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#1 babygh

Posted 25 May 2012 - 02:46 PM

Hi all. I am 7w1d and have had spotting through to heavy bleeding for the past 3 weeks. I've now had 3 scans and whilst bubs seems to be doing all the right things for now, I've finally been told I have a subchorionic bleed. I've read all I can and it seems likely that it will be ok but as  you would expect I am totally freaking out.

Just to add to the drama, I had a miscarriage about 8 weeks ago so for a minute there DH and I where feeling so lucky to be pregnant in the first cycle but now I am just a big ball of mess. I've got a 1yr DS so I know I can do this.

Just looking for any positive stories or if anyone else needs support with this or any bleeding issues.

#2 StudyMum

Posted 25 May 2012 - 03:38 PM

I had a small hematoma that caused me to bleed on and off for the first 13 weeks. It eventually stopped and all is fine (I am currently 33 weeks).

I think it just depends on the size in relation to the placenta - have they told you that? Mine was quite small so they weren't concerned but did advise me that there were no guarantees that I wouldn't miscarry.


#3 babygh

Posted 25 May 2012 - 04:08 PM

No, StudyMum, they didn't say but just told me I could miscarry.....or not.

#4 StudyMum

Posted 25 May 2012 - 06:37 PM

I guess you just need to try and not stress about it and hopefully the bleeding will stop. Unfortunately it's one of those wait and see things sad.gif Hopefully yours will be a positive story like mine original.gif

#5 CatĀ©

Posted 25 May 2012 - 06:41 PM

I had a rather largish subchorionic haematoma at about 11 weeks and bled for months and months, that child is now 8 years old.

#6 The 7 Dwarfs

Posted 25 May 2012 - 06:43 PM

I've had one before also, was either my 3 year old or 1 year old, but either way they are obviously here safe and well. I was told however it slightly increased my chance of a miscarriage.

#7 handsfull

Posted 25 May 2012 - 06:49 PM

Hi

I had a subchrionic bleed which went light to heavy for about 6 weeks till 11 weeks and then occasionally after that until 20 weeks.  I spent four weeks in hospital on bed rest from 7 weeks and then after all the scanning found out I was expected twins!  Go figure....  

I went on to have my girls, but they did come very early and I think the bleed did contribute in this as well as a lot of other factors.  Hang in there and keep asking for scans as it should show it reabsorbing slowly.  For what its worth my niece just delivered her DD at 40w5d and she had a subchorionic bleed at 15-20 weeks then spotted on and off the rest of pregnancy.  Healthy baby, healthy weight.

GL and hope your little one stops giving you trouble!

#8 babygh

Posted 26 May 2012 - 06:24 AM

Thanks so much for your stories! I am really confused by the information I am finding. Some says only a slightly increased risk of miscarraige and others talk about larger risk. I'm going to go with only slightly................all I can do.

More stories would be welcome please

#9 franno

Posted 26 May 2012 - 09:53 AM

I had one at 9w lots of bright red then brown spotting for quite a few days. They told me that the risk of MC is normally for the clot being bigger than the sac as it can knock it when it's on it's way out (that was my interpretation 4 years ago it might not be accurate).

Good luck

#10 Polaris

Posted 26 May 2012 - 08:10 PM

I had a suspected subchorionic thingy as I started bleeding (brown) when I was ten weeks. A couple of days after I passed a bright red clot the size of my husbands fist. Thought all was over. Went in for the earliest available scan and was told that baby was still in there doing fine. At my 12 week scan the sonographer said that there was a little pocket of blood but not really noteworthy. I didn't stop spotting until 16 weeks. So far everything is going well I am now 29 weeks.

All the best for you, hope you have a positive story to tell others as well.

#11 hiccamups

Posted 26 May 2012 - 08:23 PM

I've had bleeding in the first three pregnancies OP. One I was hospitalised for, yet all children are well and healthy.

It's one of those things that you can not know the outcome of, except that so often, it doesn't influence the pregnancy.

It is easier to have a pregnancy with no bleeding, but ultimately, we've all heard the stories of missed m/c so really, there are no guarantees with any of this procreation stuff.  

It's not very comforting, I know, but I suspect you will be like me, and it will be nothing.

#12 R2B2

Posted 26 May 2012 - 08:24 PM

I had one at around 11 weeks. my Daughter is now almost 2 original.gif good luck.

#13 About time

Posted 26 May 2012 - 08:35 PM

I had a suchorionic bleed from 6 to 14 weeks. During this time I spotted/bled daily (anything from brown to pink to red) and at 11 weeks passed a large blood clot and a lot of red blood.
I had a number of sonograms to reassure myself (though inevitably I always had a big bleed a day or two later and the panic would begin again). It is a scary time and I really feel for you.

My son is now a healthy 2.5 year old, so it didn't effect him.
As someone else pointed out, no bleeding can also be a missed miscarriage (I've had one of those - absolutely no bleeding but a missed miscarriage discovered at 12 weeks).
Fingers crossed for you.

#14 babygh

Posted 27 May 2012 - 12:10 PM

So good to read stories like mine. Today I am bleeding but I'm doing ok. Yesterday, not so much bleeding but I was a mess........all this going on with pregnancy hormones! AWESOME!

I know what you mean, About time, I keep needing to have ultrasounds, then I'll feel good for a bit and then have more bleeding. Just taking it day by day.

#15 Eeyolet

Posted 27 May 2012 - 12:19 PM

I had one at around 6w until 8w, my DD is now 21 months old original.gif I was very worried as i had a miscarriage 2 months before and the bleeding was exactly the same. My doctor had me go for bloodtests every 2 days from when the bleeding started until I could get into an ultrasound. After they saw a heartbeat they were confident everything would be ok.

#16 Xiola

Posted 27 May 2012 - 12:42 PM

I had one at 12 weeks with DD and bled very heavily for 7 days and then that was it for the pregnancy.  I ended up having an amnio for other things and my amniotic fluid was very badly stained with old blood (it was dark brown) but everything turned out fine in the end and DD's 9 months now.

Best of luck, it's hard not to worry but hopefully everything will turn out just fine original.gif

#17 babygh

Posted 28 May 2012 - 08:11 AM

Back to hospital last night (4 times in 2 weeks!) and they have finallly referred me to a specialist pregnancy clinic. I'm so confused as I keep getting different "vibes" off different people. Some act as if I could miscarry at any moment and others don't seem too concerned so I am really looking forward to speaking to an expert.

Thanks so much for all you info........keep it coming!

#18 Catmummy

Posted 28 May 2012 - 08:27 AM

I had this at ten weeks. My baby was then born at 26 weeks and made it.

#19 Soontobegran

Posted 28 May 2012 - 08:57 AM

QUOTE (babygh @ 26/05/2012, 06:24 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Thanks so much for your stories! I am really confused by the information I am finding. Some says only a slightly increased risk of miscarraige and others talk about larger risk. I'm going to go with only slightly................all I can do.

More stories would be welcome please


I had one at 13 weeks with #5 and one of my DD's had one with her #2 who is now 8 weeks old.
Mine was just one huge bleed with a clot, her was constant spotting and bleeding from 6 weeks to 12 weeks.
Having a subchorionic haemorrhage does increase the chance of miscarriage but it doesn't mean the risk is high.
As each day goes past the risk actually decreases as the size of the haemorrhage in comparison with the size of the sac is what increases or decreases the risk. If the bleed is larger than the sac there is more likely to lose the pregnancy but it still is not a surity.
The bleed is not placental which is why the pregnancy is more likely to stay put.
As the pregnancy progresses the weight/size of the uterus will mean the bleed will either be passed vaginally or it may be just reabsorbed. Many women will never actually know they have had a SCH because they don't ever have vaginal bleeding.

This is a hard situation and one that you will probably feel anxious about right up until your baby is in your arms. There are never any guarantees for any pregnancy outcome but hopefully you will be like the majority of those who have a Subchorionic Haemmorrhage and have a successful one.
Lots of good luck to you.

#20 T2Mum

Posted 28 May 2012 - 09:06 AM

Have had MAJOR SCH's with both my current pregnancy and last pregnancy. Masses of blood, clots and cramping. Last pregnancy is now a little 19 month old girl. Current pregnancy is now 13 weeks with twins.

SCH can be very scary but I think mostly it turns out OK. Will cross fingers for you.

#21 mombasa

Posted 28 May 2012 - 01:30 PM

I had one with DD2 from 6-12 weeks, I was told by my Dr to try and rest when possible, not that easy with a 2yr old, anyway by my 12 week scan it had dissolved, I was told they normally do by 20 weeks?! DD2 is 3.5 now, best of luck, they are scary at the time, I passed quite a few small clots, it was not a fun time.

#22 babygh

Posted 28 May 2012 - 05:49 PM

I finally got to see a specialist today and everything looks as good as it can. Whilst they can't give me a guarantee, they are not concerned about me having a miscarriage. I'm still only 7w4d so still a long way to go but I feel alot better.

Thankyou so much for all the posts and keep them coming as I think it is great to have this information.

#23 About time

Posted 28 May 2012 - 07:49 PM

I am really pleased to hear that. Just know that you will still have up and down days but if you can, try to enjoy your pregnancy. I say that as I was in a permanent state of panic that I didn't let myself "daydream" about my baby and now look back and regret that.
I know that they say that bed rest does nothing but I do feel that it helped me (but then again it also made me a bit of a neurotic recluse).
I'm sending you positive vibes.

#24 Excited One

Posted 28 May 2012 - 08:12 PM

Hello OP,

Firstly, I know the worry associated with your situation and all I can say is hang in there! Great news about your appt today, seems very positive.

I had a very large SCH with my DS (he is now 4.5years old).  I had continual bleeding from 5 weeks and monitoring and finally at the 20 week scan the placenta was larger than the SCH and the risk was reduced.  My OB old me to do nothing any more strenuous than read a book however having a 9 month old that time that was tricky. The risk seems to stem from the SCH becoming a solid clot which can then dislodge and take the sac with it  sad.gif  my bleeding continued for the whole pg and the SCH was attached the placenta after birth.

All I can tell you is there are a lot of good outcomes, try to rest as much as you can and stay positive. My dear mum kept saying this baby is meant to be and I hung on to that thought!

Enjoy your pregnancy,

Take care, x

#25 CharliMarley

Posted 28 May 2012 - 08:18 PM

My daughter went through all those scares with bleeding and spotting. She went for oodles of scans as she was so worried. It turned out (in her case) that she had twins and one twin had not survived, so this was causing the bleeding. The other one was fine and is now a happy 4 year old. It is hard to try and stay positive, but there are a lot of good stories here. bbighug.gif




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