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 15540 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Novel genes and mutations in patients affected by recurrent pregnancy loss.
 

Author(s): Paula Quintero-Ronderos, Eric Mercier, Michiko Fukuda, Ronald González, Carlos Fernando Suárez, Manuel Alfonso Patarroyo, Daniel Vaiman, Jean-Christophe Gris, Paul Laissue

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Recurrent pregnancy loss is a frequently occurring human infertility-related disease affecting ~1% of women. It has been estimated that the cause remains unexplained in >50% cases which strongly suggests that genetic factors may contribute towards the phenotype. Concerning its molecular ...

Last Updated: 10 Oct 2017

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Epidemic hemorrhagic fever complicated with late pregnancy: A case report.
 

Author(s): Xiao-Li Liu, Dong Hao, Xiao-Zhi Wang, Tao Wang, Feng Lu, Weili Liu, Bingjie Lv, Chang-Jun Lv

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Oct;96(40):e8137.

 

Hantaviruses cause two forms of diseases in humans, namely hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome (HFRS) and hantavirus pulmonary syndrome. Hantavirus infections can occur in pregnant women, and could influence the maternal and fetal outcomes, although this is a rare finding, even in endemic areas.

Last Updated: 6 Oct 2017

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Brain MRI in Infants after Maternal Zika Virus Infection during Pregnancy.
 

Author(s): Mehdi Mejdoubi, Alice Monthieux, Tiphaine Cassan, Catherine Lombard, Olivier Flechelles, Clara Adenet

Journal: N. Engl. J. Med.. 2017 10;377(14):1399-1400.

 

Last Updated: 4 Oct 2017

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The terms "Pregnancy" returned 2135 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Exacerbation of primary intestinal lymphangiectasia during late pregnancy and recovery after delivery: A case report and literature review.
 

Author(s): Jianyang Lu, Hongbo Zhai

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Sep;96(35):e7928.

 

Primary intestinal lymphangiectasia (PIL) is a rare disease characterized by dilated intestinal lacteals resulting in lymph leakage into the small bowel lumen. Main clinical features include intermittent diarrhea, hypoproteinemia. Scattered case reports suggested that PIL is compatible ...

Last Updated: 31 Aug 2017

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The effects of various diets on glycemic outcomes during pregnancy: A systematic review and network meta-analysis.
 

Author(s): Vanessa Ha, Ashley J Bonner, Jaynendr K Jadoo, Joseph Beyene, Sonia S Anand, Russell J de Souza

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Evidence to support dietary modifications to improve glycemia during pregnancy is limited, and the benefits of diet beyond limiting gestational weight gain is unclear. Therefore, a systematic review and network meta-analysis of randomized trials was conducted to compare the effects ...

Last Updated: 3 Aug 2017

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Effect of diet and physical activity based interventions in pregnancy on gestational weight gain and pregnancy outcomes: meta-analysis of individual participant data from randomised trials.
 

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Objective To synthesise the evidence on the overall and differential effects of interventions based on diet and physical activity during pregnancy, primarily on gestational weight gain and maternal and offspring composite outcomes, according to women's body mass index, age, parity, ...

Last Updated: 20 Jul 2017

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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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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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