Friday, January 23, 2015
Almost 7 weeks
I'll be 7 weeks on Sunday and this Wednesday we saw the heartbeat at 6 weeks, 3 days. I also have a subchorionic hematoma (pocket of blood in the uterus, abbreviated as SCH). I had one with my oldest as well. The OB talked the MFM (maternal fetal medicine doctor- high risk pregnancy specialist) and they decide to go ahead and start the Lovenox yesterday. I had to go get a CBC (complete blood count) and clotting factors drawn before starting the Lovenox. They also want me to go see my neurologist for a baseline so I'll be doing that next week. Although my OB and MFM have concerns about progesterone, my NaPro doctors (who have the most experience with supplemental progesterone and have work with women with clotting issues) do not believe the risk of bio-identical progesterone is any greater than the risk of pregnancy. Progesterone is also supposed to help resolve or at least keep the SCH from increasing. I'll be seeing the OB again in 3 weeks at 9 weeks, 3 days for another ultrasound. Hopefully the SCH will be resolving by then. I haven't had bleeding this time since between 4 and 5 weeks. My husband's grandmother died yesterday, so he'll be going to the funeral on the East Coast some time next week.