20 week appointment, previa update and SCH
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|Fri, 11-05-2010 - 1:34pm|
I had my 20 week appointment yesterday and had a chance to talk to my OB about my anatomy scan last week. Turns out that the baby is completely healthy and measuring right on target despite all of the bleeding, thank God. It looks like my placenta is well out of the way as well and my OB said that in the past u/s I've had they were just assuming it was the placental position that was causing the bleeding since they couldn't see any other reason. Well, this time they found a 7cm subchorionic hematoma. It's attached to the end of the placenta and actively bleeding, but not under the placenta or causing any detachment at this point. She said that typically you expect SCH to be reabsorbed or bleed out by 20 weeks, but this one has a ways to go. Also, the blood is causing me to have a lot of BH contrax. My cervix is long and closed at this point, but she wants me to stick to the bed rest so as not to increase the bleeding and therefore, increase the amount of BH.