Is a Molar Pregnancy or Gestational Trophoblastic Disease (GTD) covered?
If you need medical care overseas due to a molar pregnancy or gestational trophoblastic disease, you are not covered under our standard policies. However with the addition of a Pregnancy Pack, you're eligible to claim.
Gynaecologists describes a molar pregnancy or gestational trophoblastic disease is a a pregnancy in which a tumour develops from the placental tissue. GTD is a rare complication of pregnancy that occurs in about 1 out of every 200–1000 pregnancies. The most common type of GTD is a Hydatidiform Mole. It is just a term used to describe the abnormal growth of the placenta . The overgrowing placenta produces high levels of pregnancy hormones so the woman ‘feels’ pregnant and has symptoms of pregnancy. Sadly, a molar pregnancy is a type of pregnancy loss as the baby either does not develop at all or develops abnormally and cannot survive.