Pregnancy

Pregnancy, Time when children develop inside the mother's body before birth.

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Time when children develop inside the mother's body before birth This article is about pregnancy in humans. For other mammals, see Pregnancy (mammals). For fish, see Pregnancy in fish.

Medical condition

Pregnancy, also known as gestation, is the time during which one or more offspring develops inside a woman. A multiple pregnancy involves more than one offspring, such as with twins. Pregnancy usually occurs by sexual intercourse, but can occur through assisted reproductive technology procedures. A pregnancy may end in a live birth, a spontaneous miscarriage, an induced abortion, or a stillbirth. Childbirth typically occurs around 40:weeks from the start of the last menstrual period (LMP). This is just over nine:months (gestational age)—where each month averages 31 days. When using fertilization age it is about 38 weeks. An embryo is the developing offspring during the first eight weeks following fertilization, (ten weeks' gestational age) after which, the term fetus is used until birth. Signs and symptoms of early pregnancy may include missed periods, tender breasts, morning sickness (nausea and vomiting), hunger, and frequent urination. Pregnancy may be confirmed with a pregnancy test.

Pregnancy is divided into three trimesters, each lasting for approximately 3 months. The first trimester includes conception, which is when the sperm fertilizes the egg. The fertilized egg then travels down the Fallopian tube and attaches to the inside of the uterus, where it begins to form the embryo and placenta. During the first trimester, the possibility of miscarriage (natural death of embryo or fetus) is at its highest. Around the middle of the second trimester, movement of the fetus may be felt. At 28 weeks, more than 90% of babies can survive outside of the uterus if ...read more

Ectopic pregnancy
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Ectopic pregnancy ... Ectopic pregnancy is a complication of pregnancy in which the embryo attaches outside the uterus. Signs and symptoms classically include abdominal pain...

Teenage pregnancy
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Teenage pregnancy ... Teenage pregnancy, also known as adolescent pregnancy, is pregnancy in a female under the age of 20. Pregnancy can occur with sexual intercourse after...

Molar pregnancy
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Molar pregnancy ... Molar pregnancy is an abnormal form of pregnancy in which a non-viable fertilized egg implants in the uterus and will fail to come to term. A molar pregnancy...

Unintended pregnancy
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Unintended pregnancy ... unintended pregnancy. Worldwide, the unintended pregnancy rate is approximately 45% of all pregnancies, but rates of unintended pregnancy vary in different...

Pregnancy test
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Pregnancy test ... A pregnancy test is used to determine whether a woman is pregnant. The two primary methods are: 1) testing for human pregnancy hormone (human chorionic...

Pregnancy from rape
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Pregnancy from rape ... Pregnancy is a potential result of rape. It has been studied in the context of war, particularly as a tool for genocide, as well as other unrelated contexts...

Abortion
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Abortion ... Abortion is the termination of a pregnancy by removal or expulsion of an embryo or fetus. An abortion that occurs without intervention is known as a miscarriage...

Male pregnancy
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Male pregnancy ... Male pregnancy is the incubation of one or more embryos or fetuses by male members of some species. Most species that reproduce by sexual reproduction...

Cryptic pregnancy
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Cryptic pregnancy ... The term cryptic pregnancy is used by medical professionals to describe a pregnancy that is not recognized by the person who is pregnant until they are...

Pregnancy category
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Pregnancy category ... The pregnancy category of a medication is an assessment of the risk of fetal injury due to the pharmaceutical, if it is used as directed by the mother...

Nutrition and pregnancy
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Abdominal pregnancy
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Complications of pregnancy
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Heterotopic pregnancy
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False pregnancy
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Forced pregnancy
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Pregnancy fetishism
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Multiple birth
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Pre-eclampsia
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