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 14927 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

A Review of Pregnancy-Related Maternal Mortality in Wisconsin, 2006-2010.
 

Author(s): Michael A Schellpfeffer, Kate H Gillespie, Angela M Rohan, Sarah P Blackwell

Journal: WMJ. 2015 Oct;114(5):202-7.

 

Maternal mortality is a key indicator of maternal health and the general state of health care. This report summarizes maternal deaths in Wisconsin from January 2006 through December 2010.

Last Updated: 1 Jan 2016

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[Variation tendency in serum high density lipoprotein cholesterol and apolipoprotein A-I in different thyroid function status during pregnancy].
 

Author(s): Jia Cai, Man Zhang

Journal: Beijing Da Xue Xue Bao. 2015 Dec;47(6):910-3.

 

To study the metabolism of high density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) and apolipoprotein A-I (ApoA-I) in different thyroid function status during pregnancy.

Last Updated: 18 Dec 2015

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Seroprevalence of parvovirus B19 antibodies among young pregnant women or planning pregnancy, tested for toxoplasmosis.
 

Author(s): Agata Zajkowska, Adam Garkowski, Piotr Czupryna, Anna Moniuszko, Monika Emilia Król, Jacek Szamatowicz, Sławomir Pancewicz

Journal: Przegl Epidemiol. 2015 ;69(3):479-82, 597-600.

 

Acute parvovirus B19 (B19V) infection is a proven risk for pregnant women and fetus. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of B19V antibodies among pregnant women or planning pregnancy, who were referred for preventive toxoplasmosis screening.

Last Updated: 1 Nov 2015

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The terms "Pregnancy" returned 1883 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Recovery of HPA Axis Function After Successful Gonadotropin-Induced Pregnancy and Delivery in a Woman With Panhypopituitarism: Case Report and Review.
 

Author(s): Yi Wang, Qiongyue Zhang, Jianzhi Yang, Xiaolong Zhao, Min He, Xuefei Shou, Shiqi Li, Yiming Li, Yongfei Wang, Hongying Ye

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2015 Sep;94(39):e1607.

 

Hypopituitarism is defined as the partial or complete defect of anterior pituitary hormone secretion. Patients with hypopituitarism usually need life-long hormone replacement therapy. However, in this case, we report a patient with panhypopituitarism whose hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal ...

Last Updated: 2 Oct 2015

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Antimalarial drugs for preventing malaria during pregnancy and the risk of low birth weight: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized and quasi-randomized trials.
 

Author(s): Flory Tsobo Muanda, Sonia Chaabane, Takoua Boukhris, Fabiano Santos, Odile Sheehy, Sylvie Perreault, Lucie Blais, Anick Bérard

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It is known that antimalarial drugs reduce the risk of low birth weight (LBW) in pregnant patients. However, a previous Cochrane review did not evaluate whether the level of antimalarial drug resistance could modify the protective effect of antimalarial drugs in this regard. In addition, ...

Last Updated: 15 Aug 2015

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Birth route in case of cesarean section in a previous pregnancy.
 

Author(s): Ricardo Simões, Wanderley M Bernardo, Antônio J Salomão, Edmund C Baracat, ,

Journal: Rev Assoc Med Bras. ;61(3):196-202.

 

Last Updated: 7 Aug 2015

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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: 21 Aug 2015

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