Making the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body. ~Elizabeth Stone

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Scary Night

On Thursday, at about 6:45pm, I started bleeding. Gushing is a more accurate term. I drove myself to the ER and waited 5 hours before they ever did an ultrasound. I was holding my breath, prepared to hear the worst, and the tech said "I see a heartbeat!" She turned on the sound, and there it was, beating away! I was so relieved, I just started crying. There is an SCH (subchorionic hemorrhage) in my uterus though. They are usually not a big deal, some never even bleed out, and they disappear. I read online that 1 to 3% of SCH's cause a miscarriage. Also, mine is "pretty small" according to the ultrasound tech, so that's good. I have an appointment at 1:30 on Monday with my OB for another ultrasound and hopefully we'll have some more information then.

For now, I'm just taking it easy. No heavy lifting, no strenuous activities, etc. I haven't done much since I got home, mostly just sat in the recliner. I'm afraid to do anything that might cause me to bleed like that again. That was definitely one of the scariest moments in my life. I've never seen anything like that. I honestly didn't think I could bleed that much and the baby would still be ok. I'm so glad that he/she is just fine!


  1. Oh how scary!! So happy you got to see that little heartbeat! Such a beautiful flicker! :)

  2. Glad you and the baby are fine- that must have been REALLY scary! I can't even imagine!

  3. One of the other surros recently had a similar occurrence. Very scary! But she found out that the IVF drugs cause a higher incidence of the bleeding.

    Glad all is well with you!