I had an SCH with a previous pregnancy. At 12 weeks I had the first episode of bleeding and it was very heavy. Thought for sure the baby was gone, but there he was on US, moving around and healthy as could be. The ER doctor just referred me back to my OB, who said it was very common, we would watch it and to come back in a week for another US. Didn't put me on bedrest, but I felt that bleeding+pregnancy was not good and I stayed pretty inactive. I went back in a week and the US showed the SCH was very large (bigger than it was) and then they put me on bedrest. I was told that most of the time they heal on their own during the first trimester, but mine was obviously huge and into the second trimester. I had a few episodes of bleeding and it went on for at least a month.
Hopefully they can monitor you and watch it getting smaller, and that it happens quickly. It took a long time for mine to heal, but I am happy to report that I went on to have a healthy full term baby. Most people do with the condition. It is just so scary when it is going on, though.
Please update when you arrive home and see your OB, try to stay calm and rest as much as possible.
How scary that must be for you. Safe travels to you and update us when you can.
Thank you everyone!
Kara - the ER dr didn't tell me the size so I should know more tomorrow. I'll update after my appointment.
I hope everything goes smoothly at your appt tomorrow!