or Connect
Mothering › Groups › July 2014 Due Date Club › Discussions › Subchorionic Hemorrhage AND Placenta Previa

Subchorionic Hemorrhage AND Placenta Previa - Page 2

post #21 of 49
It's great to hear from you Lucky. I am very happy to hear that baby is doing well and that you RBC is staying up. That is so, so awesome. You two girls are real troopers. Also, I think the protein is an excellent idea. It will help with your RBC, too. Are you on iron suppliments?
post #22 of 49
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by mamaBlue View Post

It's great to hear from you Lucky. I am very happy to hear that baby is doing well and that you RBC is staying up. That is so, so awesome. You two girls are real troopers. Also, I think the protein is an excellent idea. It will help with your RBC, too. Are you on iron suppliments?


Thankyou mamaBlue  :)

 

I aimed for the recommended protein and was so far from it. Because I have 3 conditions that require me to add an additional 60 grams to the 80 for the average pregnant woman my goal is 140! I will be happy to get near the 80. I think I will have to force myself to eat something every 2 or 3 hours to make it whereas now I only eat every 5 or 6 hrs. I am open to any suggestions on how to get in more each day :)

 

They have not mentioned iron supplements. I had it checked Thursday and it was 11.6. They said that was fine but I read that 14 is ideal. I did liquid chlorophyll with my last pregnancy during the last 2 months to boost iron for the home birth and mixed it with OJ every day.  I don't know how well it worked as it was never rechecked. Are there any other good natural ways to boost it? I will confess I am NOT a huge green eater. And with my husband preparing all my food for the past month I have to keep it pretty basic.

post #23 of 49
I tend to have trouble keeping my iron up, so I've taken Floridex many times in the past. I recently switched to Mega Foods Blood Builder and I like it more. It seems to work better for me.
post #24 of 49

I think whatever protein you can get in is great, but double duty with protein and iron would be red meat if you can get yourself to eat it.  Otherwise, my go to is hard boiled eggs.  I was doing 3-4 a day when I wasn't able to get myself to eat meat.  Chunks of cheese.  Protein shakes.  And yes, eating every hour or so, at least something with a little protein.  Of course the other parts of the diet are crucial too, but you seemed to specifically be having a hard time with the protein.  I think green powders are decent substitutes if you aren't getting your greens in.  I've been doing about 1 Orgain drink a day lately, just because its easy, and 16 grams of protein.  The sugar in it is NOT ideal, but I figure I am doing my best, and it is usually a middle of the night snack if I wake up hungry and can't find anything else.  My husband has been buying me cases of them through his work, lol.  You're doing great, and I hope you can find ways to stay moderately sane through this trying time!!!  Sending blessings.

Margo

post #25 of 49

This must be so scary and stressful. I hope you can get as much help with your kids as possible, and lots of TLC for you. All my best wishes coming your way! 

post #26 of 49
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Yuba_River View Post
 

This must be so scary and stressful. I hope you can get as much help with your kids as possible, and lots of TLC for you. All my best wishes coming your way! 

Yes, very scary and stressful :( Thank you for the well wishes!!!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Margo Nelson View Post
 

I think whatever protein you can get in is great, but double duty with protein and iron would be red meat if you can get yourself to eat it.  Otherwise, my go to is hard boiled eggs.  I was doing 3-4 a day when I wasn't able to get myself to eat meat.  Chunks of cheese.  Protein shakes.  And yes, eating every hour or so, at least something with a little protein.  Of course the other parts of the diet are crucial too, but you seemed to specifically be having a hard time with the protein.  I think green powders are decent substitutes if you aren't getting your greens in.  I've been doing about 1 Orgain drink a day lately, just because its easy, and 16 grams of protein.  The sugar in it is NOT ideal, but I figure I am doing my best, and it is usually a middle of the night snack if I wake up hungry and can't find anything else.  My husband has been buying me cases of them through his work, lol.  You're doing great, and I hope you can find ways to stay moderately sane through this trying time!!!  Sending blessings.

Margo

Thank you, Margo, for the protein and iron suggestions. Hard boiled egg is a great one I had not thought of and would be easy to grab during the day when hubby isn't here to cook. :)

Quote:
Originally Posted by mamaBlue View Post

I tend to have trouble keeping my iron up, so I've taken Floridex many times in the past. I recently switched to Mega Foods Blood Builder and I like it more. It seems to work better for me.


I will check into the blood builder, thanks!

post #27 of 49
Thread Starter 

Wanted to mention that I did start the Natural Vit E at 400IU a day as of Saturday and have noticed a change in the bleeding. Still unsure if it is good or bad. My bleeding was mainly dark old blood and large amounts of it and has changed completely to smaller amounts but red new blood. Because I have 2 conditions at this time (hematoma and previa) I am wondering if maybe the Vit E has helped to heal the hematoma thus no more large amounts of old blood and possibly the new blood is from things reattatching or healing??? Does that make sense? It could all just be irrelevant to the Vit E but I am definitely anxious to see what the ultrasound this Friday morning shows. No other changes to report. Still hanging in there with breastfeeding and have not had any major cramping since Sunday. I LOVE to snuggle up with my baby and just nurse. In the midst of all this worry and stress I find such peace there :)

post #28 of 49

Did you also look into dried fruits? They can be a good source for protein. http://www.healthaliciousness.com/articles/fruits-high-in-protein.php

 

Sounds good about the Vit E. Not sure if it is really from taking it but if the bleeding has slowed that is great news.

post #29 of 49

Nutritionally, I highly recommend smoothies.  I have made them with spinach, broccoli, dandelion greens or kale for greens and then bananas and a variety of frozen berries for fruit.  Then I add some almond milk and a shot of agave.  I am a terrible vegetable eater, so I think this is really helping me get the vitamins in.  And you don't need a fancy Vitamix, I use a Ninja food processor and it works perfectly!

post #30 of 49
Hi there,
I started gushing bright red on New Year's Day at 13 weeks and went to er thinking I had miscarried. After an ultrasound determined baby was fine it was determined that my placenta was partially detached. Was sent home on bedrest but continued to bleed. My consolation was that it was brown but if I moved or even sometimes if I didn't I would gush brown/red again. I took wild yam, crampbark, and false unicorn which were all big helps. My midwife suggested I see an ob and when she did an ultrasound she found that it was a sub chorionic hemorrhage with placenta previa on top!! I have been on bedrest since the 1st and will be until the 5th of February at least. Hopefully my placenta will have moved by then. Still taking vitamin e to strengthen placenta. She said that these sub chorionic hemorrhages take a while to bleed out. My big consolation is that I had something similar with baby #5 but without the placenta previa and after bleeding for seven weeks I went on to deliver a healthy baby at home. So take heart; I know this is really hard but it will get better! Blessings to you!joy.gif
post #31 of 49
Oh and I've found lots of iron rich protein helps as well:)
post #32 of 49
Thread Starter 

mommyof9 Thanks for taking the time to share with me :) Sounds like we are in a very similar situation! How is your bleeding now? I was 12 weeks at New Years so I guess you are a week ahead of me. Did you start on Vit E right away? I knew abt it but was hesitant until a little over a week ago but have been on 400IU for 10 days now. Also, did/do you have any pain other than cramping? One of the big mysteries for me is that from the beginning of all this I have more of a ripping/tearing pain in the same 2 spots. It is not constant but I notice it each day even on bed rest. Sorry for so many Qs but you are the first to respond who is actually going through this currently. I hope that you get wonderful news at your Feb appt. I had a scan last Friday and my SCH was still there measuring 7cm just as it was a month ago so even with all my bleeding it hasn't bled out. :(

post #33 of 49
Hey Lucky7, how have you been? You've been on my mind.
post #34 of 49
Thread Starter 

mamaBlue thank you for checking on me :)

 

Wow! So crazy to look back over all my posts. Makes me emotional for sure! I am glad to say that things are still moving in the right direction as my last update post mentioned. Today is day 25 no bleeding. Such a blessing. I am still on bed rest however I have modified it quite a bit. I find I am now able to sit upright all day without cramping and I also do a little walking around the house to make my own quick meals or throw some laundry in the washer. These little things mean the world to me! I shower normally now after 6 weeks of sponge bathing and having my dh wash my hair in the sink. Progress!

 

I do still get strange tugging/tearing pains a good bit. And it is right where the hematoma is located so not sure if my body is still trying to absorb it or what. I notice if I am standing up too long or when bending certain ways. I go this Friday for my 4 week follow up ultrasound. Thought this day would NEVER come when I scheduled it. So glad to see what is going on but also anxious that the hematoma may still be lingering. I will be 20 weeks this coming Monday and I would LOVE for the 2nd half of this pregnancy to be much more uneventful.

 

I will update Friday evening with what the Specialist has to say :)

post #35 of 49
Lucky--I've got a friend who is having a lot of bleeding from a similar situation, and I have been telling her about your ordeal as an example of why not to lose hope. So far her baby is sticking and growing, but she's been on quite a rollercoaster these past couple weeks. It's been really nice to have your story to offer her to help get her through it!
post #36 of 49
Thread Starter 

That is wonderful prettyisa! I am so glad my story can be used to possibly give someone hope. My journey began at 10wks 6 days and here I am at just over 19! If she is on Mothering and ever wants to PM me let her know I am glad to talk any time. :)

post #37 of 49
This is wonderful news Lucky7! I'm so happy for you, and looking forward to your update. I betcha it's going to be a good one!
post #38 of 49
I am so glad to hear its been 25 days w no blood!! Yay!
post #39 of 49

That is so encouraging, Lucky.  So glad to hear your progress.  I will hope for great news on Friday.

post #40 of 49

How did it go with the specialist today?

  Return Home
  Back to Forum: July 2014 Due Date Club
Mothering › Groups › July 2014 Due Date Club › Discussions › Subchorionic Hemorrhage AND Placenta Previa