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Hand holding - sub chorionic hematoma

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Lilychouchou Wed 29-Nov-17 07:47:03

Hi everyone, I know there have been lots of threads of this but I could really use a hand.

I'm about 9 weeks pregnant and keep having brown/pink spotting. I went to EPU on Monday and they say baby is fine but I have a sub chorionic hematoma in my womb and should expect more bleeding. They didn't seem concerned but I've done some research on this and totally freaked myself out because apparently there is a much higher chance of miscarriage and I should probably prepare myself for a really heavy bleed at some point.

I'm getting red spotting this morning and even though logically I know why I am so distressed when I see it. Feel totally exhausted and drained by the whole thing.

Has anyone got any reassuring (or not - would rather have the truth) stories to share? sad

Bowserlovesmojitos Wed 29-Nov-17 08:38:16

I had one as a result of losing a twin. Currently listening to my healthy little one babble away in bed now.
Huge clots, lots of bright red bleeding over a few weeks but he stuck around. I was told to be extra careful so NO lifting, strenuous activity or anything intense. At 12 week scan they couldn’t see anything left so it had healed over and I could relax a bit.
I KNOW saying try to calm down doesn’t help but I stuck with the mantra that I was pregnant until I wasn’t. Hoping it all goes well for you smile

maplebaby Wed 29-Nov-17 09:24:12

Sorry you are going through this OP. I had 2 - one at 6 weeks (red blood) and then one at 13 weeks which caused me to have a gush of red blood then brown spotting for a week followed by another gush at 14 weeks followed by brown spotting for 2 weeks. I went to A&E both times as it was in the early hours and I was seen by the EPU the next day. I'm 30 weeks tomorrow. Did they say how big the SCH was?

maplebaby Wed 29-Nov-17 09:26:31

Oh and I was put on pelvic rest until my anomaly scan! My work were really good and let me WFH all of August when I had the bleeds and spotting. I found walking too much during the day / lots of train travel made it worse. Both times I had the gushes it was the day after I had been on my feet all day - one at a wedding and one a weekend away.

Lilychouchou Wed 29-Nov-17 09:37:00

Thanks maple and Bowser, I really appreciate your replies smile glad to see it's worked out/is working out for you both.

They didn't say how big it was and I didn't think to ask as it wasn't til later when I started googling that I realised it was kind of a big deal!

I am going on a long haul holiday tomorrow so not going to be a lot of resting in my future either confused

thereinmadnesslies Wed 29-Nov-17 09:39:40

I had one and kept bleeding throughout the pregnancy. DS was born at 36 weeks but is now a happy healthy 8 year old. I hope it turns out ok for you.

Lilychouchou Wed 29-Nov-17 11:18:37

Thank you madness that's kind. Glad it worked out for you smile

Lilychouchou Wed 29-Nov-17 16:23:20

Just bumping this in case anyone else has any advice smile

McTootBlowsOnHisBagpipe Wed 29-Nov-17 17:30:52

I had one too, which was seen at the 6 week scan. I did have a little more bleeding at odd intervals and it never lasted more than a day (didn't make it less scary though!). But now sat here at 17 weeks pregnant and haven't had any bleeding since 12 weeks. Hope you have a lovely holiday.

Lilychouchou Wed 29-Nov-17 21:09:34

Thank you McToot and congratulations! Was it very red blood when you had it?

CoperCabana Wed 29-Nov-17 21:17:13

I had a huge bleed around 9 weeks with spotting both before and up to about 20 weeks. Said baby is upstairs in bed, a strong, stroppy, tall 8 year old. I was under consultant care and, contrary to others, I was told no need to rest. He said it will either go one way or the other, and nothing you can do will influence either way!

As a warning, certainly in my case, the gushes of blood were dramatic and alarming, according to google I was definitely miscarrying. It was so scary but I have since had a miscarriage and it was very different. Less blood but very much more painful.

Wishing you all the best.

CoperCabana Wed 29-Nov-17 21:19:00

And in my case (the clot not the miscarriage) bright red blood, soaking through pads on seconds when tfe gushes came, sorry to be crude but worth knowing such bleeding does not mean the worst.

zaalitje Thu 30-Nov-17 07:42:45

I had one at 8 weeks, it was terrifying and I was convinced that it was another miscarriage.
I went from not even spotting (had just been to loo) to having bled through a couple of layers of clothing and onto a chair in less than 5 minutes.
I was told though that they are not a risk to baby.

Lilychouchou Thu 30-Nov-17 16:23:40

Thank you Coper and zaalitje, it is so helpful hearing from people who have been through it and survived!

Fishwifey Thu 30-Nov-17 16:51:37

I had SCH. First big bleed was at 7 weeks and continued to get random gushes up til about 18/20 weeks with no warning. As PPs have said. Pelvic rest, no lifting. And I tended not to worry as long as there was no pain... which I never got. Youngest is a happy, healthy 3 year old now.

McTootBlowsOnHisBagpipe Thu 30-Nov-17 18:32:31

Yep it was red blood. I was also convinced I was miscarrying again.

Bue Fri 01-Dec-17 04:30:45

I had it too, pink spotting at 6 and 9 weeks followed by a red gush at 11 weeks and a huge red bleed a few days later (think blood pouring out of me into the toilet like a tap). Then continued to bleed/spot old red blood until 14 weeks. Then had a small, old bleed again at 28 weeks. DD1 is now 2! And I had no bleeding whatsoever with my second pregnancy.

One thing I would mention is that I had echogenic bowel on my 20 week scan with DD1. It basically means that something bright is seen in the bowel and often occurs when there has been a bleed (often from SCH) and the baby has swallowed some of the blood. But it can also be associated with cystic fibrosis and growth restriction so I had a consultant scan, DH and I were both screened for CF carrier status and I had regular growth scans until 36 weeks. At that point I was signed back to midwife led care as everything was totally normal.

ndo4000 Fri 01-Dec-17 07:27:21

Hi @Lilychouchou. I had a massive bleed for the same reason at about 10 weeks. I was convinced it was a mc. Literally soaked through my clothes, the lot. After a trip to a&e I got a scan the next morning and was amazed to see a healthy little baby in there!

I spent a few days really taking it easy, eating well, drinking lots of water and by my next scan (a week or 2 later), the bleed area had 'stretched' out away from the placenta.

Am now 34 weeks and on the final countdown.

Take it easy, one day at a time.

ClareB83 Fri 01-Dec-17 17:43:11

I had a big bleed with a big clot at 9+3. EPU told us both babies (!) we're fine and could see no reason for bleed. Had another gush at 11+3 and again babies were fine, but this time they could see the bleed and measured it 8x3x3 I think.

At 12+5 it had shrunk 5x3x2 I think. So I'm hoping it will keep on shrinking. I'm 14 weeks today.

I did really rest after the second scan and the only bleeding I've had has been very small amounts and tiny clots. It's still horrible though. I'm still taking it quite easy.

I'm not sure I'll ever get the images from the first bleed, when I thought I'd miscarried out of my memory.

I'm not sure when I'll really start to relax either. It's twins so I'll get lots of scans. Hopefully that will help.

Veggiehappy Mon 04-Dec-17 20:59:08

I have a small one that cause spotting and some bleeding around 7 weeks. Im 10 weeks now and it havent had any more bleeding touch wood! Doctor thought it should resolve itself and didnt recommend i do anything different. Goodluck i will keep fingers crossed for us both!!

ShoesJerry Mon 04-Dec-17 21:02:15

I had one of these identified 6 weeks into my pregnancy when I had some light bleeding. It never developed into any kind of dramatic bleeding, and had resolved by the 20 week scan. Ds is now nearly 9. I was very worried at the time, but it turned out ok.

Stuckinstressville Thu 07-Dec-17 12:37:12

Adding my story, am 26 + 5 now but lot about 1/2 pint of blood at 7 weeks and further clots and bleeds up to 14 weeks, carried on as normal, despite being petrified, after three losses. They suspect it was a twin that wasn't meant to be in my case.

Hand holding but a healthy bean can survive alot of this.

ClareB83 Mon 11-Dec-17 09:48:24

Just updating. I had another scan at 15+2 and bleed had shrunk to 4cm x 1cm, which makes me happy.

Both babies were fine too, one was sucking his thumb and they were giving each other a good kicking!

ShoesJerry Wed 13-Dec-17 18:46:26

Fab news, Clare!

lookingforthecorkscrew Wed 13-Dec-17 19:28:52

I had a huge bleed from a SCH last week. Luckily it’s been gradually railing off since then. Drs at my hospital we’re v positive about my pregnancy and encouraged me to go away and have a merry Christmas - no need to rest.

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