December 22, 2017

Mumma Journey: Subchorionic Hemorrhage Scare

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Mumma Journey: Subchorionic Hemorrhage Scare

So, now that I have announced my pregnancy to my family and the world wide web (click here for that post), I have been given all kinds of advance and stories....some good and some horrific.  With all that I have heard, I am understanding that motherhood is the most scariest precious experience that a woman can go through.  I knew there would be times that I would watch my child do something like fall face first and have my heart stop beating until I knew he or she was ok, but I did not expect to be scared for my child before I even got to see him or her in person.

What am I talking about?  Well, when I was about 6 weeks pregnant, I was at home and I started having really sharp stabbing and burning pain in my lower right side.  No matter how I positioned myself, the pain/burning would not go away...in fact, it just seemed to increase.  I finally came to the conclusion that I should go to the emergency room.

Of course, I don't know of anyone that likes the emergency room, but I really do hate it.  It seems like they always take forever and while you are waiting to be seen, all you end up doing is thinking.  So, of course, I am sitting in the waiting room crying because I am so scared of losing the baby.  I just found out I was pregnant and typically that was the time period when I would miscarry.

After several tests, an ultrasound and five hours at the emergency room, the doctor came in and told me that I have a small subchorionic hemorrhage.  The doctor then told me that it is common and that it is a 50/50 situation.  Half the time everything is fine where the hemorrhage absorbs itself and the other half of the time, the hemorrhage expands where it causes a miscarriage.

Of course with my history of miscarriages, I automatically thought the worse and asked the doctor if there was something I could do that would help the situation so that I would not miscarry.  The doctor then told me there was nothing I could do.  So, I spent a good amount of time worrying about losing my baby.
Mumma Journey: Subchorionic Hemorrhage Scare
Picture Thanks to Mommyknowswhatsbest.com

Then one day, I came across this article on Facebook from Mommy knows what's best giving me a great explanation of the hemorrhage and peace of mind.  She explains that it is very common to have this hemorrhage and that it is more likely that you will carry your baby to term....as long as you are not lifting heavy items and over stretching to cause any more tearing.  So, I just want to thank Mommy knows what's best for sharing this because it helped put my mind at ease.  (Click here to check out her article).

Update:  I am currently 14 weeks pregnant and the hemorrhage had absorbed itself.  All tests and ultrasounds have shown that my little gummy bear is doing just fine and growing normally.


-Rambling Holly

2 comments:

  1. I am so glad that you chose to share your journey with us. I am also happy for you that your dream of becoming a mother is coming true. My biggest piece of advise to you right now would be to enjoy all the advise that you receive from everyone but in the end remember this is your baby and your body.

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  2. Thank you Amy. I am truly thankful for this little blessing growing inside of me. Also, thank you for your advice, I will definitely being using it.

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