Hi everyone! I just wanted to post an update in the hopes that it can help other ladies down the line can benefit from reading about my experience (http://boards.hellobee.com/topic/so-frustrating-and-scary-bleeding-at-14-weeks). And thank all of the wonderful bees that made me feel better, of course!
I went to see the maternal-fetal medicine doc on Wednesday morning. They did a hi-res ultrasound which DH loved because he got to see so much on the screen, the baby was moving like crazy and even did a headstand!
Afterwards, the MFM went over the results with us and said it was a subchorionic hemorrhage, which is what I expected based on other ladies' experiences and my general experience/symptoms. DH was immediately like, ok how to we fix it. She explained more in detail about what an SCH is, how they don't really know how they happen, that there isn't a fix, just monitoring and rest, etc. Mine is only 3cm so she was very optimistic that it would be absorbed or at least stay the same when she saw me again in 3 weeks.
She actually started out the conversation by saying how healthy the baby is and asking how big DD was at birth. When I said 8lb 5oz she said, well you can definitely expect an 8-9lber! LOL, well I'm glad that it won't be my first baby, that's for sure! This kiddo is growing like a weed.
DH is definitely worried because there isn't a "cure" and he is concerned about risks for the baby and bleeding. The doc was very clear she just wants to check to make sure it's shrinking/stayed the same in a couple weeks, and I keep reminding him of that, but he's made me promise to be very careful about picking up DD, etc. While I can't allay his fears, I think only time will, at least I'm well cared for
Oh and we found out gender, 90% sure it's a BOY!
hostess / wonderful watermelon / 39513 posts
Glad you are ok. Congrats on your son!
grapefruit / 4731 posts
YAY!! Congrats! I'm very happy for you.
pear / 1622 posts
So happy your appointment went well and things are looking brighter!
blogger / grapefruit / 4836 posts
Glad everything is okay! I had an SCH at 13 weeks that they had a hard time detecting too. I bled on and off and was on modified bed rest for about a month. In the end everything was fine! Though my water did break at 35 weeks and they think that the bleeding early on could have contributed to that (there is no way to know for sure). Despite being early my little guy is healthy and thriving! I hope things go well the rest of your pregnancy (and that you can enjoy all of the extra ultrasounds! That was definitely a perk for me it helped ease a lot of my fears until I was able to feel him kicking around in there!)
pomelo / 5789 posts
coffee bean / 40 posts
Thanks! @Mrs. Lion: pre-term labor is definitely something I'm worried about as I know it can be associated with SCHs. That's a good question to be sure to ask the MFM in 3 weeks.
Anyone else had preterm labor with an SCH?
eggplant / 11408 posts
Hooray! I'm so glad that you got good news. Congratulations on your BOY!!