Molar Pregnancy

** I do not have a molar pregnancy, someone had asked since I mentioned it the previous post, though. Please do not worry:)

What is it? Well, to answer your question (from the Mayo Clinic website):

A molar pregnancy — also known as hydatidiform mole — is a noncancerous (benign) tumor that develops in the uterus. A molar pregnancy occurs when the placenta develops into an abnormal mass of cysts rather than becoming a viable pregnancy.

Molar pregnancy is a type of gestational trophoblastic disease (GTD). In a complete molar pregnancy, there's no embryo or normal placental tissue. In a partial molar pregnancy, there's an abnormal embryo and possibly some normal placental tissue. The embryo begins to develop but is malformed and can't survive.

A molar pregnancy can have serious complications — including a rare form of cancer — and requires early treatment. Careful monitoring after a molar pregnancy can help preserve the chance for future healthy pregnancies.


Danielle said...

praying. truly.

Danielle said...

oh...gosh...i was worrying MAJOR. i'm not even kidding.