Terms in Obstetrics (Part-1)

In this article, we will discuss some of the Terms used in Obstetrics (Part-1). So, let’s get started.

Terms

Nullipara: A woman who has not been pregnant or has never completed a pregnancy beyond 20 weeks of gestation.

Primipara: A woman who has had one delivery beyond 20 weeks of gestation.

Multipara: A woman who has had delivered two or more pregnancies beyond 20 weeks of gestation.

Nulligravida: A woman who never has been pregnant.

Primigravida: A woman who has been pregnant once.

Multigravida: A woman who has had more than one pregnancy.

Postpartum: The period after childbirth.

Puerperal: The period from the end of labour until the uterus return to pre-pregnancy size, generally from 3-6 weeks postpartum.

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