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  • n. A woman who is pregnant for the first time, or who has been pregnant once.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A woman pregnant for the first time.

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

  • n. (obstetrics) a woman who is pregnant for the first time


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  • The cervix of a primigravida usually effaces a lot before it dilates.

    Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn

  • At ninety, Sarah was unquestionably a woman whom a modern obstetrician would call an elderly primigravida, a term that includes all women over thirty-five—not just nonagenarians.

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  • If you are over thirty-five years old, medical providers may label you as an “elderly primigravida” or a woman of “advanced maternal age,” consider you high-risk, and view your baby as a “premium baby.”

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  • Unfortunately, the medical establishment, by virtue of your age alone, may label you as an “elderly primigravida,” consider you high-risk, and view your baby as a “premium baby” requiring extensive, unnecessary interventions.


  • Prospective randomized study of X-ray pelvimetry in the primigravida.


  • A 27-year-old Japanese primigravida at 33 weeks of gestation was referred to our hospital.

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  • A 23 yr old markedly obese primigravida at 12 weeks gestation seeks consultation for her first prenatal check-up.

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  • It doesn’t help that after age 35, a first-time mom finds “elderly primigravida” scrawled on her chart in the OB’s office.

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