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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.
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.
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.”
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.
A 23 yr old markedly obese primigravida at 12 weeks gestation seeks consultation for her first prenatal check-up.
It doesn’t help that after age 35, a first-time mom finds “elderly primigravida” scrawled on her chart in the OB’s office.