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Subchorionic Woman

July 6, 2011

Well it’s what you might have suspected, if you are more savvy than me.  I have a subchorionic hemorrhage.  When I went to the RE’s office, the ultrasound showed a significantly sized pool of blood behind the placenta.  Thankfully the little chickpea was going strong, with a heartbeat of 170 and some lovely little limb buds sprouting.  For the first time I really felt like I was seeing a baby in the making, instead of a blob of cells.  It made my heart swell.

It also scares the hell out of me.  This hemorrhage needs to heal in order for us to keep our little chickpea.  It just has to.  There are no other options.  I am now on strict bed rest for at least until Monday, when I will go back for another ultrasound to see if there has been progress.  I was reassured that most women with an SCH end up having a healthy pregnancy, but my SCH is quite large so it is definitely a major cause for concern.

So for now I am going out of my mind spending my days lying on the couch, watching too much TV and spending too much time on the internet.  My cats are keeping me company, and my husband is taking great care of me.  Still, I’m going a wee bit batty.

I’m popping huge doses of folate and B complex vitamins, per my doctor’s orders.  And I’m taking double progesterone doses.  And I’m praying.  Yes, praying.  Something I’ve never really done before.  But we worked too hard for this, we waited too long for this, it just *has* to be okay.

Hang in there little chickpea.  We love you so much.

6 Comments leave one →
  1. July 6, 2011 2:55 pm

    Rest up! Do you have a Neflix account? There are so many shows and movies on instant watch. I know I would spend A LOT of time on Neflix if I was on bedrest. 😉 Do you know how to knit or crochet? If not, this is a great time to learn! You could start on a baby blanket.
    I’ll be thinking of you. I hope that the SCH goes away quickly.

    • Laura permalink
      July 6, 2011 3:10 pm

      Thanks BreAnna – I do have netflix, and am working my way through season 2 of parks & recreation right this moment 🙂 I don’t knit or crochet…might have to look into that!

  2. July 7, 2011 9:03 am

    sending lots of prayers to you and the little one…Have you watched grey’s? It’s fantastic on netflix…oooh so is lost!

    • Laura permalink
      July 7, 2011 9:14 am

      Thanks sweetie. I was an avid Lost fan so I’ve seen all those, but I am way behind on Grey’s…not a bad idea!

  3. July 11, 2011 11:23 am

    Hey hun..
    Rooting for you over here!! Hope the latest dr. visit yielded good news!! Will continue to pray for you and your little chickpea! 🙂

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