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 15841 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Management of Pregnancy and Delivery in Patients With Hereditary Angioedema Due to C1 Inhibitor Deficiency.
 

Author(s): T González-Quevedo, J I Larco, C Marcos, M Guilarte, M L Baeza, S Cimbollek, M C López-Serrano, M Piñero-Saavedra, M Rubio, T Caballero

Journal: J Investig Allergol Clin Immunol. 2016 ;26(3):161-7.

 

There is little information on pregnancy and delivery in patients with hereditary angioedema due to C1 inhibitor deficiency (C1INH-HAE). The aim of this study was to describe the effect of pregnancy and deliveries on symptoms of C1INH-HAE and review the need for and safety of treatments ...

Last Updated: 22 Jun 2016

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Chemotherapy for Breast Cancer During Pregnancy, With Neonatal Lupus in the Newborn.
 

Author(s): Heng Kong, Shou-Ching Tang

Journal: Oncology (Williston Park, N.Y.). 2016 Jun;30(6):584-7.

 

Last Updated: 21 Jun 2016

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Both compassion of monozygotic twin sisters during the delivery and pregnancy.
 

Author(s): Dubravko Habek, Vlado Jukić, Matija Prka, Milan Pavlović, Antonija Mihalić

Journal: Psychiatr Danub. 2016 Jun;28(2):195.

 

Last Updated: 11 Jun 2016

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The terms "Pregnancy" returned 2031 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Prognostic Factors of the Efficacy of High-dose Corticosteroid Therapy in Hemolysis, Elevated Liver Enzymes, and Low Platelet Count Syndrome During Pregnancy: A Meta-analysis.
 

Author(s): Li Yang, Chenchen Ren, Minhong Mao, Shihong Cui

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2016 Mar;95(13):e3203.

 

The aim of this study was to identify the factors which can affect the efficacy of corticosteroid (CORT) therapy in the management of hemolysis, elevated liver enzymes, and low platelet count (HELLP) syndrome. Research articles reporting the efficacy of CORT therapy to HELLP syndrome ...

Last Updated: 5 Apr 2016

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Micronutrient deficiencies in pregnancy worldwide: health effects and prevention.
 

Author(s): Alison D Gernand, Kerry J Schulze, Christine P Stewart, Keith P West, Parul Christian

Journal: Nat Rev Endocrinol. 2016 May;12(5):274-89.

 

Micronutrients, vitamins and minerals accessible from the diet, are essential for biologic activity. Micronutrient status varies widely throughout pregnancy and across populations. Women in low-income countries often enter pregnancy malnourished, and the demands of gestation can exacerbate ...

Last Updated: 14 Apr 2016

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Comparison of the Fertility Outcome of Salpingotomy and Salpingectomy in Women with Tubal Pregnancy: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.
 

Author(s): Xiaolin Cheng, Xiaoyu Tian, Zhen Yan, Mengmeng Jia, Jie Deng, Ying Wang, Dongmei Fan

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To compare the natural fertility outcomes of salpingotomy and salpingectomy among women treated for tubal pregnancy.

Last Updated: 26 Mar 2016

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Sleep Quality in Pregnancy and Its Impact on Pregnancy Outcomes
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Obstructive Sleep Apnea; Pregnancy Induced Hypertension; High-Risk Pregnancy; Restless Leg Syndrome; Infant, Very Low Birth Weight

 

Last Updated: 19 Dec 2013

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IMproved PRegnancy Outcome by Early Detection
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Pre-eclampsia; Pregnancy; Pregnancy, High-risk; Pregnancy Complications

 

Last Updated: 21 Aug 2015

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Free DNA and Nucleosome Concentrations in Pathological Pregnancies
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Pregnancy; Venous Thrombosis; Pulmonary Embolism; Hypertension, Pregnancy-Induced; Eclampsia; HELLP Syndrome; Pre-Eclampsia; Fetal Death; Placental Insufficiency

 

Last Updated: 30 Mar 2016

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