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 15252 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Outcome of high-intensity focused ultrasound and uterine artery embolization in the treatment and management of cesarean scar pregnancy: A retrospective study.
 

Author(s): Yufeng Hong, Quanwei Guo, Yingjie Pu, Dongmei Lu, Min Hu

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Jul;96(30):e7687.

 

The aim of the study was to compare the efficacy and safety between high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) treatment and uterine artery embolization (UAE) treatment; we retrospectively analyzed 152 cases with cesarean scar pregnancy (CSP). Based on our inclusion and exclusion criteria, ...

Last Updated: 26 Jul 2017

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Antidepressants during pregnancy and autism in offspring: population based cohort study.
 

Author(s): Dheeraj Rai, Brian K Lee, Christina Dalman, Craig Newschaffer, Glyn Lewis, Cecilia Magnusson

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Objectives To study the association between maternal use of antidepressants during pregnancy and autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in offspring.Design Observational prospective cohort study with regression methods, propensity score matching, sibling controls, and negative control comparison.Setting Stockholm ...

Last Updated: 20 Jul 2017

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Thrombocytopenia in pregnancy with different diagnoses: Differential clinical features, treatments, and outcomes.
 

Author(s): Xiaoyue Wang, Yan Xu, Wenxiang Luo, Hui Feng, Yizhou Luo, Yanli Wang, Hui Liao

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Jul;96(29):e7561.

 

To investigate the clinical features and perinatal treatment of thrombocytopenia induced by different causes during pregnancy.Clinical data from 195 pregnant women with thrombocytopenia attending 2 tertiary hospitals from January 2014 to October 2016 were retrospectively studied. ...

Last Updated: 20 Jul 2017

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The terms "Pregnancy" returned 2071 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Aflatoxin Exposure During Pregnancy, Maternal Anemia, and Adverse Birth Outcomes.
 

Author(s): Laura E Smith, Andrew J Prendergast, Paul C Turner, Jean H Humphrey, Rebecca J Stoltzfus

Journal: Am. J. Trop. Med. Hyg.. 2017 Apr;96(4):770-776.

 

AbstractPregnant women and their developing fetuses are vulnerable to multiple environmental insults, including exposure to aflatoxin, a mycotoxin that may contaminate as much as 25% of the world food supply. We reviewed and integrated findings from studies of aflatoxin exposure during ...

Last Updated: 13 May 2017

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[Guillain Barré syndrome and diabetic acido-ketotic decompensation during pregnancy: a case report and review of the literature].
 

Author(s): Lilia Affes, Mouna Elleuch, Fatma Mnif, Faten Hadj Kacem, Dhouha Ben Salah, Mouna Mnif, Nadia Charfi, Nabila Rekik, Mohamed Abid

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A 27-year-old pregnant woman was admitted to the resuscitation department with severe spontaneous acute ketoacidosis as early symptom of type 1 diabetes. The patient underwent resuscitation and insulin treatment with good clinical and biological evolution. On day 4, the patient had ...

Last Updated: 11 May 2017

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Patients with subclinical hypothyroidism before 20 weeks of pregnancy have a higher risk of miscarriage: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
 

Author(s): Yibing Zhang, Haoyu Wang, Xifeng Pan, Weiping Teng, Zhongyan Shan

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To evaluate the relationship between subclinical hypothyroidism (SCH) and the risk of miscarriage before 20 weeks of pregnancy.

Last Updated: 17 Apr 2017

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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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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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