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 16559 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Partial molar pregnancy in the cesarean scar: A case report and literature review.
 

Author(s): Chen Ling, Jitong Zhao, Xianrong Qi

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 Jun;97(26):e11312.

 

The incidence of molar pregnancy in the cesarean scar is exceedingly low, however, the disease may carry a high risk of uncontrolled hemorrhage or uterine rupture. So far managements of this disease were rarely reported in literature.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Neutrophil-lymphocyte ratio, gamma-glutamyl transpeptidase, lipase, high-density lipoprotein as a panel of factors to predict acute pancreatitis in pregnancy.
 

Author(s): Lichun Zhang, Yu Wang, Jun Han, Haitao Shen, Min Zhao, Shijie Cai

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 Jun;97(26):e11189.

 

Acute pancreatitis in pregnancy (APIP) is a rare but dangerous complication. APIP has common symptoms with acute abdomen. Assessment of an acute abdomen is more complicated during pregnancy because the gravid uterus could mask most of symptomatic signs. It has been a challenge to ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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A case report of successful pregnancy and delivery after peritoneal dialysis in a patient misdiagnosed with primary infertility.
 

Author(s): Chi-Young Choi, Nam-Jun Cho, Samel Park, Hyo Wook Gil, Yun-Sook Kim, Eun Young Lee

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 Jun;97(26):e11148.

 

Currently, 15% of women in fertility age are infertile and the frequency is increasing. Among the various causes of infertility, end-stage renal disease (ESRD) has been shown to decrease the frequency of pregnancies compared with normal females. However, dialysis of patients with ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The terms "Pregnancy" returned 2285 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

MANAGEMENT OF ENDOCRINE DISEASE: Management of Cushing's syndrome during pregnancy: solved and unsolved questions.
 

Author(s): Thierry Brue, Vincent Amodru, Frederic Castinetti

Journal: Eur. J. Endocrinol.. 2018 Jun;178(6):R259-R266.

 

With fewer than 200 reported cases, Cushing's syndrome (CS) in pregnancy remains a diagnostic and therapeutic challenge. In normal pregnancies, misleading signs may be observed such as striae or hypokalemia, while plasma cortisol and urinary free cortisol may rise up to 2- to 3-fold. ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Clinical management of a unique case of PNET of the uterus during pregnancy, and review of the literature.
 

Author(s): Rosalba De Nola, Edoardo Di Naro, Luca Maria Schonauer, Giuseppe Lucarelli, Michele Battaglia, Maria Grazia Fiore, Salvatore Andrea Mastrolia, Giuseppe Loverro

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 Jan;97(2):e9505.

 

PNETs (primitive neuroectodermal tumors) are a family of highly malignant neoplasms characterized by small round cells of neuroepithelial origin. They usually involve bone and soft tissues, and have a higher incidence in childhood.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Advanced gastrointestinal carcinoma with massive ascites and hydrothorax during pregnancy: A case report and review of the literature.
 

Author(s): Wenfeng Ye, Yanhong Tang, Changfang Yao, Junyu Shi, Yongjuan Xu, Jingting Jiang

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Dec;96(51):e9354.

 

Gastrointestinal carcinoma is rare during pregnancy. It is usually diagnosed at an advanced stage because special gastrointestinal symptoms are generally overlooked during pregnancy, and there are many limitations and contraindications for using diagnostic tools during pregnancy.

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Comparison of Factor XII Levels in Gestational Diabetic and Healthy Pregnancies
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

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

 

Last Updated: 16 Jul 2018

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Maternal Physical Activity and Pregnancy Outcome
 

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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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