Pregnancy

Common Name(s)

Pregnancy

Pregnancy occurs when an egg is fertilized by sperm, forming a bundle of cells (zygote) that eventually develop into a fetus. The average pregnancy lasts about 40 weeks, but normal term can range from 37-42 weeks. A pregnancy is often divided into 3 trimesters of fourteen weeks each. The 1st trimester is when symptoms such as cramping, fatigue and/or morning sickness may occur. During the 2nd trimester, early symptoms decrease and fetal movements will become more noticeable. During the 3rd trimester, the fetus will turn its head downward in preparation for labor and delivery.

Common indications of pregnancy may include fatigue, nausea, food cravings, increased urination, tender breasts, and a missed period. A pregnancy test can be done at home or at a doctor's office for confirmation. Ultrasounds and prenatal visits are important and allow mothers and doctors to monitor the health of mother and baby. Most pregnancies go to full term and experience no issues. Tests are available to determine some aspects of the baby's health while still in utero. If you are pregnant or looking to become pregnant, talk with your doctor about your risks and what to do to ensure your baby's health.

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Scientific Literature

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Research articles describe the outcome of a single study. They are the published results of original research.
The terms "Pregnancy" returned 14651 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

A rare case of dengue encephalopathy complicating a term pregnancy.
 

Author(s): Lavanya Rajagopala, Ravindra L Satharasinghe, Madhava Karunarathna

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Dengue fever has an expanded clinical spectrum ranging from an asymptomatic infection to life threatening dengue hemorrhagic fever and refractory shock. Dengue infection in pregnancy can be a diagnostic dilemma, particularly considering the physiological changes in pregnancy and the ...

Last Updated: 2 Feb 2017

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Ebstein Anomaly in Pregnancy.
 

Author(s): Lusiani Rusdi, Syahrir Azizi, Christopher Suwita, Astrid Karina, Sally A Nasution

Journal: Acta Med Indones. 2016 Oct;48(4):325-326.

 

A 27-year-old primiparous woman with 28 weeks gestational age was admitted to our hospital with worsening shortness of breath. She was diagnosed with Ebstein's anomaly three years ago, but preferred to be left untreated. The patient was not cyanotic and her vital signs were stable. ...

Last Updated: 1 Feb 2017

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Validity of a food frequency questionnaire to estimate long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acid intake among Japanese women in early and late pregnancy.
 

Author(s): Minatsu Kobayashi, Seung Chik Jwa, Kohei Ogawa, Naho Morisaki, Takeo Fujiwara

Journal: J Epidemiol. 2017 Jan;27(1):30-35.

 

The relative validity of food frequency questionnaires for estimating long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acid (LC-PUFA) intake among pregnant Japanese women is currently unclear. The aim of this study was to verify the external validity of a food frequency questionnaire, originally ...

Last Updated: 30 Jan 2017

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The terms "Pregnancy" returned 1956 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Association between polycystic ovary syndrome and the risk of pregnancy complications: A PRISMA-compliant systematic review and meta-analysis.
 

Author(s): Hai-Feng Yu, Hong-Su Chen, Da-Pang Rao, Jian Gong

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2016 Dec;95(51):e4863.

 

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is inconsistently associated with increased risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes. The purpose of this meta-analysis was to summarize the evidence regarding the strength of the association between pregnancy in women with PCOS and pregnancy complications.

Last Updated: 21 Dec 2016

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What we know of the central auditory disorders in children exposed to alcohol during pregnancy? Systematic review.
 

Author(s): Humberto de Oliveira Simões, Sthella Zanchetta, Erikson Felipe Furtado

Journal: Codas. ;28(5):640-645.

 

To identify the effects of alcohol intake during pregnancy on the central auditory nervous system in relation to their possible diagnosis, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, partial Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, Alcohol-Related Birth Defects and Alcohol-Related Neurodevelopmental Disorder, his extension ...

Last Updated: 16 Nov 2016

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[A treatment of neuromyelitis optica (Devic's disease) during pregnancy].
 

Author(s): Moussa Toudou Daouda, Norlin Samuel Obenda, Hamid Assadeck, Diankanagbe Camara, Fatimata Hassane Djibo

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Neuromyelitis optica (Devic's disease) is an inflammatory demyelinating disease of the central nervous system that mainly affects spinal cord, optic nerve and brain regions with high aquaporin 4 antigen expression. This is a severe autoimmune disease caused by autoantibodies directed ...

Last Updated: 1 Nov 2016

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Birth Rate in Conservative Monitoring of Pregnancy Beyond the Date of Birth.
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Pregnancy, Prolonged

 

Last Updated: 8 Feb 2016

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Maternal Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment During Pregnancy:a Database for Maternal, Fetal, and Neonatal Outcomes
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Pregnancy,Neoplastic Complications

 

Last Updated: 20 Apr 2016

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Outpatient Foley Catheter for Induction of Labor in Nulliparous for Prolonged Pregnancy
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Induction of Labour; Prolonged Pregnancy

 

Last Updated: 10 Oct 2016

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