It's reasonably common, depending on where you live.... Here in NZ, they didnt' put me on bedrest for a really large one, but then after 5 big bleeds and hospital trips in 5 weeks, they've now said bedrest is a good idea til the bleeding stops (non stop for 8 weeks personally).
A small one is really good news, and from what I understand, small ones rarely cause complications (yes, it can happen, but not often) There is a support thread here if it helps: http://www.babyandbump.com/pregnancy...matoma-28.html Heaps of us with them spend time there as (particually for bigger or second tri ones) can be quite an ordeal.
I had this in my last pregnancy and mine grew but by time had my ds at 35weeks I had bled it out, I'm hopeing I don't get it again this time. You should be fine just rest and no heavy lifting also drinking water really does help x
If it is caught in the first tri, is not bleeding and is small you have good chances of evrth being fine. There is a group here were we all have sch ( diff sizes, etc ) I suggest you take it very easy, if possible stay in bed as much as you can and drink a lot of water. No sex of course. http://www.babyandbump.com/pregnancy...matoma-77.html
I just read your signature - you are on total bedrest from a small SCH? UGH - that must be frustrating. Is that common for those with SCH to be put on bedrest?
Drs criteria is not uniform on this, but since I work from home, I figured I woukld rather do it. I am dead bored after 40 days, now i am allowed short trips around the house, making a cup of tea, and eventually going out for a short car ride to keep my sanity heheh.
Sorry you're going through this as I know how scary it can be. I too have this with my last pg at 7wks bright red blood. Was convinced it was all over (as have had 2 previous mmc's). However, all was well. I was also put on bedrest for a week then the following week was allowed to do a little walking etc....Mine also disappeared & I have my healthy 9mth old to show, so hopefully all will be well.
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