Pregnant with our third bean and a Hematoma

This blog is dedicated to our third pregnancy and baby. Before life began for our child, our pregnancy was put at risk by a subchorionic hematoma/ subchorionic hemorrhage. Basically it is a blood clot between the placenta and the uterine wall.

Saturday, November 14, 2009


Welcome to my blog.
My name is Emma and I am currently 7 weeks pregnant with our third child. At our first ultrasound last week it was discovered that I have a hematoma. It has been one roller-coaster ride of emotions since.
Thursday the 5th of November we had the ultrasound. We were overjoyed to see one little healthy bean and he/she had a nice little HB. Unfortunately something they did see in the ultrasound was the a hematoma. The sonogramer explained to us a little about what it was and said not to be too concerned if I had some bleeding etc etc. I was really surprised I hadn't bled at all. I had been cramping a fair bit and my doctor said during my internal that my uterus was quite tender but I didn't think much of any of that.
I couldn't talk to my doctor until Tuesday because he was away. 10am Tuesday morning I called him to see about my ultrasound results. I told him I was concerned about the hematoma. My doctor was confused and said he'd just read the ultrasound report and there was nothing report about a hematoma. After me practically crying on the phone telling him I saw it, He said he would go to the hospital and look at my ultrasound pics himself and call me and let me know what he thought.
He called me back roughly an hour or two later, He leaves the clinic early on Tuesdays so he went over to the hospital and had a look at the ultrasound himself. He called me and said there is a hematoma. He was really angry that it wasn't reported and even had the head U/S technician doctor look at the reports and they are both in agreement that it should of been noted. Apparently the radiologist person, who ever that did the report was very apologetic... He said that unfortunately the hematoma puts my pregnancy at risk and he wanted me to come in, in the morning and talk with him about it. He booked me in for another scan 2 weeks from my last one so next Wednesday the 18th.
So the next day myself and my Fiancee went into the clinic to talk to him. Basically he explained that the hematoma has only taken up 10% of the placenta. He said that next week at my ultrasound the hope is as my uterus baby and placenta grows the hematoma will either stay the same size or shrunk. But what can happen is as the placenta grows so does it and eventually it grows so big that it rips the placenta away from the wall (placenta abruption)and I could lose the baby. He is really positive though and left me feeling a lot more positive. I'm on modified bed rest, no heavy lifting, sex etc etc...