View Single Post
July 21st, 2011, 10:24 PM
kaustin kaustin is offline
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 1
Just thought I would share my story. Last year I was pregnant with my 3rd child (the previous two I had no problems with the pregnancies) but the third time around I had a subchorionic hemorrage at 12 weeks. I bled a whole lot, almost like a gush of water and I was sure I had lost the baby. I immediately went to my obgyn bleeding, they did an ultrasound and found the hemorrage. It was considered large measuring 4 cm. The chance of a miscarriage was around 30% or so I was told. A few days later I was told to come back and do another ultrasound to check on the baby and the hemorrage grew to 6 cm. All the while though the baby was doing good and had a strong healthy heart beat. I was told to rest (not necessarily bedrest but just to take it easy) and come back in 2 weeks for another ultrasound. When I came back I thought surely the hemorrage had minimized, however it grew to 10 cm and was considered extremely large. I was devastated and my doctor told me it would probably be best to send me to a specialist and prepare for a miscarriage. Throughout this devastating process the baby always had a strong heart beat. From then on i was monitored by a specialist and I bled heavily every day for about 2 months. I did monitor my bleeding and made note that it was mainly a lot of brown blood or old blood from the clotting. Only one other time did I have fresh red blood (or active bleeding) and needed to go in for another checkup. It was a stressful time not knowing if the baby would make it and when it would be born and when the bleeding would just stop. Witha lot of praying and help from family so that I could rest and decrease any strenuous activity, I was happy to finally make it past 24 weeks and then 30 weeks and then 32 weeks. I am proud to say that despite the hemorrage never shrinking past 8 cm, I delivered a very healthy girl at 36 weeks weighing 7 pounds! She was a fighter all along and despite what everyone thought, she pulled through just fine. I recommend a lot of rest, very little stress, a good support system and a lot of prayers with positive thinking and I'm sure your baby will be fine and healthy. best wishes to you!
Reply With Quote