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Amy - posted on 09/02/2010 ( 4 moms have responded )

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So I went in for an ultrasound yesterday due to moderate cramping that I have been having for a few days. We saw our little bean.. =) Saw the heartbeat... Heard the little pony running around in there. Apparently it was yoga time, because the picture looks like a pickle as the baby was on it's head. ANYWAY..

When the ultrasound was performed the tech noticed a small amount of blood. (I am not spotting) They want to see me back next week for another ultrasound. I am not on bed rest or anything. They just said no heavy lifting (duh) and no "extra curricular" activities until the next ultrasound. The baby is not in distress.. but I certainly am. This is baby number 3 for me. We had a miscarraige a year ago in May (though I didn't know I was expecting) and here I am with an "abnormal" ultrasound...

Has anyone else had an experience like this? Or can anyone shed some light? A week is a long time to wait to make sure everything is ok... Any responses are appreciated.

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Amy - posted on 09/10/2010

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Jennifer,

This helps immensly.. I had the follow up ultrasound yesterday and everything is looking great. I certainly apprecaite your thoughts and words.. It definitely makes me feel better. =)

Jennifer - posted on 09/10/2010

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It sounds like a subchorionic hematoma. Depending on the location and size it could cause a problem but it doesn't sound like they were concerned so you probably shouldn't worry about it.



And fyi a subchorionic hematoma is similar to a blood blister located beneath the chorion or uterine lining. There is no known cause or cure. They usually resolve themselves by midway through the pregnancy or sooner and if they don't they rarely cause issue with a midterm fetus. The only time it would really be of concern is if the hematoma were located under the placenta preventing good attachment or if the hematoma was considerably larger than the baby.

Even still babies do survive; I had two with my second, both were under the placenta and both were larger than my son until I was 16 weeks. While bedrest is contraindicated in these kinds of situations (again there is no cause or cure) because it means letting your own muscles atrophy do what makes you feel better. Nixing heavy lifting and pelvic gymnastics couldn't hurt;)



Also, don't be too surprised if you start to bleed. It will most likely be old brown blood, but that is fine and expected with this. Don't worry too much and just remember that you did nothing to cause it.



Good luck and may your little bean stick!

Kendra - posted on 09/02/2010

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I haven't had this experience but and I know words don't mean much when it's your baby. But I wouldn't worry. If it was something they thought was serious they wouldn't be putting you off a week. Maybe it's just something they have some thoughts about that aren't serious but need to keep an eye on and they are checking to see if it's staying the same or getting worse. Hold tight and keep busy. We are here for you!

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