Monday, September 1, 2014

OB-Imposed House Arrest

Today, I begin serving my two-week sentence declared by my OB-gyne.  I've been put to home detention, a.k.a. bed rest, for half a month, all because of one nasty culprit --- spotting.

Saturday seemed like an ordinary 'pregnant' day.  I was either sleepy or hungry and sleepy again.  I practically slept through the entire morning!  But that changed after I went to the restroom post-lunch and discovered the light bleeding which scared the wits out of me. :(  I couldn't stop alarming thoughts from running through my head. :( Like greased lighting, Rolly and I dashed to the doctor to have it checked.

The first thing the doctor checked was my cervix, and thank God it was closed. I had an ultrasound done to know for sure if our Little Munchkin was okay.  In the middle of our silent prayers, the sonologist told us that s/he was doing pretty good, with an improved heart rate of 154 beats per minute.  The embryo also doubled in size compared to last week's scan. :)  Haaaay, thank You Lord!  The bad news, however, was that a "subchorionic hemorrhage" was found at the inferior pole of my gestational sac.  Of course I did not understand what it was at first, until my OB explained it to me.  I did my own research as well.

According to justmommies.com, "Subchorionic Hemorrhage/Hematoma (SCH) is a gathering of blood between the membranes of the placenta and the uterus. A more technical name is the chorion. Some doctors will also just refer to it as a blood clot. There is no known cause for SCH but many researchers speculate that during egg implantation, the egg slightly separates or tears from the uterus causing a bleed. There is nothing a woman did or could have done to cause or prevent them. SCH occurs to pregnant women of all ages and races."

There is no formal treatment for this blod clot, but most doctors advise bed rest until it heals on its own. I was told that it's important for the clot to not get any bigger, otherwise, it could pose a risk to the baby. :(

I know God is with me every step of the way.  Though I naturally feel concerned, I am very sure that He will get us through this.  Jesus is my Healer, and I declare in His name that this SCH thing will be resolved and will not threaten the life of our Little Munchkin.  Buti na lang nandyan ka Lord.  You are indeed my strength and my refuge!

For now, I will try to 'enjoy' my two-week home detention.  I don't know how I can manage that, but I am willing to do anything for the sake of this sweet life inside me. :) That's how mommies are, right?



#BellyBlessed,


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