Friday, August 6, 2010

Subchorionic Hematoma

(10 weeks into pregnancy)

(Disclaimer: Some of you may not care to read this post. It's an attempt to share my experience with a subchorionic hematoma, which causes bleeding during pregnancy. Not an exciting subject, but hopefully an informative one. If you don't like to read about bleeding or pregnancy-related stuff, just stop here.)

Sounds pretty important, doesn't it? Big, fancy doctor-speak which I had never heard of before it happened to me.

At almost nine weeks into this pregnancy I started showing signs of having a subchorionic hematoma (also called a SCH).

Once my condition had a name I wanted to be educated. I looked in the two books I have on pregnancy and neither one even briefly mentioned SCHs. I went to the internet next, looking for reliable sources that were informative. I only found a couple, but they helped me understand things a bit better.

In a nutshell, I discovered that SCHs only occur in just over 1% of pregnancies. There is no known cause and it occurs in women of all ages and races.

Next I searched the blog world. That was actually a mistake. I found that most people who tell their SCH story online have not had a good experience. It caused me more worry and concern than I was already experiencing.

I could only assume that those who have a successful outcome do not tell others about it; maybe they just count their blessings and get on with their healthy pregnancy, which is what I planned to do as well. I'm not usually much for sharing what I consider to be very personal information, but as I thought about it I realized that I should tell my story for those who are searching for positive outcomes. If I could ease someone's worry, it would be worthwhile.

Here is my story...

On a Monday evening I was getting packed to leave for our church's Girl's Camp the next morning and felt a sudden gush. I ran to the bathroom and found that I was bleeding.

I had no idea what was happening so I feared I was having a miscarriage. I debated staying home from camp but after calling a nurse help-line I decided that I would still attend camp and hope for the best. I had mild bleeding for a few days afterward which eventually stopped. I was relieved. Immediately following camp I spent the weekend at a family reunion, where I started to bleed again.

After arriving home I took a pregnancy test which came up as positive. I was still worried and unsure of my condition, and Allen encouraged me to make an appointment with my obstetrician to figure out what was going on. The nurse in the office recommended that I have an ultrasound to determine what was causing the bleeding and (lucky me!) my friend Heidi was able to get me in for a scan that same day. She said that my SCH was moderate in size.

After my first ultrasound (at 10 weeks) I was told to 'take it easy' and not lift anything over 20 pounds. I was also instructed to make time a few times each day to sit down, put my feet up and relax for at least 15 minutes as well as making sure to stay well hydrated. The goal was to have a 2 week span with no bleeding. The doctor told me that most SCHs resolve themselves before 20 weeks of pregnancy - and not to worry.

That was the most difficult part since I am a worry-wart by nature.

At this time I was much more tired than my usual early pregnancy-induced sleepiness. It was a huge blessing that I have older kids who were willing to help out as needed, but I did not change too much of what I was doing on a daily basis. However, I did follow the doctor's advice to put my feet up and relax often - and drink lots of water.

I was still spotting when I went in for my 12 week ultrasound. The SCH had diminished in width, appeared to be clotting (good news), but had grown longer.


I continued spotting for another 2 weeks before the bleeding finally began to cease.

At almost 17 weeks I had another ultrasound which showed that the SCH had completely resolved itself and was gone. There was no trace of it during the ultrasound.

I am now happy to report a healthy, SCH-free pregnancy at 18 weeks with a sweet little growing baby boy!


My next obstacle?

To find maternity clothes that are stylish and do not hug my growing belly. Wish me luck.

UPDATED 6/24/2013:

Some who read this post may not get to the comments so I thought I'd let everyone know that the rest of my pregnancy went great!  I had no more bleeding after the SCH went away at 18 weeks and my darling little X (who I was pregnant with when I had the SCH) is now a healthy and happy 2 year old!

70 comments:

Shannon said...

So, so, SO happy to hear that the baby is big and healthy and that you are well. It's always good to be informed, even if some of us are done having babies :-). How exciting to have another boy! Congratulations!

Kristin Garlick said...

Wow. That's wonderful news for you! Glad everything is going well with your baby boy.

Rebecca said...

I'm always interested in reading about medical stuff, especially pregnancy stuff, and most especially when it is relevant to a good friend.

I'm glad everything is ok. I don't know how you, a self-proclaimed worry-wart, made it through camp and family reunions while constantly thinking about this issue. At least, I would have been.

I'll have to see what I have stashed away for baby boys! :)

Lori said...

So happy to hear that this situation has resolved itself so positively, Gerb. I can imagine that it was a nervewracking experience and time, to say the least. I would have been a basket case. :)

Richard & Natalie said...

I'm so glad it is resolved and that you shared your positive story with the blogging world. You will bring some hope and comfort to some other self proclaimed Worry Wart when they need it most.

Sarah said...

I'm so sorry that you had all that worry! We Mothers have plenty to worry about already, so thank you so much for sharing your POSITIVE SCH story with the blogger world!

Have I told you lately that you are awesome? Right. You are awesome. And I'm glad that you opened up your comments again, can you tell? : )

Linn said...

Hurray, hurray, hurray! So glad this worked out and I'm always so interested in things like this. Thanks for sharing.

Anaise said...

Hurrah!

It's good that you've shared that story.

And congratulations on the news of your BOY!

Corine said...

Gerb - I'm so glad for you that everything has worked out. I had spotting while pregnant with my twins and ended up in bed-rest for 5 weeks! Aggh!!! Being in bed - accomplishing nothing - stressed me out more than being active did, so at first things got worse rather than better. But good came from it all... It was the beginning of my overworking self - learning to force myself to relax… and my raised by parents raised in the south husband - learning to clean house! :D It was a win/win deal, don't ya think? ;)

I hope the rest of your pregnancy is great. Corine :D

Farscaper said...

So glad your pregnancy is progressing well and the SCH has cleared up. I hope everything is calm and "boring" from here on out.

I'm not totally sure what a SCH is compared to something I had. We had 4 miscarriages before the twins. With our next (nic-named "Power Ranger") I had blood pooling behind the placenta. They never gave me a name for it and did not tell me much about it. They just told me to "take it easy" - yeah right.. the twins were only 2. It did eventually clear up (several months later). I thought we were going to lose him. Obviously we didn't.

I'm an information junkie. I need to know what's really happening so I don't worry. I have a very vivid imagination and I am capable of coming up with far worse things than the truth. I did not like the way my doc's office acted so casual about what we saw on the ultrasound. I'm glad you were able to get a name and more information about the SCH. Knowledge really is power.

BTW.. I must be really into writing novels these days. Sorry.

Rachel said...

This is wonderful news Gerb! I'm so glad it resolved itself. What a blessing. BTW, I thought you looked very cute in your preggy clothes the other night!!

Gina said...

I have been so busy that I haven't been checking blogs (CAN YOU BELIEVE THAT??? ME NEITHER. THAT IS WHAT TWO NINE_MONTH OLDS DO TO ME!!!!) So, forgive me for not lending my support earlier. I am so happy to hear that all is well now. You are a strong woman.

Anonymous said...

I was just diagnoses with a SCH today at my 8 week ultrasound and I spent way too much time online reading about it - then I came across your post and THANK YOU. First time all day I've been able to breath easily. Thank you for sharing your story and helping a fellow worry wort feel a bit more at ease.

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for posting this. I was diagnosed with an sch yesterday and have been able to think about nothing else. Your post has given me some hope. Thank you!

T. West said...

Great Post! Thanks for the encouragement. I am 8.5 weeks pregnant and have been diagnosed with a SCH of moderate size when I was only 6.5 weeks. I've been ordered off my feet as much as possible and I'm not even allowed to pick up my 19 month old son. It's sooooo hard. I am having spotting sporadically and it takes my breath away every time I see blood. I just wish it would go away. I have another ultrasound in 2 weeks and I'm hoping I'll see a huge decrease in it's size. All we can do is relax and pray!

Anonymous said...

There do seem to be a lot of positive outcomes with regards to a SCH. I was told I had a very large hematoma (same size as the gestational sac) two days ago following a significant bleed at 6 weeks and 1 day and have been avidly researching ever since. I have read a lot of journals and medical publications on the subject over the last couple of days. It seems there is absolutely a chance that everything will turn out okay. Many of the studies take into account the size of the hematoma in relation to the gestational sac, the age of gestation at the time of diagnosis, the location in the uterus of the hematoma and the age of the mother. Some say there is a direct relationship between the size of the hematoma and the outcome - ie/ spontaneous abortion or miscarriage. Larger hematomas pose more of a threat than smaller ones, it is proposed. Others say that the earlier a hematoma is diagnosed (before 9 weeks), the worse the potential outcome. Location of the hemotoma is also discussed - location in the fundus region of the uterus poses more of a threat than in the supracervical region. Unfortunately after all this reading, i seem to be in the highest risk group, but still have hope that everything will work out okay. However, it is not so much getting through the next 6 weeks and the threatened miscarriage stage, but the major other evidence and information that these articles give regarding the 2nd and 3rd trimesters. There is strong evidence is the majority of research and findings that women with threatened miscarriage (and especially those with bleeding as a result of an intrauterine hematoma) are at a significantly higher risk of pre-term labour, placental abruption, pre-eclampsia, fetal growth restriction and low birth weight babies. So i am now worried that its not just about getting through the next 6 weeks, but that the whole pregnancy will be concerning. Sorry to worry anyone anymore about this - but has anyone's doctors mentioned this or highlighted this to them at all?

1st time said...

Thank you so so much for posting this blog, i have only just had an ultrasound and read the notes explaining i had a Subchorionic Haemorrhage 8mm x 14mm ( i haven't had any bleeding though) but have not been able to see the doctor as yet. i have been searching for information on the internet and your blog is the only one to put my mind at ease until i am able to visit my doctor. Thank you again

Hutchinsons said...

Like so many, I found your blog because of this post. Thank you for sharing your life with others. While I have not been officially diagnosed with SCH it is seeming quite possible.
I am 7w5d with my 7th and the bleeding is scary. My midwife was wonderful and managed to calm me quite a bit, but when you hear a new term (and one as long as SCH), it is unnerving. And you can find all sorts of information online..... :P
Yours was quite reassuring and I am blessed to have found your blog because of it.
Hope you don't mind if I stalk! :)

Anonymous said...

thanks for posting
i found out today at 8 weeks i have one of these and i'm just trying to be well informed about what's going on
your experience at put my mind somewhat at ease for now
:)

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing. I am at 6 weeks and just diagnosed with SCH. Now I'm on bedrest. It was encouraging to read your story. Thank you for putting yourself out there for others. God Bless!

nina corvallo said...

tx for sharing your account :)

Krystal said...

I'm just another self-proclaimed worry-wart who just got a call from her Dr's office telling me I have a SCH. THANK YOU for posting your positive story! Just what I needed to set my mind at ease. THANK YOU!!!!

Anonymous said...

THANK YOU!!! I'm 8 weeks and also diagnose with SCH and was freaking out as I couldn't find much information, your story really help me! I'm on bed rest and will have an ultrasound again next monday to see how it is progressing, I pray for everything to be OK. I hope everything is going well for you now!

Laura said...

So comforting to see so many women experiencing the same thing! I was diagnosed with a small asymptomatic SCH (no bleeding) at my 10 week ultrasound this week which was a suprise... having another u/s next week to check on it. I'm maintaining a positive attitude but also resting as much as possible to give bub the best chance.

Jen said...

Thank you for posting this. I am 8 weeks pregnant with my first baby. I went for my 1st ultra sound today and found out I had a hematoma. My Dr told me not to worry about it, it would probably resolve its self. I am going back in 2 weeks for another ultrasound. Of course, I am worried out of my mind. Everything I've read online only made it scarier. Thanks for posting your story!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing and for encouraging positive thoughts, especially for those with SCH like me. Reading this really helps a lot! I am also hoping for the best! Thanks again.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing this I am 13wks started spotting two weeks ago been to Dr twice and they kept saying it was okay. After spotting a full week I learned Yesterday I too have SCH moderate in size they gave me a 50/50 chance with my baby. I too am looking online for answers and comfort so thank you.

Anonymous said...

I am currently in a similar situation and can so relate to the negative outcome stories on blogs. I have a very large hematoma this time (with my first I had two small ones) and reassurance is all I really want! Thanks for posting as you have helped me immensely regardless of the outcome for me.
- Emily

Aimee said...

Thank You for this post! A friend of mine sent me your post after I was diagnosed with a SCH at 7 weeks. Like many of the comments before mine it is good to hear a good story come out of an SCH! I am not at 9 almost 10 weeks and have not had another U/S since the first that diagnosed the SCH. I am praying for some change in the status when I finally get my second doctors appointment! Thank you for sharing such a personal experience for the rest of us who are looking for a bit of hope!

Anonymous said...

This post brings alot of comfort. I was diagnosed with the same thing at 10 weeks but at 12 weeks, I was at the hospital with a crazy amount of bleeding. I passed a clot the size of my fist but found out the next day the baby was still there. I am now 15 weeks and just found out I have developed another subchorionic bleed but I am not spotting at all.seeing how everything was fine with you, makes me feel better.

CMM said...

this blog has been very helpful- thank you!!
I am just 6 weeks today, and had a scan yesterday following cramping and spotting. I too, was terrified that I had miscarried, however, the scan showed the little sac with a flashing heart beat. It also showed a large SCH. I wasn't told to have bed rest or to do anything differently (by the nurse scanner) - but when I returned to work, they sent me straight home. So enforced rest, having read all the blogs does seem to be the best thing to do.
I had read around the subject a little, and like "anonymous on Jan 2nd", also found the medical articles put a slightly more negative spin on some aspects. It is very reassuring to read all the positive stories on here, to balance it all up. I will keep my fingers crossed for every lady on here with SCH, and hope that their little ones snuggle in for the long journey ahead!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the positive story. I am 9w2d and just found out i have a SCH. Hard not to worry.

Anonymous said...

so scared about the one I was just diagnosed with...glad to see it all worked out for you. I'm remaining hopeful too! (I know you wrote this ages ago, but it showed up while I was searching for "answers")

Mrs. Sara Flynn said...

Thank you for your post. I have almost a 5cm Subchorionic Hematoma at 10 weeks. I am very nervous about it and you r post helps a little! Thank you.

Gerb said...

Thanks so much to everyone for the continued comments on this post. In case you were wondering, Baby X (pictured on the right sidebar) was the result of my SCH pregnancy. Best of luck to all of you who came here searching for answers - I know how worrisome it can be, but hang in there!

Anonymous said...

thanks a bunch with this post...
I'm experiencing Subchorionic bleeding as well, and this blog of yours made me feel better for I was so worried. I'll be having my next ultrasound this coming 10th of August..I hope all is well and the blood clot will be gone...this is my first pregnancy and I am scared and excited at the same time...
thanks again!Godbless you more..

Anonymous said...

Hi! Could someone PLEASE tell me is a SCH is the same as a concealed haemorrhage?????????????????
During my 10 week ultrasound the screen looked just like the SCH ultrasound images I have googled- and how I found this blog!- but the ultrasound report says I have a concealed haemorrhage......

Anonymous said...

Thank you for your POSITIVE SCH story! I followed the same steps you did when I was diagnosed at 11 weeks...book, internet, blogs/message boards...and after nearly 5 weeks of off and on bleeding it can become discouraging to say the least! We are trusting in God's sovereign hand over our baby boy's life, knowing He knew of our son before the foundation of the world and loves him more than we ever will!

janet casas said...

This helps alot I'm going trew this very scary at first it still is but your story keeps me thinking positive! :)

Aimee said...

Hi there. I'm one of those girls that hit google as soon as she found out what an sch was. I am also one of those girls that Immediately wished she hadnt googled... I am currently 12 weeks pregnant with my first and was diagnosed with sch in week 7. It's been a roller coaster ride to say the least but I wanted to say thank you for sharing this positive story with us scared newbies. It's so encouraging to hear you talk about your experience in such a positive way. Thank you for the relief from stress - at least for tonight :)

Anonymous said...

I'm a success story in case you have people searching. I was a surrogate for a childless couple carrying twins back in 2008/2009. At 8 weeks I had a small bleed. I rested for about 48 hours and it subsided. All seemed fine. They called it a SCH and since I stopped bleeding no worries.

At 14 weeks and 3 days I woke up thinking I was wetting the bed, only to realize I was gushing blood. It stopped after the initial gush only to start again about 3 hours later. This time, I was soaking about 5 pads in 20 minutes. Not enough time to get to the doctor's office w/o a mess. Horrible.

They took me back immediately and I assumed I was miscarrying those twins there that morning. There was no evidence of miscarriage other than the bleeding so they did a quick ultrasound. The scan showed both babies doing perfectly fine but my uterus was filled with blood from the SCH. I was sent home w/ an 80% of miscarriage since the bleed itself and the bleeding was so bad. They said strict bed rest, not to move.

I sat for 14 weeks as the bleeding continued, then slowed (18 weeks) and then stopped (22 weeks). At each visit the blood in the uterus kept shrinking slowly until by 28 weeks it was gone. I sat though and never moved much fearing that we had come this far, I didn't want to lose their babies now.

They were born at 37.5 weeks, perfect, healthy and fabulous. They are over 3 now and still doing fine.

I'm a surrogate again and just found out today I have another SCH. The stats now have changed a bit; they say that about 25% of women will experience bleeding like this in the pregnancy, but the rate of actual SCH is about 10% of all pregnancies. Very common with IVF unfortunately.

Hopefully this pregnancy will end just as successfully as my first SCH pregnancy. I can only pray for this baby and for its parents.

Karla said...

Thank you for writing this. I only reached this article after going through all the negative. Being on bedrest after a particularly bad (and bright) bleed and having two SCHs found this morning (at 12 w 4d, after being diagnosed with just one small one at 7w) I needed some positive reassurance.

RLowry said...

I am happy to read this... I came upon it in my search for more information. I have a SCH found at 7 weeks; scan at 9 weeks has grown slightly but still hoping. And since your from utah I bet we have something in common ;).

Anonymous said...

Thank you for your story! I'm half way through my week of bed rest before I see my OB and all iv gotten is very little brown blood. Iv been told its a good sign that things are healing. I hope so.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing your story! There is such a lack of information about SCH! This is my first pregnancy..i feel like I can't be excited because it will just make things harder if I lose the baby:( my husband is the only on who knows about my pregnancy.. I feel afraid to tell anyone else in case they blame me for the bleeding (I am a personal trainer). I've been taking it easy and staying positive, but it is so hard.

Sweetie1313 said...

Thank you so much for sharing your story. It made me smile a lot. I'm 11 weeks 1 day today and first passed a clot at 7 weeks 3 days. They did an ultrasound at that point and we saw the fetus and heart beat. After that I had the tiniest amount of sometimes stringy blood or just little dots when wiping. The us results said that they think the clot was a bit of blood that came from the placenta.

3 days ago, I bled at lunch time when wiping (sorry if it's TMI) and that was that. 2 days ago, in the evening, I had a gush of blood, quite a bit of blood when wiping and in the bowl. The blood also just "dripped" out of me...not tons, but to me it was tons because I'm pregnant and am not really supposed to be bleeding.

Anyway, today at 11 weeks 1 day we did have another ultrasound and saw the heart beat again (147bpm), as well as our little monkey kicking its legs and moving. It was really, really heart-warming and made me happy for tonight. :) The us results showed that there was a SCH. They told me not to lift anything heavy, stay away from exercising for the next week and just take it easy.

Just hoping my story will turn out as positive as yours - very happy for you and so glad you shared!! <3

Anonymous said...

Hi Everyone. I started bleeding At 5w3d. I Was Just Watching TV And When I StOod Up, I gushed Blood. I DIdnt goToDr Right AwAy. IWaiteD Then Went AT 6w6d. No Heartbeat Seen. Have ToGo Back AT 8w. Hope That All IS Well.

Anonymous said...

Hi, I was diagnosed SCH at 6 weeks after some spotting observed (not red but beige one) that happend twice only. Now I'm almost 11 weeks, with no more bleeding. The SCH is still in my uterus, though, but it's not growing anymore. What I was advised by my doctor is to have bed rest and take some pills with progesterone. Don't you take such a medicine to avoid m/c?

Anonymous said...

Ruby may 19, 2013
Hi, just came across your blog coz recently i rushed to the hospital coz theres blood mix with my pee at the toilet bowl. Got a transv the baby is fine at 11 weeks but diagnose with sch. I cried alot at the ob gyn section while waiting for the findings...am still a nervous wreck because od rollercoaster of emotions... your blog gave me some hope to my situation..

Anonymous said...

Hi, thank you very much for your positive feedback on sch. I myself is experiencing one atm this is my 4th pregnancy my other 3 pregnancys were healthy no complications.This pregnancy so far has been a nightmare:( I was 11 weeks when I had gushed out a large amount of blood ,thinking at the time im having a miscarriage horrified , had gone to the hospital to discover I have a small subchornic hemmorage on the placenta .had bleed for 3 days after that then stopped for a week then started again but old blood im guessing brown spotting , Then had another ultersound bc doctor couldn't find FHR , come to find out my baby is growing like a bad weed and heartbeat was at 151bpm was very relived now im 14w3d and my bleeding stopped don't have another ultersound until im 20w hoping my pregnancy turns out to be a positive out such as yours:)

kaylasmommy said...

I first saw signs of my SCH around week 7. I am now 13 weeks and have been on and off bed rest this entire time. The bleeding got better for about two weeks and then I picked up my 3 year old, and it hasn't stopped since.

That's the hardest part is that my daughter is basically being raised by her grandparents right now as I wait this out.

While it is helpful to know I am not alone in my condition, these posts are so old. It would be so wonderful to hear what happened with each of these women and their pregnancies. Did they stop bleeding? Did they get off bed rest? Did they suffer more problems in their 3rd trimester?

I dont know if there is anyway to reach out, but I thought it would be interesting to find out.

I appreciate everyone's feedback and wish all the mommy's a very healthy pregnancy.

Gerb said...

Hi kaylasmommy!

Thanks for your comment. You're right, it would be nice to know what the end result was for all of these women who have gone through a SCH. I have updated my post to include a photo of my now 2-year-old who I was pregnant with when I had my SCH.

veens said...

Thank you so much for this post. I am 5 weeks into my pregnancy (but my ultrasound says I am 4 weeks) and I just found out I have SCH. I have no bleeding nothing but the SCH is as big as the sac. There is no fetal pole (too early, I think) but I have been worrying. This is my second child and I did not have this issue in my first pregnancy. Reading your post, helps me to be positive and to worry a little less... Thank you for writing this.

Anonymous said...

Thanks a lot for your blog. Give me hope to carry on with my SCH and to deliver a healthy baby..god bless.

Athena said...

Thank you for sharing your story. Great to hear your baby arrived safe and happy. I can only hope for the best, finding out I have SCH as well.

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for posting this. What an encouragement, as I am a fellow "worry wart". Trying to give my anxiety over to The Lord, and this really helped.

Block_a_bye_baby said...

I am pregnant with my 4th baby. The first 8 weeks went by perfectly. However, at 8 weeks and 1 day, I was sitting on the couch and felt a couple of gushes. At first I thought I had peed myself since I'm always having to use the restroom. However, when I got up to use the bathroom, I found I was soaked in blood.

I had bleeding with my 3rd child due to the placenta being too low in the 1st semester, and I was put on bedrest. I immediately went to bed while waiting for my husband to get home from work. Fortunately, my 3 kids are older and happily took care of themselves for a few hours while I laid down. By the time I got up, I was just barely spotting, but I was cramping rather severely.

In the ER, they told me that I have a SCH and that my chances of miscarriage is slightly increased but that the baby is doing very well. I'm on pelvic rest and was told to take it easy and stay off my feet as much as possible. I'm doing modified bed rest and am spending most of my time in bed but making weekly trips to the store, going to church, etc. The kids help out around the house, which is a blessing.

At 8 weeks and 3 days, I am still spotting. I am feeling hopeful, though. I don't know the size of the SCH, but if it's a large one, then it's good I don't know.

Anonymous said...

I am 20 weeks pregnant and now have my third SCH. My first one was diagnosed at 7 weeks. I developed a second one by 9 weeks. After several weeks of bedrest, I was relieved to hear that my SCH had healed by 18 weeks. At 19 weeks I began bleeding and contracting heavily. I was hospitalized overnight and a new SCH was discovered. This was very discouraging since most information I've seen/heard says that most resolve by 20 weeks. Six days after my hospitalization, I was hospitalized again. This time the bleeding and contractions were even worse. I was treated with terbutaline to stop the contractions. You are right that there aren't very many success stories posted so I am so pleased to see your blog and hear of your success. It definitely gives me hope!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for your post. Most of the medical sites have repeat information without adding a personal touch.

I am 6 weeks and was just diagnosed with an SCH. The doctor did not seem too concerned, said most of the time they resolve themselves, and did not recommend bed rest. I'm surprised to hear most other SCH comments mention bed rest. I have another scan in 2 weeks and am hoping things have improved. I was spotting for a few days but it has stopped for now. I'm 35, and this is my first pregnancy.

Anonymous said...

Hi, like the other women here, I'd just like to say thank you for your positive post about SCH. Last week, at 6 weeks, I had a rush of blood, and feared a miscarriage (I had a missed miscarriage last year after IVF). At the hospital I was diagnosed with a SCH, and was told to rest. I was also given progesterone and an antispasmodic to stop any contractions.The next day the bleeding turned to spotting and after 3 days spotting it's now stopped. I am staying positive for my scan in 2 days, hope we see a heartbeat. Wishing all the ladies here the best of luck with their pregnancies. And don't Google too much, it'll only scare you as it did me.

Anonymous said...

Hello there a huge thank you to everone who has posted their stories it truley has given me hope me and my husband have been through 5msc. Now and at 6 weeks with this little one I was told I had a sch when we had our u/s the baby had a heart beat but it was only at 70 bpm. Since then I have had constant bleeding never heavy but not brown either I was also extremely relieved to hear clots are normal I have had 3 since ive been to the dr. I just pray all is well I go back to the dr. on wednesday so as long as I have a heart beat theres hope thanks to all

Anonymous said...

Hello to all the moms out there. I feel so sorry for all the moms who are going through this, and the ones who have regardless of the outcome. I've had five healthy deliveries, but also about five to six miscarraiges as well. I am currently 11 wks 5 days expecting. Everything had been fine until Friday. I went to the bathroom and wiped, saw a little blood. I freaked out. Ended up going to the hospital after moments of trying to lay in bed to relax, because I couldn't stop worrying. No more bleeding occured during the visit, but had slight cramping. My baby was fine and active. I was later diagnosed with a subchorionic bleed. I have never heard of it. Began my research later as well as trying to rest. Everything sounded to be on the up and up at first, until I did more research. That's when all the negative stories were discovered. Even though my bleeding is very light, and very less occuring, I am still worried as things can change. I am hoping for the best for me, and for everyone. Trying to stay rested, and hopefully things will be great. Have a follow-up to go to soon.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for this grounded post.
I too have a SCH @ 8 weeks. Internet is terrifying, it is refreshing and encouraging to hear some stories with happy endings.
I wish the best to all of us :-)
Chrisa

Anonymous said...

My mom found your blog and shared it with me, after reading I too will be sharing it with my daughter who at 20 weeks has been diagnosed with SCH. She has been told to take it easy, stay hydrated and must give up dancing (she dances competitively)at first she was a little bummed with less then 3 weeks till competition but after having what now seems to have been a SCH bleed in December (she was told she miscarried) and having gone through what she has this past week she is more then happy to take a back seat and put her feet up for a while. Thank you so much for posting such a positive and up lifting entry. Bless you and your wonderful family.
Tracy - Ontario, Canada

Kelli said...

I'm so glad I read this today. I've been to ER twice with bleeding & was diagnosed with subchronic hematoma at 10 weeks . I'm 15 weeks now & haven't had any bleeding for 2 weeks. Prayerfully, it's resolved itself . I've been off my feet & it's been hard not to worry. Reading this encouraged me so much. Thank you for sharing.

Anonymous said...

So happy to have found this. I had a scan today and apparently this is what I have and I was freaking out.

Daxi Rasa said...

Did everything turn out OK for you?

Daxi Rasa said...

Did everything turn out OK for you?

Loving Mommahood said...

Thank you so much for posting this! I just found out last week that I also have a subchorionic hematoma. It was very scary and I thought for sure I was losing the baby. I am 12 weeks now, and I go in weekly to hear the heartbeat. Thank you for your positive story. I know doctors have to tell you all of possible outcomes, but it's nice to hear that so many people have had it and their babies are thriving. <3

Joanne said...

I was lead to your page while studying for an OB test for my Diagnostic Ultrasound studies. I was looking for images of subchorionic hemorrhages and saw yours. I went to your page and read the blog. So glad it turned out well.

It's so wonderful to see a large, Christian family. I showed my husband the picture of your lovely family. God bless you all!!!!

I have three daugthers, 22,20 and 17. I would have liked to have done it your way, but my husband and I weren't on the same page.

I'm still feel blessed with my family.

Merriest of Christmases to you!

Joanne