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Diseases » Pregnancy » Summary
 

What is Pregnancy?

What is Pregnancy?

  • Pregnancy: The condition of supporting a fetus from conception till birth.
  • Pregnancy: Pregnancy is the state or condition of having a developing embryo or fetus in the body (uterus), after union of an ovum and spermatozoon, during the period from conception to birth. (NCI)
    Source - Diseases Database
  • Pregnancy: the state of being pregnant; the period from conception to birth when a woman carries a developing fetus in her uterus.
    Source - WordNet 2.1

Pregnancy: Introduction

Types of Pregnancy:

Broader types of Pregnancy:

How many people get Pregnancy?

Incidence (annual) of Pregnancy: more than 4 million; 1 million adolescent U.S. females become pregnant every year
Incidence Rate of Pregnancy: approx 1 in 68 or 1.47% or 4 million people in USA [about data]

How serious is Pregnancy?

Complications of Pregnancy: see complications of Pregnancy
Deaths for Pregnancy: 399 female deaths for "pregnancy and childbirth" in the USA 2001 (NCHS, 2003)

What causes Pregnancy?

Causes of Pregnancy: see causes of Pregnancy
Risk factors for Pregnancy: see risk factors for Pregnancy

What are the symptoms of Pregnancy?

Symptoms of Pregnancy: see symptoms of Pregnancy

Complications of Pregnancy: see complications of Pregnancy

Pregnancy: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Pregnancy.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Pregnancy.

How is it treated?

Treatments for Pregnancy: see treatments for Pregnancy
Research for Pregnancy: see research for Pregnancy

Society issues for Pregnancy


Cost statistics for Pregnancy: The following are statistics from various sources about costs and Pregnancy:

  • Estimated $733,102,000 spent in public hospitals on pregnancy, childbirth and puerperium disorders in Australia 2001-02 (AIHW National Hospital Morbidity Database, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • Estimated $315,782,000 spent in public hospitals on pregnancy, childbirth and puerperium in Australia 2001-02 (AIHW National Hospital Morbidity Database, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
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Hospitalization statistics for Pregnancy: The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Pregnancy:
  • 24.0% of hospitalisations for pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium in public hospitals are single day in Australia 2001-02 (AIHW National Hospital Morbidity Database, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • 300,644 admissions to public hospitals because of pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium in Australia 2001-02 (AIHW National Hospital Morbidity Database, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • 5.1% of hospitalisations for pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium disorders in private hospitals are single day in Australia 2001-02 (AIHW National Hospital Morbidity Database, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • 71,979 patient days spent in private hospitals for pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium disorders in Australia 2001-02 (AIHW National Hospital Morbidity Database, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • 856,956 patient days spent in public hospitals for pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium in Australia 2001-02 (AIHW National Hospital Morbidity Database, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
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Prescription statistics for Pregnancy: The following are statistics from various sources about prescriptions and Pregnancy:
  • 10,241 contraceptive prescriptions in Canada 1998 (Intercontinental Medical Statistics Canada,1998)
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Medical procedure statistics for Pregnancy: The following are statistics from various sources about medical procedures and Pregnancy:
  • 944,000 episiotomies were performed annually in the US 2000 (NCHS, CDC)
  • 923,991 caesarean sections were performed annually in the US 2000 (National Vital Statistics Reports, NCHS, CDC)
  • 96,698 amniocentesis procedures were performed annually in the US 2000 (National Vital Statistics Reports, NCHS, CDC)
  • 800,448 induced labour procedures were performed annually in the US 2000 (National Vital Statistics Reports, NCHS, CDC)
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Organs Affected by Pregnancy:

Organs and body systems related to Pregnancy include:

Name and Aliases of Pregnancy

Main name of condition: Pregnancy

Other names or spellings for Pregnancy:

Twin pregnancy Source - Diseases Database

Gestation, Maternity
Source - WordNet 2.1

Pregnancy: Related Conditions

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