What is blighted ovum


Hello my sisters in the house, pls what is the meaning of blighted ovum. I need answers pls


A blighted ovum occurs when a fertilized egg implants in the uterus but doesn’t develop into an embryo.

It is also referred to as an anembryonic (no embryo) pregnancy and is a leading cause of early pregnancy failure or miscarriage.

It’s important to understand that you have done nothing to cause this miscarriage and you almost certainly could not have prevented it. For most women, a blighted ovum occurs only once.

Not something much to worry about. However, like we usually advise, it’s better to discuss this with a doctor for better explanation