primigravida

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A woman who is pregnant for the first time.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A woman pregnant for the first time.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

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

Etymologies

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

[New Latin : Latin prīmus, first; see per in Indo-European roots + gravida, pregnant woman (from feminine singular of gravidus, pregnant, from gravis, heavy; see gwerə- in Indo-European roots).]

Examples

  • 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.

    Beginner’s Grace

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

    Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn

  • 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.

    Beginner’s Grace

  • 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.

    Beginner’s Grace

  • 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.”

    Our Bodies, Ourselves: Pregnancy and Birth

  • 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.”

    Our Bodies, Ourselves: Pregnancy and Birth

  • 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.

    OUR BODIES, OURSELVES

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

    7. REFERENCES

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

    BioMed Central - Latest articles

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