primigravida

(redirected from primigravidae)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus.

primigravida

 [pri″mĭ-grav´ĭ-dah]
a woman pregnant for the first time; gravida I.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

primigravida

(prī′mə-grăv′ĭ-də)
n. pl. primigravi·dae (-dē′, -dī′)
A woman who is pregnant for the first time. Also called primipara.
The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2007, 2004 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

primigravida

Obstetrics A ♀ who is pregnant for the first time. See Elderly primigravida.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

primigravida

A woman pregnant for the first time.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

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..

More discussions about primigravida
This content is provided by iMedix and is subject to iMedix Terms. The Questions and Answers are not endorsed or recommended and are made available by patients, not doctors.
References in periodicals archive ?
Thus we found that, PIH was three times more common in primigravidae with twin gestation compared to multigravidae with twin gestation.
Our study revealed that 36.8% of HIV positive primigravidae had perineal tears as opposed to 6.4% of HIV negative primigravidae.
It is clear that the result is not casual ("fortuito"), when the odds ratio is cero (OR = 0.00) with 0.05% confidence intervals between 0.0 and 0.44 in adolescent primigravidae as mentioned above.
Primigravidae have the most severe consequences of pregnancy-associated malaria because they lack specific protective immunity.
A total of 117 (32.1%) primigravidae and 145 (39.8%) multigravidae were enrolled.
The study comprised 400 women; 200 primigravidae and multigravidae each.
The finding that higher prevalence of malaria parasitemia was associated with primigravidae status had earlier been noted.
Eclampsia was commoner among young maternal age, 135 (92.45%) cases were aged 18-30 years and 69.17% were primigravidae, where as in another study 54% patients were aged less then 20 years and 70.9% were primigravidas10.
Severe anaemia in pregnancy: a problem of primigravidae in rural Zaire.
Multivariate analysis indicated that unclean delivery surfaces (odds ratio [OR] = 38.8; 95% confidence interval [CI] = 2.9-518.1) and primigravidae mothers (OR = 79.5; CI = 1.8-3,472.2) were associated with NNT.