I have had a previous molar pregnany when I was 16 years of age. I am now 19 and married and we are expecting our first child together. I am nervous that a molar pregnancy may happen again. I had an appointment a couple of days ago and they found no heart beat, so I scheduled an ultrasound this coming week to make sure there is something there. Does anyone have any previous experience with this and might want to give me some input on your experience and what the main symptom was of having this? Thanks!
I have peronsally never had an experience with a molar pregnancy but I can tell you there are plenty of reasons why you may not be able to hear the heartbeat. The way the baby is positioned. The practioner himself/herself not knowing how to or having less experience. How far along in the pregnancy you are. How far along are you? I know I didn't hear anything till I was around 15/16 weeks. My dr checked at 14 and heard nothing but he wasnt concerned because my uterus was growing. If they didn't hear it and your not very far along I wouldnt be too too worried.
Thank you very much for something reassuring. I am only 11 weeks along tomorrow, so I know that it is early to hear the heart beat, but having a previous molar pregnancy it makes it more difficult to know what is normal and what isn't. Thanks again!
This is really a great site to come to when you have questions. It makes it a lot easier to hear from others what they have experienced. The only problem I really have is that I have this persistent cough and it won't go away and am just wondering if it is more a cold or if it is something I should be worried about.
I have a runny nose that drips into the back of my throat and causes mucous to be coughed up and then 2 times in the morning I have actually thrown/spit up that mucousy substance. Other than that no just the nose and cough.
That can be normal in pregnancy! It's called alergic rhinitis of pregnancy. I might have spelled it wrong. Kia had that though! She can tell you about it. I think there is some forums that she talked about that in recently though.
Thanks! That is what I am kind of hoping that it is, even though its not fun, I am just more worried that it was something worse. But the last couple of nights I have been sleeping with the humidifier on and putting vicks on my chest and I think I am starting to feel a little bit better...Hopefully!
A molar pregnancy for me was very hard to understand at first as well considering I was only 16. It is where you either have an egg where it empty (nothing in it) that unites with a sperm, but then it dies, but your body still is saying you are pregnant and the other way is if you were to have twins but something goes wrong when they are uniting and they split and do whatever happens and then your body also says your pregnant but not. I had the pregnancy where it was called a complete molar pregnancy where all that happened was I had an empty egg. My body kept having the symptoms nausea, gaining weight (just from the fluids building up in my stomach), and not feeling well all around. The only way they can for sure know you have a molar pregnancy is if you have an ultrasound and there is just a grape clustered looking thing there and no baby. So basically it comes down to I had the fetal stem growing but no baby. It was hard to understand this all myself and I still do research on it. Because my chances are higher the second time around and that is why I am worried for my ultrasound that I am having today. But another point I was going to make was that I read that some people don't know they have had a molar pregnancy until later, because it takes so long for things to happen. I am not real sure on that, but this is one thing that is on a rapid increase and I think all woman should know about it.
And no don't real scared to ask me about this, because trust me I have had to try to explain it more than once:p.