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 11995 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Pregnancy after hysteroscopic metroplasty under laparoscopy in a woman with complete septate uterus: a case report.
 

Author(s): Ryosuke Tajiri, Taeko Ueda, Yoko Aoyama, Toshihide Sakuragi, Atsushi Tohyama, Keisuke Okabe, Hitomi Nakagawa, Yasuyuki Kinjo, Toru Hachisuga

Journal: J. UOEH. 2015 Mar;37(1):17-22.

 

A 31-year-old nulligravid woman with a 3 year history of infertility visited our hospital. After consultation and a transvaginal ultrasound and MR imaging, her uterine anomaly was identified as complete septate uterus: class V (a) by the American Fertility Society (AFS). She had a ...

Last Updated: 19 Mar 2015

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Optimal staging of lymphoma during pregnancy is crucial.
 

Author(s): Laura van Dam, Sileny N Han, Daan Dierickx, Frédéric Amant

Journal: Womens Health (Lond Engl). 2015 Mar;11(2):101-2.

 

Last Updated: 17 Mar 2015

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[Pheochromocytoma during pregnancy: a diagnosis not to be missed].
 

Author(s): Chaouki Mrazguia, Sana Ghades, Mahira Regaieg, Nahed Khelifa, Sawssem Armi, Abedlaziz Falfoul

Journal: Tunis Med. 2014 Jun;92(6):422.

 

Last Updated: 6 Mar 2015

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The terms "Pregnancy" returned 1644 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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Pregnancy and HIV disease progression: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
 

Author(s): Clara Calvert, Carine Ronsmans

Journal: Trop. Med. Int. Health. 2015 Feb;20(2):122-45.

 

To assess whether pregnancy accelerates HIV disease progression.

Last Updated: 2 Feb 2015

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Fertility and early pregnancy outcomes after treatment for cervical intraepithelial neoplasia: systematic review and meta-analysis.
 

Author(s): Maria Kyrgiou, Anita Mitra, Marc Arbyn, Sofia Melina Stasinou, Pierre Martin-Hirsch, Phillip Bennett, Evangelos Paraskevaidis

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To determine the impact of cervical excision for cervical intraepithelial neoplasia on fertility and early pregnancy outcomes.

Last Updated: 29 Oct 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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