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<p>I know there was a thread some where dealing with SCH, but I cannot find it this morning to save my life. My OB confirmed yesterday I have a SCH with this LO. That was the reason for the spotting last week. Where in the world the ER NP got her diagnosis of something else I don't know.</p>
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<p>I had this with DD2, though my OB at that time never put a label on it and just left it alone. But now that I have this label of having one, I feel some what desperate and distressed. I'm scared I will miscarry and no one seems to understand my concerns, except for my OB. My OB is optimistic everything will be okay. She has scheduled additional ultrasounds with a high risk group for me that will take place next Wednesday. My OB said she had waited to send me for so long because the biggest risk is during the first trimester and I'm slowly approaching the end of it. She didn't want to send me and then something happen.</p>
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<p>Ugh. Of course I'm at work this morning. And when I went to pee just a few minutes ago, there was a small speck of pink on the toilet paper. I'm trying not to stress, but it's so hard not to when you're so worried about your LO.</p>
 

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<p>I think I was the original poster here in July 2011 about SCH. I feel exactly as you. I described it as feeling like a ticking time bomb. Might be a dud (which we hope) or it will go off at any time. I also feel that because the prognosis of SCH is more positive than not (thank goodness), I don't think others in my life appreciate the weight of it on me. I had a big bleed at 8 weeks (I had an early loss the cycle before) and have been spotting consistently ever since (I'm 11 weeks now). Dark brown, magenta, clotty, grayish mucousy--it varies. I hope it resolves, but I cancelled a Christmas trip out of the country because I didn't want to be traveling if anything happened. Not to mention, vacationing while spotting every day, while also feeling the usual first trimester fatigue and sickness (and having a toddler to take care of too!), it wasn't a trip I was looking forward to. I wish you well and hope all of us SCH mamas have it resolve without further incident.<span style="display:none;"> </span></p>
 

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<p>I think I was the original poster here in July 2011 about SCH. I feel exactly as you. I described it as feeling like a ticking time bomb. Might be a dud (which we hope) or it will go off at any time. I also feel that because the prognosis of SCH is more positive than not (thank goodness), I don't think others in my life appreciate the weight of it on me. I had a big bleed at 8 weeks (I had an early loss the month before) and have been spotting consistently ever since (I'm 11 weeks now). Dark brown, magenta, clotty, grayish mucousy--it varies. I hope it resolves, but I cancelled a Christmas trip out of the country because I didn't want to be traveling if anything happened. Not to mention, vacationing while spotting every day, while also feeling the usual first trimester fatigue and sickness (and having a toddler to take care of too!), it wasn't a trip I was looking forward to. I wish you well and hope all of us SCH mamas have it resolve without any harm on our babies.<span style="display:none;"> </span></p>
 

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<p>I don't want to intrude but I'm wondering what SCH stands for? </p>
 

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<p>SCH is a subchorionic hematoma. It is basically a blood clot between the placenta and uterine wall.</p>
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<p>The ultrasound tech said my hematoma is very small. However, it has been causing spotting incidents over the last week. I'm hoping it's trying to pass. My OB is not concerned about it, but has referred me to a high risk office to further evaluate the hematoma and give me some relief. She said once I reach the 12 week mark our chances of miscarriage with the hematoma will drastically drop, but it seems like it will be a lifetime before we reach that mark. I know my hematoma is decreasing in size, but the nurse just told me my progesterone had went down quite a bit too. Blahhh.</p>
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<p>I'm also on "modified bed rest." Since I have an office job that I mostly sit at all day, she has given me the okay to continue working. However, I'm on pelvic rest and no lifting. Due to the restrictions, my family has kept our three daughters for the majority of this week. I miss my babies!</p>
 

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<p>First, sorry about the duplicate post.  I didn't realize that since I'm a newbie, they moderator-review my posts.  I just thought the first one didn't go through.</p>
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<p>Mine is relatively small, too, thankfully, but of course through internet searching, I found tales of women who had small ones, only for theirs to grow bigger, and to get other ones.  The amount of blood you pass does not necessarily correspond to it bleeding out and resolving itself, either.  And, although they typically resolve by 20 weeks, and the fear of the clot restricting the baby's growth or washing away the baby lessens as the baby grows (hence, getting past the 13 week mark), if it's still present beyond then, abruption is an issue. </p>
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<p>So, I have stopped internet searching, came to MDC, and am also hanging on to my midwife's & OB's positivity, taking it easy at my desk job, having pelvic rest (although nursing my toddler has been a concern of mine regarding uterine contractions, but I wasn't going to give that us out of undocumented fear), and waiting for my next appointment on the 22nd (and then on the 3rd at the peri). </p>
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<p>I'm sorry, Charlize, that you've had to miss so much time with your three girls!</p>
 

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<p>I just went for an early u/s at 8 weeks and the OB told me that I too have a small SCH <5  He states that he is "not concerned" about it but I may start spotting in a couple of weeks.  Well I'm so relieved that he told me this.  Being a 1st timer, I would have completely freaked out. <br><br>
He didn't put any restrictions on my activity, I do routine heavy lifting daily.  Is this something I should stop immediately?</p>
 

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<p>I was told at an u/s I had at 7 weeks that I had a small SCH.  My w/f told me that she sees these every day, and that she has never seen a negative outcome due to one.  That somewhat put my mind at ease, but the last month has definitely been impacted by the SCH.</p>
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<p>I just had a follow up u/s on Tuesday to check it, and it has completely resolved.  Yay!  I'm hoping the same happens for you guys, and soon.  <img alt="hug.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/hug.gif"></p>
 

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<p>I have my consult and ultrasound with the high risk OB group today at noon CT. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for good news.</p>
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<p>I had horrible dreams all night last night that I found out I had miscarried. So I'm very anxious about this appointment because I want to make sure the baby is perfectly fine (which I'm sure it is)... I'm just a paranoid mama.</p>
 

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<p>Good luck today, I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you.  Keep us updated.</p>
<p>I have my follow up u/s next week to see if my sch has gotten better, or hopefully cleared up completely.  I'm so nervous and scared that something has gotten worse or is wrong, next Thursday can't come soon enough. </p>
 

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<p>I have an OB appt today, too (although I don't think their u/s is sensitive enough to determine the state of my SCH).  Hoping just to hear heartbeat and proper growth at this point.  (My high risk appt isn't until 1/3.)  Feeling the same way as you, Charlize.  Thinking of you.</p>
 

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<p>So strange I had asked what SCH stood for a couple of weeks ago, and here I am posting with my own diagnosis. Went into the ER last night because of spotting and cramping and sure enough they saw a small SCH on the ultrasound. Baby's heart rate was 171 and he/ she measured perfectly :)</p>
<p>My spotting has subsided now. I'm going to follow up with my OB after the holiday.</p>
 

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<br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>mia's mama</strong> <a href="/community/forum/thread/1285648/sch-mamas#post_16136988"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border-right:0px solid;border-top:0px solid;border-left:0px solid;border-bottom:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>So strange I had asked what SCH stood for a couple of weeks ago, and here I am posting with my own diagnosis. Went into the ER last night because of spotting and cramping and sure enough they saw a small SCH on the ultrasound. Baby's heart rate was 171 and he/ she measured perfectly :)</p>
<p>My spotting has subsided now. I'm going to follow up with my OB after the holiday.</p>
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<br><br><p> So sorry that it has happened to you, too!  I hope that knowing about SCH before hand made the news a little less scary. It's really crazy that you took the time to ask about SCH, and then a week or two later, it happened to you. Glad it's small, and hopefully it'll resolve itself without further incident.</p>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>mia's mama</strong> <a href="/community/forum/thread/1285648/sch-mamas#post_16136988"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>So strange I had asked what SCH stood for a couple of weeks ago, and here I am posting with my own diagnosis. Went into the ER last night because of spotting and cramping and sure enough they saw a small SCH on the ultrasound. Baby's heart rate was 171 and he/ she measured perfectly :)</p>
<p>My spotting has subsided now. I'm going to follow up with my OB after the holiday.</p>
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I'm so sorry you're now dealing with this also. It's scary. I had one with DD2 also. With her I would gush. The doctors at the ER and my OB as well thought there was no way I could possibly carry her. However, I did end up carrying her to term without any problems other than the SCH.</p>
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<p>The baby looked fine on ultrasound. He/She had a great heartbeat and everything on the ultrasound looked normal. The baby measured slightly smaller, but my dates are screwy so that could easily be why. The perinatologist (sp) was worried more about my history of pre-eclampsia with DD1 than he was anything else. They didn't even see a true SCH, but saw something that the other hospital might be calling one. So the perinatologist (sp) took me off modified bedrest and told me to resume regular activity. We DTD Friday and the spotting returned. So I guess no more of that!</p>
 

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<p>So far no more bleeding than the other night. Not even a little spotting! I'm very happy obviously that it wasn't a big one. But now I realize that the first bleeding incident I had was most likely SCH and that one was a bit heavier. I just hope I don't continue to have little bouts of this. The resident said that it's pretty common (20-40%) and that she's never seen a negative outcome. But she mentioned it being on the same spectrum as an abruption and I had one with DD1. This is the thing I am most fearful of with this preg, besides preeclampsia (don't know why I irrationally fear this without any rational basis, just do). </p>
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<p>I hope you are all doing well!!</p>
 

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<p>I just started spotting today (my OB told me I might in a couple of weeks).  What is the "normal color" associated with this?</p>
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I have no cramping as of yet but it is "pinkish" which I've heard is "bad".</p>
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This is my first, so I'm clueless.</p>
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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>HawaiianBlesing</strong> <a href="/community/forum/thread/1285648/sch-mamas#post_16144639"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>I just started spotting today (my OB told me I might in a couple of weeks).  What is the "normal color" associated with this?</p>
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I have no cramping as of yet but it is "pinkish" which I've heard is "bad".</p>
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This is my first, so I'm clueless.</p>
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<p>I had spotting last night which sent me to the ER. The spotting I've had with this pregnancy has been brownish-pink, bright pink, dark pink, and even bright red. With DD2, the spotting was a whole spectrum of browns, pinks and reds as well. I don't think there is any "right" color associated with a SCH, but you might want to check with your OB.<br>
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<p>Well, maybe I'm not crashing since I am due Aug 2, currently 9.2 weeks.  I also have a "perigestational hematoma."  I am not sure why they don't call it an SCH--from my googling it seems like the same thing.  Anyway, my fertility docs said not to worry, no bed rest or pelvic rest.  They expect it to go away, and I have had no bleeding or spotting.  But my MW yesterday put me on pelvic rest.  Fine by me!  (ha ha)  Anyway, I have an ultrasound in 2 weeks to follow up on it.  It's about 3x3X1 cm.  Anyone know if that's big, medium, or small?  I can't tell from my internet research (and I need to lay off that anyway...making me so nervous!).</p>
 

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<p>My OB said mine was less than 5 so I would guess that would mean 5 cm?   He called it small and said it wasn't causing him concern. Hope that helps some</p>
 

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<p>Not sure what's big or small (but that seems small to me??) All I wanted to say was, please, stay off the internet!! Unless it's MDC, of course!</p>
 
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