Multipara (Multip)

Definition - What does Multipara (Multip) mean?

A multipara is a woman has given birth more than once, with each infant reaching viable gestational age. Viable gestational age varies in different regions, generally ranging from 20-24 weeks. Multiple gestation pregnancies are generally counted as a single delivery.

A multipara is also known as a multip or can be indicated as para 2.

FertilitySmarts explains Multipara (Multip)

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

Multiparity describes the condition of having given birth more than once. A woman who has delivered more than one pregnancy is multiparous, and is referred to as a multipara.

With the term multiparity, "multi" is a Latin prefix for many and "parity" refers to the number of pregnancies a woman has had that have carried to gestational age.

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