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