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primigravida

 [pri″mĭ-grav´ĭ-dah]
a woman pregnant for the first time; gravida I.

grav·i·da

, gravida Igravida II (grav'i-dă),
A pregnant woman. Gravida followed by a arabic numeral or preceded by a Latin prefix (primi-, secundi-, etc.) designates the pregnant woman by number of pregnancies; for example, gravida I, primigravida; a woman in her first pregnancy; gravida II, secundigravida; a woman in her second pregnancy. Compare: para.
[L. gravidus (adj.), fem. gravida, fr. gravis, heavy]

primigravida

/pri·mi·grav·i·da/ (pri″mĭ-grav´ĭ-dah) a woman pregnant for the first time; gravida I.

primigravida

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

primigravida

[prim′igrav′idə]
Etymology: L, primus + gravidus, pregnancy
a woman pregnant for the first time. Also called gravida. Compare multigravida, primipara. primigravid, adj.

primigravida

Obstetrics A ♀ who is pregnant for the first time. See Elderly primigravida.

grav·i·da

(grav'i-dă)
A pregnant woman. Gravida followed by a roman numeral or preceded by a Latin prefix (primi-, secundi-, and so on) designates the number of pregnancies; e.g., gravida I, primigravida: a woman in her first pregnancy; gravida II, secundigravida: a woman in her second pregnancy. Also, gravida (or G) 1, 2, etc.
Compare: para
[L. gravidus (adj.), fem. gravida, fr. gravis, heavy]

primigravida

A woman pregnant for the first time.

primigravida

an animal pregnant for the first time; gravida I.

Patient discussion about primigravida

Q. What are the First Signs or Symptoms of Pregnancy? I think I might be pregnant. What are the first symptoms of pregnancy?

A. The first important sign of pregnancy is a missed menstrual period. It is extremely hard to know before that if the woman is pregnant. Other symptoms include nausea, vomiting, extreme fatigue or feeling faint, frequent urination, tender breasts, headache, heartburn, constipation and occasional spotting. The best way to know for sure is by a simple blood test to check the beta-HCG level, a hormone that its level goes up early in the pregnancy.

Q. What are pregnancy symptoms during the first week? My wife and I started trying to get pregnant 5 days ago. According to ovulation web sites we stated on the best day possible. Yesterday she complained about achy legs and feeling "weird." Also mild cramps. Are there symptoms for pregnancy that occur so quickly?

A. They can come after a week of conception but more likely 2-3 weeks. Here are all the symptoms in one page:
http://www.americanpregnancy.org/gettingpregnant/earlypregnancysymptoms.html

Q. My wife is pregnant and she is now in the first trimester. Her queasiness is disturbing her a lot. My wife is pregnant and she is now in the first trimester. Her queasiness is disturbing her a lot. She calls it as morning sickness. Almost all the day she feels nauseated whether she vomits or not. But every day she will throw once to have some relief for some time. I worry that this sickness can harm the baby. She does not want to meet the doctor as she says it’s normal with everyone who is pregnant. But I am worried can anyone give some advice?

A. my advice to you is the nausea and vomiting is a common thing that happens in first trimester. but be careful if the nausea and vomiting become more often and worse, by that time you must go to a doctor to find some help and therapy. it is called hyperemesis gravidarum.

so, make sure that what happened to your wife is in normal range, and good luck with her pregnancy! stay healthy always..

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What studies do show, however, is that inducing the labor of a primigravida carries with it more than a doubling of the CS rate (Obstet.
A placenta from a 28-year-old, African American, primigravida patient with sickle cell trait was received for routine pathologic examination.
Protocol for IOL at Lower Umfolozi District War Memorial Hospital, KwaZulu-Natal <29/40 weeks 29-36/40 weeks Intrauterine death Misoprostol 100 Misoprostol 50 [micro]g PV [micro]g PV 12-hourly 12-hourly Primigravida Misoprostol 100 Misoprostol 50 [micro]g PV [micro]g PV 12-hourly 6-hourly Multigravida, para 1-4 Misoprostol 50 Misoprostol 50 [micro]g PV [micro]g PV 12-hourly 12-hourly Multigravida, para >4 Oral misoprostol * Oral misoprostol Previous CS Consult specialist 36+/40 weeks Unripe cervix Ripe cervix Intrauterine death Misoprostol 50 Prostin [E.
Sheeder of the University of Colorado, Denver, and her associates analyzed data on 1,187 primigravida participants who enrolled consecutively between 1990 and 2005 in the Colorado Adolescent Maternity Program (CAMP) at the university.
A 20-year-old primigravida presented with vaginal bleeding, abdominal cramping, and low back pain at 12 weeks' gestation.
Foetal movements are felt by primigravida from the 18th week and by multipara from the 16th week of pregnancy.
The imperative to perform a rapid C-section on a mother in cardiac arrest evolved after a pivotal 1982 case in which a 27-year-old primigravida of 37 weeks' gestation failed to respond to advanced cardiopulmonary resuscitation efforts following massive hemoptysis.
A male infant was delivered vaginally to a 28-year-old primigravida at 38 weeks' gestation, after an uneventful pregnancy, at a community hospital.
A primigravida refers to a woman who is in or who has experienced her first pregnancy (Sellers, 1993:73; Beckman, Ling, Laube, Smith, Barzansky & Herbert, 2002:11).
Since my office is about a 15-minute drive from the hospital, I loathe the last-second call from the L & D nurse stating that my primigravida, who's been crawling through latent labor for the past 12 hours, is suddenly complete, and I'm needed immediately.
A 27-year-old primigravida at 38 weeks' gestation presented with the sudden onset of cough and left-sided, pleuritic chest pain radiating to the back and left arm associated with mild dyspnea.
A 22-year-old primigravida was admitted to our unit at 26 weeks' gestation for investigation of a bloody nipple discharge without a breast mass.