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n. pl. mul·tip·a·ras also mul·tip·a·rae (-rē)
A woman who has given birth two or more times.


n, pl -rae (-ˌriː)
(Gynaecology & Obstetrics) a woman who has given birth to more than one viable fetus or living child. Compare multigravida
[C19: New Latin, feminine of multiparus multiparous]


(mʌlˈtɪp ər ə)

n., pl. -a•ras, -a•rae (-əˌri)
a woman who has borne two or more children or is parturient for the second time.
[1870–75; n. use of feminine of New Latin multiparus multiparous]
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Both extremes of age in mother were associated with high incidence of LBW babies (42.5% babies born to primi gravida and 22% born to grand multipara).
The majority of the studies argued that grand multiparas are more likely to be of old age which might be the reasons for increased morbidity and mortality.
Due to advancement of family planning the grand multipara has almost disappeared in western countries but it still exists in developing countries1.
Besides, 84(69.42%) patients were multipara, and 40(33.05%) were grand multipara. Mean BMI was 29.97%6.2 (range: 18-54), and 59(48.76%) patients were overweight, while 41(33.84%) were obese.
Regarding parity 25 (50%) patients were multipara, 9 (18%) grand multipara, 6 (12%) primipara, 5 (10%) great grand multipara and 5 (10%) nullipara.
There was a single case of uterine rupture in our study and she was grand multipara depicting higher maternal morbidity with increasing parity.
Mothers who received antenatal care outside AKHS, private health facilities; grand multipara (parity greater than 5); mothers who delivered babies with congenital malformations; and preterm deliveries were excluded.
Their age ranged between 19 to 43 years, with a mean age of 31.6+-6.58 years; parity ranged between 1 - 11 with a mean of 5.7+-2.18; 33 (48.5%) patients were grand multipara.
This table shows that abnormal cervix found in 5 (1.63%) cases of nullipara, 22 (7.17%) cases of primipara, 182 (59.28%) cases of multipara and 98 (31.92%) cases of grand multipara patients.
Grand multipara pregnant women, anemia due to bleeding disorders and havingchronic illnesses were excluded from the study.
Only 5.20% mothers were grand multipara ([greater than or equal to] 5 deliveries).

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