Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Subchorionic Hematoma (aka If it's not one thing it's another)

Had a follow-up ultrasound today.  Was feeling anxious because I STILL don't feel pregnant.  (Although I have noticed a slight rounding of my abdomen.  Baby or too much ice cream?)

Baby is great.  I'm 9 weeks and 1 day, but his crown to rump length was measured at 9 weeks and 2 days.  My little over achiever.  We also saw it moving all over the place--busting a move, if you will.

Unfortunately, the blood clot is still there and bigger than ever.  (3 cm x 2 cm)  AND the doc and ultrasound tech kinda freaked out because not only is the mass still there, it was moving as well.  I.e. I was bleeding during the ultrasound.

As the doc pointed out, any clot was once a bleed.  On the other hand, to actually SEE an active bleed is really, really rare.  Hopefully it just opened up and will stop shortly.  But if a clot is potentially bad news, an active bleed is really bad news.  (Continued bleeding could eventually affect the baby.)

There's nothing that can be done.  For now I am on bed rest.  Technically I'm not even supposed to be on a computer, so I'll keep this short.  I'm going to have it checked again tomorrow.  Hopefully it will no longer be bleeding.

Booo subchorionic hematoma.

Monday, June 13, 2011


Sonogram today.  (6wks 6days) 

I still don't feel pregnant, so I was preparing myself for the worst.  I was almost crying when the tech started the ultrasound.

My near-tears of sadness turned to tears of joy when I saw the little heartbeat.  It was a black and white image with a quick little flickering.  Dr. said it was a strong heartbeat.  Yay!  At this point, my chance of miscarriage is about 10% and it's almost always a genetic issue that we have no control over.  My odds of success are looking better and better!

They noticed a small bleed / clot, though.  Dr. said it's not uncommon (~30% of his patients have something) but they still want to monitor it.

So I just have to continue the same course of action--meds, no exercise, no sex, no booze (although Dr. did say small amounts of alcohol would be fine after 12 weeks!), etc.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Morning Sickness? I Wish!

I don't feel pregnant at all.  It's making me really, really nervous.

I read that a lot of women start getting morning sickness in week 6, which is what I just hit.  But right now I feel nothing.  No nausea.  No sore boobs.  Nada.

I also read that women who experience morning sickness are 2-3 times less likely to have a miscarriage.

I want morning sickness.

The good news is that I had another blood test today.  HCG over 25,000.  Progesterone 37.  Both fine numbers, although my HCG has not been doubling every two days like it was in the past.  I asked the nurse about it and she said at this point, they are less concerned about the exact HCG number--as long as it's high, whether it's doubled every two days is less important.  I'll take her word for it.  (I like getting my blood drawn--it gives me peace of mind.)

One blog I saw said no woman looks forward to morning sickness.


I can't be the only woman who hopes for morning sickness, right?

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

So far so good!

At 5 weeks and 1 day, HCG is 7519.  This is about the same time in my ectopic pregnancy it was diagnosed--cramping, bleeding, and HCG of 682.  So, HOPEFULLY this means we have a healthy pregnancy so far!  Now just to make it to the 10/12 week mark (when miscarriage rates fall sharply).