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 15794 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Vitamin D supplementation during pregnancy: state of the evidence from a systematic review of randomised trials.
 

Author(s): Daniel E Roth, Michael Leung, Elnathan Mesfin, Huma Qamar, Jessica Watterworth, Eszter Papp

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Objectives To estimate the effects of vitamin D supplementation during pregnancy on 11 maternal and 27 neonatal/infant outcomes; to determine frequencies at which trial outcome data were missing, unreported, or inconsistently reported; and to project the potential contributions of ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Cross-sectional interview study of fertility, pregnancy, and urogenital schistosomiasis in coastal Kenya: Documented treatment in childhood is associated with reduced odds of subfertility among adult women.
 

Author(s): Sarah C Miller-Fellows, Laura Howard, Rebekah Kramer, Vanessa Hildebrand, Jennifer Furin, Francis M Mutuku, Dunstan Mukoko, Julianne A Ivy, Charles H King

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Previous research has documented an increased risk of subfertility in areas of sub-Saharan Africa, as well as an ecological association between urogenital schistosomiasis prevalence and decreased fertility. This pilot project examined reproductive patterns and the potential effects ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Effect of a prenatal lifestyle intervention on physical activity level in late pregnancy and the first year postpartum.
 

Author(s): Birgitte Sanda, Ingvild Vistad, Linda Reme Sagedal, Lene Annette Hagen Haakstad, Hilde Lohne-Seiler, Monica Klungland Torstveit

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Despite documented health benefits for mother and baby, physical activity (PA)-level tends to decline in pregnancy. Overweight/obese and physically inactive women are two selected groups at increased risk of pregnancy complications. Thus, efficient strategies to maintain or increase ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The terms "Pregnancy" returned 2186 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Alveolar soft part sarcoma with multiple brain and lung metastases in pregnancy: A case report and literature review.
 

Author(s): Yubo Wang, Jiayue Cui, Xu Yan, Rihua Jin, Xinyu Hong

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Nov;96(46):e8790.

 

Alveolar soft part sarcomas (ASPSs) with multiple brain metastases in pregnancy is a rare entity.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Primary myelofibrosis and pregnancy outcomes after low molecular-weight heparin administration: A case report and literature review.
 

Author(s): Roxana Elena Bohîlţea, Monica Mihaela Cîrstoiu, Crîngu Antoniu Ionescu, Emilia Niculescu-Mizil, Ana Maria Vlădăreanu, Irina Voican, Mihai Dimitriu, Natalia Turcan

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Nov;96(46):e8735.

 

Primary myelofibrosis is encountered with the myeloproliferative diseases and is the least prevalent among women of childbearing age. The prognosis is guided by pancytopenia, leukemic transformation and thrombosis which are the dominant complications.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Approach to the patient with pregnancy and lactation-associated osteoporosis: A case report and a review of the literature.
 

Author(s): Min Zhang, Ping Chen, Bin Li, Juan Du, Ting Pan, Jingyan Chen

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Nov;96(46):e8671.

 

Pregnancy and lactation-associated osteoporosis (PLO) is very rare, but it can cause severe vertebral compression fractures with disabling back pain. Although it is a rare, PLO must be kept in mind in the differential diagnosis in patients presenting with low back pain during or after pregnancy.

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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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