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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Could drinking excessively during the first few weeks of pregnancy cause a blighted ovum?

Could drinking excessively during the first few weeks of pregnancy cause a blighted ovum?

Unknown: This is not known for sure but it's probably not so. However, heavy drinking in first trimester can absolutely cause fetal alcohol syndrome and possible fetal death, so how about it's a really poor idea! ...Read more

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Is a blighted ovum something that occurs naturally or can someone do something early on in the pregnancy that causes that to happen (like taking Xanax (alprazolam) before realizing I was pregnant)?

Is a blighted ovum something that occurs naturally or can someone do something early on in the pregnancy that causes that to happen (like taking Xanax (alprazolam) before realizing I was pregnant)?

Not your fault: This can just happen. Most likely the fertilized egg had genetic defect and so would not have grown well anyway. So this is your body's natural defense against having a baby with a birth defect. Unlikely to be related to xanax (alprazolam). ...Read more

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Blighted ovum pregnancy. Had sex day of spotting. Heavy miscarriage bleeding next day. Can sex the previous day cause another pregnancy?

Blighted ovum pregnancy. Had sex day of spotting. Heavy miscarriage bleeding next day. Can sex the previous day cause another pregnancy?

No: Pregnancy is a good contraceptive. Sex during any type of pregnancy will not get you pregnant. Miscarriage is not caused by having sex. You can have bleeding from sex during pregnancy but not miscarriage. Blighted ovum is not caused by sex. ...Read more

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Had sex day of spotting with blighted ovum preg. Heavy miscarriage bleeding next day. Light bleeding 2 more days. Could that sex caused another pregnancy?

Had sex day of spotting with blighted ovum preg. Heavy miscarriage bleeding next day. Light bleeding 2 more days. Could that sex caused another pregnancy?

Probably not: It is unlikely if you have completely expelled the previous pregnancy that was a blighted ovum as Mother Nature will not reset the pituitary gland for another ovulation until the HCG levels drop from an existing pregnancy. ...Read more

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What to do if I had a blighted ovum in 2010. can I now with this pregnancy?

Not likely: Having had a blighted ovum in 2010 doesn't mean that you are at a significant risk for reoccurrence checking hcg levels and an early ultrasound is the best way to evaluate the pregnancy at an early stage. ...Read more

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I'm 22 first pregnancy third cycle after starting to try, ended with blighted ovum. What are my chances of getting pregnant with a healthy baby?

Very high: Its actually fairly common to have a miscarriage early in pregnancy. And your chances of having a normal healthy pregnancy are great. Wait a little while to let your body heal and normalize your hormones but you should be fine. ...Read more

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I had a blighted ovum. Can I get it again now with this pregnancy?

I had a blighted ovum. Can I get it again now with this pregnancy?

Miscarriage: A blighted ovum or anembryonic pregnancy (empty gestational sac) unless repetitive does not increase chance for miscarriage in the future. If repetitive will need a work up for habitual miscarriage. ...Read more

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Can pregnancy hormones linger in the body 11 weeks after expelling a blighted ovum?

Can pregnancy hormones linger in the body 11 weeks after expelling a blighted ovum?

Possibly, tho: That would be a long while. Hcg would be the only 'pregnancy hormone' you might still detect. ...Read more

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Is a yolk sac a good sign for a viable pregnancy? Could we see a yolk sac when its a blighted ovum?

Usually good: A yolk sac is an early sign that usually is a good predictor. However, just like anything in medicine, nothing is 100% so a follow-up ultrasound in about a week should be done as you should be able to see a fetal pole and a heartbeat around 6 and a half weeks. ...Read more

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My 5th pregnancy was a blighted ovum. (my first miscarriage). I am pregnant again is it likely I will have a blighted ovum again?

My 5th pregnancy was a blighted ovum. (my first miscarriage). I am pregnant again is it likely I will have a blighted ovum again?

Miscarriage: Every pregnancy has about a 25% chance of miscarriage, which may increase slightly with age. The fact that you've had other pregnancies is encouraging, but each pregnancy carries that risk. There is nothing you could've done to cause it, nor to prevent it. I am sorry for your loss and wish you good luck with this one. ...Read more

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I recently had a blighted ovum. I'm now pregnant again and going in for a 7 week ultrasound. Will they be able to tell if this pregnancy is viable?

I recently had a blighted ovum. I'm now pregnant again and going in for a 7 week ultrasound. Will they be able to tell if this pregnancy is viable?

Assuming: That the transvaginal dating confirms 7 weeks, a heartbeat should be detected in a normal pregnancy. If it is 6 weeks, a heartbeat may or may not be detected, and if it is 5 weeks or less, probably won't be detected even in a normal pregnancy. This is also assuming that the gestation is otherwise normal in appearance. ...Read more

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Blighted ovum or too early to tell just an embryo 6 weeks 2 days or 5 weeks 2 days with still developing pregnancy symptoms help.... They scared us

Blighted ovum or too early to tell just an embryo 6 weeks 2 days or 5 weeks 2 days with still developing pregnancy symptoms help.... They scared us

What will be will be: Let nature do what it does, and not worry at all until later in the pregnancy. That is because only a portion of conceptions become successful pregnancies. Nature weeds out genetic mutations and other abnormal embryos, in trying to preserve the human species. It has worked fairly well thus far, bringing us here from even before our caveman days. Be hopeful, but don't worry. What will be will be. ...Read more

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Hello...I have a d& c for blighted ovum after a 8.5 weeks pregnancy. Want to know when should I start for ttc and what is the chance of another b.O?

1 month: I would advise to wait one month that allows the uterine lining to turn over 1 full time. You can wait longer if you like. It should not predispose you to another miscarriage but the general risk of miscarriage is around 25%. ...Read more

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4 weeks preg, what are some signs of a healthy pregnancy and an actual embryo is growing rather than a blighted ovum? Preg tests are getting darker.

Impossible to tell: The symptoms of early pregnancy, nausea, frequent urination, tiredness are largely related to the hormones produced by the placenta rather than the fetus. Even in the cases of unsuccessful pregnancies such as blighted ova, it may impossible this early to tell the two apart. Your doc will need to follow you with ultrasounds and likely bloodwork to tell. ...Read more

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How viable pregnancy wth increasing bhcg lvls. Wk 4 (8000hcg); Wk 5 (24000); Wk 8 (174000). is there a chance of blighted ovum? In 2 wks will be U/S.

How viable pregnancy wth increasing bhcg lvls. Wk 4 (8000hcg); Wk 5 (24000); Wk 8 (174000). is there a chance of blighted ovum? In 2 wks will be U/S.

Numbers are good: But nothing is specific enough to guarantee it couldn't still be a blighted ovum. I run a specialty practice where we can US patients when the hCG is above 2000, so we routinely do 6 week ultrasounds. If you do not have access to US until 10 weeks that's not a cause for concern, but I'm afraid you'll just have to wait until then. Good luck and good wishes. ...Read more

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In march 2013, I had d&c (abortion) due to blighted ovum. I am 36 days from my last period and my pregnancy test is negative. Please advice me.?

In march 2013, I had d&c (abortion) due to blighted ovum. I am 36 days from my last period and my pregnancy test is negative. Please advice me.?

When was test done?: Pregnancy is the most common cause of a missed period. If not pregnant, other causes of a late or missed period include: excessive weight loss or weight gain, increased exercising, emotional stress, having an illness, traveling, medicines (especially birth control pills), hormonal disorders, etc… a visit to one’s ob-gyn doctor is a good idea if symptoms are persistent, recurring, or worrisome. ...Read more

Ovum (Definition)

Ovum is one proper name for the female gamete, also called oocyte, and (most commonly) 'egg.' ova (plural) exist in the ovaries of females, and are released in the reproductive years during ovulation. Most ova are lost not through ovulation, but some believe through ...Read more


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Blighted Ovum (Definition)

A condition where a very early pregnancy appears normal when seen on an ultrasound, but the egg soon fails to ...Read more