Question by  kolleenm (25)

What are considerations to make for a subchorionic hematoma in a pregnancy?

I have had some bleeding with my pregnancy and was told it is a subchorionic hematoma.


Answer by  shondabihari (116)

You really want to take it easy. Be extra careful not to lift heavy objects or do a lot of physical activities. If you work, try to cut your hours down and spend less time on your feet. Try to remain calm throughout your pregnancy to keep your stress levels down as well.


Answer by  tatataterri (203)

When you have this some doctors may put you on bed rest or pelvis rest (no sex), but others may tell you to resume normal activities. When you have subchorionic hematoma you are more likely to have placental abruption. If it clots itself you may miscarry. It normally clears itself up by the midpoint of your pregnancy.


Answer by  Jenna16 (224)

Many doctors recommend taking it easy if you have a subchorionic hematoma. They advise against heavy lifting, just as in a normal pregnancy. Most pregnancies will progress without further problems.


Answer by  chenningsgaard (54)

There is no specific treatment for subchorionic hematoma that being said some doctors will prescribe something to thin your blood such as; aspirin, heparin, or coumadin while others will recommend estrogen or progesterone to help development of the baby, but most important is to take care of yourself.


Answer by  SIDDHU (861)

The main considerations are that you should take complete bed rest if it is a chronic hematoma so that you should not have bleeding.


Answer by  Tabatha (440)

Avoid lifting anything heavier than a gallon of milk. Keep your heart rate low. Avoid straining of any kind and no intercourse unless your doctor states other wise.


Answer by  Kim23 (145)

Some options for treatment of subchorinic hematome are no heavy lifting, keep your heart rate low because blood can be an iritant to the uterus, no straining and full pelvic rest is almost always prescribed. You also need to consider what effects any prescribed medication will have on the baby.

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