What Causes Subchorionic Hemorrhage in Pregnancy?
Nothing is scarier in pregnancy than bleeding. Seeing bright red blood during a time when there shouldn’t be any can be heartbreaking and cause a lot of anxiety.
During my fourth pregnancy with my rainbow baby, I started to bleed heavily. I had just had an ultrasound that day and the baby appeared fine, but the blood made me feel otherwise. I was diagnosed with a subchorionic hemorrhage, also known as a subchorionic hematoma, as I explained in this post. I was 13 weeks pregnant at the time, and very scared and confused.
Subchorionic Hemorrhage Symptoms
The most common symptom of a subchorionic hemorrhage is unexpected bleeding. The bleeding can range from spotting to heavy bleeding with clots.
Most of the time, there are no other symptoms. Some women report cramping, but it doesn’t always occur.
Causes of Subchorionic Hemorrhage
I did what every other woman who has had the condition does: I googled what causes subchorionic hemorrhage in pregnancy (you better believe I did a ton of research!) The results were disappointing. Why? [Read more…]