primigravida


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pri·mi·grav·i·da

 (prī′mə-grăv′ĭ-də)
n. pl. pri·mi·grav·i·dae (-dē′, -dī′)
A woman who is pregnant for the first time. Also called primipara.

[New Latin : Latin prīmus, first; see per in Indo-European roots + gravida, pregnant woman (from feminine singular of gravidus, pregnant, from gravis, heavy; see gwerə- in Indo-European roots).]
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primigravida

(ˌpraɪmɪˈɡrævɪdə)
n, pl -das or -dae (-ˌdiː)
(Gynaecology & Obstetrics) obstetrics a woman who is pregnant for the first time
[C19: New Latin, from Latin prima first + gravida gravid (woman)]
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primigravida

a woman who is pregnant for the first time.
See also: Birth
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.primigravida - (obstetrics) a woman who is pregnant for the first time
midwifery, obstetrics, tocology, OB - the branch of medicine dealing with childbirth and care of the mother
gravida - a pregnant woman
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One in every five pregnant women in Taiwan is an elderly primigravida - a woman who is having her first child at the age of 35 or over, Huang said.
In June 2015, a 20-year-old primigravida married for 11 months was presented in the outpatient department of Obstetrics and Gynecology in Nishtar Medical College and Hospital, Multan.
[1] The main objective of this study was to determine outcome associated with elective induction of labour as compared with spontaneous labour in primigravida low risk pregnancy and to study the duration of labour and mode of delivery and maternal complication in both group and also to study foetal heart rate pattern, APGAR score (1 and 5 min), and neonatal complications in both group.
Onan et al, a case of 23 year old primigravida with 30 weeks of gestation who presented with labour pains, who previously had no menstrual problem and coital difficulty.
Primigravida in second and third trimester of normotensive nonproteinuric pregnancy aged 15-40 years were included as controls while primigravida in second and third trimester aged 15-40 years with systolic blood pressure [greater than or equal to]140 mmHg and diastolic blood pressure [greater than or equal to]90 mmHg on two occasions which are six hours apart after 20 weeks of pregnancy in a woman whom blood pressure was normal previously and proteinuria [greater than or equal to] 0.3 gram in a 24-hours urine specimen were included as cases.
A 25-year-old primigravida female presented to the emergency room with amenorrhoea since 10 weeks and vaginal bleeding since 6 hours.The patient had Graves' disease without symptoms of hoarseness or dysphagia, and consuming carbimazole and celiprolol.
She was a 32-year-old primigravida and had gestational hypertension controlled on alpha-methyldopa.
This result disagrees with a prospective randomized study done in India that found PE was more common in primigravid women, (14) but in line with another study that showed multigravida and multipara pregnancies were more strongly affected by hypertension than primigravida and primipara pregnancies.
The study was conducted with an outlook to assess the effectiveness of self-instructional module on knowledge and attitude regarding antenatal care among primigravida mothers in selected government hospital, Dehradun, Uttarakhand.
Methodology: In this randomized clinical trial 200 patients of elective cesarean section with primigravida having age 20-40 years were included.
A 25-year-old primigravida with no significant past medical history at 22 weeks and 0 days gestation presented to a local hospital with sudden onset of right-sided back pain radiating to her right lower quadrant that had persisted for less than one day.
In this report we describe a case of spontaneous massive vulvar edema following tocolytic therapy in a 15-year-old primigravida child who presented at 33 weeks of gestation with preterm labor.