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dated term referring to a woman older than 35 years who is pregnant for the first time.
a woman who becomes pregnant for the first time after the age of 34. Although an elderly primigravida was in the past at greater risk of adverse complications of a pregnancy, newer techniques and drugs have eliminated most of the risk and made it possible even for women of menopausal age to bear children.
elderly primigravidaObstetrics A ♀ who delivers her first child after age 35; these ♀ are often professionals who delay childbearing to pursue a career; there is no ↑ risk to the pregnancy per se, although medical risks due to ↑ age may cause ↑ pregnancy-induced complications
el·der·ly pri·mi·gra·vi·da(el'dĕr-lē prī-mi-grav'i-dă)
Dated term referring to a woman older than 35 years who is pregnant for the first time.