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 15716 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

[Pregnancy and lactation period: Which local anesthetics and analgesics?].
 

Author(s): Sandra Fatori Popovic, Heinz-Theo Lübbers, Ursula von Mandach

Journal: Swiss Dent J. 2016 ;126(4):372-3.

 

The aim of this paper is to show relevant aspects of dental treatment in pregnancy. Common medication used in dental offices should be highlighted in special regard to the pregnant patient during dental treatment. The reader should gain more security in the election of the proper ...

Last Updated: 4 May 2016

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Costs Associated with Malaria in Pregnancy in the Brazilian Amazon, a Low Endemic Area Where Plasmodium vivax Predominates.
 

Author(s): Camila Bôtto-Menezes, Azucena Bardají, Giselane Dos Santos Campos, Silke Fernandes, Kara Hanson, Flor Ernestina Martínez-Espinosa, Clara Menéndez, Elisa Sicuri

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Information on costs associated with malaria in pregnancy (MiP) in low transmission areas where Plasmodium vivax predominates is so far missing. This study estimates health system and patient costs of MiP in the Brazilian Amazon.

Last Updated: 1 Apr 2016

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[Pregnancy and lactation period: Which local anesthetics and analgesics].
 

Author(s): Sandra Fatori Popovic, Heinz-Theo Lübbers, Ursula von Mandach

Journal: Swiss Dent J. 2016 ;126(3):260-1.

 

The aim of this paper is to show relevant aspects of dental treatment in pregnancy. Common medication used in dental offices should be highlighted in special regard to the pregnant patient during dental treatment. The reader should gain more security in the election of the proper ...

Last Updated: 30 Mar 2016

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The terms "Pregnancy" returned 2018 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

The Treatment of Allergic Respiratory Disease During Pregnancy.
 

Author(s): Jai Namazy, M Schatz

Journal: J Investig Allergol Clin Immunol. 2016 ;26(1):1-7; quiz 2p following 7.

 

Pregnancy may be complicated by new-onset or preexisting asthma and allergic rhinitis.This article reviews the recognition and management of asthma and allergic rhinitis during pregnancy, paying close attention to the general principles of allergy and use of asthma medication during ...

Last Updated: 25 Mar 2016

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Use of acetaminophen (paracetamol) during pregnancy and the risk of autism spectrum disorder in the offspring.
 

Author(s): Chittaranjan Andrade

Journal: J Clin Psychiatry. 2016 Feb;77(2):e152-4.

 

Acetaminophen (paracetamol) is available over the counter in most countries and is widely considered to be safe for use during pregnancy; studies report gestational exposures to acetaminophen that lie in the 46%-65% range. Acetaminophen influences inflammatory and immunologic mechanisms ...

Last Updated: 2 Mar 2016

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[Use of antibiotics during pregnancy].
 

Author(s): Stina Nordeng, Hedvig Nordeng, Sigurd Høye

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Antibiotics are the most widely used medication on prescription in pregnancy. It is therefore important to investigate whether antibiotic use in pregnancy can harm the foetus. During the last decade the availability of data from national registries has made it possible to conduct ...

Last Updated: 24 Feb 2016

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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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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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Free DNA and Nucleosome Concentrations in Pathological Pregnancies
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Pregnancy; Venous Thrombosis; Pulmonary Embolism; Hypertension, Pregnancy-Induced; Eclampsia; HELLP Syndrome; Pre-Eclampsia; Fetal Death; Placental Insufficiency

 

Last Updated: 30 Mar 2016

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