I have a Subchorionic Hematoma.

Ever heard of a subchorionic hematoma?  Me neither.  But the good news first…

I went in yesterday for my 2nd sonogram and our baby boy is perfect.  His heart rate was 178 and he measured 2.02 centimeters.  I heard his heartbeat and continue to fall madly in love with this little being.  He is starting to form into what looks like a baby instead of a tadpole!  My heart was and IS so full.  Despite that wonderful news, the doctor told me I had “quite a bit of bleeding” that was detected on the sonogram.  I have not seen a drop of bleeding, so this was a shock.  He said if I do start to bleed, it may indicate a “threatened abortion.”  These medical terms SUCK by the way!?  In a bit softer terms, my body would try to miscarry.  He basically said my body is trying to bleed and have a period, but since I’m on hormones, there is a bit of a tug of war going on internally.

The good news is that I haven’t had bleeding, so I’m praying so hard that continues to be the case.  The doctor said this condition is somewhat common and there is nothing I did to cause it and there is nothing I can do to cure it.  He did put me on pelvic rest and told me to relax and refrain from exercise.  From here, it’s just a waiting game.  The hope is for the blood to clot and my body absorb it.  That said, I will have a follow-up sonogram in a week.

Please note I am not a medical professional and have shared everything I was told by my doctor to the best of my memory.  I predict I’m already starting to age with all of the emotions and worry that I feel in these short weeks of motherhood.  Thank you for your thoughts, prayers and the time it took you to read my post.  Bless you!

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3 thoughts on “I have a Subchorionic Hematoma.

  1. I still have a SCH at week 19 and have had no bleeding! It’s getting smaller with every scan and I’m still on progesterone to keep it at bay. I don’t worry about it at all anymore! I hope it’s the same for you! xxx

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    1. Thank you so much for sharing that. It has been quite the shock but I have read so many good reports from people (you included!), so I will continue to cling to it all working out. Please keep me posted on your progress and best wishes.

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