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 16605 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

[Women's dietary habits during pregnancy and breastfeeding in Amoron'i Mania region, Madagascar: a qualitative study].
 

Author(s): Lantonirina Ravaoarisoa, Julio Rakotonirina, Daniel Andriamiandrisoa, Perrine Humblet, Jean de Dieu Marie Rakotomanga

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Women's dietary habits are very important due to the specific nutritional requirements for reproduction. This study aimed to describe women's dietary habits during pregnancy and breastfeeding and to identify factors influencing these habits.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Uterine torsion of 720 degrees in the third trimester of pregnancy and accompanying bladder torsion: a case report.
 

Author(s): Cetin Kilicci, Ilhan Sanverdi, Evrim Bostanci, Cigdem Yayla Abide, Semra Kayatas Eser

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Partial rotation of the uterus not more than 45 degrees to the right is considered to be normal. Since all cases are not reported, the incidence of uterine torsion in pregnancy is not known exactly. In the literature, there have been reports of cases with uterine torsion ranging from ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Pregnancy-induced hypertension-related chorioretinitis resembling uveal effusion syndrome: A case report.
 

Author(s): Tomohito Sato, Masaru Takeuchi

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 Jul;97(30):e11572.

 

Pregnancy-induced hypertension (PIH) is a major cause of maternal and fetal mortality. Hypertensive choroidopathy is a preliminary sign of vasogenic edema in the choroid, and is associated with PIH. Here, we report a post-natal case of PIH-related chorioretinitis with bilateral severe ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The terms "Pregnancy" returned 2305 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

[A case of pheochromocytoma discovered during a twin pregnancy: a diagnosis not to be misunderstood and literature review].
 

Author(s): Bahia Habra, Ghizlane El Mghari, Nawal El Ansari

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The pheochromocytoma is a rare, but potentially serious, which can be revealed by pregnancy. Less than 250 cases described in the literature .The rarity of this association and similarity with pregnancy-induced hypertension explains the frequency of unknown diagnoses during pregnancy. ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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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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The phenomenon of pregnancy - a psychological view.
 

Author(s): Artur Bjelica, Nenad Cetkovic, Aleksandra Trninic-Pjevic, Ljiljana Mladenovic-Segedi

Journal: Ginekol. Pol.. 2018 ;89(2):102-106.

 

Pregnancy is a very specific and complex period in a woman's life. The accompanying changes are observed not only on the biological/physiological plane but also in her psychological and social functioning. Altered psychological functioning can occur from the very beginning to the ...

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Comparison of Factor XII Levels in Gestational Diabetic and Healthy Pregnancies
 

Status: Recruiting

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

 

Last Updated: 5 Aug 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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