Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Having given birth two or more times.
  • adj. Giving birth to more than one offspring at a time.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Having two or more pregnancies, resulting in viable offspring.
  • adj. Producing several offspring at one time.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Producing many, or more than one, at a birth.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Producing many at a birth.
  • In botany, many-bearing: said of a cyme with three or more lateral axes (the pleiochasium of Eichler).
  • Of or pertaining to a multipara; having given birth to two or more children.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. producing more than one offspring at a time

Etymologies

multi- +‎ parous (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • In Latin America a different partograph is in use, differentiating between nulliparous and multiparous women, intact and ruptured membranes, and upright or lying position (Schwarcz et al 1987-1995).

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  • In multiparous women the referral rates are much lower than in nulliparae (MacVicar et al 1993, Hundley et al 1994, Waldenstrm et al 1996).

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  • For low-risk multiparous women the result of a home birth was significantly better than the result of a hospital birth (Wiegers et al 1996).

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  • If it is a matter of auto-suggestion due to a tradition, then we should expect to find longings most frequent and most pronounced in multiparous women, who are best acquainted with the tradition and best able to experience all that is expected of a pregnant woman.

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  • Mirabeau 4.7 has recently found that triple births are most common (1 to 6500) in multiparous women between thirty and thirty-four years of age.

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  • Mirabeau has recently found that triple births are most common (1 to 6500) in multiparous women between thirty and thirty-four years of age.

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  • Parity was coded into either primiparous (0) or multiparous (1-8 th previous births).

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  • The study indicated that the infection was multiparous and occurred mostly with those who had undergone caesarean delivery.

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  • Not surprising, the smallest increases occurred among women who have been traditionally more Prevalence of Exclusive Breastfeeding by likely to initiate breastfeeding: women who were Sociodemographic Characteristics: 2001 white, older (25 years of age), college-educated, Table 2 provides the rates for initiation of exclusive multiparous, not in WIC, and living in the Mountain breastfeeding and continued exclusive breastfeeding and Pacific regions of the United States.

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  • Groups were: (i) multiparous, prior vaginal delivery (VD), and

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