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I am sorry that you have to go through this - but just keep a very positive outlook. Years from now you will realize that going through this experience will make you an even better mom :-) This experience makes the priorities crystal clear - doesn't it? I will hold you and your baby in my prayers. Best Regards, Amrita
I found out that I had SCH at 12 weeks. It started with a heavy gush of red blood which only lasted for one day. I have since bleed brown discharge and blood for the past 8 weeks. I am now 20 weeks pregnant and my baby has a strong heartbeat of 166 bpm and the doctors state that the SCH is not affecting the fetus at all. The bleed moved and now sits right above my cervix. I have no cramping and have not passed any blood clots but the bleed is not getting any smaller. The doctor states that the bleed is between the walls of the placenta. There is a wall protecting the baby from the bleed. I believe that I will be ok and my baby boy will survive this trauma. I have already had a 2nd trimester miscarriage and it is extremely painful, both emotionally and physically. My suggestion to you ladies is to ask your doctors where the bleed sits and how it is positioned and have them to explain the risk. May God bless all of your pregnancies as well as mine own.
Many thanks to everyone for their information and stories. Thanks also to JustMommies for a bit of hopeful information - that by 20 weeks we should be past danger...
I am now 12 weeks pregnant with my fourth, and the difficulties took me totally by surprise. I've been bleeding since 6 weeks, I found out a couple of weeks ago that I have probably recently had a CMV infection, and incidentally, I've felt more nauseous and dizzy this pregnancy than with any of the others (just shows what an easy life I had until now - the worst problem before was perineal varicose veins).
The bleeding wasn't very large, but the hematoma is rather, it's sitting all the way around the pregnancy sac plus it grew over the past 3 weeks.
What I'd love to know is - am I really supposed to rest? Does it actually help? When can I feel secure enough not to anymore?
The doctor told me to rest for a week or until the bleeding stops, but i feel scared to go back to work until I know my pregnancy is safe...
If anyone out there has some useful information - please tell me!!
ECS, I would definitely rest while you're still bleeding, even if it's tapering off! It can certainly help, maybe not to speed up the process but to protect the baby. Once the bleeding has subsided, you should be able to get a clear from your doctor and be told how much activity you can feel safe with - probably back to normal. What kind of job do you have, are you on your feet a lot? As for the nausea and dizziness, hopefully that will clear up in the next few weeks for you... My third did that to me after a really easy second pregnancy. (Well - except, ironically, for the CMV infection, ha! But I wasn't nauseated or dizzy much!)
I know. This condition is very scary but there is hope. I am now 21 weeks and the bleeding has stopped completely. I feel my son moving around in there frequently and it is very comforting. I go back to the doctor on 7/2/2012 for an ultrasound. I am praying that the bleed is gone. Keep praying, believing, and hoping ladies.
Hi im new to this site and im 7wks 6days and going through the same thing. im scared and i have been on bedrest for 2wks now the bleeding stop the first week but return the second. im just taking it day by day. my ob started me on Lovenox injections and i see her again on July 16
I was 8 weeks when I was diagnosed with SCH. It's my 3rd pregnancy and I had bleeding incidents with my last two but never been told that I had SCH, so this time, I didn't pay too much attention. I haven't actually seen any blood came out but the repeat ultrasound in 9 weeks suggested That the blood clot is increasing in its volume. Now I started to get worried, although their is no bleeding but I always feel uncomfortable with my tummy, always have The feeling like when period is about to come, Little bit sore and feel like something needs to come out. No pain though.
I just hope this baby can grow healthly, waiting to see my doctor tomorrow and the Ultrasound report already suggest me to repeat test in 2 weeks time. I put myself on bed rest now do hopefully everything will get better.
I was diagnosed with sch about three months ago.. the bleeding slowed down for the last month. As of today, the blood has started back gushing, and it is once again bright red, which means its new. I'm 23 wks and five days now. They say the further along you are the more dangerous. I'm scared. I've come to far. We've already named the baby and all. Her big brother and sister are also excited to meet her, they would be devastated.
I am 8w4d preggo. in the 2nd US a subchorionic bleeding was detected, <90 bpm heart rate and 1 week lag between the growth of embryo and sac. What are the fairer chances of me carrying this preggy forward. I have also suffered a previous miscarraige. Anyone with same situation???? please help.....
I am 8w2d pregnant. I started severe cramping and spotting large amounts of dark brown blood in my 6th week. It began 2 hours after my first U/S showed a beautiful baby and heart rate at 127. My HcG levels are still climbing and another U/S at 7w3d showed our baby is growing wonderfully and heart rate at 144bpm. I am still spotting on and off. I am being referred to an OBGYN asap but I am very nervous. I have a missed miscarriage already and twin girls via IVF (this little miracle was a surprise DIY baby )Doc says to commence everything as normal but I worry since she admitted she knows little about SCH. Hoping our little fighter can hold on. XoXO to all you mom's going through this horrible uncertainty....
8weeks 1day pregnant with twins through IVF had cramping 2 weeks started bleeding a little today, had an ultrasound and tech noted a small SCH, when I saw my doctor after she didn't seem concerned because the tech stated that it looked as if it was healing already... Trying to think positively, but after going through so much just to get pregnant... of course I worry... I delivered twin girls a year and 2 months ago, and just worry about not being able to carry out this pregnancy... maybe I should have waited longer???
Just nervous about the diagnosis, even if small... I feel maybe I should request to be put off work?? Maybe I am just over-cautious but... it is nerve wracking!
I lost my first baby girl back in 2009 at 23 weeks gestation due to cervical incompetence. After that we tried to get pregnant again for 2,5 years. Finally it happened and we were overwhelmed with joy. I knew that the doctors were going to put a cerclage on me so I can carry a full term baby this time. At 5 weeks I saw a little blood went to the ER where they told me I had a SH, big, about 5 cm. From that time on, my clot changed its size a couple of times, at one point it was 3 cm, and at the end it was 7 cm. I was spotting all the time and had 3 big gushes of blood throughout the pregnancy. My doctor did an ultrasound every single week and the baby was fine and had a strong heartbeat. At 17 weeks I passed a big clot ( plum size), rushed to the clinic, the baby again was fine, they told me to monitor my bleeding and if it will be more than one pad an hour, to come. I never had pain or cramps, just bleeding, but not heavy. On september 30th, which was my 30th birthday, I passed another clot. Then, after few hours I felt something is wrong, I thought I might have contractions, so we rushed to the hospital. At the hospital my contractions were strong and every 2-3 minutes. I passed many plum sized blood clots and delivered my baby girl. I was 18 weeks into my pregnancy. I was on a bed rest from the moment I learned I had hematoma. No lifting, no cooking, nothing, very stricted bed rest. My ob never put me on bed rest, it was my choice and instinct. But there was no improvement. At 16 weeks I went to see another doctor, a specialist, who accepts only high risk pregnancies to discuss my cerclage situation and he told me that they can't stitch me due to the hematoma, but he also told me that bed rest doesn't really help. He told me to start walking so the blood clot with the gravitation will come out faster than waiting for it to absorb. I listened to him, I slowly started to get out of the house, but nothing big, just went to the church and grocery shopping a few times. ( my husband was carrying the bags not me). I walked very slowly and carefully. But after 2 weeks I went into labor. My heart is broken, I regret getting up, not staying on bed rest. Now I have 2 baby girls in heaven and I don't want to try ever again to have a baby.
I had a bleeding episode at 10 weeks of my pregnancy. It was heavy bleeding of bright red blood with some clots and they discharged me from the ER since the ultrasound and blood work came back normal. I had continuously experienced light bleeding and spotting for the next 5 weeks after my first episode and then I had another episode of heavy bleeding again but this time it was a mix of brown and pinkish blood. Only then did the doctor order me to be on bed rest for a week which I believe helped since the bleeding and spotting stopped after 6 days. I was just diagnosed with SCH. I am 16 weeks pregnant now and the I haven't had any bleeding or spotting in the past couple of days. All I can say is take it easy. Try to avoid heavy lifting and keep yourself well hydrated. Although it's been difficult and scary, I'm glad to see that I am not alone in this experience and there have been previous successful pregnancies of mothers who have had the same problem. Stay strong and hang in there, ladies!
I have had 2 previous miscarriages I am now 7 weeks pregnant I started bleeding at 6 weeks heard heartbeat at 6 weeks 97bpm dr said is low for 6 weeks ? I was told I have a hematoma im a bit nervous I really want to keep my bby has anybody experience this and can give me more into what you did and if your pregnancy was successful my dr is not really telling me nothing but just to wait and see what happens ? im looking for another one at the moment
Just a little bit of hope for those who are in my situation...
At 6 weeks with my first pregnancy, I started bleeding, and it was bright red and there was lots of it. My family tends to have a lot of miscarriages, so I was absolutely sure that was what was happening. I went in for an ultrasound and I remember how serious and quiet the tech got when he saw the monitor. He immediately sent me upstairs to talk to my doctor. I had a large hematoma and my doctor tried to politely tell me to prepare to lose the baby, telling me when to come in to the hospital and where I could get some comfort and help. I went home, positive that the pregnancy wouldn't last.
Somehow, day after day, I stayed pregnant. I kept bleeding and there was a lot of it and it was always bright red. My appointments kept going well and the baby kept growing, which surprised my doctor. The bleeding stopped at 17 weeks, about the same time that my nausea stopped. The SCH had thinned and shrunk.
I delivered a healthy and perfect baby girl at 39 weeks, 5 days. I did nothing different during my pregnancy--light exercise, I kept working and going to school. Sometimes the result is not in our hands, which is frustrating, but I just want to give hope that this situation can turn out well. My sympathies to those who haven't had a good outcome.
Good Afternoon everyone. I have a question. I am 6 weeks pregnant with my 4th child today and at 5 weeks 4 days I had alot of bleeding. Went in for an early ultrasound and they detected that I have a subchorionic hemmorrhage. I am still having bleeding somedays its lighter than normal but also having cramping. Is that normal to have cramping also and not be worried about baby? Thanks