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 12257 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Less-tight versus tight control of hypertension in pregnancy.
 

Author(s): Laura A Magee, Joel Singer, Peter von Dadelszen,

Journal: N. Engl. J. Med.. 2015 Jun;372(24):2367-8.

 

Last Updated: 11 Jun 2015

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Outcomes of pregnancy after bariatric surgery.
 

Author(s): Kari Johansson, Olof Stephansson, Martin Neovius

Journal: N. Engl. J. Med.. 2015 Jun;372(23):2267.

 

Last Updated: 4 Jun 2015

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Socio-cultural influences on the behaviour of South Asian women with diabetes in pregnancy: qualitative study using a multi-level theoretical approach.
 

Author(s): Trisha Greenhalgh, Megan Clinch, Nur Afsar, Yasmin Choudhury, Rita Sudra, Desirée Campbell-Richards, Anne Claydon, Graham A Hitman, Philippa Hanson, Sarah Finer

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Diabetes in pregnancy is common in South Asians, especially those from low-income backgrounds, and leads to short-term morbidity and longer-term metabolic programming in mother and offspring. We sought to understand the multiple influences on behaviour (hence risks to metabolic health) ...

Last Updated: 4 Jun 2015

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The terms "Pregnancy" returned 1677 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Endocrinology in pregnancy: management of the pregnant patient with a prolactinoma.
 

Author(s): Mark E Molitch

Journal: Eur. J. Endocrinol.. 2015 May;172(5):R205-13.

 

A woman with a prolactinoma is usually infertile. Dopamine agonists usually restore ovulation and fertility and such treatment generally is preferred over transsphenoidal surgery because of higher efficacy and safety. Cabergoline is usually preferred over bromocriptine because of ...

Last Updated: 25 Mar 2015

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Household air pollution from solid fuel use and risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes: a systematic review and meta-analysis of the empirical evidence.
 

Author(s): Adeladza K Amegah, Reginald Quansah, Jouni J K Jaakkola

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About 41% of households globally, mainly in developing countries rely on solid fuels for cooking with consequences for fetal growth and development. Previous reviews were limited in scope, assessing only two outcomes (birth weight, stillbirth). With important evidence accumulating, ...

Last Updated: 3 Dec 2014

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Symptoms of an intrauterine hematoma associated with pregnancy complications: a systematic review.
 

Author(s): Lan Xiang, Zhaolian Wei, Yunxia Cao

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To evaluate the predictive value of the symptoms of an intrauterine hematoma (IUH) for adverse pregnancy outcomes.

Last Updated: 5 Nov 2014

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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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Exploration of the Lipid Metabolism During the Diabetic Pregnancies
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Pregnancy; Pregnancy in Diabetes; Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus; Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus; Macrosomia

 

Last Updated: 8 Apr 2010

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IMproved PRegnancy Outcome by Early Detection
 

Status: Recruiting

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

 

Last Updated: 8 May 2015

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