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
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