Definition - What does Primigravida mean?

A primigravida is a woman who is pregnant for the first time or has been pregant one time.

Primigravida may be indicated as gravida 1.

FertilitySmarts explains Primigravida

Birth professionals including OB/GYNs, midwifes, and labor and delivery nurses often use abbreviated terminology to describe a woman's obstetric history.

A woman who is pregnant for the first is primigravid and is referred to as a primigravida.

The latin prefix "primi" denotes the first occurrence and "gravidity" refers to the number of times that a woman has been pregnant.

Primigravida is sometime times used interchangeably with primiparous, but a woman does not technically become primiparous until the baby has been delivered.

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