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Apr 22, 2012 - 27 comments

So I started bleeding again last night, brown then red then brown again with a few tiny clots which I didn't have last time.  I didn't go to hospital this time, I found the baby's heartbeat on the doppler so that reassured me a bit.  When I had my NT scan on Thursday the tech did mention a black spot which she measured and said this might be where you bled from on Saturday.  I said what is it and she said it's a subchoronic hematoma and I said where is it and she said it's where the placenta has attached and then went about doing the rest of the scan without giving me anymore information.  She didn't seemed concerned about it so I thought oh it must be ok but now I'm worried because I'm bleeding again.  Is it bad that it's where the placenta is attached???

I'm going to call my midwife soon and the recurrent pregnancy loss clinic I'm still under till 14 weeks and see what they have to say about it.

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by Marietta2000, Apr 22, 2012
Oh hun, I'm sorry you've had more bleeding.  My friend had trouble with a hematoma with her twin pregnancy.  I don't want to scare you, but she had bleeding right through her pregnancy & ended up on bed rest before having her twin boys at 26 1/2 wks (they are doing fine).  I can't remember where her hematoma was but I remember them telling her that the babies were well established & that was at around 11wks.  Best to get checked out.  I am sure all will be totally fine.  Get checked out please!  Dopplers are good, but remember if you're concerned you should still get medical attention.  You & baby are in my prayers.  Many women have these hematomas & many of them don't cause any problem, apart from a bit of bleeding, but of course, bleeding during pregnancy always sends us into panic mode, understandably!!!!!  Hugs to you.  All will be totally fine!!!!  XOX

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by Hopefulcb, Apr 22, 2012
I'm not sure about the location but I had a few pockets of subchorionic hemorrhage noticed at my 12 week scan. I was also told they were small and nothing to worry about and that they would go away on their own. On my next scan they were gone ( I think at 20 weeks). I would think they would notify your Dr or midwife if there was a concern because I think if they are more of a concern you need to be on bedrest. Hang in there! You've made it do far this time. Your little baby boy or girl is strong and feisty!!

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by Maybe-baby, Apr 22, 2012
Yes I agree, it'll be totally fine but it'll give you peace of mind to keep all the doctors etc in the loop and make sure baby's home is nice and safe! Any bleeding would freak me out too, it's that motherly instinct i guess! =)

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by tones99, Apr 22, 2012
what an annoying pain that the bleeding started again .. it does sound like others have been there though and everything has worked out fine .. I hope that they can find the source and are able to reassure you.  All my thoughts love

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by butterflybabies, Apr 22, 2012
I've heard that people who have that just have to be watched closely. Try to stay off your feet as much as possible. Always keeping you and baby in my thoughts and prayers. I know how stressful this is

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by Helen72, Apr 22, 2012
I had subchorionic hematoma during my pregnancy.  I bled on and off buckets of blood some days till I was about 16 weeks.  It was very stressful but the baby was not affected.  I delievered a healthy baby girl at 40 weeks.
Good luck!

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by dscoqn, Apr 22, 2012
Thanks everyone, it's good to hear that some of you have had them and they didn't affect your pregnancy - I feel more reassured now.  When I phoned my midwife she didn't seem too concerned and said they were quite common and it should resolve itself.  I am having my weekly ultrasound on Thursday so hopefully that will reveal what is going on and if the hematoma is shrinking or not.  The bleeding has almost stoppped and is really brown now so I think I'm at the tail end.  I hope this isn't going to happen all the time because everytime I bleed I am told to go on bed rest and I have no sick leave left at work and am almost out of annual leave too.  I can't take any unpaid leave either as we both only earn an average wage and we have quite a big mortgage even though our house isn't flash.  When I have the baby I will have to go straight back to work after my maternity leave finishes at 14 weeks because we are so broke.  After all the sh*t I have gone through to bring a baby into this world I will have to hand it over to someone else to look after it when it is only 14 weeks old.  I hate having no money!

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by tones99, Apr 22, 2012
oh love .. I feel you re money .. we have tried to work out a way that I could stay off work for longer and avoid daycare but the most I will be able to manage is 6 months.  I went to a local daycare the other day and met the babies that were there that were getting so well looked after and a few of them had been going there since they were 4 months and the carers said that they were absolutely fine!

Is there any way that you could condense your work into 3 or 4 days if possible?  I am going to be going back 3 days but doing extra work on the weekends and evenings to make it more like 4 days.  It is so hard when we don't have cash to fall back on but I have seen friends of ours do it on next to nothing and be happy.  You will just make the most of the time that you have with him/her when you do have it!

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by dscoqn, Apr 22, 2012
Yeah a lot of people get through on not much money so I just have to suck it up and try and not let it get me down.  My job is pretty much a Mon - Fri , 9 to 5 job so I can't really condense it but I may try and find another job whilst on maternity leave and find something better paying for less hours.  I just hate the thought of leaving my baby when it is so little.  Anyways I need to focus on getting this baby through the next 6 months and into the world first LOL.

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by adgal, Apr 22, 2012
I'm another that bled off and on for a very long time.  I even had some bleeding into third trimester.  I also had a hematomma that did not impact Ryder in anyway but it sure was scary to look at.  It's actually pretty common but I wish you weren't going through it.  It is so terrifying to see.

As for going back to work.  Yeah, that is hard. We have been able to manage with me only working 3 days a week, but it has been tough.  So many cut backs.  However, my son is fine.  Very happy in his daycare and loves the other kids.  I am now considering going back 5 days just because the financial stress is well...stressful.  And seeing him doing so well is very reassuring.  It really is harder on us.  And trust me, they do not confuse who mommy and daddy are.  They know.  

I just know everything is going to be ok.  Stay strong..you've been through so much and you so deserve one of those easy breezy pregnancies.  I'm sorry things are scary, but honestly, chances are better then average it is all ok!  

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by butterflybabies, Apr 22, 2012
You get 14wks maternity leave wow. Here in the states you get 6wks for vaginal birth and 8wks if you have a c-section.

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by Helen72, Apr 22, 2012
My ob told me that bed rest was useless.  Hematomas resolve themselves by bleeding out.  Laying down does not help anything.  His philosophy was if my body wants to m/c it will miscarry, he told me I could do nothing about that.

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by tones99, Apr 22, 2012
wow is that all they give in the states?? that is nothing!  we have only had parental leave (either parent can take it if mum wants to go straight back to work) for a few years now and we get 18 weeks .. but before that you got a lump sum payment that lasted about 12 weeks .. there was such an outcry that that wasn't enough that they increased it by 6 weeks.  It makes it much easier to take that time off .. you just have to save for any extra time you might want to take

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by dscoqn, Apr 22, 2012
Thanks adgal, yeah we struggle now with the both of us working full time and no baby so I don't know how we will get through but somehow we just will.  We may even have to sell the house at some point but I would rather have a baby than a house.  If we waited till we had enough money to have a baby then we would still be sitting here at 80 childless LOL.  Wow Lily, only 6 weeks - that's crazy!  We have a politician here that is trying to change the policy to longer maternity leave to be inline with the rest of the world.  Some countries I think even have like 40 weeks maternity leave!  I know in Australia if you have a baby you automatically get a $5000 baby bonus as well as a decent amount of maternity leave.  I guess if I am comparing it to the States then I should be grateful for our 14 weeks!

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by adgal, Apr 22, 2012
Here in Canada we get a year.  I feel really lucky reading what everyone else gets.  We get paid 60% of our income to a maximum of $1600 per month (after tax).  The first 3 months are maternity leave only, then the following time is parental leave.  So either parent can take that, or split it.  In our case I took the entire year.  I then took an extra month unpaid, but still guaranteed my job back.

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by dscoqn, Apr 22, 2012
Oh by the way I was reading an article in the paper the other day and the city I live in (Auckland) is one of the most unaffordable in the world (income versus expenditure and housing )- it even beats New York!  I wish I could move elsewhere but my partner's mum has cancer and we can't move far from her.

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by stacey10, Apr 22, 2012
I would say justt about anywhere in nz is like that!! the wages were shocking and I cant see them changing much, I think tauranga is just as bad, low wages there and high house prices as well.. !!

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by tones99, Apr 22, 2012
sydney is up there at the top too as unaffordable .. my DH wants to move out but with bubba on the way, I don't want to be away from our support network .. we can only afford to rent unfortunately .. prices for houses here are insane!  

wow adgal .. a whole year would be wonderful!!  and dscoqn .. you only get one or the other here .. if you choose to take the baby bonus you don't get the maternity as well and vice versa .. but I'm not complaining as 4 months is better than nothing.

Can you look into what other ongoing benefits you may be entitled to?  I know that here there is rent/mortgage assistance but they don't ever advertise that .. you have to enquire and then they will work out if you're eligible .. I also know that if you're on a lower income .. you get family tax benefits and allowances that others wouldn't get either .. I don't know how different NZ is but I'm sure there will be some more help out there which may mean you could take an extra month maybe

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by dscoqn, Apr 22, 2012
Wow adgal - a whole year!  You are very lucky - I am so envious.  I might pack up and move to Canada LOL. Yeah I agree stacey10 - the whole of NZ is pretty bad regarding wages and the cost of housing.  I am actually from Tauranga originally and my mum lives down there - I was thinking how nice it would be to go back but you're right it's probably not much cheaper.  No wonder so many kiwi's pack up and head to OZ.

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by butterflybabies, Apr 22, 2012
I know most countries in Europe give 2 yrs leave. That's how it should be everywhere. Im grateful that we can afford for me not to work and still have a house and money in the bank. I'm in school though and have another 2 yrs left. I don't need to work but I always wanted to be a nurse so im finishing my degree. Even working part time will be rewarding.

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by stacey10, Apr 22, 2012
yep my mum is ther and I spent about 6 yrs there, we went back about 5 yrs ago, $10 an hour tauranga lol thats what we called the pl, I couldnt wait until we got back here!! dont think I would ever go back... you should be able to get a family tax payment through the inland revenue I think and I know that you maybe able to get help with your mortgage sort of like rent assistance from(cant remember the name) its like centerlink, you know the pl that pays the benefits, anyway we have a mortgage but centerlink dont help with that they only help if your renting, we would be much better off financially if we were renting as we would get the rent assistance on top of everything else

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by dscoqn, Apr 22, 2012
You are really lucky Lily - that you don't have to work.  Your hubby must have a pretty good job!  I love my partner but sometimes I wish he had a better paying job.  He is super smart but has all the excuses in the world not to find better employment.  Oh well we choose who we choose and I guess money isn't everything.  Yeah Stacey10 I did hear about the family tax payment thing - I will have to look into it - I have a feeling it won't be much knowing our government LOL.

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by rballestra, Apr 22, 2012
in Holland, if you give birth, the govt allocates you a midwife to come 2-3x a week to take care of you and the house especially if you and your hubby works..& its free. Hubby also gets to have flexi time of his choice at work or 4 days work/wk to help out, its a benefit we miss while living as expats here in China.

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by stacey10, Apr 22, 2012
when we were over there they had just put it up and it was nearly on par with what we get over here, check out the help with the mortgage as well it might only be $80 a week but it will all help, depending on your income you may get up to $70 pw for the baby as well

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by stacey10, Apr 22, 2012
ah I remember its called income support, well thats what it used to be called, they would help with the rent/mortgage payment

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by leanne95, Apr 23, 2012
not sure if you remember but i bleed twice with Oscars pregnancy, the first time heavy red with clots and the second was brown, i was told the same that the placenta had detached and there was a pocket of blood still left behind it about 4cm across behind the placenta and not to worry if i see more blood as it might come out. its great you can hear the h/b on the Doppler to give you that reassurance. im sure baby will be fine, its very worrying tho, but reassuring to hear others have gone through the same or something similar x

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by Gardezi, Apr 23, 2012
i hope everything turns out fine with ur pregnancy....its such a blessing...keeping you in my prayers..:)

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