My friend is 6 weeks pregnant, and she just had her first ultrasound yesterday. They saw the sac and fetal pole, but they didn't get a heartbeat. They also said there was a placenta bleed and because of that they gave her a 50% chance of it being a viable pregnancy. Has anyone ever experienced this? She is just devastated and also terrified that she is going to miscarry.
My friends was pregnant with twins she had a placent tear and lost one twin at 8weeks she is 12 weeks and still the tear is not healed (some heal on there own) the preganacy is going fine she was told the second trimester is the most dangerous because baby is bigger and weight on the placenta more. My mom has a friends who baby died a couple mothes ago she had a tear and they tried keeping baby in a few week but mom got infection so she had to deliver at 23 weeks and baby did not make it. Like i said some heal on there own though
I think they were probably basing the 50% more on the lack of heartbeat than on the bleed. It's called a subchorionic hemorrhage. I had one with my son from 8-12 weeks. It freaked me out because of my history of loss, AND because any time there is vaginal bleeding during pregnancy it is labeled "threatened miscarriage," but my midwife was very comforting and said my chance of loss was very low because we had already seen the heartbeat.
6 weeks is still a few days early to see the heartbeat. Hopefully they are going to scan her next week and they'll find the heartbeat then. The subchorionic hemorrhage was described as a "normal abnormality" by my midwife. Doesn't make it any less scary, but as long as she sees a flicker next week, all should be fine.
so i was a little confused i assumed you ment a tear in the placenta? so what exactly is it a bleed or tear?6 weeks is pretty early to look for heartbeat I found out at 6weeks and they did not even check for heartbeat.
Hi samanths, thanks for your reply. I'm not sure if it was a tear in the placenta so much as a bleed by the placenta. I think Jen's right that it's also called a subchorionic hemorrhage. I'm so sorry about your friends' losses, that must be devastating.
Any news from your friend?
Yes, great news--she saw the heartbeat last Friday at 6 weeks and a few days. The doctor was super pleased and apparently now the only issue is the amniotic sac is a little small since I guess it was receiving a little less blood than normal. So they told her to take it easy, but that time for major worry has passed. Phew!