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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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Similar prevalences among primigravidae were reported in Senegal (13) and Cameroon (33), which suggests that women are infected with placentaltype parasites early in pregnancy, consistent with our previous report of placental-type parasites in pregnant women in the first trimester (34).
391) in the birth weight of babies born by infected primigravidae (2700 [+ or -] 500 g), secundigravidae (2700 [+ or -] 600 g) and multigravidae (2800 [+ or -] 500 g).
The sample consisted of all primigravidae who breastfed or attempted to breastfeed in the first six weeks.
The highest percentage of infection occurred in primigravidae (12%) followed by multigravidae (10%) and secundigravidae (5.
In this cross-sectional study all consecutive asymptomatic primigravidae in their mid pregnancy (gestational age 16-24 wk) registered at the antenatal clinic of Maulana Azad Medical College and Lok-Nayak Hospital, New Delhi, were screened to study the prevalence of anti-HEV IgG from December 2006 to November 2007.
This reduction in immunity tends to be more severe in primigravidae than in multigravidae and results in more frequent episodes of parasitaemia and a greater severity of malaria fever in pregnant women (3).
Die sesde artikel verduidelik hoe geboorteopvoedingsklasse tot die bevalling- en borsvoedingservarings van die primigravidae bygedra het, en verskaf riglyne vir geboorte-opvoeders om hulle te help om die inhoud van geboorte-opvoedingsklasse te verbeter.
A community-based study in Orissa, East India, found that primigravidae were more likely to be parasitaemic than multigravidae and that newborn infants of infected mothers were more likely to be infected with malaria (15).
Greenwood et al (12) concluded that maternal malaria prophylaxis could reduce IMR by around 18% among the children of primigravidae, and by around 4% among the children of multigravidae.
Cronje and Grobler (2003: 52) indicated that the primigravidae feel foetal movements at 18-20 weeks while multigravidae feel it at 16-18 weeks.
Hierdie navorsing vertel die verhaal van die bevallings--en borsvoedingservarings van primigravidae wat geboorte-opvoedingsklasse bygewoon het.
Gravidity for both the cases and the controls showed that the most affected group was primigravidae (42.