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 15442 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Smoking Prevalence and Cessation Before and During Pregnancy: Data From the Birth Certificate, 2014.
 

Author(s): Sally C Curtin, T J Matthews

Journal: Natl Vital Stat Rep. 2016 Feb;65(1):1-14.

 

This report presents findings for 2014 on maternal smoking prevalence and cessation before and during pregnancy as collected on the 2003 U.S. Standard Certificate of Live Birth, for a 46-state and District of Columbia reporting area, representing 95% of all births in the United States.

Last Updated: 24 Feb 2016

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Pediatric Outcome after Maternal Cancer Diagnosed during Pregnancy.
 

Author(s): Tineke Vandenbroucke, Kristel Van Calsteren, Frédéric Amant

Journal: N. Engl. J. Med.. 2016 Feb;374(7):693.

 

Last Updated: 18 Feb 2016

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Icatibant Exposure During Pregnancy in a Patient With Hereditary Angioedema.
 

Author(s): A Zanichelli, M Mansi, G Periti

Journal: J Investig Allergol Clin Immunol. 2015 ;25(6):447-9.

 

Last Updated: 27 Jan 2016

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The terms "Pregnancy" returned 1973 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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Management of psychotropic drugs during pregnancy.
 

Author(s): Margaret S Chisolm, Jennifer L Payne

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Psychiatric conditions (including substance misuse disorders) are serious, potentially life threatening illnesses that can be successfully treated by psychotropic drugs, even during pregnancy. Because few rigorously designed prospective studies have examined the safety of these drugs ...

Last Updated: 21 Jan 2016

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Medical and Ethical Considerations Related to Viable Fetuses with Trisomy 13 in the 36th Week of Pregnancy--a Review of the Literature.
 

Author(s): Małgorzata Pawelec, Małgorzata Dżugalik, Jolanta Pietras, Łukasz Bełza, Łukasz Latkowski

Journal: Adv Clin Exp Med. ;24(5):911-21.

 

Patau syndrome was first described in 1960 as a group of birth defects caused by trisomy of chromosome 13 (T13). Providing accurate information and relevant reproductive genetic counseling that would allow parents to make informed decisions is not easily accomplished because of the ...

Last Updated: 15 Jan 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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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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