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Nullipara

A woman who has never been pregnant beyond 20 weeks

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Gravid

The number of pregnancies, regardless of outcome

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Para/parity

The number of babies born after 20 weeks gestation

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G6, P4

Gravida 6, Para 4 means pregnant 6 times (includes current) and has previously delivered 4 babies at more than 20 weeks gestation

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Grand mulitpara

Woman who has delivered 5 or more babies at more than 20 weeks gestation

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abortion / miscarriage

pregnancy loss before 20 weeks gestation

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labour

regular painful contractions with cervical change after 20 weeks

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LUSCS

operative delivery of the baby through an incision in the lower uterine segment

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classical c section

operative delivery of a baby through a vertical incision in the upper segment of the uterus

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hysterotomy

operative delivery of the baby through a uterine incision at less than 20 weeks gestation

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preterm labour

labour at less than 37 weeks

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PROM

rupture of membranes before onset of labour

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PPROM

rupture of the membranes before labour at less than 37 weeks gestation

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ARM / AROM

artifical rupture of the membranes

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SROM

spontaneous rupture of the membranes

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Braxton Hicks contractions

painless uteirne contractions in the antenatal period

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Naegles rule

To estimate probable date of confinement.
Add 9m7d to first day of last menstrual period. Correct if not 28d cycles

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First stage of labour

From start of labour until full dilation of the cervix

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Second stage of labour

From full dilation of cervix to delivery of the baby

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Third stage of labour

From birth of baby until delivery of placenta and membranes

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Spurious or false labour

uterine contractions which may be regular and painful but are not associated with cervical effacement and dilation

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Oxytocic

Medication that stimulates contractions of the uterine muscle

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Tocolytic

Medication to stop uterine contractions

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Induction of labour

Process causing labour to commence

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Augmentation of labour

process of stimulating a labour that has already started

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placenta praevia

placenta that approaches or covers the internal cervical os in late second or third trimester

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vasa praevia

fetal vessels lying in the membranes in front of the presenting part

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antepartum haemorrhage

bleeding >5ml from the vagina after 20 weeks gestation

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abruption

separation of the placenta from the uterus in the antenatal or intrapartum period

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post partum haemorrhage

vaginal bleeding of more than 500mL in the first 24h after delivery