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Partial Molar Pregnancy Lyla & Maxwell's Mommy 3 kids; 2 angel babies; Wisconsin 1576 posts
Mar 21st '17

My OB called today to let me know they received some of my surgical results which lead them to believe I had a partial molar pregnancy. He said they don't have enough to officially diagnose until they receive the genetic results as well but need to monitor me more closely. 

I had to have my hcg drawn and it was 84 2 weeks after my d&c. He said it will be monitored weekly until it hits 0 and then monthly for 6 months. If it rises or plateaus I will have to see an oncologist. We also can't ttc for 6 months. 

I'm just so devestated. I feel like I just came to terms with the miscarriage and was looking forward to ttc again this summer. I'm also so scared my hcg will stop declining. Ughhh. 

Anyone else have any experience with a partial molar pregnancy??? 

...B... 5 kids; 3 angel babies; .., .., Christmas Island 1314 posts
Mar 21st '17

My sister had a molar pregnancy, years ago. She had to get her blood drawn very frequently for a year. I want to say every month for the first 6 months, then every 3 months for the last 6? I cant remember exActly. Her doctor had her go on birth control for that year. She hasnt had any issues from it, and everything turned out normal for her. 

Lyla & Maxwell's Mommy 3 kids; 2 angel babies; Wisconsin 1576 posts
Mar 22nd '17

Quoting ...B...:
My sister had a molar pregnancy, years ago. She had to get her blood drawn very frequently for a year. I want to say every month for the first 6 months, then every 3 months for the last 6? I cant remember exActly. Her doctor had her go on birth control for that year. She hasnt had any issues from it, and everything turned out normal for her. 


Thanks. A partial molar is a bit different. A baby does develop but has tripioldy syndrome and isn't viable. The placenta is cystic as well. I'm glad everything was normal in the end for your sister. 

...B... 5 kids; 3 angel babies; .., .., Christmas Island 1314 posts
Mar 22nd '17

Quoting Lyla & Maxwell's Mommy:

Thanks. A partial molar is a bit different. A baby does develop but has tripioldy syndrome and isn't viable. The placenta is cystic as well. I'm glad everything was normal in the end for your sister. 


Hopefully everything works out for you as well!

We ARE the Crystal gems 3 kids; 2 angel babies; Beach city, CA, United States 17882 posts
Mar 22nd '17

I had a partial molar pregnancy in 2008, my first pregnancy. I remember going in at 8 weeks and saw a baby with a flickering heart beat and found out at almost 12 weeks it was a partial molar on ultrasound since I had no heart beat.I still can't come to terms with it and it's hard around the time I conceived/DD . I don't remembee them checking my levels every few months. Just my recovery to make sure everything passed after my D&C. They also told me to wait 5-6 cycles before TTC again. Sorry for your loss mama

Lyla & Maxwell's Mommy 3 kids; 2 angel babies; Wisconsin 1576 posts
Mar 23rd '17

Quoting We ARE the Crystal gems:
I had a partial molar pregnancy in 2008, my first pregnancy. I remember going in at 8 weeks and saw a baby with a flickering heart beat and found out at almost 12 weeks it was a partial molar on ultrasound since I had no heart beat.I still can't come to terms with it and it's hard around the time I conceived/DD . I don't remembee them checking my levels every few months. Just my recovery to make sure everything passed after my D&C. They also told me to wait 5-6 cycles before TTC again. Sorry for your loss mama


I think that's the hardest part. I had two other ultrasounds with a healthy strong heartbeat. It was totally unexpected. Thanks! 

reeniez 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Mildura, VI, Australia 616 posts
Mar 27th '17

I'm sorry you're going through this right now. I had a complete molar a few years ago. For me the roughest part was having to wait so long to ttc again and the blood tests were just a constant reminder of our loss.

Lyla & Maxwell's Mommy 3 kids; 2 angel babies; Wisconsin 1576 posts
Mar 27th '17

Quoting reeniez:
I'm sorry you're going through this right now. I had a complete molar a few years ago. For me the roughest part was having to wait so long to ttc again and the blood tests were just a constant reminder of our loss.


Thanks. I have my follow up appointment today and am praying they don't have any other 'bad news'. ...Im definitely not looking forward to waiting 6 months to ttc I can't imagine a year. I'm sorry for your loss.