Pregnancy

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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 16045 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Fish Oil Supplementation in Pregnancy.
 

Author(s): Ramya Ramaswami, Charles N Serhan, Bruce D Levy, Maria Makrides

Journal: N. Engl. J. Med.. 2016 12;375(26):2599-2601.

 

Last Updated: 28 Dec 2016

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Fish Oil-Derived Fatty Acids in Pregnancy and Wheeze and Asthma in Offspring.
 

Author(s): Hans Bisgaard, Jakob Stokholm, Bo L Chawes, Nadja H Vissing, Elin Bjarnadóttir, Ann-Marie M Schoos, Helene M Wolsk, Tine M Pedersen, Rebecca K Vinding, Sunna Thorsteinsdóttir, Nilofar V Følsgaard, Nadia R Fink, Jonathan Thorsen, Anders G Pedersen, Johannes Waage, Morten A Rasmussen, Ken D Stark, Sjurdur F Olsen, Klaus Bønnelykke

Journal: N. Engl. J. Med.. 2016 12;375(26):2530-9.

 

Background Reduced intake of n-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LCPUFAs) may be a contributing factor to the increasing prevalence of wheezing disorders. We assessed the effect of supplementation with n-3 LCPUFAs in pregnant women on the risk of persistent wheeze and asthma ...

Last Updated: 28 Dec 2016

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Preliminary Report of Microcephaly Potentially Associated with Zika Virus Infection During Pregnancy - Colombia, January-November 2016.
 

Author(s): Esther Liliana Cuevas, Van T Tong, Nathaly Rozo, Diana Valencia, Oscar Pacheco, Suzanne M Gilboa, Marcela Mercado, Christina M Renquist, Maritza González, Elizabeth C Ailes, Carolina Duarte, Valerie Godoshian, Christina L Sancken, Angelica Maria Rico Turca, Dinorah L Calles, Martha Ayala, Paula Morgan, Erika Natalia Tolosa Perez, Hernan Quijada Bonilla, Ruben Caceres Gomez, Ana Carolina Estupiñan, Maria Luz Gunturiz, Dana Meaney-Delman, Denise J Jamieson, Margaret A Honein, Martha Lucia Ospina Martínez

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In Colombia, approximately 105,000 suspected cases of Zika virus disease (diagnosed based on clinical symptoms, regardless of laboratory confirmation) were reported during August 9, 2015-November 12, 2016, including nearly 20,000 in pregnant women (1,2). Zika virus infection during ...

Last Updated: 15 Dec 2016

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The terms "Pregnancy" returned 2094 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

What we know of the central auditory disorders in children exposed to alcohol during pregnancy? Systematic review.
 

Author(s): Humberto de Oliveira Simões, Sthella Zanchetta, Erikson Felipe Furtado

Journal: Codas. ;28(5):640-645.

 

To identify the effects of alcohol intake during pregnancy on the central auditory nervous system in relation to their possible diagnosis, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, partial Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, Alcohol-Related Birth Defects and Alcohol-Related Neurodevelopmental Disorder, his extension ...

Last Updated: 16 Nov 2016

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Fructans in the first 1000 days of life and beyond, and for pregnancy.
 

Author(s): Agus Firmansyah, Nalinee Chongviriyaphan, Drupadi Hs Dillon, Nguyen Cong Khan, Tatsuya Morita, Kraisid Tontisirin, Le Danh Tuyen, Weiping Wang, Jacques Bindels, Paul Deurenberg, Sherlin Ong, Jo Hautvast, Diederick Meyer, Elaine E Vaughan

Journal: Asia Pac J Clin Nutr. 2016 Dec;25(4):652-675.

 

Inulin-based prebiotics are non-digestible polysaccharides that influence the composition of the gut microbiota in infants and children, notably eliciting a bifidogenic effect with high short chain fatty acid levels. Inulin, a generic term that comprises β-(2,1)-linked linear fructans, ...

Last Updated: 5 Oct 2016

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Near-infrared spectrometry in pregnancy: progress and perspectives, a review of literature.
 

Author(s): Anouar Jarraya, Smaoui Mohamed, Laabidi Sofiene, Kamel Kolsi

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Near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) allows continuous noninvasive monitoring of in vivo oxygenation in selected tissues. It has been used primarily as a research tool for several years, but it is seeing wider application in the clinical arena all over the world. It was recently used ...

Last Updated: 20 May 2016

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Birth Rate in Conservative Monitoring of Pregnancy Beyond the Date of Birth.
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Pregnancy, Prolonged

 

Last Updated: 8 Feb 2016

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Maternal Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment During Pregnancy:a Database for Maternal, Fetal, and Neonatal Outcomes
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Pregnancy,Neoplastic Complications

 

Last Updated: 20 Apr 2016

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Outpatient Foley Catheter for Induction of Labor in Nulliparous for Prolonged Pregnancy
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Induction of Labour; Prolonged Pregnancy

 

Last Updated: 10 Oct 2016

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