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n. pl. pri·mip·a·ras or pri·mip·a·rae (-ə-rē′)
2. A woman who has given birth to only one child.

[Latin prīmipara, one who has given birth for the first time : prīmus, first; see per in Indo-European roots + -para, -para.]


n, pl -ras or -rae (-ˌriː)
(Gynaecology & Obstetrics) obstetrics a woman who has borne only one child. Also written: Para I
[C19: from Latin, from prīmus first + parere to bring forth]
primiparity n
priˈmiparous adj


(praɪˈmɪp ər ə)

n., pl. -a•ras, -a•rae (-əˌri)
a woman who has borne only one child or who is to give birth for the first time.
[1835–45; < Latin prīmipara=prīmi-, comb. form of prīmus first (see prime) + -para, feminine of -parus -parous]
pri•mip′a•rous, adj.


a woman who has given birth to one child or who is giving birth for the first time. — primiparity, n.primiparous, adj.
See also: Birth
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.primipara - (obstetrics) woman who has been delivered of a child for the first time
midwifery, obstetrics, tocology, OB - the branch of medicine dealing with childbirth and care of the mother
female parent, mother - a woman who has given birth to a child (also used as a term of address to your mother); "the mother of three children"
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Primiparity and multiple pregnancies were identified as risk factors in a study from South Korea.
Other information collected and analyzed were: child sex; low birth weight (yes/no); birth at a Baby-Friendly Hospital (yes/no); breastfeeding within the first hour of life (yes/no);maternal age (<35 years; [greater than or equal to] 35 years); maternal education (higher education; secondary education), primiparity (yes/no); being a health professional (yes/no); taking breastfeeding breaks(yes/ no); and child age upon enrollment into the childcare center([less than or equal to] 5.
2015), preexisting hypertension, primiparity (Hernandez-Diaz et al.
Common risk factors include primiparity, previous postterm pregnancy, male fetus, obesity, hormonal factors and genetic predisposition.
Factors associated with higher prevalence of breastfeeding are upper social class, primiparity and older age of mother.
These include low socio economic status, anaemia, primiparity, short maternal height and less than average weight.
Primiparity as an intrapartum obstetric risk factor.
26 percent and that primiparity and multiple gestations were potential risks [15].
Metritis is a disease of lactating animals and ketosis, mastitis, primiparity milk fever and displaced abomasum are the contributory factors (Potter et al.
Certain conditions are mentioned in literature as risk factors for several spontaneous perineal lacerations, such as instrumental delivery (forceps application or vacuum extraction), primiparity, lithotomy position, perineal tissue stiffness, bad adaptation of fetal presentation in the symphysis pubis, anomalous fetal position, fetal macrosomia and rapid fetal delivery [8].