Re: Anyone else with a subchorionic hematoma
I know exactly what you are going through! I was 14 weeks when I had a massive bleed, we also thought for sure I was loosing the baby. The A&E (I'm in England) also sent me home with a threatened miscarriage; where I cried and paniced for days not knowing what to do or how to feel. The bleeding then just stopped completely for a couple of days, but when it started again I went back to A&E and was diagnosed with a subchorionic haematoma. The doctor explained to me that it was a collection of blood (basically a blood clot) that sits in your uterus between the wall and the amniotic sac. It can be close to the placenta and this can cause your placenta to break away from the wall or your uterus causing further problems.
The next time you see your doctor or have an US, ask:
How big in relation to baby the haematoma is? (under 50% gives you a higher chance of success).
Where the haematoma is in relation to your placenta? (if it's nowhere near your placenta this is good).
Have you been given any advice by your doctor? Some doctors suggest complete bed rest, others modified bed rest, some just say to take it easy. I was told just to take it easy (I also have a 4 year old to take care of) and I noticed if I walked too far etc the bleeding got worse. All is not lost, I know right now you must feel completely shattered and confused; you must stay positive and pray for 24 weeks to come around quickly! It's all that helped me through.
I am now 31 weeks pregnant, my haematoma resolved by itself at 28 weeks. I had alot of pain from my haematoma, the doctor called it an irritable uterus; basically it didn't like the clot being there and was contracting to try and get rid of it. They can give you pain killers and even progesterone shots to stop this causing preterm labour.
Sorry I've written a huge essay! If you have any other questions, please just ask; I bugged my doctor for hours asking everything I possibly could so I may be able to answer your worries.
No one can predict the outcome of an event with 100% certainty. So, instead of worrying yourself to death... take every step you can to make things work in your favour and just ENJOY LIFE!!!!