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A scan showed up that I had a Subchorionic Hematoma. What happens if it doesn`t go away?

Hi Alex, I am 10 wks with my third child - in week 8 I lost a large amount of blood suddley (approx 2 - 3 cups in a gush) in the end a scan showed up that I had a Subchorionic Hematoma. Now this could go and I am all good - but my question is - what if it doesnt? if it is still there later in pregnancy is it better to have a C section than a natural birth? I understand if it is still there later then there is a higher chance of the plancenta coming away to soon during natural childbirth - what are the risks?

Sarah...
Answer: Hi, This type of bleeding in pregnancy is very normal and as the baby grows the size of the bleed will become insignificant. At 10 weeks there is no placenta formed and the bleed comes from around the implantation site. Once the placenta is established at 16 weeks the possibility of problems reduces. This problem will have no influence on the birth and there is no risk of the placenta separating during childbirth. Best wishes, Alex
Answered: 29 Jun 2009