A molar pregnancy (medically referred to as a hydatidiform mole) is a devastating and rare condition that occurs in 1 out of every 1,000 pregnancies. A molar pregnancy occurs early in the first trimester, when the tissue that would have grown into an embryo (and later your future baby) becomes a noncancerous (benign) tumor in your womb.
Molar pregnancies are a type of gestational trophoblastic disease (GTD) – a group of tumors that develop inside a woman’s uterus. A majority of GTDs are non-cancerous, and these don’t spread into deep body tissues or invade other parts of the body. There are a few GTDs that are cancerous. [Read more…] about What is a Molar Pregnancy?