by Jennifer Parris, May 19, 2021

There are two types of molar pregnancies: a complete molar and a partial molar pregnancy. “A complete mole means that there is no fetus or embryo, no amniotic fluid, and large ovarian cysts,” Dr. Kecia Gaither, MD, MPH, FACOG, OB/GYN and Director of Perinatal Services at NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln, tells Romper. “An incomplete molar pregnancy has an abnormal-appearing placenta, a growth-restricted fetus, and paucity of amniotic fluid.” Additionally, there will be higher levels of human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG), a hormone produced by the cells of the placenta during pregnancy, reported.

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