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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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6] Given the history of use of traditional medicines by the patient, the lack of risk factors of UR and the fact that she was a primigravida without previous uterine surgery of any type, we postulate that the traditional medicines might have led to uterine hyperstimulation and subsequent UR.
Twice as many primigravida left the pool prior to delivery and more multigravida delivered in the pool (57 percent) compared to primips (43 percent).
Inclusion Criteria of our study was uncomplicated pregnancy, primigravida, singleton gestation, >37 completed wks.
Primigravidas with proteinuric and non-proteinuric HTN delivered preterm infants 30.
The subjects were full term pregnant women who were either primigravida, 2nd or 3rd gravid and had bishop score less than 5.
Moreover induction delivery interval was greater in primigravidas compared to multigravidas in group-I, 19.
Doyle noted, primigravidas comparing elective cesarean and vaginal delivery need to know that a C-section isn't the "easy way out.
Of 224 women who gave birth during the year of this study, 38 had cesarean sections for reasons such as previous section, maternal genital herpes, primigravida breech, cephalopelvic disproportion, and fetal distress; these women were excluded from the study.
5] In the present study, 63% were primigravidas and 37% were multigravidas.
All primigravidas and multigravidas who came with pre-ecampsia and eclampsia along with altered platelet count meeting the criteria of HELLP syndrome were included.
As our unit policy patients with uncomplicated breech in early labour especially primigravidas (as they do not have a previous trial of labour) underwent emergency cesarean section, extrapolating from the Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (RCOG) recommendation that planned cesarean section is the recommended mode of delivery for term breech.
Most women who died from eclampsia were also of low parity; 182 were primigravidas and 129 were of parity 1--3.