Losing Sleep

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Registered: 10-27-2011
Losing Sleep
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Thu, 10-27-2011 - 4:00pm

I am new to this board and am very happy to have come across it.

CafeMom Tickers
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Thu, 10-27-2011 - 4:12pm
Awww I don't think you are going crazy. It sounds perfectly normal to me. I am TTC my first so I haven't been in your specific situation, but being of "advanced maternal age" I have my own concerns about m/c and I know it has to make you scared out of your mind. I have seen others post on subchorionic mematomas here and done some research online myself when I thought maybe I could be pg after a very strange light AF. I know that there are many that have that condition that deliver perfectly normal babies. If you want to find specific posts on here about it just type in subchorionic hematomas into the search box above and it will find discussions about it. THe same is true for a Google search. Hang in there, I bet you have a beautiful baby girl in there and all is fine. Take some long deep breaths to calm yourself down, I find that helps when I get stressed out.

Take Care,

Michele
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Registered: 01-25-2011
Thu, 10-27-2011 - 6:45pm

Hi cookiesgal. I'm just over 20 weeks and I too have an SCH. I had a big bleed Sept 26th and spotting off and on since then. I had another scan last Tuesday and the clot was only slightly smaller.

Private message me if you'd like to join our TTCAM facebook group :)

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Thu, 10-27-2011 - 8:05pm
It's completely normal but completely SUCKS ((((hugs))))) It's so hard to deal with the anxiety after having losses and all we can do is take it moment by moment. THIS moment is going well & try not to worry about what hasn't happened. Easier said than done but I really do have to take it in small steps.

BTW- welcome :) I'm Angie, this is my 6th pregnancy, I have 2 boys, 1 girl, 2 losses & another boy on the way.
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Fri, 10-28-2011 - 7:30pm

As the previous posters have said, the way you are feeling is completely normal.

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Registered: 04-20-2008
Fri, 10-28-2011 - 7:57pm

Welcome to the board, I know you'll love it there. These ladies have helped me so much. I almost 17 weeks and also have a subchorionic hematoma. I went for an ultrasound on monday, and the tech really had to look hard to find it, which is great news. She also said that at this point if they were to look that hard in every pregnancy they would find one in almost most of them. They say most clear up by 20 weeks, so theres still time.

This is my 3rd pregnancy, I have 1 DD (4) and we lost our DS at 16 weeks of pregnancy this May.

I was extremely scared when I started bleeding since they hadnt told me I had a SCH. We rushed to the ER and all I did was cry, since I was sure it was all over, again. There hasnt been an easy point in this pregnancy, and I dont think there will be until Im holding my LO in my arms. Im afraid we all have the same mindset once we''ve had to deal with the loss of a child, and sadly, pregnancy isnt fun and exciting anymore, its scary and stressful.'

When we found out we were expecting again, we decided to buy a home doppler, so that I could listen to the heartbeat when I wanted it. It really has helped me get through the days. Its not for everyone, but for me, its a really good investment.

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Fri, 10-28-2011 - 8:14pm

I thought about buying a doppler but I would freak out if I couldn't find the heartbeat.

CafeMom Tickers
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Fri, 10-28-2011 - 8:28pm

I'm renting a doppler from heartbeats at home and we were able to pickup the HB right away when we got it, about 17 weeks. It's been great to have. We listen every morning and sometimes if I'm feeling down or get a little anxious I'll listen for a quick minute again. Sometimes we have a hard time finding the beat but by this time, they move so much, we can hear lots of movement so it's not scary to have to search. Here's the link if you're interested =)

Private message me if you'd like to join our TTCAM facebook group :)

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Fri, 10-28-2011 - 11:35pm
I think it's totally normal. Pregnancy is especially scary after losses. I'm terrified all the time. I won't feel good till I'm holding my baby in my arms. Hope the clot shrinks and spotting stops.hugs!!!!!
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Tue, 11-01-2011 - 2:01am
Hi, I'm sorry for your losses. Being a PAL momma is very mentally tough. I have miscarried 3 babies at 10 weeks and my son was stillborn at 35 weeks. Working on a safe and healthy delivery for #5. We all completely understand the feelings that go along with bring PAL.

I hope you'll join us and find the great support that many of us are so thankful for every single day.


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