last month, I’ve had brown spotting off and on- I assume it’s just the rest of the blood from the SCH. I also had some light brown spotting with my first pregnancy. I’m not overly worried, mostly just anxious for it to end. It will be over for a few days, then I’ll get a little bit more but its never very much.
I’m just curious to hear for others who have dealt with this, what was your experience like? How long did the bleeding/spotting last, overall? Did you have any pain associated with it?
Post # 2
I had brown spotting on and off throughout my whole pregnancy and it was placenta previa resulting in a c-section.
Post # 3
is placenta previa the one that covers your cervix? So far they said my placenta looks to be in a good position but it’s still super early. I did have a retained placenta with my last pregnancy that required them to put me under so they could fish it out with a pair of giant forceps lol (I was awake initially before I was like NO THANKS so I got to see what they were doing) and part of me also wonders if there was trauma left over from that.
Post # 4
yes and I ended up with the 1/1000 shot of complete previa (had it from the very beginning).
Do yourself a favour and don’t google placenta previa, I’ve been told it can be really scary. (I doubt it’s that if it looks like it’s in a good place right now)
Post # 5
I had one. I believe I bled at 6 weeks and 8 weeks. It came out in a small gush, no pain with it. I had a bit of spotting after, but then it just disappeared.
If that’s all it is, I’m sure you’ll be fine. I know it’s scary though! My Placenta was in a good position, nothing wrong there.
Post # 6
I posted a thread a while ago asking for experiences with this.
I had bleeding from week 6 to about week 16 of my current pregnancy. I had a big bleed at least once a week followed by spotting. Several times it’s was bright red blood other times it was old blood.
However, it’s nearly completely resolved now and I’m 29 weeks and haven’t had further issues from it
Post # 7
I had one with both my pregnancies and bled on and off throughout the first trimester. I had a bleed at 27 weeks and during labour with my first but nothing else with my second.
both were born at term vaginally with short labours and just gas and air pain relief.
Post # 8
I had one…and I remember how nerve wracking it was. Mine got decently large, and did kind of go up and down in size before finally dissolving around 20 weeks. Brown spotting I believe was a sign of healing. If I moved too much or did too many physical things, I’d have bad red blood, so I avoided that, even though my doctor said it wasn’t likely a cause for concern. I still felt better limiting activity until it was dissolved. I hope yours goes away quickly!
Post # 9
Me! My SCH pregnancy is now a happy, healthy toddler. Started at 5.5 weeks with a gush of bright red blood, followed by a few weeks of spotting. OB benched me from exercise but otherwise no restrictions. It cleared up totally by the end of my first Tri. IVF pregnancy, fwiw.
Post # 10
I had one with my last baby at 12 weeks. I was convinced I was miscarrying because I had started bleeding at 11 weeks with the previous pregnancy and that did end up being a miscarriage. But the sub chorionic hematoma resolved itself and I went on the have a normal rest of my pregnancy. That baby is now 2.5. But I think I held my breath until she was in my arms- it’s super stressful.
Post # 11
I had bleeding issues on and off during this pregnancy but every time it’s been nothing major. It’s always either spotting from stretching, an irritated cervix or one time they think it was a small hemorrhage. My baby is almost 20 weeks and he’s been doing great. I honestly wouldn’t be too concerned, the chance of miscarriage after hearing a heart beat even early on lowers vastly.
Post # 12
I had one. It started around 6 weeks, was bright red bleeding, not quite as heavy as a period but more than spotting. It was pretty terrifying. I had an ultrasound at 7 weeks which didn’t show any issues- just a live baby that was the appropriate size, which was great but didn’t give any answers as to where the blood was coming from. I had hcg’s drawn at that time and a pelvic exam. I had another ultrasound at 8 weeks which is when they could see the hematoma- it was measuring pretty small- like 1×2 cm I think, and baby was growing appropriately. My midwife didn’t seem super concerned and was pretty confident that it would resolve. I continued to have mostly brown spotting daily for a few weeks after that… I think it stopped around 10 weeks. I was on pelvis rest but no other restrictions. I had a follow up ultrasound at 13 weeks and they said it had resolved. I’m now 16 weeks and haven’t had any additional bleeding since and am no longer on pelvic rest.
Post # 13
Sorry you’re dealing with this. It is so anxiety-provoking to have bleeding and not know if all is well. I hope yours clears up quickly!
At 12 weeks on the dot I woke up to a huge gush. I rushed to the bathroom and left a trail of blood on my way there. Soaked through my underwear, pjs, and sheets. Left a puddle next to the toilet and in the toilet. It was the most I had ever bled in my life. I stayed up all night crying that I was miscarrying. Nope, baby was fine. Turns out it was a large SCH. I had two or three more gushes after the first one but none as big as that initial one. I would bleed/spot for a few days after the gushes. They did not hurt, I would just feel a pop.
I had to get monthly and then weekly ultrasounds at the end (they say large SCHs put the baby at risk for intrauterine growth restriction). I ended up being induced at 39 weeks since they were worried she did in fact have IUGR. But then she came out 6.5lbs and thus they were wrong. I now have a healthy 3-year-old sleeping upstairs 🙂
Post # 14
When I was pregnant with my 1st, I had red/pink spotting the week I took a test. I actually was convinced it was the start of my period and only tested bc it was a little unusual for me to spot that long without it actually starting. After my BFP, I bled regularly. Red blood, brown blood. My idiot OB at the time told me repeatedly that I was miscarrying. It was fairly traumatic. Around 6 or 7 weeks, I woke up and had some cramps, went to the toilet and something gushed out. I was convinced it was a miscarriage, but there wasn’t any additional blood. My doctor told me it was a miscarriage (“it comes out easier for some women”) despite my HCG numbers rising. ANYWAY. I stopped bleeding for a bit, and then randomly would get brown spotting. Once I did get a day of heavy red blood but I was dehyrdrated. I bled off and on through about 15 or 16 weeks and then it just stopped.
I don’t know if it was a SCH or not, but based on what I’ve read since I had my daughter, I assume that’s what I had.
Post # 15
I had one but didn’t have any spotting or bleeding coming out. It was just on the inside I was told. My Dr just said to get lots of rest and no vigorous exercise or sex until it resolved. I want to say it went away on its own around 12 weeks but they considered me high risk the rest of my pregnancy even though I was allowed back to exercise and everything. It didn’t hurt me at all and now my son is almost 2 and perfectly healthy!