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 12450 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Tuberculosis during Pregnancy in Northern Israel, 2002-2012: Epidemiology and Clinical Practices.
 

Author(s): Hashem Bishara, Noam Goldstein, Marwan Hakim, Olga Vinitsky, Danit Shechter-Amram, Daniel Weiler-Ravell

Journal: Isr. Med. Assoc. J.. 2015 Jun;17(6):346-50.

 

Atypical presentation of tuberculosis (TB) during pregnancy may cause diagnostic delay and adversely influence pregnancy outcome.

Last Updated: 3 Aug 2015

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Presacral Mass Discovered during Pregnancy followed by Myasthenia Gravis.
 

Author(s): Barak Benjamin, Roy Zaltzman, Baruch Shpitz, Carlos R Gordon, Shmuel Avital

Journal: Isr. Med. Assoc. J.. 2015 May;17(5):318-20.

 

Last Updated: 2 Jul 2015

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Patterns of Health Insurance Coverage Around the Time of Pregnancy Among Women with Live-Born Infants--Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System, 29 States, 2009.
 

Author(s): Denise V D'Angelo, Brenda Le, Mary Elizabeth O'Neil, Letitia Williams, Indu B Ahluwalia, Leslie L Harrison, R Louise Floyd, Violanda Grigorescu,

Journal: MMWR Surveill Summ. 2015 Jun;64(4):1-19.

 

In 2009, before passage of the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), approximately 20% of women aged 18-64 years had no health insurance coverage. In addition, many women experienced transitions in coverage around the time of pregnancy. Having no health insurance ...

Last Updated: 19 Jun 2015

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The terms "Pregnancy" returned 1704 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

[Pregnancy after cancer: for whom and when?].
 

Author(s): Anne Laure Margulies, Lise Selleret, Sonia Zilberman, Isabelle Thomassin Nagarra, Jocelyne Chopier, Joseph Gligorov, Paul Berveiller, Marcos Ballester, Emile Darai, Nathalie Chabbert-Buffet

Journal: Bull Cancer. 2015 May;102(5):463-9.

 

Planning a pregnancy for patients with a history of cancer, including breast cancer, is a clinical situation that becomes more and more common. Several specific items are to be discussed: decrease of fertility after cancer treatment, fertility preservation options, impact of pregnancy ...

Last Updated: 5 Jun 2015

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Influenza and pregnancy: a review of the literature from India.
 

Author(s): Ashwini Bhalerao-Gandhi, Pankdeep Chhabra, Saurabh Arya, James Mark Simmerman

Journal: Infect Dis Obstet Gynecol. 2015 ;2015():867587.

 

Maternal influenza infection is known to cause substantial morbidity and mortality among pregnant women and young children. Many professional healthcare bodies including the World Health Organization (WHO) have identified pregnant women as a priority risk group for receipt of inactivated ...

Last Updated: 26 Mar 2015

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Endocrinology in pregnancy: management of the pregnant patient with a prolactinoma.
 

Author(s): Mark E Molitch

Journal: Eur. J. Endocrinol.. 2015 May;172(5):R205-13.

 

A woman with a prolactinoma is usually infertile. Dopamine agonists usually restore ovulation and fertility and such treatment generally is preferred over transsphenoidal surgery because of higher efficacy and safety. Cabergoline is usually preferred over bromocriptine because of ...

Last Updated: 25 Mar 2015

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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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