MATERNAL , MATERNITY NURSINGTERMINOLOGY

Jun 22, 2008

Gravida - woman who is been pregnant,without regard to pregnancy outcome.

Nulligravida - woman who is not now and never has been pregnant

Primigravida - a woman pregnant for the first time

Multigravida - a woman who has been pregnant several times

Nullipara - a woman who has never completed a pregnancy to the period of viability. A woman may or may not have experienced an abortion.

Primipara - refers to a woman who had completed 1 pregnancy to the period of viability regardless of the number of infants delivered and regardless of the infant being live or stillborn.

Multipara - refers to a woman who had completed 2 or more pregnancies to the stage of viability

A woman pregnant for the first time is a primigravida and is described as Gravida 1, Para 0.

A woman with 2 abortions and no viable children is Gravida 2, Para 0.

Source maternity nursing books

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