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What is a chemical pregnancy?

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Asked by Anonymous at 8:54 AM on Dec. 1, 2009 in Trying to Conceive

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  • I think its when there's a sac.. but no baby.. could be wrong. My friend has had that once or twice

    Answer by starmoonlight at 9:14 AM on Dec. 1, 2009

  • I think you are right Star

    Answer by Zakysmommy at 9:43 AM on Dec. 1, 2009

  • i think it's also a blighted ovum

    Answer by angevil53 at 10:24 AM on Dec. 1, 2009

  • A chemical pregnancy is not the same as a blighted ovum. It is basically an early miscarriage. If you had one, I'm sorry,

    Answer by burning_woman at 1:16 PM on Dec. 1, 2009

  • a chemical pregnancy is where you have a miscarriage within the first 4-5 weeks. Basically you're pregnant enough to have a positive pregnancy test but you end up getting your period either at it's normal time or a little late. It tends to be more painful than a period but a lot of times you didn't even know you were pregnant.
    A blighted ovum happens later. Usually 8-10 weeks. You're body has the sac and acts pregnant and goes about like a normal pregnancy but there is no baby. This is the biggest reason for miscarriages and is usually caught by a doctor at the first appointment. A chemical pregnancy usually isn't as devastating as a blighted ovum is because it gets caught around 2 months so you start to plan on having a baby and find out there never was a baby as opposed to a chemical pregnancy where the though has yet to even sink in if you even know at all.

    Answer by knfisch at 2:09 PM on Dec. 1, 2009

  • The medical definition is a pregnancy confirmed by chemical detection (HCG on a blood or urine test) only. It's an "early miscarriage" if you've further confirmed the pregnancy by ultrasound and seen a heartbeat on said ultrasound.

    Answer by eema.gray at 2:30 PM on Dec. 1, 2009

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