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March 1st, 2013, 02:22 PM
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Hey ladies. I haven't really posted here before, but I'm due in October. I had losses in August and December, so when I started bleeding yesterday I of course assumed the worst. Went in to see my RE and they found a "small" subchorionic hematoma. He said it increases my chances of another m/c, but if it doesn't get bigger, then most of the time it resolves and the baby does just fine. I was told I don't need to be on bed rest, but I should limit myself to just normal light activity. Ill have another u/s next week to follow up on it. I was also told I may very likely bleed more over the next few weeks.

I'm so happy that baby is OK for now, but terrified of having a third m/c. Have any of you had experience with subchorionic hematomas? If so, how did it turn out? I know sometimes doctors recommend bed rest, so I don't know what to make of my doctors advice that I can keep doing normal light activity. I'd love to hear your stories if you have any. Thanks!
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March 1st, 2013, 02:39 PM
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hi Daisee so glad you made it over here you already know my story so I won't repeat it, but wanted to share with you that one of the ladies from Savannah's DDC (that group moved to FB) reminded me today that she had an awful SCH with her son (now a healthy, happy 3 year old)...so there's a lot of success stories out there for us to keep hopeful with. (((HUGS)))
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March 2nd, 2013, 07:42 AM
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Thanks Lara! I've been following your story, too, and I'm so happy things are working out so far! You've had quite the rollercoaster!
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March 2nd, 2013, 09:58 AM
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I've had SCH's diagnosed in my last two pregnancy's. Both times they were on the smaller side. Last baby, the SCH was a tad bit bigger, although small in dr.'s eyes. I spotted red, pink and brown until about 10wks. It was on my 12wk scan, but small and I was on pelvic rest until after 20wks. At 20wks, it was gone. They usually resolve themselves with pelvic rest and the baby never knows it was there!
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March 4th, 2013, 10:38 AM
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I would ask your dr about being on pelvic rest? i would think that would be a good idea. I have never had one but I know several ladies who had one and went on to deliver healthy babies. Please keep us updated on you and baby.
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March 4th, 2013, 12:05 PM
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I had 1 with this pregnancy. As you can see from my signature I have a history of early loss. At about 4 weeks I had a positive test and bleeding around 6 weeks so of course I assumed it was another loss. It wasn't......I then had bleeding at 9 weeks, 12 weeks and at 16 weeks I had heavy bleeding and I thought for sure it was over. I went to the er and to my surprise they found a heartbeat. Later that week I had another ultrasound and the SCH was finally gone.......and here I am 37 weeks. Hang in there.....
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March 5th, 2013, 12:11 AM
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I had a small SCH, had about 2 1/2 weeks of red spotting. It finally resolved and I haven't had any problems with it since. I was told no need to change or restrict my activities, which didn't reassure me much because I figured I needed to do something. In my DDC, there is a woman who has/had a really big SCH--so much so that she had blood everywhere when it started to bleed out. She thought sure she was going to lose that baby, that there was no way it could survive that. But miracle of miracles, now months later the SCH is teeny tiny (I believe it was 11 cm at one point) and just about all gone. She doesn't have any increased risk now for delivery and should carry her baby to term.
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March 5th, 2013, 08:20 AM
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Thanks! It makes me feel a lot better to read your stories! I have another scan tomorrow, but I'm still terrified it'll be bad news. After the two losses, I keep expecting the u/s to show a baby with no heartbeat... even without the bleeding I'm paranoid about miscarrying again, so WITH the bleeding I'm a total mess! Also, I should have added that the doctor DID say pelvic rest, but that I didn't need bed rest or anything. Just that I shouldn't exercise or lift heavy things.
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March 5th, 2013, 10:45 AM
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I had one with this pregnancy and it was on the small side. I did pelvic rest until the SCH was gone. But I didn't do much else other than no heavy lifting of course.

Good luck and I hope all goes well at the next checkup. I will be thinking of you!
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March 6th, 2013, 10:24 AM
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I had a small SCH, had about 2 1/2 weeks of red spotting. It finally resolved and I haven't had any problems with it since. I was told no need to change or restrict my activities, which didn't reassure me much because I figured I needed to do something. In my DDC, there is a woman who has/had a really big SCH--so much so that she had blood everywhere when it started to bleed out. She thought sure she was going to lose that baby, that there was no way it could survive that. But miracle of miracles, now months later the SCH is teeny tiny (I believe it was 11 cm at one point) and just about all gone. She doesn't have any increased risk now for delivery and should carry her baby to term.
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Yes, my SCH was ginormous. It was 11cm when they finally got a measurement on it a week or two after I'd started bleeding at 15.5 weeks. It's now 2cm and I'm not bleeding anymore! I was told to be on modified bed rest when I was bleeding (no lifting, no driving, no walking long distances, no sexy time...). That lasted about 2 months and I was just released from the perinatologist's care last week.

The important thing to remember is that 1--nothing you did could have made this happen and there's no way to prevent them, so don't beat yourself up; and 2--do exactly what you body tells you to do (sit if you're tired, lie down if you're crampy, don't lift anything, ask for help when you need it, keep yourself hydrated...).

If you look in my sig, I have a blog I started about this pregnancy and I have an article or two on there about SCHs (I think one doesn't work, but it was talking about the benefits of bed rest and I highly suggest, if you're able, to put yourself on bed rest when you're bleeding) if you wanna check it out. There's also a facebook group called Living With A Subchorionic Hematoma you can look up and request to join. I like it better than the group on babycenter. Lots of success stories.
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March 6th, 2013, 01:40 PM
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Thanks everyone! I've only been spotting a little bit of brown here and there over the last week, and today I went in for another ultrasound. Apparently the SCH is gone, or at least they couldn't see it this time. My doctor said that if he didn't know I'd been bleeding, he never would have guessed it from the scan, since everything looked great. So now no more restrictions (I can lift my daughter again!) and I've been released from my RE to go to my normal OB. It's too early to really feel relieved, but I'm getting there. I really appreciate all of your support--you gals are great!
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March 6th, 2013, 02:55 PM
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Such good news! I'm glad the bleeding is going away and the SCH is gone! Happy dance
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