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 16721 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Normal pregnancy induced glucose metabolic stress in a longitudinal cohort of healthy women: Novel insights generated from a urine metabolomics study.
 

Author(s): Mu Wang, Wei Xia, Han Li, Fang Liu, Yuanyuan Li, Xiaojie Sun, Songfeng Lu, Shunqing Xu

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 Oct;97(40):e12417.

 

During normal pregnancy, mothers face a unique physiological challenge in the adaptation of glucose metabolism in preparation for the metabolic stress presented by fetal development. However, the responsible mechanism remains elusive. The purpose of this study is to investigate the ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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A spontaneous bilateral tubal pregnancy: A case report.
 

Author(s): Hong Xu

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 Sep;97(38):e12365.

 

Ectopic pregnancy (EP) is a condition in which a fertilized oocyte implants outside the uterine. Spontaneous bilateral tubal pregnancies are the rarest form of ectopic and are considered spontaneous when no fertility treatments are involved. There are few prior cases. Here I report ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Maternal anaphylactic shock in pregnancy: A case report.
 

Author(s): Hye Ji Jeon, Aeli Ryu, Jiwon Min, Nan Seol Kim

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 Sep;97(37):e12351.

 

Anaphylaxis is a very rare event in pregnancy, triggering maternal hypotension leading to intrapartum hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy in infant. Furthermore, cesarean sections are performed at a high rate in anaphylactic pregnant women.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The terms "Pregnancy" returned 2314 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Progression of aggressive vertebral hemangiomas during pregnancy: Three case reports and literature review.
 

Author(s): Ben Wang, Liang Jiang, Feng Wei, Xiao Guang Liu, Zhong Jun Liu

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 Oct;97(40):e12724.

 

Vertebral hemangiomas (VHs), one of the most common benign tumors of the spine, can be aggressive, which is a rare condition and causes neurological deficits. Pregnancy is related to the worsening of aggressive VHs. The diagnosis and treatment of aggressive VHs remain challenging, ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Treating acute fatty liver of pregnancy with artificial liver support therapy: Systematic review.
 

Author(s): Zhenping Wu, Peng Huang, Yi Gong, Junhui Wan, Wei Zou

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 Sep;97(38):e12473.

 

Acute fatty liver of pregnancy (AFLP) is a serious disease with high mortality. Recent data suggest that postpartum application of artificial liver support therapy (ALST) in AFLP management improves disease outcome. In current study, we tend to further evaluate whether the type, the ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The association between urinary tract infection during pregnancy and preeclampsia: A meta-analysis.
 

Author(s): Ling Yan, Yu Jin, Hongdong Hang, Bin Yan

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 Sep;97(36):e12192.

 

The association between urinary tract infection (UTI) during pregnancy and preeclampsia (PE) continues to be the subject of debate. This meta-analysis aimed to examine the relationship between UTI during pregnancy and PE.

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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
 

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: 22 May 2018

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