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Scared and exhausted, please hold my hand for scan today

(39 Posts)
AlwaysDancing1234 Fri 03-Jan-14 06:29:45

Had an early scan at 6 weeks following a bleed, showed 2 large ovarian cysts but baby was ok and bleeding stopped after few days.
I then had a massive bleed at 12 weeks and family called 999 so I was taken to A&E in ambulance, we thought it was the end. It felt like a miracle the next day when we saw a perfectly heathly baby on the scan, we cried lots!
The reason they gave for the bleed was a 'large anterior subchorionic heamatoma'.
Following that I've had bleeding on and off for nearly 3 weeks varying from light period type bleeding to spotting. It was easing off until I had another big bleed New Year's Day/yesterday so back to A&E yesterday and have another scan booked today.
It's such a roller coaster of emotions, I'm still bleeding a bit and haven't been able to sleep. Also feeling/being sick more than usual.
Please hold my hand for the scan today, (11am) I'm trying to stay positive but terrified they are going to give us bad news.

AlwaysDancing1234 Fri 03-Jan-14 06:30:37

Sorry that's a long post but I didn't want to give half the story. Thanks to anyone who takes time to read it all

Roshbegosh Fri 03-Jan-14 06:33:32

Good luck OP, what a terribly difficult time this must be. I will be thinking of you at 11.00 and I really hope all is well x

AlwaysDancing1234 Fri 03-Jan-14 06:39:38

Thank you Rosh. Trying to carry on as normal for the sake of our DS who is 6 but it's so bloody difficult to think of anything else other than the scan

Sid77 Fri 03-Jan-14 06:47:51

Good luck OP, really hope that everything is well

Roshbegosh Fri 03-Jan-14 07:01:44

Will you have someone with you? And DS won't be there will he? Sorry, but please make sure you have support just in case, and that you aren't having to care for anyone else. Take care OP

therunnawaybride Fri 03-Jan-14 07:21:44

Will be thinking of you op, hope all goes well. thanks

icklekid Fri 03-Jan-14 07:46:21

Will be thinking of you hope all goes well

seatfor5 Fri 03-Jan-14 07:47:17

Just wanted to say I have gone through the same thing with this pregnancy, I am now 16+2 I had a large bleed with the biggest clot the size of my palm at 11+6 and was sure that was it! I think I whaled when at the scan baby was ok. I bled on and off for over 3 weeks (only completely stopping this week gone) living in a state of fear the whole time - which I know won't really end until the baby is born sad. But I still have a healthy little bud inside who is now moving around smile Bleeding does not mean the end and the hematoma is better out than in. Good luck today I do hope all goes well for you xx

sj73 Fri 03-Jan-14 07:51:03

How nerve wracking for you. I will be thinking of you. X

thedevilsavocado Fri 03-Jan-14 07:57:28

All the best. I had lots of bleeding including overnight stay in hospital when pregnant with ds. He is 5 now but I still remember how terrifying it was x

Banana79 Fri 03-Jan-14 09:03:34

Good Luck Alwaysdancing will be thinking of you. Everything crossed xx

DoTheStrand Fri 03-Jan-14 09:11:06

Good luck OP. I had one of these with DS1 (now 4 and currently creating chaos around me). After it bled out I then had further unexplained bleeding on and off through the pregnancy. I think I had 9 or 10 scans in the end. V worrying but on each one there was DS1 sucking his thumb or something, no idea of the worry he was causing! It is v scary but hopefully it will just be a blip. Will be thinking of you today.

Feelingfatty Fri 03-Jan-14 09:25:47

Good luck op really hope alls okay thanks

RaRa1988 Fri 03-Jan-14 09:50:45

All the best for today flowers Fingers crossed.

Angelina77 Fri 03-Jan-14 09:53:13

Good luck OP, I'll be thinking of you thanks

VelvetStrider Fri 03-Jan-14 09:58:24

I had this for the first trimester of my pregnancy with DD. The docs explained it as a bit like when you have a cut on your knee, it scabs over then sometimes the scab comes off and it bleeds a bit more. It is incredibly scary though. There are additional support midwives available on the NHS for you to talk things through - I found it really helpful. Just ask your community midwife to refer you.

stillenacht Fri 03-Jan-14 10:01:54

I had this in my first pregnancy (and to a lesser extent in my second), bled at 6 weeks, huuuge bleed at 11+5 and kept bleeding on and off until 19 weeks. Said pregnancy is now 14 year old DS. Good luck I know how you feel (second pregnancy is now 10 yo DS)xx

FobblyWoof Fri 03-Jan-14 11:24:03

Can't offer any more advice/reassurance than has already been said, but thinking of you today thanks

NatashaBee Fri 03-Jan-14 11:30:50

Hope everything's OK, OP. I had bleeding throughout my pregnancy, and was on first name terms with the maternity triage staff, but DS was absolutely fine.

BEEwitched Fri 03-Jan-14 11:33:07

Thinking of you, I've been bleeding on and off so know a bit how it feels. Hope everything went well!

lizziekal Fri 03-Jan-14 11:51:05

Hope everything is okay. I've bled on and off throughout this pregnancy and am now nearly 26 weeks so I know how terrifying it can be. Thinking of you x

LightTripper Fri 03-Jan-14 12:00:59

Thinking of you & keeping everything crossed...

AlwaysDancing1234 Fri 03-Jan-14 12:13:08

Thank you all for all of your kind words and advice, it means a lot. DH came with me so we were both nervous together, so relieved to say all is fine.
Thank god the baby is ok. Healthy and wiggling about happily. The bleeding is still coming from the original area of haemorrhage which although is inside my uterus it is not connected to the baby in any way. Not much they can do about the bleeding, it will either reabsorb or I'll continue to bleed. Another scan in 4 weeks to follow up.
Thanks again to all of you for the virtual handholding, both DH and I really appreciate it xx

Clobbered Fri 03-Jan-14 12:15:45

Great news smile

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