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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Research articles describe the outcome of a single study. They are the published results of original research.
The terms "Pregnancy" returned 16311 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Acute starvation ketoacidosis in pregnancy with severe hypertriglyceridemia: A case report.
 

Author(s): Li Hui, Li Shuying

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 May;97(19):e0609.

 

Pregnant women are more prone to ketosis due to the relative insulin resistance, accelerated lipolysis and increased free fatty acids.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Rheumatic heart disease in pregnancy: a report of 2 cases.
 

Author(s): Asaph Ziruma, Munyaradzi Innocent Nyakanda, Annie Fungai Muyotcha, Fungisai Nyarai Hove, Mugove Gerald Madziyire

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Pregnant women with severe mitral stenosis tend to experience clinical decompensation with approximately 50% mortality and they may experience adverse effects of the medication they are taking, notably congenital malformations from warfarin exposure. Corrective heart surgery may increase ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Secondary pregnancy by an implant in a laparoscopic trocar site: A case report.
 

Author(s): Zhihua Ma, Lanbo Zhao, Na Xu, Chao Sun, Qi Wang, Yueling Wang, Qiling Li, Qinrui Lu

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 May;97(18):e0534.

 

For nearly 20 years, laparoscopy has been generally regarded as the gold standard for the surgical treatment of ectopic pregnancy and its application is very widespread. According to our knowledge, secondary pregnancy at the laparoscopic trocar site has not yet been reported until now.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The terms "Pregnancy" returned 2247 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.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Maternal Physical Activity and Pregnancy Outcome
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

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: 24 Feb 2017

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