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What is Pregnancy?

The period from conception to birth. After the egg is fertilized by a sperm and then implanted in the lining of the uterus, it develops into the placenta and embryo, and later into a fetus. Pregnancy usually lasts 40 weeks, beginning from the first day of the woman's last menstrual period, and is divided into three trimesters, each lasting three months.

Alternative Names

Teenage pregnancy; Pregnancy - teenage

Symptoms of Pregnancy

  • Abdominal bloating
  • Heightened sensitivity to odors
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Frequent urination
  • Fatigue
  • Tender, swollen breasts
  • A missed period
  • Implantation bleeding
  • Your basal body temperature stays high
  • The proof: A positive home pregnancy test

Causes, and risk factors of Pregnancy


Pregnancy occurs with the fertilization of a woman's egg by a man's sperm. Fertility drugs may improve a woman's odds of achieving pregnancy.

A healthy pregnancy is what all women love. There are many factors that can affect the development of the foetus some of them are beyond your control and some are within your limits. It has been noted that obese women have more complications during pregnancy than others. Women who suffer from heart diseases, diabetes, lung and kidney diseases, hypertension and epilepsy are also at more risk during pregnancy.

Complications of Pregnancy

Unfortunately some women will experience complications in pregnancy. It might be something pregnancy related like pregnancy induced hypertension (PIH), placenta previa or gestational diabetes or some women have chronic problems that effect pregnancy like heart disease, asthma, etc.

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