Understanding your pg notes

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Posted: Mon Aug 24, 2009 4:25 pm 
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Here is a list of abbreviations and meanings please add if u have any others
AFP
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Alphafetoprotein. This is a substance present in the blood of pregnant women.




ALB
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Albumin. This is a protein substance; your urine will be tested for this as it can be a sign of pre-eclampsia.




A/N
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Antenatal




APH
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Antepartum Haemorrhage. Bleeding before the birth.




BI
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Blood




BP
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Blood Pressure




BR
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Breech presentation. The baby is lying feet or bottom down.




Ceph
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Cephalic. The baby is lying head down.




CS
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Caesarean section




CTG
•
Baby's heartbeat tracing




Cx
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Cervix. Neck of the womb.




EDD
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Estimated Date of Delivery




EFW
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Estimated Fetal Weight




Eng
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Engaged. The largest part of the baby's head has passed the pelvic 'brim'.




Episiotomy
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A cut made in the perineum (the skin between the vagina and the anus) to enable the baby to be born more quickly.




FBC
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Full Blood Count




Fe
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Iron has been prescribed.




Fetus
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The medical term for the baby before it is born.




FH
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Fetal Heart




FHH
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Fetal Heart Heard




FHHR
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Fetal Heart Heard & Regular




FM
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Fetal movement




FMF
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Fetal Movement Felt




Free
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Head not yet in pelvis.




Fundus
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This is the top of the uterus, the fundus height is the length between the top of the uterus and the pubic bone. This measurement helps date the pregnancy and asses the growth of the baby.




GBS
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Group B Streptococcus. A type of infection.




Gest
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Gestation. The number of weeks into pregnancy.




GTT
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Glucose Tolerance Test. For diabetes.




Hb
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Haemoglobin. An indication of iron levels in the blood. If this is too low it may indicate anaemia.




Hypertension
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High blood pressure




Hypotension
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Low blood pressure




LIE
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This is the position of the baby in the uterus. Long Lie or LL means Longitudinal Lie, the baby is straight up and down.




LMP
•
Last Menstrual Period




Multigravida
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A woman who has had at least one pregnancy.




Multipara/Mulitp
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A woman who has given birth at least once before.




MSU / MSSU
•
Mid-stream Specimen of Urine




NAD
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Nothing Abnormal Detected




NE
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Not Engaged




Occipito Anterior
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The back of the baby's head is towards your front. LOA is Left Occipito Anterior and ROA is Right Occipito Anterior this describes whether the back of the baby's head to towards the left or right.




Occipito Posterior
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The back of the baby's head is towards your back. LOP and ROP describe the position as left or right.




Oed
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Oedema. Fluid retention which causes swelling in your ankles, fingers and elsewhere.




Palpation
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The midwife or doctor feels the baby by moving their hands over your abdomen.




Para 0
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A woman who has no other children.




Para 1(etc)
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A woman who has 1 child




Perineum
•
The area of skin between the vagina and the anus.




PIH
•
Pregnancy induced hypertension




PIH/PET
•
Pre-eclampsia




Placenta praevia
•
When the placenta is low down sometimes it covers the cervix and blocks the baby's exit.




Post natal
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After the birth.




Presentation
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The position of the baby, with reference to the presenting part, that is the body part that will be born first (usually the vertex or the back of the head).




Pre-term
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Born before 37 week of pregnancy.




Primigravida
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Primigravida

A woman pregnant for the first time.




Primapara

Sometimes called 'Prim' or 'primip' meaning a woman giving birth for the first time




Prot.

Protein




Quickening

The first time you feel the baby moving.




Rh

Rhesus factor




RSA

Right Sacrum Anterior. The most common breech position.




Sug.

Sugar




Suture

The spaces between the bones in the baby's head




TCA

To Come Again




Term

40 weeks from the first day of the last menstrual period




Tr

Trace. Avery small amount.




US

Ultrasound Scan




UTI

Urinary Tract Infection




VE/PV

Vaginal Examination. Internal.




Ventouse

Vacum Extraction




VX

Vertex. The crown of the baby's head.




+/++/+++

Increasing amounts
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Posted: Mon Aug 24, 2009 5:38 pm 
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ty hun this has been very interesting to read hun. x x
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Posted: Tue Aug 25, 2009 7:42 am 
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One more to add in if you would like xxx

PPBS - Post prandial Blood sugar (blood test done at 20 and 26 weeks on mothers with a high bmi if this is raised they will then go on to do a glucose tolerance test)
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Posted: Tue Aug 25, 2009 10:21 am 
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oooh i think this would be a great stivky ...

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Posted: Tue Aug 25, 2009 11:35 am 
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any one know what smi is??
it says was a difficult scan due t smi

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Posted: Tue Aug 25, 2009 1:00 pm 
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Ooooh this is ace as I've been wondering what NAD meant as I have that all over my notes and I knew it was nothing to worry about but it was still puzzling me!

Another one to ad: Bodily Habitus. They put this comment on scan comments and it has something to do with your size. I typed it into Google and it came back that basically my scan lady thought I was obese at 12 stone and 5ft 7" I was not impressed hahaha!

They put it in the remarks to cover there backs incase anything has been missed as they can then basically say that they didn't see something glaringly obvious and blame any weight that the mum may have on there tummy for blocking the clarity of the image.

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PS: For the record my scan pix were lovely and clear (baby has her daddy's nose by the looks of things!) and yes I am still bitter hahaha Laughing
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Posted: Tue Aug 25, 2009 2:01 pm 
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Does anyone know what BPD , FL and HC are!? x
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Posted: Tue Aug 25, 2009 2:27 pm 
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BPD = biparitial diameter

Its the diameter across the babys skull

HC = Head circumference
The measurment around the babys skull

AC = abdominal circumference
The measurment around the babys stomach

FL = femur length

The measurment of the thigh bone
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Posted: Wed Aug 26, 2009 3:52 pm 
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I think it would be great if someone could get this thread made into a sticky ?
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Posted: Tue Sep 08, 2009 6:21 pm 
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For anybody who missed it
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Posted: Tue Sep 08, 2009 6:58 pm 
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How do we get this made into one of hte posts which sits at the top of the forum?? think it will be really useful to keep it there..... xx
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Posted: Thu Sep 10, 2009 4:55 pm 
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on my notes i have ceph then underneath it says 2/5 what does tht mean??? i recon the should tell u as they writting things x
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Posted: Thu Sep 10, 2009 6:01 pm 
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Ceph means head down 2/5 3/5 etc is how much bubs is engaged
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