So those words sound very scary, but as surrogate, I have heard them a LOT. It seems as soon as you mention bleeding on a surrogacy board, at least a few of the responses involve these words along with reassurances that the baby or babies were born just fine. So, it may or may not make sense that when I started bleeding at around 8:45 last night, I almost prayed to hear those words, because the alternative word would have been "miscarriage".
I saw the bright red blood and we immediately left for the ER. I know they couldn't do anything for me if it was a miscarriage, but I also knew that if I were an intended parent, I would want to know that my surrogate did everything in her power to keep the babies going. My hospital got me in pretty quickly and monitored for heartbeats. There were two, and they were strong. I heaved a sigh of relief and then waited to hear the verdict.
At that time, the verdict was "go home and follow up at your doctor's office tomorrow."
I happened to have an appointment already scheduled for the morning, so I went home, got some sleep, and went in hoping for some answers. At my Ob Gyn's office, we have the absolute BEST sonographer I have ever had the pleasure of working with. She takes her time, explains everything, and is simply pleasant.
She was able to locate the heartbeats and determine that the babies were still doing well. She also was able to locate the subchorionic bleed which was located just inside the cervix, and far away from the placenta, which is the best possible place for it to be (far, far away from the placenta.) It looks like we might have a little more bleeding before all is said and done. The next thing she was able to do was INSTANTLY determine the gender of each baby.
I sent the parents some flowers today that are color coded with notes to give them their news. I had to go with flowers because anything else would have taken too long to get to them. I have received word that the flowers have been delivered. Once it has been confirmed that they got them, I will post it here on my blog first. I just want to give them the respect of not having 50 people know before they even have a chance to process the information. (If there are even 50 of you out there? lol)
Anyway, the bleeding seems to have stopped. I am feeling some random little movements in there, and I am satisfying my current craving for oreos and milk. Back to school work I go. :)