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 16205 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Closed-Loop Insulin Delivery during Pregnancy in Women with Type 1 Diabetes.
 

Author(s): Zoe A Stewart, Malgorzata E Wilinska, Sara Hartnell, Rosemary C Temple, Gerry Rayman, Katharine P Stanley, David Simmons, Graham R Law, Eleanor M Scott, Roman Hovorka, Helen R Murphy

Journal: N. Engl. J. Med.. 2016 Aug;375(7):644-54.

 

In patients with type 1 diabetes who are not pregnant, closed-loop (automated) insulin delivery can provide better glycemic control than sensor-augmented pump therapy, but data are lacking on the efficacy, safety, and feasibility of closed-loop therapy during pregnancy.

Last Updated: 18 Aug 2016

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Decreasing Unintended Pregnancy: Opportunities Created by the Affordable Care Act.
 

Author(s): Jared Fox, Wanda Barfield

Journal: JAMA. ;316(8):815-6.

 

Last Updated: 24 Aug 2016

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[Pregnancy and lactation: antibiotics. mouthwashes and pastes or ointments.
 

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

Journal: Swiss Dent J. 2016 ;126(6):598-9.

 

The aim of this paper is to show aspects of dental treatment in pregnancy. The reader should gain security in the election of the proper drugs for antibiotic therapy and rinsing solutions. Antibiotics as penicillins are the first choice in case of dental infections in pregnancy. In ...

Last Updated: 5 Jul 2016

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The terms "Pregnancy" returned 2085 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Clinical risk factors for pre-eclampsia determined in early pregnancy: systematic review and meta-analysis of large cohort studies.
 

Author(s): Emily Bartsch, Karyn E Medcalf, Alison L Park, Joel G Ray,

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To develop a practical evidence based list of clinical risk factors that can be assessed by a clinician at ≤ 16 weeks' gestation to estimate a woman's risk of pre-eclampsia.

Last Updated: 20 Apr 2016

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Is protease inhibitors based antiretroviral therapy during pregnancy associated with an increased risk of preterm birth? Systematic review and a meta-analysis.
 

Author(s): Yonatan Moges Mesfin, Kelemu Tilahun Kibret, Amsalu Taye

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Antiretroviral therapy is recommended during pregnancy to decrease the risk of perinatal transmission of HIV-1 infection and to improve maternal health. However, some studies have reported that antiretroviral treatment (ART) containing protease inhibitors (PI) is associated with an ...

Last Updated: 6 Apr 2016

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Prognostic Factors of the Efficacy of High-dose Corticosteroid Therapy in Hemolysis, Elevated Liver Enzymes, and Low Platelet Count Syndrome During Pregnancy: A Meta-analysis.
 

Author(s): Li Yang, Chenchen Ren, Minhong Mao, Shihong Cui

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2016 Mar;95(13):e3203.

 

The aim of this study was to identify the factors which can affect the efficacy of corticosteroid (CORT) therapy in the management of hemolysis, elevated liver enzymes, and low platelet count (HELLP) syndrome. Research articles reporting the efficacy of CORT therapy to HELLP syndrome ...

Last Updated: 5 Apr 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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