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 14903 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Perinatal outcomes in multifetal pregnancy following fetal reduction.
 

Author(s): Neda Razaz, Tehila Avitan, Joseph Ting, Tracy Pressey, K S Joseph

Journal: CMAJ. 2017 May;189(18):E652-E658.

 

There is currently insufficient evidence regarding the prognosis of multifetal pregnancy following elective fetal reduction to twin or singleton pregnancy. We compared perinatal outcomes in pregnancies with and without fetal reduction.

Last Updated: 9 May 2017

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Use of antibiotics during pregnancy and risk of spontaneous abortion.
 

Author(s): Flory T Muanda, Odile Sheehy, Anick Bérard

Journal: CMAJ. 2017 May;189(17):E625-E633.

 

Although antibiotics are widely used during pregnancy, evidence regarding their fetal safety remains limited. Our aim was to quantify the association between antibiotic exposure during pregnancy and risk of spontaneous abortion.

Last Updated: 2 May 2017

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The impact of atosiban on pregnancy outcomes in women undergoing in vitro fertilization-embryo transfer: A meta-analysis.
 

Author(s): Qian-Yi Huang, Min-Hua Rong, Ai-Hua Lan, Xiao-Miao Lin, Xing-Gu Lin, Rong-Quan He, Gang Chen, Mu-Jun Li

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Atosiban is administered to women undergoing in vitro fertilization-embryo transfer (IVF-ET) to improve pregnancy outcomes. However, the results of this treatment were controversial. We conducted this meta-analysis to investigate whether atosiban improves pregnancy outcomes in the ...

Last Updated: 19 Apr 2017

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The terms "Pregnancy" returned 2019 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Patients with subclinical hypothyroidism before 20 weeks of pregnancy have a higher risk of miscarriage: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
 

Author(s): Yibing Zhang, Haoyu Wang, Xifeng Pan, Weiping Teng, Zhongyan Shan

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To evaluate the relationship between subclinical hypothyroidism (SCH) and the risk of miscarriage before 20 weeks of pregnancy.

Last Updated: 17 Apr 2017

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[Ovarian pregnancy: about 3 cases and review of the literature].
 

Author(s): Haingo Voahangy Rabetafika Ranaivoson, Volahasina Françine Ranaivomanana, Lalaina Nomenjanahary, Tsitohery Francine Andriamampionona, Nantenaina Soa Randrianjafisamindrakotroka

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Ovarian pregnancy is a rare event among women with ectopic pregnancy in whom the ovary is the site of implantation. Its diagnosis requires a well codified approach. The peculiarities of the determining factors, of the histopathological and evolutionary features typical of ovarian ...

Last Updated: 15 Mar 2017

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Pregnancy outcome and ultraviolet radiation; A systematic review.
 

Author(s): Lauren Megaw, Tom Clemens, Chris Dibben, Richard Weller, Sarah Stock

Journal: Environ. Res.. 2017 May;155():335-343.

 

Season and vitamin D are indirect and direct correlates of ultraviolet (UV) radiation and are associated with pregnancy outcomes. Further to producing vitamin D, UV has positive effects on cardiovascular and immune health that may support a role for UV directly benefitting pregnancy.

Last Updated: 7 Mar 2017

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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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