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AROM

Artificial rupture of membrane

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BM

Bowel movement

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BPD

Biparietal diameter or brinchopulmonary dysplasia

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BMP

Beats per minute

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BS

Breath or bowel sounds

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BSE

Breast self examination

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BST (BSST)

Breast (self) stimulation test

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BTL

Bilateral tube ligation

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CMV

Cytomegalovirus

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CNM

Certified nurse midwives

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CPD

Cephalopelvic disproportion

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C/S

C section

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C/S w/BTL

Cesarean section with bilateral tubal ligation

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CST

Contraction stress test

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CVS

Chorionic villus sampling

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D & E

Dilation and curettage

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Decel

Deceleration of the fetal heart rate

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Dil

Dilation (measured in centimeters)

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DTR

Deep tendon reflex

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EBL

Estimated blood loss

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EDB (EDC/EDD)

Estimated date of birth (confinement or delivery)

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EFM

Electronic fetal monitoring

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Epis

Episiotomy (characterized as midline ML, or mediolateral)

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FAS

Fetal alcohol syndrome

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FAVD

Forceps assisted vaginal delivery

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FECG

Fetal electrocardiogram (same as FSE)

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FGR

Fetal growth restriction

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FF

Fundus firm (documented in relation to umbilicus; i.e. FF 1 increase U, or FF at U)

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FH

Fundal height

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FHR (FHT)

Fetal heart rate (tones)

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FHRP

Fetal heart rate pattern

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FM

Fetal movement

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FSE

Fetal scalp electrolyte (same as FECG)

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FSH

Follicle stimulating hormone

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FTP

Failure to progress

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G (gravid)

Grab beta (pregnancy)

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GA

Gestational age

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GBS

Group B streptococcus (a beta-hemolytic strep)

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GDM

Gestational diabetes mellitus (differentiated from DM-diabetes mellitus)

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GP (GTPAL)

Gravida, para (gravida, term, preterm, abortion, living – systems of recording obstetrical history)

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GYN

Gynecology

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HBsAg

Hepatitis B surface antigen

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HCG

Human chorionic gonadotrophin

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HELLP

HELLP syndrome (hemolysis, elevated liver enzymes, low platelets)

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HPL

Human placental lactogen

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HPV

Human papilloma virus

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HSV

Herpes Symplex virus

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IDDM

Insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (typically refers to type one, not gestational diabetes)

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IDM

Infant of diabetic mother

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IUD

Intrauterine device

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IUFD

Intrauterine fetal death (demise)

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IUGR

Intrauterine growth restriction

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IUP

Intrauterine pregnancy

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IUPC

Intrauterine pressure catheter

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LBW

Low birth weight

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LDR (LDRP)

Labor, delivery, recovery (postpartum)

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LGA

Large for gestational age (greater than the 90th percentile)

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LH

Luteinizing hormone

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LMP

Last menstrual period

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LOA (LOP, LOT)

Left occiput anterior (posterior, transverse)

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L/S

Lecithin/sphingomyelin ratio

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MAS

Meconium aspiration syndrome

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MEC

Mecinium (As in mec stained amniotic fluid)

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MSAFP

Maternal serum alpha-fetoprotein

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Multip

Multiparous

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NBS

Newborn screening (a test that screens for many diseases including PKU)

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NEC

Necrotizing enterocolitis

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NTE

Neutral thermal environment

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NST

Nonstress test

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NSVD

Normal sterile (spontaneous) vaginal delivery

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OA (OP, OT)

Occiput anterior (posterior, transverse)

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OB

Obstetrics

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OCT

Oxytocin challenge test

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OFC or FOC

Occipital frontal circumference

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0GTT

Oral glucose tolerance test (either a one hour or a three hour test)

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P

Para: it's in the sequence TPAL means preterm as in term, preterm, abortion, living

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P C/S

Primary (first) cesarean section or C – section

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Pap smear

Papanicolaou smear

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PDA

Patent.arteriosus

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PIH

Pregnancy induced hypertension

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Pit

Pitocin (oxytocin)

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PKU

Phenylketonuria

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PMI

Point of maximal impulse

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PPHN

Persistent pulmonary hypertension

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Primp

Primparous

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PROM (PPROM)

Premature rupture of membranes (preterm PROM)

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PTL

Preterm labor

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PUBS

Percutaneous umbilical blood sampling

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R C/S

Repeat cesarean section or C – section (has had one or more previous C/S)

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REEDA

Redness, edema, ecchymosis, discharge, approximation

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RDS

Respiratory distress syndrome

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ROA (ROP, ROT)

Right occiput anterior (posterior, transverse)

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RPR

Rapid plasma reagin (screening test for syphilis; VDRL is another)

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RSV

Respiratory syncytial virus

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SGA

Small for gestational age (below the 10th percentile)

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SROM

Spontaneous rupture of membranes

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ST I (STD)

Sexually transmitted infection (disease)

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SVD

Spontaneous vaginal delivery (not assisted with any mechanical means)

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SVE

Sterile vaginal exam

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T

Term; as in the TPAL sequence term, preterm, abortion, living

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Toco

Tocodynamometer (Device to measure uterine contractions using and EFM)

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TOLAC

Trial of labor after cesarean

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U

Umbilicus (standard against which to measure the level of uterine fundus)

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UA

Urinanalysis (or uterine activity in some setting)

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UAC (UVC)

Uterine artery catheter (uterine venous catheter)

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UC (U/C)

Uterine contraction

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UPI

Uteroplacental insufficiency

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US

Ultrasound

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VAVD

Vacuum assisted vaginal delivery

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VBAC

Vaginal delivery after cesarean

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VDRL

Venereal disease research laboratory (test for syphilis, RPR is another)

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AFP

Alfa fetoprotein