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  #121  
July 25th, 2011, 06:15 PM
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I am pregnant for over just 8 weeks and today I had an ealry scan and SCH was found in he image, I am worried abit.
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  #122  
July 26th, 2011, 01:45 PM
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hello ladies!! I am currently 7 weeks pregnant and recently diagnosed with a SCH. The doctor said it was small and said that my chances of miscarriage were low. The last appointment I had the sonogram showed a beautiful heartbeat and the baby was measuring good. I have been bleeding anywhere from gushes of bright red blood (2 times) to dark brown. I am still a little concerned with this diagnosis and still learning a lot about this. I will have another sono this upcoming Monday so we will see what it shows.
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  #123  
August 3rd, 2011, 01:10 PM
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Hi. I am 13 weeks and just found out that I have a 3.6cm hematoma. The baby has a very strong heartbeat 160 b/min. Mdickson, I was very sad to read your post. I'm sorry for your loss; that must have been horrible. In 2009, I miscarried, but it was just before 3 months, so I didn't get to hear the heartbeat or see an ultrasound. I don't know if that makes it any better, but I think once you see the baby and hear the heartbeat, everything becomes much more real. I was wondering, mdickson, if you remember, or if you knew what the size of your hematoma was at 12 weeks. It's no problem if you don't want to bring it up, I'm just curious.
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  #124  
August 16th, 2011, 02:29 PM
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Hello.. I am 19 weeks and will be 20 weeks this Saturday. I have known that I have had a blood clot since I was 7 weeks. I was VERY scared at first. I went to the see a specialist three weeks ago and she told me rather then having one I have two. I bleed alot at first but after 9 weeks it just stopped. Right know I am just hoping for the best. Thanks for sharing all the experiences with me, and for those moms who just found out. Know there is hope. I will keep everyone informed on our progress(I know it helps).
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  #125  
August 16th, 2011, 03:09 PM
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I was diagnosed with SCH in my first pregnancy. My child today is a healthy, energetic four year old. I was very worried since I bled like I was having normal periods for five months. Now in this pregnancy, I was diagnosed again.

I am not too worried as for some women, it was normal to bleed occasionally during pregnancy. We saw the heartbeat during the first pregnancy and second and we are being seen more frequently. The best person to discuss your concerns about SCH is your doctor and OB. Like I said, most people with SCH are monitored more frequently and if there are any large risk to the baby (placenta detaching, etc,.), your doctor will know what needs to be done.

I admit I've read a few articles myself about SCH as I was diagnosed again recently but increased stress is also high-risk to the baby.

Sorry to anyone who has experienced a loss as a result of SCH.
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  #126  
August 23rd, 2011, 06:55 PM
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I will be 10 weeks on this Thursday. I have had light spottng and heavy bleeding. I was diagnosed with this condition after a ultrasound. I am already high risk due to an incompotent cervix so this is so scary for me and my husband. I am trying my best to stay positive and pray that it heals soon. I am praying for the rest of you ladies as well. We can feel good that the miscarry percentage is so low.
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  #127  
August 27th, 2011, 07:14 PM
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I found out at 8 weeks that i had a SCH. I never had any bleeding or reason to think something was wrong. I went for my first ultrasound at 7 1/2 weeks. The tech was acting really strange and would not let me see my baby. As she was finishing I told her I wanted to see my baby and she told me it was hard to see cause its so early. I told her I know its small but it has a heartbeat and I want to see it. she showed me briefly and I saw the heart fluttering and she moved it away. I had such an uneasy feeling because of her reaction and went into the doctor 5 days later for my first appointment and found out about the sch. My Doctor told me I could be miscarrying but said there is no proof that bed rest will make any difference all I could do is pray. So I did take it easy and went in for a follow up 3 weeks later where I found out there was no heartbeat and I saw my baby on the ultrasound. I had a d&c the next day because my body never recognized my baby had died. I passed more placenta after d&c and had to have a second d&c two weeks later. Now it has been a month since I found out my baby did not make it and I am still bleeding and have a hcg level of 70. I ham having such a hard time with this. I am blessed to have 3 healthy children already but still I don't know how to get over losing my baby. It doesn't help that my body wont heal and my heart wont heal until I can get rid of this constant reminder. Everyone says it happens because the fetus wasn't right or healthy, but with the sch, does that just mean it was a healthy baby but the blood clot kept it from growing? I am sorry to anyone else going through this. It is such a scary situation to sit and wait to see if your baby is going to be ok. I hope and pray anyone reading this who has this problem has a healthy pregnancy and baby.
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  #128  
August 29th, 2011, 12:52 PM
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I was diagnosed with SCH around 7 weeks (I am now 15 weeks). It was about 3.6cm at the time. We moved into a new house on 7/31 and I started cramping and bleeding heavily. Went to the ER and was informed my SCH was about 7.8cm. Luckily at my last US it shrunk some so I am hopeful it is getting smaller. I go back for another US on 9/8. The uncertainty is scary. I have a 18 month old who is a little over 30 lbs. so I'm not allowed to lift him. Makes life a little difficult since I stay at home with him and the other kids are in school. He has become a whiz at crawling up the stairs and sliding down on his bottom. I wish you all the best.
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  #129  
September 6th, 2011, 12:59 PM
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I was diagnosed with SCH at 10 weeks. I bled for 4 weeks and just went for an ultrasound and the bleed is gone. I am scared to death that I was losing this baby. I had a daughter Jan 23 2011 that passed away from Hypoplastic left heart when she was 13 days old.
I am praying for a healthy baby!
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Hunter 11 yrs
Gabriella 9 yrs
Taylor 5 yrs
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  #130  
September 6th, 2011, 01:28 PM
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I was diagnosed with SCH at 10 weeks. I had an ultrasound every week (LOVE MY DOC) until I stopped bleeding after 4 weeks. I just had my last US and the bleed is gone. I was so scared that I was losing the baby. I had a daughter Jan 23, 2011 and she passed away at 13 days from hypoplastic left heart syndrome.
We are taking day by day and even hour by hour and hoping for the best. We haven't told our other children for fear that this baby will also have a heart condition.
I am coming up on 15 weeks and the big US at 19 weeks. Keeping fingers crossed. Best of luck to all of you!
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Hunter 11 yrs
Gabriella 9 yrs (step daughter)
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  #131  
October 3rd, 2011, 06:42 PM
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Hello!! My story with SCH goes like this.....

I am currently 8wks6ds. I had been spotting on and off from the time I found out I was pregnant.(2.5wks ago) This made me very nervous. I had my last baby 11 years ago and don't recall spotting with either him or his older brother. On top of that stress I am already high risk cus of my age (36). I know that SCH does not age discrimanate. I talked to 3 or 4 ppl everytime I spotted. Is this normal to spot? yes it is and the book also told me it is. But to me it doesn't feel right. One night after sex I wiped brite red. a friend told me it was cus of the sex. I went out of town for a day on saturday. I got home around 1030pm.....I was still stressed cus of the spotting. This is my Fiances' first baby. I went to the bathroom and this time when I wiped the blood was a lil darker but there was more of it. I calmly told him I wanted to go to the ER. A US was ordered and I got to see my wee lil baby and a fast lil heart beat. baby was just fine. It appeared that I had 2 clots on each side. I was put on pelvic rest (no sex) till my follow up with my Dr.

I keep reading that this can clear it self up and that is what I am trying to hold onto, intill I read that some of you have miscarried.....and now I am petrafied all over again. I don't want to lose this baby. I think we can deal with no sex if we really have to, but I am not sure if I can afford to stay out of work if so ordered by my Doc.
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  #132  
October 4th, 2011, 11:23 PM
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I found out at 8 weeks that i had a SCH. I never had any bleeding or reason to think something was wrong. I went for my first ultrasound at 7 1/2 weeks. The tech was acting really strange and would not let me see my baby. As she was finishing I told her I wanted to see my baby and she told me it was hard to see cause its so early. I told her I know its small but it has a heartbeat and I want to see it. she showed me briefly and I saw the heart fluttering and she moved it away. I had such an uneasy feeling because of her reaction and went into the doctor 5 days later for my first appointment and found out about the sch. My Doctor told me I could be miscarrying but said there is no proof that bed rest will make any difference all I could do is pray. So I did take it easy and went in for a follow up 3 weeks later where I found out there was no heartbeat and I saw my baby on the ultrasound. I had a d&c the next day because my body never recognized my baby had died. I passed more placenta after d&c and had to have a second d&c two weeks later. Now it has been a month since I found out my baby did not make it and I am still bleeding and have a hcg level of 70. I ham having such a hard time with this. I am blessed to have 3 healthy children already but still I don't know how to get over losing my baby. It doesn't help that my body wont heal and my heart wont heal until I can get rid of this constant reminder. Everyone says it happens because the fetus wasn't right or healthy, but with the sch, does that just mean it was a healthy baby but the blood clot kept it from growing? I am sorry to anyone else going through this. It is such a scary situation to sit and wait to see if your baby is
going to be ok. I hope and pray anyone reading this who has this problem has a healthy pregnancy
and baby.
I am not sure if I am responding correctly here, this is my first day on this system. I just want you to know that I know exactly how you feel. 2 years ago last month I had a very similar experience with my first pregnancy and it devastated me. I bled bright red blood non stop for four weeks with large gushes of blood that sent us to the ER or doctor several times. Finally, the weekend before week 8 I stopped bleeding. Went in the following Tuesday for my weekly US and there was no heartbeat. Checked again two days later, still no heartbeat. Had a D and C the next day. But my problems didn't stop there. Even after the miscarriage I continued to bleed for 10 months! I had three more surgeries an none could reveal the problem. Just constant bleeding all the time. The suddenly one day it stopped. I had normal cycles for two months and our doc said to try again. We did and immediately got pregnant and miscarried again week 6. More tests, more misdiagnosis and I finally ores my doc. Found a new one and here I am today 26 weeks pregnant. All this new doc did was give me a progesterone supplement from day one we knew were pregnant til week 13. And here we are. About to finally have a baby!
Did my heart die with each of my miscarriages? Yes. Does the joy of this present pregnancy cause me to forget that pain? Not at all like I thought it would. It's a very long and hard process, losing ones child, no matter how brief a time you had them. I am so sorry you had to experience what I did.
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  #133  
October 4th, 2011, 11:34 PM
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Hi Everyone,

At around 12 weeks, I was diagnosed with a SCH. Around 19 weeks, I went to a high risk pregnancy clinic, and they said the hematoma was thinning very well. From 12 weeks to 19 weeks, I had had a lot of brown "old" blood come out. I was told I could still go about my usual routine, just no heavy lifting, jumping and running around, etc. This past Wednesday, I woke up with horrible cramps, which were actually contractions. I went to my OB and she sent me to the hospital. They tried brethene to stop the contractions and sent me home. I was back in less than an hour, the brethene did nothing. The hospital sent me by ambulance to a medical clinic that specializes in high risk pregnancies. I was put on magnesium sulfate for about 48 hours. That really seemed to quiet my uterus, which was contracting to get all the blood out. Once they took me off the magnesium sulfate, I did fine on my own for several hours. April 17th, at about 1:00 in the morning, I woke up with bad contractions. They put me on pain medication so I wouldn't feel the contractions. They said they couldn't do anything else because it was so early in the pregnancy. It didn't feel early in the pregnancy to me. When you see and hear your baby's heartbeat, find out the sex, and feel him kick in you, you aren't early in the pregnancy anymore. I gave birth to a 20 week old baby yesterday morning. He lived for two hours on his own before he left us. I went through the contractions and the normal birthing process only to come home with a keepsake
box of his footprints. This is so hard on me and my husband, and it makes me question if I can go
through another pregnancy. I loved my little boy, and I wish this didn't have to happen to him. He was
perfect - no birth defects, strong heartbeat, always over the weight he should be in the preganncy
books I have read. He did nothing wrong. This SCH made me lose my baby.
My heart breaks for you. I have had two miscarriages now and neither were farther than the first trimester and they destroyed me. I wish there was something I could say to help you. I will just say to allow yourself to truly grieve this loss for however long it takes. Don't try to ignore it or rush it, cause it will always come back until it is worked out. Let yourself feel all the emotions that go along with it and don't feel like you are a bad person for your thoughts and feelings. I'm so sorry for your loss. I can't imagine your pain.
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  #134  
October 6th, 2011, 10:02 AM
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Hello! In July 2011 I was at my mother in laws when I started bleeding, when I went to the hospital the Dr. said he seen the heartbeat and to just take it easy. The next day I bled more so I went to another hospital and once again they seen the heartbeat and said I was fine. The next day I went to the doctor's and was told I had a SCH. I was on bedrest for the week and when I went for my checkup the next week I lost my baby. It was hard because even though it was the size of a kidney bean I heard the heartbeat. Now I am 6 weeks pregnant again and this morning I had some spotting. I am believing all is well with my baby. I was told it was rare to have to SCH's in a row, so I am praying that it's true.
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  #135  
October 14th, 2011, 07:56 PM
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I was diagnosed with SCH at 15 weeks on a business trip out of state. I started gushing blood while i was checking into my hotel and thought it was over. I went to the ER and found out that I had a hematoma that was 7 cm. I am now 23 weeks and have been admitted in the hospital 2 times and have visited the emergency room a dozen times. I now have 2 hematomas, one at 4 cm and one at 8 cm. I have been on bedrest for almost 8 weeks now and last week I started going into labor. The baby is completely healthy but at this point, they cannot say what will happen. They are starting me on steroid shots and pills to help keep the contractions down and in 3 weeks I start steroid shots for the baby to speed the development as much as possible. Most pregnancies go to 40 weeks- at this point my goal is to hang on as long as possible but they doubt I will make it past 30 weeks. I spot almost everyday whether it is bright red or the brownish "old blood" color and have gushes like the original that send me back to the emergency room. I have to call my doctor's emergency line about once a week to get advise on what to do. I'm scared to death and my heart goes out to anyone who has to go through this kind of worry. I have a 2 year old at home that I cannot take care of by myself and someone has to take care of me as I cannot do anything by myself.
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November 7th, 2011, 03:34 PM
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I was diagnosed with SCH last week. Tomorrow I will be 10 weeks. Im soo scared. I delivered a still born in february and I dont know what i;d do if i misscarried. All the doctors said was just take it easy and dont lift anything over 10 pounds. Wish there were more answers...
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November 9th, 2011, 06:12 AM
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I have been really concerned lately, i found out i had a SCH last week (11/1/11) It measured at 3 inches yesterday i had an ultra sound (I'm 7 weeks 4 days) it shrunk an inch, I just dont know what to think.
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I would like to share my experience so far. It started when i was 5 weeks when i had my first bleed and i automatically thought the worst. I was given an appointment to go for an ultrasound where * They found a sch but my baby was fine but i was told anything could happen they said that the blood clot could bleed out or be reabsorbed back into my body. I had to return back for another ultrasound 2 weeks later, and i was told good news that it had been reabsorbed. We was over the moon and scheduled to go on holiday a few weeks later i asked the doctor if i was ok to go and he said it wouldn't be a problem. 4 days into our holiday it was happening again only this time the bleeding was extremely heavy and i thought this is it this time its over no way could my baby survive all that. I was sat there on the beach and had to wait for the ambulance to arrive which seemed for ever. I was took to a spanish hospital and was told by the doctors to expect the worst. I was given an ultrasound and was told my blood clot was now 10 cm which is huge but my baby was still hanging in there. I spent 20 days in a spanish hospital on complete bed rest the scanned me every 2 days to check baby and to see if the clot was reducing in size, but it wasnt. I was unable to fly home incase i started to bleed in midair which i was told could of been fatal. It was an nightmare. Every scan i was so scared of what the result would be but my baby still had a strong heartbeat everytime. On 1 of the scans i had the clot had reduced to 9 cm throughout all this i had brown bleed but i was told that was nothing to worry about and was normal but of course you still worry. I was so desperate to come home in the end after 20 days the doctor arranged a doctor from england to come over to fly back home with me. I was out of my mind with worry not knowing what to expect. When i arrived home i was just sent back home and sent an appointment for my 12 week scan which shown the clot was still there but was around 7 cm now. I am now 18 weeks pregnant and more positive i still have little bit ls of brown from time to time i have got my 20 week scan in a couple of week so it will be really interesting to see what is going on i no my baby is fine as iv felt it moving which is reassuring.
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Hi I had sch at 6 weeks. They said it was gone by 12 weeks. At 14 weeks I had a massive bleed. At 16 weeks I was admitted in the hospital with preterm labour and spotting I went home on complete rest. At 19 weeks I started bleeding with clots the size of my hand. I was on complete hospital rest until 26 weeks bleeding constantly and having clots. I deliver my baby at 1 day shy of 26 weeks. He was perfectly normal but passed away few weeks latter because at birth his placenta separated completely and he was starved from oxygen. They also found a massive blood cloth on the placenta that was from the sch which they couldn't detect on ultrasounds. I don't want to scare anyone but sch is a serious pregnancy complication. And it can mask itself Like as if it has disappeared. A lot of the time ultrasounds can't see everything specially if it's behind the placenta. My advise to anyone is even if the doctors say it's gone I will put my self on pelvic rest, no sex, no heavy activity, no vacuuming or lifting anything, and no stress. I had a baby before the one who I lost who had sch too which was a lot bigger too and he made it. So the size of sch is not what matter it's where the sch is and what damage causes. Take it seriously a lot of girls look at the 1-3% chance of loosing the baby but I think they need to update the statistics I have since met a lot of moms who had the same happened to them because of sch. People wt sch are prone to placenta abruption, which can be fatal to baby what happened in my case. I had vaginal birth which of course complicated things even more. If I was able to turn back time I woul have requested ceserian section. Perhaps my baby would have still be here. Don't want to scary anyone but I hope I can help someone. Take care..
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On Oct 19, 2011, I was admitted into the hospital again because of contractions. After 2 days and 6 shots of Breatine (on top of the pills they were feeding me every 3 hours to try and stop the contractions), they could not stop my contractions so I was sent to a specialty hospital for women and infants about an hour away by ambulance. My son was born on Oct 22,2011 at 24 weeks gestational. I barely made it to the hospital. The hematoma got infected and ended up rupturing my placenta while I was on my way into have an emergency C section. My son and myself had to be resuscitated because of the amount of blood we lost. He was 1 lb and 3 oz when he was born. He has been in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit on a ventilator since he was born. He is now 1 lb and 13 oz and has a lot of difficulties that babies are not supposed to have. I now drive an hour up to the hospital he is at every day just to sit and watch him. I wish everyone that has to endure this condition my deepest thoughts as from the first day this started it has been a rollercoaster. And my rollercoaster still has a long track ahead of me. Good luck to all the mommies who have this condition, whether it be minor or major, I will pray for you all every time I look at my little miracle. Please, don't take this lightly if you have this condition. My son is fighting for his life and I can't do anything to change it and had they waited another hour to transport me, I probably wouldn't be writing this post.....


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I was diagnosed with SCH at 15 weeks on a business trip out of state. I started gushing blood while i was checking into my hotel and thought it was over. I went to the ER and found out that I had a hematoma that was 7 cm. I am now 23 weeks and have been admitted in the hospital 2 times and have visited the emergency room a dozen times. I now have 2 hematomas, one at 4 cm and one at 8 cm. I have been on bedrest for almost 8 weeks now and last week I started going into labor. The baby is completely healthy but at this point, they cannot say what will happen. They are starting me on steroid shots and pills to help keep the contractions down and in 3 weeks I start steroid shots for the baby to speed the development as much as possible. Most pregnancies go to 40 weeks- at this point my goal is to hang on as long as possible but they doubt I will make it past 30 weeks. I spot almost everyday whether it is bright red or the brownish "old blood" color and have gushes like the original that send me back to the emergency room. I have to call my doctor's emergency line about once a week to get advise on what to do. I'm scared to death and my heart goes out to anyone who has to go through this kind of worry. I have a 2 year old at home that I cannot take care of by myself and someone has to take care of me as I cannot do anything by myself.
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