Viable pregnancy (non-viable possibilities)

Honestly, you feel amazed when you realize something new in your body. Yes, I am about pregnancy that a woman experience. Despite unusual feelings still, there are some health risks that a woman faces in pregnancy.

Well, the more you will take the risk, the more you will gain. This is a true saying by our elders. When a woman carries one baby in her womb, then her risk period starts partially; whether when a woman has twins or more than two, then this risk goes double.

Anyways today, here we are, especially to make you know about viable and non-viable pregnancy. I must recommend reading this article once before conceiving. At least before deciding some, you should know all pregnancy possibilities.

When we come to viability and non-viability, then there are a lot of questions that arise in our minds. By choosing the main questions here, we have made this short guide page for you all, ladies.

Viable and non-viable pregnancy:

As early scientists were Latin and they diverted a big part of medical science. Thus the viability and non-viability terms are also derivate by them. Basically viable reassembles a Latin word VITA that means life; however, doctors use viable words for different medical terms, including pregnancy.

Viable (normal):

In medical term, viable pregnancy stands for a normal baby within and after birth. When everything seems normal, and a baby in the womb seems in good condition; whether he/she seems to survive after birth, then we consider this pregnancy time as a viable pregnancy.

Non-viable (abnormal):

Dissimilarly, in a non-viable pregnancy fetus, it seems abnormal with zero chance of being born alive. In this condition, doctors can do nothing for fetus health instead of abortion.

Both of these are two opposite sides of pregnancy that women experience, but factually there are high chances of healthy (viable) pregnancy, whether fewer chances of non-viable (abnormal) pregnancy. Further, we have a lot of measures by which we can easily ensure a baby’s survival or not.

How to confirm a non-viable pregnancy?

This is quite an interesting question that you are about known! Recently a health organization (SRU) society radiologist in ultrasound has introduced few factual criteria that can be the cause of non-viability.

Further, it declared that there are still some determinations by which you can examine fetus viability. Therefore never to get to hurry for abortion and wait some while. For this examination, ultrasound is conditioned. Let see what its perspectives are;

  • A fetus without a heartbeat with a crown to rump length of 7 millimeters and more is non-viable.
  • A gestational sac without embryo with a diameter of 25 millimeters or more is non-viable.
  • When you observe a gestational sac without yolk sac in the first scan, and two weeks later, you realize there is no embryo within a heartbeat. (It seems the pregnancy is no more progressing.)
  • On another side presence of the gestational sac within an appeared yolk sac in the first scan, but after two weeks, you see no symbol of the embryo, and no heartbeat means this is going to be a non-viable pregnancy.

When a pregnancy gets non-viable?

As I already explained that, in non-viable pregnancy, a fetus cannot survive after birth and even sometimes within the womb. According to the doctors in non-viable pregnancy, BETA HCG seems abnormal, or a fetus has no more heartbeat.

In the early weeks, it could be aborted by DNC or tablets. Moreover, it may divert in a dead fetus (non-viable pregnancy 😉 make sure a non-viable cannot survive a single breath after birth; thus, it will be good to abort when your doctor declares it a non-viable pregnancy.

What are the symptoms of a non-viable pregnancy?

In terms of medical, we can confirm a viable pregnancy through the BETA HCG test. Additionally, you may test urine by a pregnancy strip at home. Blood HCG is the most conformal report for the doctors; it gives accurate results that they believe.

The level of this test will go double within two to three days more and let the numbers reach 2000 mIU/ml, which means your embryonic development is going right. Now it is able to visible in the scan.

Rare chemical pregnancies convert non-viable after implantation in a short time. Their HCG level gets rises, but unfortunately, it does not stand other fetus developments. It is why they prefer (ART) assisted reproductive technology to confirm the viability of their pregnancy. Often women even don’t know they are pregnant and having non-viability in their belly.

According to some experts, there are few physical symptoms by which we can observe the non-viability of pregnancy and can know the gestational condition. Take a look;


  • Unbearable cramps
  • Severe Backache and abdomen ache
  • Vaginal excretion of White-pink mucus
  • Fleeting of tissues or clot-like material within the vagina
  • Loss of pregnancy symptoms such as nausea, though this can happen in a viable pregnancy too.
Bottom lines:

Several women don’t want to know, is their pregnancy is viable or non-viable. They always prefer a mid-wife or gynecologist to concern. In 6th week of pregnancy, a doctor can quickly examine a yolk sac and gestational sac. It also determines are these sacs able to pick fetal pole or not?

For this picking, the crown to rump length should be perfect (15 to 18 millimeters.) If there will be everything okay, then a fetal will get a crucial viable factor (heartbeat.)

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