Thursday, 9 August 2012

Subchorionic Hemorrhage

I had my follow up ultrasound today, at 8 weeks.  The good news is, Bug is still here.  He has grown by exactly one week, in one week. :)  His heartrate is high at 186 - my RE said that she is not particularly concerned.  He is otherwise perfect.  Here he is:

Now for the not-so-great news.  I apparently have a subchorionic hemorrhage.  The doctor was working off of draft ultrasound report, and couldn't tell me how big it is, or exactly where it is.  She tried to call the ultrasound tech to get that information while we waited, but she couldn't reach her.  This information is pretty critical in terms of the prognosis.

Based on the information that she did have, she said that things could go either way at this point.  It could be related to the lost twin (who is no longer visible on the ultrasound (?)), or it could be related to the otherwise healthy pregnancy.  If the latter, it increases my chances of miscarriage.  As I understand it, the risk is that the hemorrhage could grow and essentially cause the embryo to become dislodged from the uterine wall. 

I am scheduled for yet another ultrasound on Monday.

Meanwhile, the spotting and cramping continues. 

And I am still praying for my Bug. 


  1. Hi there. I found your blog through LFCA. Congrats on your pregnancy! I can definitely relate to all of your feelings of anxiety because I am also pregnant for the 4th time after 3 losses. It is so hard to relax! I also wanted to let you know that one of my best friends currently has a subchorionic hematoma. They found her's at 12 weeks. While things have been a walk in the park, she is now 22 weeks pregnant with a very healthy baby. She has just had to take it super-easy for the past few weeks. Feel free to email me any questions if you want. Wishing you the best of luck in this pregnancy. I'll be following along with you!

  2. Thanks very much D - and congrats and best of luck with your own pregnancy as well! :)