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Pregnancy

Also known as Gestation

Pregnancy is the fertilization and development of one or more offspring, known as an embryo or fetus, in a woman's uterus. In a pregnancy, there can be multiple gestations, as in the case of twins or triplets. Childbirth usually occurs about 38 weeks after conception; in women who have a menstrual cycle length of four weeks, this is approximately 40 weeks from the start of the last normal menstrual period (LNMP). Human pregnancy is the most studied of all mammalian pregnancies. Conception can be achieved through sexual intercourse or assisted reproductive technology.

Source: Wikipedia

What are the symptoms?

Within all the people who go to their doctor with pregnancy, 27% report having uterine contractions, 25% report having pain during pregnancy, and 24% report having problems during pregnancy. The symptoms that are highly suggestive of pregnancy are uterine contractions and pelvic pressure, although you may still have pregnancy without those symptoms.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with pregnancy often receive urinalysis, pelvis exam, ultrasonography, examination of breast, chlamydia test, other diagnostic procedures (interview; evaluation; consultation), standard pregnancy test and fetal monitoring .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with pregnancy include multivitamin, prenatal, oxytocin, rho(d) immune globulin (rhogam), multivitamin with iron, ferrous fumarate / folic acid / polysaccharide iron complex, rubella virus vaccine, hydroxyprogesterone (makena), doxylamine (unisom), butoconazole topical, dinoprostone topical and ceftibuten (cedax) .

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for pregnancy include race/ethnicity = hispanic, sex == female and age 15-29 years. On the other hand, age 75+ years, sex == male, age 60-74 years, age 5-14 years, age 1-4 years, age 45-59 years, and age < 1 years almost never get pregnancy.

Age

< 1 years
0.0x
1-4 years
0.0x
5-14 years
0.0x
15-29 years
4.0x
30-44 years
1.3x
45-59 years
0.0x
60-74 years
0.0x
75+ years
0.0x

Sex

Male
0.0x
Female
1.7x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
1.2x
Hispanic
2.1x
White
0.6x
Other
1.5x
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