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During pregnancy, your health is number one priority. That’s why we went straight to top pregnancy health experts for all the details you want to know about the most common pregnancy problems. In our pregnancy problems guide, you can read about a slew of pregnancy conditions – everything from hemorrhoids to gestational diabetes. Find out what any pregnancy symptom could possibly mean (are you swollen just because you’re expecting, or is it a sign of some complication?) and find out whether or not it’s worth a call to your OB. If you already know you’ve got a pregnancy complication or health condition, our comprehensive articles will give you the scoop on its causes and how it can affect you and baby. Plus, get treatment tips straight from medical experts and pregnant women like you. Yup, we've got answers to all your questions about pregnancy health problems right here!

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Molar Pregnancy

Answers to all your questions about molar pregnancy.

What’s the best way to treat a molar pregnancy?

If you are diagnosed with a molar pregnancy, your doctor will likely order a procedure to remove the growth right away, because the tissue itself can lead to another disorder called persistent trophoblastic disease (which could potentially develop into a cancerous form of the disease). A molar pregnancy is a scary diagnosis, but it doesn’t mean that you can’t have a safe and healthy pregnancy after treatment.

What can I do to prevent a molar pregnancy?

There’s no known way to prevent a molar pregnancy.

What do other pregnant moms do when they have a molar pregnancy?

“Went in for my ultrasound yesterday, and I have the placenta, ovaries, hormones, and pregnancy symptoms of a 10-week pregnant body, but no embryo. My doctor said it’s a molar pregnancy, where an abnormal growth in the uterus tricks the body into thinking it’s pregnant.”

“I had a complete molar pregnancy. I ended up in the ER with excessive bleeding and underwent a second D&C. My HCG levels had actually gone up in the past two days preceding the second D&C.”

“I had a partial molar pregnancy, and being told I had to wait to TTC again has been one of the hardest things for me.”

Are there any other resources for molar pregnancy?

March of Dimes

The Bump Miscarriage and Pregnancy Loss community board

Plus, more from The Bump:

What to Expect From a D&E or D&C

Emotions After a Miscarriage

Miscarriage and Loss

-- C. Joseph Cadle, MD, ob-gyn, Kaiser Permanente, Atlanta, GA

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