Subchorionic Bleeding

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lauraj - December 30

Hey Morgan, Hang in there. I know this is a hard thing to go through. I was for sure i lost my baby. If its a small tear it will usually heal its self. I was told its better this happened early on because the baby is not so big, giving the placenta time to heal. Mine did and i went on to have what i call my miracle child. Keep us posted. You will be in my prayers. Laura


lauraj - December 30

Taunya, Hang in there too. I had dark red blood, filling the toilet with a lot of clumps. The bleeding turned brown slowing down lasting about a week. The placenta healed and i went on to have a healthy baby girl. I will keep you all in my prayers as i continue to check this site. Laura


taunya - December 31

Laura..thanks. Did you still have cramping though? Everyone on here says as long as you aren't in pain, it's OK.....but I do still cramp, pretty bad at times.


lauraj - December 31

Taunya, I had some cramping. When was the last time you were checked by the Dr.? Did they do u/s? I believe this is your bodies way of getting rid of the old blood. Let me know how you make out. Laura


taunya - December 31

Actually laura, just saw the OB today. They don't seem to be worried about the cramping or the bleeding. I'm having an u/s Friday, because I requested it for my peace of mind. Sometimes, I wonder if this is all taken too lightly, or am I just taking it too seriously, when it's really fine? Thanks


dess - January 9

hi..i just want to ask something from you all because im going the same thing as with guys here having a subchrionic the way im on my 8th weeks now and still bleeding.. Does you doctor prescribed you anything to stop the bleeding because i am taking duvadillan,duphaston and aspilet.


Karyn - February 5

I went to the hospital at 7 weeks with terrible cramps, and was given an ultrasound. It showed that there was a ma__s of blood surrounding the bub, it's heartbeat was too fast and the sac was too small. The doctor told me I was having a threatened miscarraige, and to go home, that there was nothing we could do about it. Directly after getting home, the bleeding started and didn't stop for 3 days, it was very heavy. I went back a few days later with pain again to have another ultrasound. This one showed that the blood around the baby was still there, but the heartbeat and sac-size were perfectly normal, not to worry. Since then I have had constant bleeding, from heavy red to brown light spotting, usually at its worst if I have a full bladder. Yesterday I went in for my 12 week ultrasound, and was diagnosed with a Subchorionic Hematoma. It is located under bub, and directly next to my bladder. I was told that when my bladder fills, it pushes the hematoma and that is what causes the bleeding. So as long as I empty my bladder very regularly I shouldn't hopefully have too many more problems. So at least I know why I am bleeding, so it's a bit of a relief, but still not sure why I have the hematoma, my hubby and I think it may be caused by the fact that I have Endometriosis(which is chocolate cysts), which I was diagnosed with when I was 16, 13 years ago. I have had one perfectly wonderful little boy who will turn 2 next month, he was born with a club foot, but the children's hospital can work wonders and you would never know he had it now. So now I just have to wait and see what happens in my 18wk scan. Bedrest is impossible for me as my little man is very energetic, and I find if I lay down while I am bleeding it often gets worse. I am just going to try and get through everything as best I can and keep doing what my body is used to. We are very hopeful that this bub will turn out fine, but as I was told I would never have any children due to the Endometriosis, I live each moment to the full with the one I was lucky enough to have. I hope this has been useful, and good luck to everyone!


embryo - February 8

It is nothing to worry about. The ultrasound will tell what is going on. If you start to bleed excessively then go to the ER. The chorion is the membrane that surrounds the embryo and other membranes. Also from this membrane is where the chorionic villi emerge (finger like projections) and invade the endometrium (inner lining of the uterus). This is how you give nutrients to your baby. When this happens, as the chorionic villi envade, you can have some bleeding. It is normal, there are many changes going on in your body right now, especially the first 8 wks or so with the fetus which is the most critical developmental period. So, make sure you take care of yourself, take your vitamens and get the ultrasound done. Sub means below, don't worry.


Prego1 - February 15

I had this w. my pregnancy last year. I never stopped bleeding until the end of the 2nd trimester. My OB wasn't very hopeful. I also had tons of u/s they all showed the subchorionic hematoma (blood clot) in the uterus. I was scared and I've never prayed so much in my life. I read the mortality rate is high if you have the actual clot like I had. Well, miracle because our baby survived and she was born 8 lbs 2 oz. However during labor her cord prolapsed (the cord came out of the uterus and was birthed) and she was dying so the dr. had to do an emergency c-section. I had no anesthesia but I didn't care, I just wanted my DD to live. By the grace of God she lived. Anyway, hang in there.....God bless. My DD is a very healthy 5 month old now. During my pregnancy my dr. kept telling me things are not good, etc but I held on so be encouraged.


mikeandmandi - April 2

I think I may be one of the only men to post on here, but since my wife is not much into computers/forums or the like, it's ok I guess. I just wanted to say thank you to all of you for the peace of mind that you gave my wife and I during our difficult pregnancy. I remember the night after we found out that my wife had a bleed, I found this site and read all the comments for at least an hour. I had my wife come in and read them with me, and we both had a wonderful feeling of calm come over us just knowing that others were having similar issues and that there was hope. For those of you going through it now, I know what a struggle it can be and the emotional drain that it can be with feelings of hopelessness and such. If you haven't yet, I encourage you to read through the comments on this site as they helped us a lot. It all started at about 14 weeks with us. Just after the relief of making it through the 1st trimester (she has had 3 past miscarriages), my wife started bleeding bright red blood one day. We went in for an u/s and it showed that there was a subchorionic bleed. The doctor recommended that my wife go on bedrest. She spent basically all of October and November on bedrest. She went back usually every 2 weeks for checkups, and at one point, the bleed had grown to 12x3 cm. After reading about the smaller sizes on here, we were pretty worried. My wife stayed down as much as she could and when we went for a checkup in December, it had shrunk to about 2x0.5 cm. The doctor said she was fine to come off bed rest. Her due date was March 20th. In February she started having contractions, which the doctor had said could happen because of the bleed pushing against the placenta. The doc put her back on bed rest again until the last week of February. I am blessed to say that we had a healthy, 9lb3oz baby boy on March 5th at 38 weeks. I guess the advice I would pa__s on to anyone with this issue is the following: 1. Never give up hope and keep praying. 2. Stay down as much as you can. 3. Practice "pelvic rest" (as the doctors call s_x). 4. Also, my wife had been taking a baby aspirin every day from when we were trying to get pregnant. They had her on that, because they said that they think poor blood circulation could be somehow related to miscarriages, etc. As soon as they saw she had the bleed, they took her off the baby aspirin. I will forever wonder if the bleed was somehow related to her taking the aspirin (maybe too much blood flow and hence the build-up or pocket of blood); I don't know. I'm sure it helped keep her pregnant through the 1st trimester, but wonder if she should have come off it after that. Bottom line: Make sure you talk with your doctor if you are on any kind of medication or taking baby aspirin or anything else that's a blood thinner. Again, thank you to all of you who kept our hopes up during the rough past 6 months. It was tough, but it was all worth it. I hope the best for those of you who are struggling with this problem now.


jenngina1980 - April 8

i was told it is a subchronic hemmorage


brookeLaw - October 18

Hello. I am wondering if anyone can help. I am just 6 weeks pregnant and began bleeding last saturday (about the amount when menstruating) went to ER and they said it was too early to see anything. I followed up with my ob/gyn this friday, who told me that I have a large subchorionic bleed (about 1 1/2 times the size of ges. sac). He saw the gestational sac with a yolk sac, but said that it was irregularly shaped. I see the doc again in 10 days for another sonogram, and to check for a heartbeat. He also said that I have a 50/50 chance of miscarrying. I don't have much bleeding now, but am wondering if anyone else knows about an irregular shaped gestational sac and having a subchorionic bleed. I am very nervous. Any advise would be much appreciated for this new to pregnancy woman.


jessica72 - October 19

Hey Brooke. Congrats on being newly pregnant. I wish your first pregnancy wasn't starting out stressful for you, but there is alot of positive stories when it comes to subchorionic bleeds or SCH's. I am about 8 weeks pregnant and was also diagnosed with one. I had a couple of heavy bleeding episodes followed by 4 weeks straight of spotting, mostly brown. It's nerve wracking, but babe so far is still hanging in there. I'm afraid I don't have much knowledge on the irregular shaped gest sac, but I know that my doctor put me on progesterone supplements to "relax" the uterus and also told me to stay off my feet as much as possible. Which isn't easy with a 17 month toddler. The idea is to not get the bleed to get any bigger and comprimise the placenta, or something like that. I would ask your doc about bed rest, esp since your SCH sounds a little larger. I'm no expert, but from what I've read out there, they're more common than we know and most women with a little extra TLC go onto have healthy pregnancies. Best of luck!


dejisgirl - September 24

I am just about 8 weeks. At the seven week mark I had an internal exam due to bleeding and saw a heart beating strongly, but the rest of this week I seem to be finding blood every time I wipe. It's only light pink and brown, and not heavy, and it's not really painful. I keep going to the ER for it (I'm so scared!) and they keep telling me-nothing! My husband has a lot more faith than me at the moment, I'm too tired and depressed, and so scared to go to the washroom! Every time I see that pink and brown I want to burst into tears. Husband tells me I'm worrying over nothing, that it's in God's hands and that no child of my husband's is going to end up in a miscarriage. My cousin says it might be a subchorionic bleed...I just wish someone would tell me what's happening, and if my baby is still alive.


Tara B - September 24

I use to come on here all the time while pregnant with my first baby in 2006/2007. Now I have a 2 1/2 year old baby girl named Julia. I have actualy had subchronioc hematoma twice. Its when the uterus and placenta attatches itself to each other it causes bruising. 1st time was painless and bled from 6 weeks to 12 weeks and stopped. I had Kaiser and they never put me on bedrest and told me it was okay to continue with normal activity. My doc said if its a good healthy baby they'll hang in there. Now Im pregnant again (10 weeks) and at 7 weeks i seriously thought I was going to have misscarrige. I started cramping and bleeding real bad. I got a hot flash left work and went straight to my doctors. This was 8/21/2009 just 3 days after I found out I was pregnant. They told me I had SCH and put me on strict bedrest for two weeks. I got off bedrest on 9/4/2009 and another appt on the 9th. The hematoma did not go away actually just shifted. I have another appt on the 30th for another ultrasound. All I can say is DON'T stress out. I freaked out so much my pregnancy I did not enjoy my first trimester (not sure if anyone does, and belive me I know how scarry this is for you. I feel like I'm in a good place and know that everything will be ok. I will def keep everyone posted. Good Luck!!!


Lote - September 25

I agree with Tara B, try not to worry even thought he doctors don't help in not telling you anything. I had to fight to get the diagnosis of subchoronic bleed with my first pregnancy, they don't realise how difficult the stress is to cope with. I have a very healthy 2 year old now (see my post on here in 2007) and am now 34 weeks pregnant with my second child. I found this forum invaluable in helping to put my mind at rest where the doctors failed miserably. It is a particularly good sign dejisgirl that it is painless bleeding, and if the baby had a strong heartbeat after you had bled (and are still bleeding) then try to be positive, it sounds like everything is ok and bleeding throughout the whole preganancy still wouldn't mean it was a miscarriage. Hang in there, my thoughts are with you, try to be calm and not stressed and enjoy your pregnancy xxx



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