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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The terms "Pregnancy" returned 14772 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Hysterectomy in the Second Trimester of Pregnancy after In vitro Fertilization-embryo Transfer: A Case Report and Analysis of Its Risk Factors.
 

Author(s): Chan-Wei Jia, Yan-Min Ma, Shu-Yu Wang

Journal: Chin. Med. J.. 2017 02;130(4):490-491.

 

Last Updated: 20 Feb 2017

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Effects of Previous Laparoscopic Surgical Diagnosis of Endometriosis on Pregnancy Outcomes.
 

Author(s): Hui Li, Hong-Lan Zhu, Xiao-Hong Chang, Yi Li, Yue Wang, Jing Guan, Heng Cui

Journal: Chin. Med. J.. 2017 02;130(4):428-433.

 

The association between the previous history of endometriosis and obstetric outcomes is still ambiguous. This study aimed to evaluate the effects of previous history of operatively diagnosed endometriosis on pregnancy outcomes.

Last Updated: 20 Feb 2017

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Urinary iodine in early pregnancy is associated with subclinical hypothyroidism in Tianjin, China: an observational study.
 

Author(s): Kunling Wang, Jie Zhang, Fengao Li, Wanqi Zhang, Hao Wang, Li Ding, Yaxin Liu, Laixiang Lin, Shuang Zhang, Mei Zhu

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Subclinical hypothyroidism (SH) is associated with adverse obstetric outcomes and neurodevelopment disorders. Both iodine deficiency and excess are associated with SH; however, few data regarding iodine nutrition status of pregnant women with SH are available. This study aimed to ...

Last Updated: 18 Feb 2017

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The terms "Pregnancy" returned 1986 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Molecular and Cellular Interactions between Mother and Fetus. Pregnancy as a Rejuvenating Factor.
 

Author(s): V A Popkov, D N Silachev, S S Jankauskas, L D Zorova, I B Pevzner, V A Babenko, E Y Plotnikov, D B Zorov

Journal: Biochemistry Mosc.. 2016 Dec;81(12):1480-1487.

 

Aging is associated with a decline of various body functions, including ability to regenerate. Over recent decades, it has been demonstrated that some of these changes could be reversed in response to factors originating from a young organism, for example, fetal stem cells or "young ...

Last Updated: 5 Mar 2017

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Transcranial magnetic stimulation for treatment of major depression during pregnancy: a review.
 

Author(s): Renata de Melo Felipe, Ygor Arzeno Ferrão

Journal: Trends Psychiatry Psychother. ;38(4):190-197.

 

Pregnancy is characterized by a high prevalence of mental disorders. Depression is the most common of these disorders and it is a risk factor for negative maternal and child development outcomes. Psychotherapy and pharmacotherapy are conventional and well-established therapeutic options, ...

Last Updated: 11 Jan 2017

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

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Condition Summary: Pregnancy, Prolonged

 

Last Updated: 8 Feb 2016

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Comparison of Laparoscopic Cornuostomy and Wedge Resection for Interstitial Pregnancy
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Cornual Pregnancy

 

Last Updated: 24 Feb 2017

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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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