Your pregnancy is viable if the baby is alive, developing properly, and the pregnancy is able to continue all the way until your baby is ready to be born. A miscarriage is any unintentional loss of your child before he or she is able to survive outside of the womb.
How do you know if a pregnancy is viable?
This is an ultrasound examination that is usually carried out vaginally at 6-10 weeks of pregnancy. The aims of this scan are to determine the number of embryos present and whether the pregnancy is progressing normally inside the uterus.
How long does it take for a pregnancy to be viable?
In general, infants that are born very early are not considered to be viable until after 24 weeks gestation. This means that if you give birth to an infant before they are 24 weeks old, their chance of surviving is usually less than 50 percent.
What happens if my pregnancy is not viable?
When pregnancy is nonviable, it will either miscarry on its own or a surgical procedure, such as dilation and curettage (D&C) or medication may be needed to remove remaining fetal tissue. Its important to note that there are no treatments available or ways to save a nonviable pregnancy.
Can hCG levels rise if having a miscarriage?
If you have a miscarriage, the time it takes for your levels to go to zero varies based on how high your levels were at time of miscarriage. If you miscarry very early in your pregnancy and your hCG levels havent increased by much, your levels will usually return to zero within a few days.
What hCG level is considered a viable pregnancy?
At an hCG level of more than 3000 mIU per milliliter, 0.5% of pregancies will be viable , 66.3% nonviable, and 33.2% ectopic . Nonetheless, a live singleton birth can still result even with hCG levels above 4000 mIU/mL and no ultrasound findings on initial examination.