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 16639 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Why some mothers overestimate birth size and length of pregnancy in rural Nepal.
 

Author(s): Karen T Chang, Luke C Mullany, Subarna K Khatry, Steven C LeClerq, Melinda K Munos, Joanne Katz

Journal: J Glob Health. 2018 Dec;8(2):020801.

 

Quantitative validation studies alone may not be able to distinguish between instances when participants did not accurately report an event vs when participants did not understand a question. We used an explanatory qualitative study design to acquire an in-depth understanding of why ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Association of gestational diabetes mellitus and abnormal vaginal flora with adverse pregnancy outcomes.
 

Author(s): Xinhong Zhang, Qinping Liao, Fengying Wang, Dan Li

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 Aug;97(34):e11891.

 

Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is associated with adverse perinatal outcomes. This study aimed to examine the association between GDM and abnormal vaginal flora, and the association between abnormal vaginal flora and adverse pregnancy outcomes.This was a prospective study of ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Contraceptive Use Among Women at Risk for Unintended Pregnancy in the Context of Public Health Emergencies - United States, 2016.
 

Author(s): Karen Pazol, Sascha R Ellington, Anna C Fulton, Lauren B Zapata, Sheree L Boulet, Marion E Rice, Shanna Cox, Lisa Romero, Eva Lathrop, Stacey Hurst, Charlan D Kroelinger, Howard Goldberg, Carrie K Shapiro-Mendoza, Regina M Simeone, Lee Warner, Dana M Meaney-Delman, Wanda D Barfield,

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Ensuring access to and promoting use of effective contraception have been identified as important strategies for preventing unintended pregnancy (1). The importance of ensuring resources to prevent unintended pregnancy in the context of public health emergencies was highlighted during ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The terms "Pregnancy" returned 2297 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

The association between urinary tract infection during pregnancy and preeclampsia: A meta-analysis.
 

Author(s): Ling Yan, Yu Jin, Hongdong Hang, Bin Yan

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 Sep;97(36):e12192.

 

The association between urinary tract infection (UTI) during pregnancy and preeclampsia (PE) continues to be the subject of debate. This meta-analysis aimed to examine the relationship between UTI during pregnancy and PE.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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[Therapeutic approach against malignant Hodgkin's lymphoma during pregnancy: about a case and literature review].
 

Author(s): Zenab Alami, Touria Bouhafa, Abderrahmane Elmazghi, Khalid Hassouni

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Malignant Hodgkin's lymphoma or (Hodgkin's disease) accounts for only 10% of all lymphomas but it is one of the most commonly diagnosed sub-types of lymphoma during pregnancy. This is due, in large part, to the maximum of disease incidence which coincides with reproductive age. The ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Complementary medicine products used in pregnancy and lactation and an examination of the information sources accessed pertaining to maternal health literacy: a systematic review of qualitative studies.
 

Author(s): Larisa Ariadne Justine Barnes, Lesley Barclay, Kirsten McCaffery, Parisa Aslani

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The prevalence of complementary medicine use in pregnancy and lactation has been increasingly noted internationally. This systematic review aimed to determine the complementary medicine products (CMPs) used in pregnancy and/or lactation for the benefit of the mother, the pregnancy, ...

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Comparison of Factor XII Levels in Gestational Diabetic and Healthy Pregnancies
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Diabetic Pregnancy; Pregnancy Related; Complement System; Disorder

 

Last Updated: 5 Aug 2018

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Maternal Physical Activity and Pregnancy Outcome
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Pregnancy Complications

 

Last Updated: 9 Jan 2018

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Comparison of Laparoscopic Cornuostomy and Wedge Resection for Interstitial Pregnancy
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Cornual Pregnancy

 

Last Updated: 22 May 2018

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