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What causes molar pregnancies?

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Dr. Megan Bird
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
Abnormal pregnancy: Molar pregnancies are when the placenta overgrows and takes over. There may or may not be a fetus or embryo present. They are caused by abnormal genetics. Normally the sperm contributes half the genetic material. If the sperm contributes most or all of it, a molar pregnancy occurs.

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What is a molar pregnancy? What causes it?

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Dr. Sewa Legha
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Failed pregnancy: It is a misformed conception and damaged baby. Does not bode well for having a baby.

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