“Subchorionic bleeding (also known as a subchorionic hematoma) is the accumulation of blood within the folds of the chorion (the outer fetal membrane, next to the placenta) or between the uterus and the placenta itself. It can cause light to heavy spotting, but it may not.“
Take away the word bleeding and replace with hemorrhage and what you get is heavy bleeding while pregnant.
Scary, I tell you.
This is what happened to me last night after putting the kids to bed. Saying I was shocked would be quite the understatement. After calling my husband to come and see I knew the best thing I could do was lie down and rest and see if the bleeding continued. I also knew I had a doppler and out it came. The sound of a happy heartbeat was like music to my ears.
After lying down the bleeding stopped and I was able to rest off and on.
This morning we headed over to the Emergency Room. Even though the bleeding hadn’t picked up again I knew it wasn’t normal. That is when I found out my diagnosis. After receiving a whole bag of fluid, having my blood drawn and getting to see our little one dancing all over the screen at my ultrasound I was sent home and told to “Take it easy. No heavy lifting.” And that “worse case scenerio,” my placenta could end up pulling away from the uterus causing a “Spontaneous abortion.” O.O I was also told to have my OB monitor it via ultrasound once a week.
Only problem being… my OB is in Idaho and we’re not going back to Idaho.
So… here we are. It’s time to go “home.”
I’ll be updating on that shortly.
For now I’ll show you what I saw today. A little baby wiggling all over happily.
Till next time..