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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

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

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.

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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3A case was reported where a primigravida was diagnosed having placenta accrete during caesarean section and was conservatively managed with success.
Primigravida in second and third trimester of normotensive nonproteinuric pregnancy aged 15-40 years were included as controls while primigravida in second and third trimester aged 15-40 years with systolic blood pressure [greater than or equal to]140 mmHg and diastolic blood pressure [greater than or equal to]90 mmHg on two occasions which are six hours apart after 20 weeks of pregnancy in a woman whom blood pressure was normal previously and proteinuria [greater than or equal to] 0.3 gram in a 24-hours urine specimen were included as cases.
[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.
Las pacientes primigravidas y las de bajo nivel socioeconomico cuando presentan simultaneamente estres psicosocial se aumenta en seis veces el riesgo de desarrollar la enfermedad (3) posiblemente por una menor respuesta de inmunidad celular mediada por el estres.
The numbers were further sorted into primigravida and multigravidas with primigravidas experiencing less tearing on the average.
A 30 year old, primigravida, presented to a tertiary care hospital with complaints of shortness of breath of 4 days duration after a normal vaginal delivery.
In the present study 26% of the patients were primigravida and 74% were multigravida.
Vaginal misoprostol and oral misoprostol were administered to 56.6% (n = 146) and 39.1% (n = 101) of the primigravidas, respectively; 91.1% of the multigravidas (parity 1-4) received oral misoprostol (n = 215) and 2.5% vaginal misoprostol (n = 6).
The subjects were full term pregnant women who were either primigravida, 2nd or 3rd gravid and had bishop score less than 5.
Table 1: Induction delivery interval in relation with parity (Primigravidas vs.
Eighty per cent of 207 women who had convulsions were primigravidas, and their mean age was 27 years (range 13--45); 16 had systolic blood pressures of >160 mmHg with diastolic blood pressures of less than 110 mmHg.
NEW ORLEANS -- Elective cesarean section may actually be the most cost-effective mode of delivery for primigravidas when taking into account the expense of long-term pelvic floor complications that can occur after vaginal birth, Dr.