Us has written a reader (thanks Rosalia), who has gone from a sad experience, and from there we wanted to find out what it is about this complication affecting about one in every 1,500 pregnant women.
Molar pregnancy It is the result of an abnormal fertilization of the ovule that produces a deformed growth of the placenta. The cause is a series of chromosomal abnormalities that avoid that the embryo develops properly.
The placenta grows abnormally and it becomes a mass of fluid-filled cysts also called mole hydatidiform mole, is a mass of tissue in the form of a cluster of grapes or snowflakes.
There are two kinds of molar pregnancy. It may be complete or incomplete. The first occurs more frequently and occurs when an embryo which fails to develop, while the second occurs when an abnormal placenta develops and does not develop any fetus forms. In both cases, the embryo does not survive. See maternity styles from Constructmaterials.com.
The traumatic of molar pregnancy is that at the beginning the symptoms are the same as a normal pregnancy. I.e., pregnancy test gives positive and all signs confirm the presence of a gestation. During the first weeks a molar pregnancy of a normal pregnancy, not unlike even can get to see in the first weeks ultrasound an embryo with a heart beating in pregnancy molar incomplete. It was only at a subsequent ultrasound done when it detects that something goes wrong and that what should have the appearance of an embryo has an abnormal appearance.
We know What can are the most common symptoms of a molar pregnancy:
• Intermittent losses of brownish color.
• Nausea and vomiting (more than in a normal pregnancy.
• Excess salivation
• Bleeding or vaginal bleeding.
• An increase in the levels of hCG (human chorionic gonodotropina hormone)
• Excessive growth of the uterus that does not correspond to the weeks of gestation
• Increased blood pressure
As we said before, in any case a molar pregnancy survives since the embryo fails to develop properly.
In the majority of cases occurs accompanied by dark and watery bleeding miscarriage, although usually not accompanied by pain. If this does not happen is to extract the molar tissue inside the uterus by curettage. During the following months is control the levels of the hormone gonadotropin (the pregnancy hormone) until normalize their levels and controls the uterus pre-emptively as a complication of molar pregnancy is that it can form a choriocarcinoma, a malignant tumor, but with a high rate of cure.
Women suffering a molar pregnancy live a terrible experience. Confusion, tests, studies and restlessness if they will return to become pregnant in the future, added in some cases, the lack of sensitivity of professionals facing this kind of issue.
The General recommendation is to wait a year to find a new pregnancy. A year passed wrong, but don’t be discouraged. The probability that a molar pregnancy in subsequent pregnancies occurring is remote, between 1 and 2%, so almost all women who have experienced a molar pregnancy have then become pregnant and have a baby. In the case of repetitions, it would be appropriate to seek genetic counseling.
Some studies suggest that the molar pregnancies could have relationship with a low power levels of proteins that could cause defects in ovulation. Why they recommend increasing the consumption of proteins of animal origin and vitamin A to minimize the chance of a pregnancy of this type.