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What is a gravida?

What is a gravida?

The term gravida comes from the Latin word gravidus. It is used to describe a woman who is pregnant and is also a medical term for the total number of confirmed pregnancies a woman has had, regardless of the outcome of the pregnancy.

What is Gravida and para in pregnancy?

• Gravida is the number of times the mother has been pregnant. This includes the current pregnancy if your patient is pregnant. • Para is the number of viable births, greater than 20 weeks gestation. In some regions it may be > 24 weeks. (Expanded definition below.)

What is gravida 1 para 0 rationale?

Answer: Gravida 1, Para 0 Rationale: This is the patient’s FIRST pregnancy. Therefore, gravida is ONE (remember that the number of babies is NOT added to the gravidity). She is still pregnant and has not completed the pregnancy yet.

Why do we record para gravida?

Why Do We Record Para Gravida 1 What normal labor looks like can depend on the number of previous births (Para). 2 Outcomes of previous pregnancies can indicate risk and outcome of the current pregnancy. 3 The amount of previous pregnancies and deliveries (gravity and para) can influence risks associated with the current pregnancy.

What is the root word of gravid?

Carrying developing young or eggs: a gravid uterus; a gravid female. [Latin gravidus, from gravis, heavy; see g w erə- in Indo-European roots .] gra·vid′i·ty (grə-vĭd′ĭ-tē), grav′id·ness n.

What does the word’gravid’mean?

Gravid comes from Latin gravis, meaning “heavy.” It can refer to a female who is literally pregnant, and it also has the figurative meanings of pregnant: “full or teeming ” and “meaningful.”

What is an example of Gravida 3?

For example, a woman who has had a miscarriage at 8 weeks of pregnancy, a birth of twins at 36 weeks of pregnancy, and a birth of a single baby at 40 weeks of pregnancy is a gravida 3; she has had 3 confirmed pregnancies. Parity reflects the total number of births after 20 weeks, not the total number of infants born.

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