Today was our 7w6d checkup at the RE. I will admit-I have been so nervous yesterday & today leading up to it. I had pretty much been in a funk & convinced myself it was over.
The good news?? Miracle is still going strong, measuring right on track with a heartrate of 157bpm! Thank God.
The not so good news??? My subchorionic has almost tripled in size since last week. My RE wasnt too happy about it, and said my bedrest must continue. I guess there is a new study that has just been done (paper hasnt even been published yet) on how “triple progesterone” therapy may help these bleeds. This means I would not only be doing my daily PIO injections, but daily oral and vaginal progesterone as well. My progesterone levels have always been up to par, however from what I have been told, some studies are now showing that even though the blood level comes back normal there could be an underlying progesterone absorption issue. Who knows! I do know I trust my RE (I think she almost wants this as bad as we do) and I also know there is no harm in extra progesterone treatment. That being said, I have already started this “triple” treatment and changed my prenatal. My RE said DHA can be shown to thin the blood slightly, so I am now on a prenatal with no DHA.
I know these bleeds are quite common and do not necessarily mean the worst. But of course, my mind tends to go in that direction because of our history of loss. Id really love to hear all the *positive* success stories from ladies who have experienced SCH’s during their pregnancies. Did you bleed it out? Did your body reabsorb it? Did it stick around your entire pregnancy?
Please no negative stories, Im too fragile for that right now and would like to focus on the blessing growing inside me.