Wednesday, July 9, 2008

An Alien Has Landed...

....and I am the alien. This is not JJ and not even Mook. My name is Bee Cee and I have kidnapped JJ’s blog for the day. Some of you may know me but most of you don’t. I can be found here, on my blog, on most days, but for today, I am privileged and honoured to be writing for the Reproductive Jeans family.

JJ asked me to update you all as there has been a lot going on recently in her special corner of the world.

Ok before I start, you may need a cup of coffee, a glass of wine, but most of all a big fat listening ear...and get ready because there’s a quiz at the end that you all have to answer, as JJ needs your help.

Here we go....

For the 4th of July weekend, Mook and JJ packed their bags and headed for the beach with JJ’s family. She arranged to have Monday as holiday too so it was a nice long weekend break away from work.

All was going swimmingly until Sunday night. She had two gushes of blood and was rushed to the ER. This was made worse by the fact she was miles away from home but she had all her family with her which was a comfort. I don’t think it is an understatement to say that JJ thought it was all over at this point.

She spent most of the night in the ER. They did an ultrasound, pelvic exam and blood culture. The great bit was she got to see Ron! It was amazing I am sure. The ultrasound lady couldn’t see any free fluid or blood but did see JJ’s cysts and what she ‘thought’ was a fibroid. The outcome was that the pelvic exam didn’t throw up any answers and her cervix was closed so the doctor sent her packing after concluding that it was an old blood pocket.

They stayed at the beach until Monday afternoon and then headed home. When JJ got home she went to the restroom and was horrified to see even more blood. A nightmare restless night followed with nothing else to do but wait until her clinic opened in the morning. I can’t imagine what was going through her head this time, just awful. She described it as the “longest night of her life”.

Tuesday morning brought a visit to the clinic. Hearts must have been racing at this point but JJ’s nurse looked after her so well and arranged for an ultrasound and blood work straight away. There was another racing heartbeat next, and it wasn’t JJ’s or Mook’s, it was Ron’s at 5w 6d!! Fantastic.

Then the scan showed a large “something”. That something turns out to be a Subchorionic Hemorrhage. The good news was that it wasn’t attached to the sack, but it is very very close so obviously is a worry. JJ says it will either dissolve or come out by itself; I am rooting for the former.

She is on strict bedrest until at least Friday when the next scan happens and then another on Monday. Let’s all keep our fingers crossed for her and Mook and Ron. She is bearing up well, naturally scared but just hoping it will all resolve itself soon.

So now for the quiz....have any of you got words of wisdom relating to Subchorionic Hemorrhages? Any happy ever after stories are gratefully received. Words of comfort are welcome too, as she will be reading this from her bed.

Well, thanks for listening all, I have been Bee Cee your Reproductive Jeans guest blogger, I hope to be back one day, but next time I hope it will be with better news.

114 comments:

  1. I have no assvice at all unfortunately, but I am sending a big hug.

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  2. Thanks Bee Cee!! Your American accent is so believable! Better than Kate Winslet I'd say.

    JJ & Mook, holy bananas. Talk about life throwing you curveballs. I'm sending up massive prayers, and great big hugs to you. Remember that you'll never get more than you can handle. xoxo

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  3. UGH JJ! I can't even imagine. Why can't any of us catch a break??

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  4. I am so glad that everything is still okay. I know how scary it is to see blood. I bled myself in the first trimester and everything is still okay. Stay on that bedrest! We will be thinking of you.

    Thanks, Bee Cee, for the update.

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  5. How scary! Hopefully it will resolve itself quickly.

    So sorry that you have to go through this! BIG HUGS!

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  6. Thanks for posting for JJ, Bee Cee. She has been heavy on my heart all week and now I know why.
    Let those crazy kids know that they are in my prayers and I am praying hard that everything is ok with Ron.

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  7. How scary! I am glad to hear that all seems to be well and you got see baby's heartbeat!

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  8. No assvice, but a big hug. I hope it clears (absorbs? Dissolves?) soon. Rest, rest, rest.

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  9. I had me one of those, though it wasn't that large and it was a bit later on. It bled for about a week, and it took them a good long time to find the sucker on the ultrasound. But then it stopped, and has not bothered us since. Of course, this is just one example, but I hope it helps.

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  10. I had a small bleeding scare at 7 weeks 4 days. They brought me in for an ultrasound that Monday and saw the blood sitting in my uterus, but could see no real cause for it. It cleared up on it's own and there's been no sight of it since.

    You're all in my thoughts and prayers!! (((hugs)))

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  11. I DO have a really good happily ever after story about this. it involves lots of lost blood, trips to the ER, many ultrasounds, months of bedrest (ranging from moderate to strict), premature labor, a ton of fear but even more hope and faith. and it ends with a totally healthy baby.

    a woman I knew from the support boards was diagnosed in her 1st trimester and the prognosis was not good. she ended up in the ER once or twice after losing so much blood. later the blood was not bright but more brown, which was better.
    as I said she stuck with it and though she delivered early, he is completely healthy!

    I know this is scary, jj and mook, but try to be positive. and rest rest rest JJ. REST! thanks beegee for the update.

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  12. I really hope my story didn't freak you out too much. the point is they had a very bad case of this, and it still was OK in the end.

    thinking of you. REST!

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  13. Listen to your sisters, JJ, and rest lots. I am thinking of you and keeping you and wee Ron in my prayers, and hoping like crazy that everything calms down for you for the next 8 months and you get the happiest of endings!

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  14. No assvice at all but oh my goodness...what an ordeal for you. I can not even imagine how scared you must have been feeling. I'm so sorry you're going through all this...why can't it ever be easy.

    On the bright side, I sure am glad that little Ron has a wonderful beating heart. Sending thoughts and prayers that this dissolves, resolves without anymore scares

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  15. I'm wishing JJ all the best. Many hugs!

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  16. Oh, what a roller coaster of a weekend. I'm thinking about y'all. I wish I had words of advice, but instead, I will just offer some support. I'm thinking of you and mook and tiny Ron and am hoping for all the best things for you guys.

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  17. Thinking of you and the fam, JJ! Hoping al will turn out well!!

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  18. Thanks Bee Cee for the info. Please tell JJ that I do have a happy ever after. My friend in real life had one very early in her pregnancy.

    Lets put it this way. We are celebrating the baby's first birthday next Saturday :).

    But, for good measure I will say a few prayers for Ron, JJ, and Mook. Considering - this is not fun!

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  19. Just sending lots of love.

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  20. (Courtney) Thanks for the update. I'll be keeping JJ, Mook and Ron in my prayers.

    As for experience with subchorionic hemorrhages, I had one early in my first trimester, complete with gushing blood and ER trip and a location that in and of itself threatened the pregnancy.

    We did the bedrest thing and it was touch and go BUT the baby kept growing and the hemorrhage kept shrinking until it eventually resolved. It was a tense time and my heart goes out to you that you are having to go through this, but I am hoping so much that all will turn out well for you.

    I will also say that my clinic noted that they it wasn't that rare to see subchorionic hemorrhages with their IVF patients. I don't think we read that anywhere official when we researched, so maybe it was an anecdotal observation, but it made me feel more "normal" and took my stress down a wee bit.

    Take good care and take it a day at a time. I'll be praying for that hemorrhage to resolve quickly and for it to leave Ron alone entirely! Hang in there sweetie!

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  21. Oh, I'm so sorry to hear this! I hope you get plenty of rest and the thing vanishes on it's own. Keep hanging in there, Ron!

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  22. Unfortunately, I have no advice either. Thanks for the update Bee Cee!

    JJ - I can't believe the weekend you had. You, Mook, and Ron are in all of my prayers. Keep resting, stay as positive as possible, and hopefully everything will resolve itself in due time (sooner rather than later). Hugs to both of you!

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  23. Hi Bee Cee!!!!

    Oh, JJ, I'm sorry you had to through that. I'm happy you saw the heart beating away!

    My sister had a subchronic bleed at about 7 weeks. (I can't remember the measurment, but it was not small) They discovered it at 7 weeks anyways, I'm sure it had been there for awhile.

    She bled quite a bit. Had a few early ultrasounds, and a couple of horrible scares at that time. She was put on leave from work, just to ensure she was relaxing. Dr. also put a no heavy lifting ban on her.

    But the bleed cleared up, and now she has a healthy baby. She told me that she found out this sort of thing was not uncommon.

    Hang in there JJ. Relax, rest. I have my fingers crossed that this bleed gets absorbed & heals!

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  24. No words of advice or experience for this kind of hemorage. I am praying for you guys and wishing you all the best. I am so worried for you and your little one. So happy that there is a heart beat though. Prayers and Hugs to you and Mook.

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  25. I had a subchorionic haematoma with my second son at about 8 weeks. Just like you said, the blood, all the fear, all of it. It was terrifying.

    Alex, my second child, is currently taking a long nap upstairs, so it's safe to say that things worked out for him. And us.

    I'll be thinking of you all, especially you, ickle Ron.

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  26. I had that happen. Felt a gush and freaked out. Had basically "brown sludge" the entire first trimester and Max is now 14 months old. We lost a twin in that pregnancy, and the docs thought that might have something to do with the bleeding/sludge as well. Take it easy, rest, stay hydrated and eat well! Hang in there!

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  27. Hey BeeCee; fancy bumping into you here. Give JJ all my love. I'm rooting for them but have absolutely no assvice available

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  28. A good friend of mine hemmoraged a lot during her first pregnancy. I'm not sure if it's the same thing you (JJ) are having. Anyway - her 18mo old son is doing great.

    I do know that she was on bed rest from about week 6 until 30ish.

    I remember that she told me that she had woken up basically the day after she got the BFP with her bed covered in blood. Definitely a scary time for all.

    I will keep y'all in my prayers.

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  29. Lots of prayers going up for you and "little Ron"

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  30. I'm sending big hugs too. I hope it resolves quickly.

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  31. I know nothing but thinking of her and wishing this damn thing would just get out of her damn way.

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  32. How scary!

    I hope the SH passes with no drama and Ron is left to grow and flourish!

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  33. Hi Bee Cee!

    JJ & Mook - have no experience with SH, but sending you lots of ((HUGS)) and well wishes.

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  34. After four chemical pregnancies and 2 first trimester miscarriages with no bleeding, I was 8 weeks pregnant with good numbers (finally). I was awoken by a gush of blood at 5 a.m.. It was terrifying. I thought for sure I had lost my little girl. The head of RE met me at the clinic at 9:00 a.m. on a Sunday morning. The ultrasound showed a really strong heartbeat and a gummy bear. It took her awhile to find the SH which they believed was the vanishing twin. I was in bed for three days, another ultrasound and they cut me loose. I spotted/bled until 12 weeks and it wasn't fun. But today, I have a gorgeous (if I may say so myself) healthy rug rat who is now 7 months. As someone else mentioned, a lot of IVFers have these bleeds. I'm sorry you are one of them, but I hope, pray, wish that you and your wizard will be together in 7 1/2 more months.

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  35. Delurking to say I had one that got reabsorbed mostly. I just put the results of that successful pregnancy down for a nap. They actually caught it before I had any symptoms. Here's hoping yours gets reabsorbed too.

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  36. oh no, poor JJ!! i do have a friend who had a similar bleeding experience..the bad news is it continued monthly for 5 months! the good news is she has a beautiful 1 year old boy now! i'm hoping for all the good and none of the bad for you!

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  37. Just delurking to say that I had a subchorionic hemorrhage and bled bright red blood periodically between weeks 7 and 10. I had several ultrasounds to monitor the SCH and by about 10 weeks I had stopped bleeding (still some brown spotting until about weeks 12/13. By our NT scan at 12 weeks the SCH had gotten much smaller. I then went on to have a completely uneventful pregnancy and had a healthy baby girl at 39 weeks. Sending good thoughts your way. --Melissa

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  38. Sending lots and lots of good thoughts your way!! I had a SCH with my daughter. I was completely freaked, but apparently it did resolve on it's own, and she was born at 38 weeks. My thoughts and prayers are with you and mook. Best of luck.

    And thanks for the update BeeCee!

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  39. Geezzzz!
    Thanks for the update on JJ. I have been worrying. First off, I'm so glad that little Ron is safe!

    I had a small SH early in my pregnancy. I, of course, freaked out - cried and cried. I did not bleed much but enough to scare the living piss out of me. We were told no sex until it resolved itself. The only plus out of the whole thing was that I got 2 more u/s to check on it so I got to see the baby more.

    JJ - you're in my thoughts! And given the # of comments to this new post you're in a lot of thoughts lately! Take care.

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  40. Thanks for the update Bee Cee!

    JJ, I am so praying for you and Ron and Mook! What a horrible fright you must have got!! You are all in my thoughts and prayers and I'm sending you HUGE hugs all the way from SA! Please take care of you!

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  41. I had a SCH during one of my pregnancies. Honestly, it is more common than you think. Mostly it's a pain in the ass to mom, and the baby doesn't even know it's there. I'm thinking you and "Ron" are going to be fine. (So glad you got to see the heartbeat already! One plus about SCH's is that you get lots of ultrasounds!)

    Holli

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  42. Thanks to BeeCee for the update.

    I'm sorry for all the scares, JJ; I don't have any words of advice, but I am praying for you and Mook and Ron right now!

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  43. Hang in there girl! I'm sure that this will pass and you will back on your feet in no time. Love you little Ron!

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  44. No assvice, just some (((hugs))). You're in my thoughts & prayers.

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  45. Another IVF mom delurking to tell you that, yes, I had a subchorionic hemorrhage too. At about 5 weeks or so, I soaked two maxi pads (which I had never done in my life) within two hours. It was over, I thought. As it turns out, I had a vanishing twin (and one perfectly healthy one). The bleeding was down to a trickle from that point until about 10 weeks, when I bled more!! Argh! That time, I was diagnosed with the subchorionic bleed (probably from the vanished twin). My IVF clinic also told me that both of my IVF pregnancy "bonuses" were really common-they see vanishing twin, and subchorionic bleeds ALL of the time.
    The upshot is that I delivered my 8 lb, 14 oz son at 39 weeks, 5 days--and he was a perfectly healthy newborn!
    Hang in there (now THAT's @$$vice for you)..it stinks, but it is far, far from over! Give it another 34 weeks or so. :)

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  46. JJ and Mook--I'm sending you hugs and I hope it dissolves on it's own.

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  47. How scary! I am thinking of all of you!

    Nothing can just be easy, can it?

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  48. I will be thinking of you guys over the next few days. I hope that things settle down and become a predictable, boring, mundane, plain Jane type of pregnancy.

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  49. Sending a big hug and lots of prayers!

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  50. No advice, just well wishes and love. I hope everything will be ok! Hang in there and take care!

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  51. JJ!!! I had a feeling something was up.

    Oh boy, why does this stuff happen?

    I have no advice and don't know much about the subchorionic hemorrhage but I will be hoping and praying that everything is all right.

    xo

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  52. Thanks Bee Cee!

    JJ, I am sorry that you have had these scares. Just trying to hold on day to day is very hard.

    Here is what I can tell you. I live over at the iVillage PG after IVF board. If you have never visited, I highly recommend it. Anyway, at least half of the ladies there have had some form of bleeding. And half of those who have had bleeding, had A LOT of bleeding. Out of those who have had A LOT of bleeding, there have been very FEW who have actually lost a baby from the bleeding.

    Many of the ladies who had a lot of bleeding had a sub/hem (including myself). I know of 2 who bled a TON, for weeks, and were certain that it was over. Their kids are driving them nuts now! I guess what I am trying to say is that the bleeding doesn't mean it is the end of your pregnancy. Not by a long shot.

    It does suck bad, however, to have a painful road to get pg, and then to have the joy sucked from the experience with bleeding. Because bleeding is scary. Scary as all hell. And totally not fair.

    So, JJ. You are still pregnant today. Try as hard as you can to hold on to that. We are thinking about you. Holding your hand. You can handle this. You really can.

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  53. Hi JJ...

    Sorry to hear of your scare. If it makes you feel any better, I've had two SH scares. The first was very early on, and resolved itself quickly. I think maybe 7 weeks or so? Scared the piss out of me.

    Then, 5 weeks later, I started bleeding again. This time it was right next to the placenta, and there was a small tear (eventually 4cm!!!) Again, it resolved itself, but this time took way longer. It was the longest month of my life, though it seems forever ago.

    Since then, we've had a picture-perfect pregnancy, and both babies are very, very healthy.

    I know it's scary, but it almost always works out in your favor (according to my doctors, and based on my experience.)

    XO

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  54. Thank you for the update, I'm praying for it to just dissolve so Ron will be safe. Rest rest rest dear jj

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  55. Sending Hugs and love your way my friend

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  56. I'm not sure if it's the same thing, but one of my good friends had A LOT of bleeding in the first couple of weeks of her pregnancy - so much that she was convinced she was losing the baby - clots and everything. She said something about 'a pocket of blood' and that it would just bleed out or disappear, and hopefully not take the baby with it.

    She's now 34 weeks, and the baby is fine.

    Still praying so hard for you. Thanks for the update - I've been worried about you and thinking about you loads. Take care of yourself.

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  57. Thank you Bee Cee for the update. So so so insane that this is going on with you, JJ. I don't have any advice, but I am beaming lots of love your way.
    xo

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  58. No assvice here...but lots and lots of well wishes and love. You guys will remain in my thoughts and prayers. Keep us updated.

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  59. Hi Bee Cee!!! Oh poor you JJ and Mook and little Ron. Well I also have a happy ending story. I had a very good friend who went through IVF and then suffered from both hemmorages and placenta previa (sp?) and bled a lot in the first 2 trimesters and then was fine in the last one until she went into early labour with her beautful 8lb 6oz baby girl. Yes the multiple of trips to the hospital and all the bleeding was scary but in the end the Dr said the best thing you can do is rest up abd take care of yourself so I hope you are all doing that! xoxo

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  60. Great job, Bee Cee.

    JJ and Mook and Ron: hang in there. We are all thinking healthy and strong thoughts for you, and if there's one thing that shouldn't be done, it's to cross all these internet aunties.

    JJ, XO for you

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  61. I have no advice, JJ, but I certainly have hope! And I can sympathize with the bedrest--been there before! {Hugs Hugs}

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  62. I can't offer any advice on the topic at hand. But wanted to say Mook, JJ and little "Ron" will be in my thoughts and prayers.

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  63. i know THREE people who had a SH-and same thing terrifying gushes of blood. though, i am sure that they have forgotten as ALL THREE have healthy little ones.
    thinking of you all. xoxo

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  64. Oh JJ, I am so sorry....

    I had a SCH, and a vanishing twin, so I was terrified that it was all over to. Hang in there sweetie, Ron and his mommy are fighters I just know it!! I have also heard like one of the other commentors that these are very often seen in IVF pregnancies, they don't know why mostly, but I remember something about them thinking it is because they tend to be lower in the ute, where it is more vascular, then a "normal" PG. Oh well, I just know you are gonna be fine, and this is just Ron asserting his hold over his mommy already!!! Hang in there sweet heart!! HUGS!!!

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  65. Oh my gosh! How scary! No assvice from me. Just know that you, and Mook and Ron are in my thoughts and prayers

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  66. JJ, I'm thinking of you. I have no personal experience with SH's, but I have seen many other surrogates have the same problem. From what I have observed, VAST majority of the SH's resolve themselves without endangering the baby. It is nerve-wracking, though, because most of them seem to be resolved by bleeding out, which of course starts the freak-out all over again. I hope that yours simply dissolves. I'm thinking of you and praying for you, Mook, and Ron!

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  67. What a scary time you're going through right now, JJ and Mook. I am praying for you so much and I will be asking others to do so also. Listen to the doctors and rest. Enjoy having Mook wait on you hand and foot:-) And popsicles work wonders with relaxing;-)

    I am going to be expecting continuing good reporting come Friday and Monday.

    ((hugs))

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  68. JJ, I am hoping for you, Ron and Mook.

    Thanks for the update Bee Cee. Let JJ know I am thinking about her.

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  69. I'm keeping you three in my prayers! Hugs to you! xoxo

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  70. I linked here from Stirrup Queens so don't know you, but wanted to let you know the same thing happened to us at 6 weeks. We conceived via surrogacy and our surrogate bled bright red, what we both thought was a lot. She even saved it (on the paper..in a ziploc bag). When the Dr. saw it she said "is that all??" Really, it was not just a little bit. We were diagnosed with the same thing as you and the Dr. said we needed to keep a close watch on it and that she needed to rest. She also said to expect more bleeding. We never had any more bleeding and our son just turned 1. I know it's hard not to worry!! Congratulations, by the way!

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  71. Oh my goodness! I'm thinking of you!

    As you may know, I had some absolutely CRAZY bleeding that was ultimately called Placenta Previa. But whether it really was or not is beyond me... yes, I had a low-lying placenta, but bleeding THAT heavily THAT early w/ Placenta Previa would be very uncommon. So it could very well have been a hemorrhage, also.

    If it helps, you can read about my (completely horrifying) experience here:

    http://luckdoesnthappentwice.blogspot.com/2008/01/update-from-r-r.html

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  72. Thinking about all three of you! Hang in there and rest up...{{HUGS}}

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  73. Thanks for the update Bee Cee! I was just thinking about you today, JJ. Sorry things are so stressful right now. I hope the situation resolves itself quickly.

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  74. Hoping that everything works out ok. Hang in there Ron!

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  75. No assvice either, but just words of encouragement and support.

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  76. I had a SCH at 5w6d with my first pregnancy. He'll be 3 in September. Terrifying but a great excuse to have multiple scans.

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  77. Well JJ, you know my story -- but I may not have mentioned much that I too had a subchorionic bleed. Some spotting off and on in the early days, and it was still a bit visible at 11 week NT.

    Everything can be just fine. Enjoy your rest (as best you can) and we will be waiting for the good news.

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  78. I have no words of advice but wanted to say that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

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  79. adding my prayers to the multitudes! hope you find some great things to keep your mind occupied while resting!

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  80. JJ, I'm so sorry you're having to endure this. I speak from experience...and I know it's SO scary to see blood at this point. I don't know how closely you've read my private blog, but I had mucho bleeding during my pregnancy with Lila, and I had a lot for a longer time during this pregnancy. You never get used to it. They never could see a Subchorionic Hemorrhage, but I had my suspicions.

    So even though I had lots of bleeding, since I can't say for sure that's what it was, I can say that I read a blog written by a woman who definitely had one. Emmakirst (you can find her on my blogroll if you want) is one of those fertile people :)...she has five kids...and the fourth one she had the Subchorionic Hemorrhage, and that kid is alive and well and beautiful.

    I would tell you not to worry, but I know that's not possible. God bless!

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  81. I've been a lurker here and at Redbook, was worried when I hadn't seen an update lately. My thoughts and prayers are with JJ, Mook & Ron.

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  82. JJ, I'm thinking of you and hoping for the best for you and Ron. How scary!

    Bee Cee, thanks for the update.

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  83. Dear JJ, I have no assvice, justwnat to say that I will be praying for you

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  84. BLEEDING IS SCARY! I hated being pregnant because of bleeding, I wanted to be one of those exercising, happy pregnant ladies you see, but no, the blood stopped me in my tracks and left me paralyzed. I know how you are feeling right now. Scared of the bathroom, scared to look in your underwear, I know that fear all too well. All I can say is, drink lots of water, rest, and wait for the MORNING SICKNESS, if you are bleeding but have morning sickness, that little one is there to stay! I bled for 4 weeks with my daughter. They first said it was a hemorage, like you, but then they said it was an empty sac, and I was losing a twin! Hoping and praying for you and your husband. I know bedrest is hard too, but when that little one comes( and he/she will!), you will be wishing for bed rest! lots of luck!

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  85. this may be assvice - but my cycle buddy IRL back in Oct. ended up with SCH after her IVF and she did bleed until week 20 - other than the bleeding that worried her - all things were fine and dandy. She was not on bedrest though, she taught school and took it easy and had u/s about every 2 weeks. I do hope this info helps some

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  86. Oh darn, why can't things just be simple for a change after all you have been through already. I am sorry you have to go through more anxiety, but I am praying and believing that this will resolve itself. God bless!

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  87. I had that during my pregnancy. Two big scares of blood gushes with a big clot passed on the second one, but nothing after that. I had a healthy baby who is now 22 months old.

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  88. Fingers crossed for everyone at the J house.

    Bea

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  89. You're in my thoughts, and I hope that it is on its way to dissolving.

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  90. JJ-

    I had one of those. Pain, bright red blood. An u/s with more gore than a horror movie. I was about 6 to 7 weeks. Having been through several miscarriages and fertility treatments, I thought it was all over. All internet searching seemed to agree, and since my HCG had not doubled properly in the beginning, I laid down in bed to wait...and waited 7 plus months for my Connor to be born. Today he is almost 2.5 and delightedly chasing his big brother around, who I was also told I would lose, but that's another story...Hang in there. Both my boys were as stubborn as their parents, and I am betting Ron is to. My mom always told me, "You are pregnant until they prove otherwise." Wishing you a heartbeat and comfort taken from that.
    Jenna

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  91. Thank you for the update on JJ!!! I will be praying that SCH dissolves and leaves poor little Ron alone.

    I can't speak for myself but I do know several women on the FF boards who had some pretty scary bleeding in the first trimester due to a SCH and are now happily in the second or third. Be sure to rest up, drink lots of fluids and be good to yourself. XOXO

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  92. Scary! I'll be thinking of you all.

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  93. Just sending thoughts and prayers that Ron sticks around despite the hemorrhage.

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  94. I bet seeing Ron was exciting! I am glad that there really wasn't a problem. I am rooting for you and baby!

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  95. I had the same thing- gushes of blood in the middle of the night, and then staining off and on for a couple of weeks afterwards- but it was later in my pregnancy, about 11 weeks in or so. It was the most terrifying thing ever, and I made the mistake of googling it online which only made me crazier. Thank G-d everything turned out OK- I just bled it out- and my twins are now 6 months old! I am thinking of you JJ!

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  96. Sending lots of good thoughts to both you and Mook! I know that this is really scary, but there are a lot of good stories of these with happy endings. We're going to have to add yours to the list someday, okay? Hugs to you JJ!

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  97. Luckily I haven't experienced that so I have no assvice to offer. But I'm sending lots of sympathies and prayers. How scary!

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  98. JJ, I am thinking of you and Ron. I am so glad to hear it is the hemorrage and not the sac. I hope it makes it way out easily. I am on pills and needles until you post again friday. (Thanks Bee Cee)

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  99. No words of wisodm, no stories even but lots of hugs and prayers and well wishes for Mook, JJ and Ron. I'm thinking of you guys and praying things turn out right. Hang in there!

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  100. OH hon. I just read this now. I am sorry because I have no experience with that. But please rest up and know that I am sending tons of prayers your way. Tons.

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  101. JJ, hoping and praying for some easier days ahead and more wonderful ultrasounds for you!

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  102. I had a subchorionic Hemorage with my first pregnancy. I was scared to death, but everything turned out just fine. My OB said the heartbeat was a good sign and eventually the bleeding turned brown and stopped. I'll be thinking very happy thoughts about Ron!

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  103. No words of wisdom. Just best wishes.

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  104. Thinking of you, Ron, and Mook, JJ!!! Lots of PRAYERS and HUGS coming your way!

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  105. No words of wisdom but I bled for the first 4 months of my pregnancy and everything turned out just fine. I did lose a triplet, but the doctors swore that had nothing to do with the bleeding (mostly spotting but with about four HUGE gushes of blood). BIG ((hugs))

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  106. One of my babes' placentas had a subchroionic hemorrhage discovered at the first trimester screening ultrasound. It slowly dissolved and wasn't a problem at all! I hope that little Ron holds on to the lovely home he's made... sending you tons of good thoughts and prayers!

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  107. Thanks for the update sweetie, still hoping and praying for little Ron and JJ and Mook! Sending all three of them all my love from a not so sunny South Africa!

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  108. Sending you LOTS of prayers JJ!!!

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  109. Hi JJ! I follow you at Redbook, have never commented before, but wanted to send a quick (or not so quick) note along to let you know that I had a first trimester subchorionic hemorrhage with my daughter - who is now 7 months old :) It was the worst!! Okay, there are worse things, but I just never expected to be bleeding with my pregnancy. It sucked much of the excitement of the pregnancy out of me while I was going through it b/c I was so scared things were going to end. I'm so happy your family was with you! My story is that I got up in the middle of the night to pee and whoa! blood on the toilet paper, then I look in the toilet...a large pool of blood at the bottom of the toilet. It's 3 am and this is the one night a month my husband has to be away for work overnight! So, OB scan first thing the next morning w/ subchorionic bleed dx. Anyway, I bled for 2 weeks and then everything was fine. It was very unpleasant bleeding during that time, but then one day it stopped like my OB said it would (although she initially said it would bleed out in 1 week - but, again, it took at least 2 weeks for me - and it seemed like I bled more than she described I would...not just time-wise, but quantity-wise).

    DD is perfect and my second and third trimesters were easy as pie. I wish the same for you and will keep you in my prayers!

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  110. I had a subchorionic hemorrhage after an FET at 6.5 weeks. It was massive, scary, awful. It was a pretty big one. My RE put me on bedrest for about 10 days.

    Everything since then has been fine (I'm 34 weeks now). It did take almost a month for the spotting to completely stop for me. It would at times go away for as much as a week and then I would get some light brown (eventually tan) spotting. But then it went away never to return.

    Sorry you have to go through this.

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  111. I hope that you are doing fine. Hugs

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  112. I only just now saw this post; but you wanted happily ever after stories of subchorionic hemorrhages... I had a pretty serious subchorionic hemorrhage with my triplets as well as placenta previa and very severe bleeding throughout my first trimester. Needless to say, I now have very healthy, perfect, amazing 10 month old triplets. The hemorrhage resolved itself toward the end of the first trimester, but it sure did suck for a while.

    I'm sorry you're going through this, but I will say, usually they are scary only because they cause bleeding, but because they actually cause serious ramifications for the baby. Usually they don't interfere at all, particularly if they aren't underneath the placenta.

    Good luck and I'm sorry I'm so late in the game getting to you on this!

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