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 Pregnancy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Before pregnancy begins, a female oocyte (egg) must be fertilized, by male sperm in a process referred to in medicine as "fertilization", or commonly as "conception".
Pregnancy is the carrying of one or more embryos or fetuses by female mammals, including humans, inside their bodies.
Human pregnancy is the most studied of all mammalian pregnancies.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Pregnancy   (1815 words)

  
 Pregnancy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Before pregnancy begins, a female oocyte (egg) must be fertilized, by male sperm in a process referred to in medicine as "fertilization," or commonly as "conception".
Pregnancy is the carrying of one or more embryos or fetuses by female mammals, including humans, inside their bodies.
The beginning of pregnancy may be detected in a number of ways, including various pregnancy tests which detect hormones generated by the newly-formed placenta.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Pregnancy   (1748 words)

  
 Teenage pregnancy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Teenage pregnancy in industrial nations is usually outside of marriage, and it carries a social stigma in many communities and cultures for that reason.
For example, in the UK, the 2002 teenage pregnancy rate was as high as 100.4 per thousand young women in the London Borough of Lambeth, and as low as 20.2 in the Midlands local authority area of Rutland.
The teenage pregnancy strategy, run first from the Department of Health and now based in the Children, Young People and Families directorate in the Department for Education and Skills, works on several levels to reduce teenage pregnancy and increase the social inclusion of teenage mothers and their families:
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Teenage_pregnancy   (794 words)

  
 Sexual fetishism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Sexual fetishism, first described as such by Alfred Binet in his Le fétichisme dans l’amour, though the concept and certainly the activity is quite ancient, is a form of paraphilia where the object of affection is a specific inanimate object or part of a person's body.
Some clothing materials are fetishized by a small number of people, perhaps on the basis that the material forms a "second skin" that acts as a fetishistic surrogate for the wearer's own skin.
Transvestic fetishism, the fetish of dressing in the clothes of the opposite sex, is also common.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Sexual_fetishism   (816 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: Pregnant
Pregnancy is the process by which a mammalian female carries a live offspring from conception until it develops to the point where the offspring is capable of living outside the womb.
This is done to predict problems with the mother; confirm that a pregnancy is present inside the uterus; guess the gestational age; determine the number of fetuses and placentae; evaluate for an ectopic pregnancy and first trimester bleeding; and assess for early signs of anomalies.
If an expectant mother experiences bleeding in pregnancy and is Rh factor negative, she should be given an Rh immunoglobulin such as Rhogam, regardless of whether or not the bleeding proceeds to miscarriage.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Pregnant   (2579 words)

  
 Ectopic pregnancy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ectopic pregnancy is noted that it can mimic symptoms of other diseases such as appendicitis, other gastrointestinal disorder, problems of the urinary system, as well as pelvic inflammatory disease and other gynecologic problems.
An ectopic pregnancy has to be suspected in any woman with lower abdominal pain and/or unusual bleeding who is sexually active and whose pregnancy test is positive.
And because ectopic pregnancy is treated with tubal surgery, a history of ectopic pregnancy increases the risk of future occurrences.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Ectopic_pregnancy   (934 words)

  
 Ectopic Pregnancy- Health Encyclopedia and Reference
Ectopic (tubal) pregnancy occurs when the fertilized egg implants outside the uterus, usually in one of the Fallopian tubes (oviducts), but very rarely on the ovary and even rarer, in the abdominal cavity.
Many of these are diagnosed before a woman realizes she is pregnant, so if your doctor has confirmed pregnancy (through a blood test and a physical exam) and you have had no signs of ectopic pregnancy, you can cross this worry off your list.
Ectopic pregnancy occurs about once in every 200 pregnancies.
drdean.healthcentral.com /encyclopedia/408/159.html   (674 words)

  
 Ectopic pregnancy Encyclopedia Search - Drug Price Search
An ectopic pregnancy is when a fertilized egg implants in tissue outside of the uterus, and the placenta and fetus begin to develop there.
A woman who has an early pregnancy or who has had the opportunity to become pregnant and has symptoms (especially lower abdominal pain and/or abnormal vaginal bleeding) should notify her health care provider.
Ectopic pregnancies are usually caused by conditions that obstruct or slow the passage of a fertilized ovum (egg) through the Fallopian tube to the uterus.
www.drug-price-search.com /encyclopedia/?encyclopedia_name_url=24&level=2   (1188 words)

  
 Pregnancy test - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A pregnancy test is a test to determine whether or not a woman is pregnant.
All tests currently available to test for the presence of a pregnancy look for the presence of the beta subunit of hCG or human chorionic gonadotropin in the blood or urine.
In their test an infanile female mouse was injected subcutaneously with urine of the person to be tested, and some time later the mouse was sacrificed.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Pregnancy_test   (820 words)

  
 Pregnancy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Before pregnancy begins, a female oocyte (egg) must be fertilized, by male sperm in a process referred to in medicine as "fertilization", or commonly as "conception".
Pregnancy is the carrying of one or more embryos or fetuses by female mammals, including humans, inside their bodies.
The beginning of pregnancy may be detected in a number of ways, including various pregnancy tests which detect hormones generated by the newly-formed placenta.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Pregnancy   (1853 words)

  
 Male pregnancy: seahorse style!
Since it is the male that becomes pregnant and gives birth to the live baby seahorses, it would seem logical that the female seahorses compete amongst themselves for male partners to care for their eggs.
Males in some other groups have large tusks or horns to show strength and their ability to protect the female and her young.
Due to the fact that it is the male that becomes pregnant it was previously believed that it would be the females that competed for the male partners.
www.scienceinafrica.co.za /2003/february/shorse.htm   (744 words)

  
 Tubal reversal pregnancy rates
Tubal reversals of tubal ring or clip procedures were the most successful, followed by coagulation and ligation/resection procedures, but the differences in pregnancy rates for the latter two methods were relatively small (Table 4).
Pregnancy rates taking into account both age and tubal ligation type are shown in Table 5.
Of the two variables (age and tubal ligation method), age appears to be the more important factor in predicting the likelihood of pregnancy after tubal ligation reversal at Chapel Hill Tubal Reversal Center.
www.drberger.org /tubalreversal_pregnancy_rates.htm   (744 words)

  
 Tubal ligation reversal by Dr. Berger.
Tubal ligation reversal is a highly successful treatment for couples who want to have a baby after a tubal ligation.
Tubal ligation reversal enables women to conceive naturally and is the best treatment for most women wanting to become pregnant again after having their tubes tied.
We are here to make tubal reversal comfortable, affordable, and successful - and we want you to have the most complete and accurate information available about all aspects of female sterilization reversal.
www.tubal-reversal.net   (744 words)

  
 False pregnancy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
False pregnancy, also known as pseudopregnancy or pseudocyesis, is a psychological condition causing a woman to believe she is pregnant.
According to the U.S. thesaurus, false pregnancy is the absence of menses accompanied by other signs of pregnancy without conception, and may be due to psychogenic factors, abdominal neoplasia, or a hormonal disorder.
The woman may have conditions that mimic pregnancy.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Pseudocyesis   (113 words)

  
 Ectopic Pregnancy
Ectopic means "out of place." In an ectopic pregnancy, a fertilized egg has implanted outside the uterus.
Ectopic pregnancy can be difficult to diagnose because symptoms often mirror those of a normal early pregnancy.
You might feel pain in your pelvis, abdomen, or, in extreme cases, even your shoulder or neck (if blood from a ruptured ectopic pregnancy builds up and irritates certain nerves).
kidshealth.org /parent/pregnancy_newborn/pregnancy/ectopic.html   (1176 words)

  
 Ectopic Pregnancy - Womens Health and Medical Information on MedicineNet.com
The risk factors for ectopic pregnancy are a prior history of an ectopic pregnancy, a history of pelvic infections or surgery, prior surgeries to the fallopian tubes, endometriosis, a fibroid tumor of the uterus, pelvic scar tissue (adhesions), and the use of intrauterine devices.
An ectopic pregnancy is a condition where a fertilized egg settles and grows in any location other than the inner lining of the uterus.
The greatest risk factor for an ectopic pregnancy is a prior history of an ectopic pregnancy.
www.medicinenet.com /ectopic_pregnancy/article.htm   (696 words)

  
 Stillbirth - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Pregnancy loss is often emotionally devastating to the parents, particularly the mother.
If a pregnancy is terminated deliberately, this is termed induced abortion, which may be medical or surgical in nature.
If a pregnancy ends without a live birth because of natural causes, this is called stillbirth, pregnancy loss, miscarriage, or spontaneous abortion.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Stillbirth   (696 words)

  
 Antigen associated with early detection of mammalian pregnancy - Patent 4705748
Detection of the presence of Protein B in physiological fluids external to the fetus, particularly the serum of the female is positive for the occurrence of pregnancy and fetal presence.
Early pregnancy can be detected in physiological fluids external to the fetus by the presence of Protein B, characterized by having a molecular weight in the range of 47 to 53 kilodaltons (kd), an isoelectric point in the range of about 4.0-4.4 and isolatable from placental membrane homogenate.
It is evident from the above results, that a simple, rapid technique is provided for determining pregnancy of a mammal at early stages in the fetal development.
www.freepatentsonline.com /4705748.html   (2659 words)

  
 Untitled Document
Male Pregnancy by Dick Teresi and Kathleen McAuliffe support that the technology and the demand for male pregnancy will be possible in the future.
Wasting time pursuing male pregnancy is an abuse of technology and ridiculous to almost every male I brought the topic up with.
I feel male pregnancy will never be freely practiced or accepted by any means.
www.tcnj.edu /~bank2/Pages/Paper.htm   (1745 words)

  
 Pregnancy: How do pregnancy tests work?
When using a home pregnancy test you will either need to urinate in a cup and then place a small amount of urine, using a dropper, into the testing well, or urinate directly on a testing stick.
Pregnancy tests can be performed at home or can be done in a lab.
Whether testing urine or blood, there can be a variance in what is considered to be a positive pregnancy test.
parenting.ivillage.com /pregnancy/pfirsttri/0,,3pn6,00.html   (332 words)

  
 The History of the Pregnancy Test Kit - A Timeline of Pregnancy Testing
JV: The home pregnancy test is probably the most widely used test besides the hematocrit and hemoglobin [the blood test to measure red blood cells and iron levels that is part of the blood workup done regularly at doctors’ offices].
Research increased and educational campaigns were launched to identify the importance of folic acid in early pregnancy and to warn of the dangers of various environmental hazards and alcohol to a developing fetus.
American public health advocates started to encourage women to see their doctors as soon as possible after pregnancy was suspected.
history.nih.gov /exhibits/thinblueline/timeline.html   (2161 words)

  
 Pregnancy Test
It is this hormone that is produced by the placenta during pregnancy, the further in to the pregnancy you are the higher the levels of H.C.G. in your urine.
The pregnancy tests that we offer are fast, accurate (greater than 99%), reliable and an easy alternative when you require immediate discreet results in the privacy of your own home.
In addition, if your test is negative and you still suspect you may be pregnant, you may want to confirm your test results with another home pregnancy test a few days later.
www.homehealth-uk.com /medical/pregnancytest.htm   (2222 words)

  
 False pregnancy in women? : Fool Moon
A phantom, or false pregnancy, is a condition in which a non-pregnant woman exhibits all the classic symptoms of pregnancy and is firmly convinced that she is pregnant even when clear medical evidence shows that she is not.
The first thing a woman with a phantom pregnancy will probably do is visit her GP or antenatal clinic complaining of all the usual symptoms and minor discomforts of early pregnancy such as absence of periods; breast enlargement; nausea and vomiting; weight gain and abdominal distension.
Phantom pregnancy or pseudocyesis cannot just be dealt with from a medical or gynaecological perspective without taking due consideration of the severe underlying emotional distress and turmoil which has led to the diagnosis of such a condition in the first place.
foolmoon.com /showthreaded.php?Number=190533   (580 words)

  
 Pseudocyesis (False Pregnancy) - PetPlace.com
Weight gain, mucoid vaginal discharge and abdominal swelling may occur during a false pregnancy; however, if your pet shows these signs and seems depressed or is lethargic, it would be wise to have her evaluated by your veterinarian to ensure that nothing else is wrong and that it is truly a false pregnancy.
False pregnancy is caused by hormonal mechanisms that are poorly understood.
False pregnancy (pseudocyesis) is a term used to describe the behavior and physical signs of pregnancy when they occur in a non-pregnant animal.
www.petplace.com /dogs/pseudocyesis-false-pregnancy/page1.aspx   (760 words)

  
 ectopic pregnancy
A woman with a very early tubal pregnancy that has not ruptured may be given methotrexate through a vein in her arm.
Usually, an ectopic pregnancy occurs when a fertilized egg is slowed or blocked in some way as it travels down the tube to the uterus.
A woman needs emergency treatment if an ectopic pregnancy has ruptured and she has signs of internal bleeding, such as shock, low blood pressure, and an enlarging, painful belly.
www.northmemorial.com /HealthEncyclopedia/content/2012.asp   (760 words)

  
 Ectopic Pregnancy
Pregnancy rates with IVF are very good in (young) women with tubal problems, and a tubal pregnancy results from IVF in only about 2-4% of cases.
She should be aware of the risks of infertility, recurrent ectopic and persistent ectopic pregnancy if a tubal-saving procedure is done.
The figure is higher for women with a history of previous ectopic pregnancy or tubal infertility.
www.advancedfertility.com /ectopic.htm   (1589 words)

  
 Ectopic pregnancy
Ectopic pregnancy refers to a pregnancy that develops outside of the uterus, most commonly in one of the fallopian tubes that leads from each ovary.
Ectopic pregnancy refers to a pregnancy that develops outside of the uterus, most commonly in one of the fallopian tubes.
The symptoms of ectopic pregnancy can mimic miscarriage or the symptoms of other gynaecological disorders, such as pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) and endometriosis.
www.disability.vic.gov.au /dsonline/dsarticles.nsf/pages/Ectopic_pregnancy   (848 words)

  
 Ectopic Pregnancy
Ectopic pregnancy, or preembryo implantation outside the endometrial cavity (i.e., fallopian tube, cervix, abdominal or pelvic cavity), is a potentially fatal condition with an incidence of ~1:150 diagnosed pregnancies.
Tubal ectopic pregnancy is characterised by pelvic cramping and vaginal spotting beginning shortly after the first missed menstrual period.
Removal of the ectopic pregnancy is often accomplished by linear salpingostomy.
www.ivf.com /ectopic.html   (547 words)

  
 eMedicine - Pregnancy, Ectopic : Article by Verena T Valley, MD
Interstitial ectopic pregnancy: An interstitial ectopic pregnancy is one that implants at the highly vascular region of the uterus near the insertion of the fallopian tube.
Ectopic pregnancy is the leading cause of pregnancy-related death in the first trimester, and it is a cause of significant morbidity.
A definite ectopic pregnancy is characterized by the presence of a thick, brightly echogenic, ringlike structure outside the uterus, with a gestational sac containing an obvious fetal pole, yolk sac, or both.
www.emedicine.com /emerg/topic478.htm   (2536 words)

  
 eMedicine - Ectopic Pregnancy : Article by Vicken Sepilian, MD
Ectopic pregnancy currently is the leading cause of pregnancy-related death during the first trimester in the United States, accounting for 9% of all pregnancy-related deaths.
In a patient undergoing a dilatation and curettage for the diagnosis of ectopic pregnancy, obtaining consent for a diagnostic, and possibly operative, laparoscopy is also necessary in case the diagnosis of ectopic pregnancy is made; this spares the patient exposure to an additional operative procedure.
Medical therapy of ectopic pregnancy is appealing over surgical options for a number of reasons, including eliminating morbidity from surgery and general anesthesia, potentially less tubal damage, and less cost and need for hospitalization.
www.emedicine.com /med/topic3212.htm   (9865 words)

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