To treat a molar pregnancy, your doctor will remove the molar tissue from your uterus with a procedure called dilation and curettage (D&C).
A D&C is usually done as an outpatient procedure in a hospital.
Can you pass a molar pregnancy?
Partial molar pregnancy.
The embryo may start to grow, but it can’t survive. This condition happens when the embryo has two sets of chromosomes from the father and one from the mother, so it has 69 chromosomes instead of 46. This can happen when the father’s chromosomes are copied or when two sperm fertilize one egg.
How does a molar pregnancy happen?
A molar pregnancy is caused by an abnormally fertilized egg. Human cells normally contain 23 pairs of chromosomes. As a result, the embryo has 69 chromosomes instead of 46. This most often occurs when two sperm fertilize an egg, resulting in an extra copy of the father’s genetic material.
Can you have a molar pregnancy with IVF?
A molar pregnancy is more likely in women over 40 or in teenage pregnancies. If you’re Asian, you’re twice as likely to have one. For IVF patients, a PGD-tested embryo can virtually eliminate the risk of a molar pregnancy.