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gravida

a pregnant woman; gravida followed by a number indicates number of pregnancies

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nulligravida

having never been pregnant

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primigravida

first pregnancy

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para

to bear; a woman who has produced viable offspring; para followed by a number indicates number of births

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nullipara

a woman who has never borne a child

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primipara

first delivery

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multipara

a woman who has given birth to more than one child

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cervical effacement

progressive obliteration of the endocervical canal during delivery

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estimated date of confinement (EDC)
estimated date of delivery (EDD)

expected delivery date; normally 280 days or 40 weeks from last menstrual period

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meconium staining

presence of meconium in amniotic fluid

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ruptured membranes

rupture of the amniotic sac, usually at the onset of labor

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macrosomia

large-bodied baby; commonly seen in diabetic pregnancies (macro = large; soma = body)

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polyhydramnios

excessive amniotic fluid

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