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!