Posted: Mon Aug 24, 2009 4:25 pm
Post subject: Understanding your pg notes
Here is a list of abbreviations and meanings please add if u have any others
Alphafetoprotein. This is a substance present in the blood of pregnant women.
Albumin. This is a protein substance; your urine will be tested for this as it can be a sign of pre-eclampsia.
Antepartum Haemorrhage. Bleeding before the birth.
Breech presentation. The baby is lying feet or bottom down.
Cephalic. The baby is lying head down.
Baby's heartbeat tracing
Cervix. Neck of the womb.
Estimated Date of Delivery
Estimated Fetal Weight
Engaged. The largest part of the baby's head has passed the pelvic 'brim'.
A cut made in the perineum (the skin between the vagina and the anus) to enable the baby to be born more quickly.
Full Blood Count
Iron has been prescribed.
The medical term for the baby before it is born.
Fetal Heart Heard
Fetal Heart Heard & Regular
Fetal Movement Felt
Head not yet in pelvis.
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.
Group B Streptococcus. A type of infection.
Gestation. The number of weeks into pregnancy.
Glucose Tolerance Test. For diabetes.
Haemoglobin. An indication of iron levels in the blood. If this is too low it may indicate anaemia.
High blood pressure
Low blood pressure
This is the position of the baby in the uterus. Long Lie or LL means Longitudinal Lie, the baby is straight up and down.
Last Menstrual Period
A woman who has had at least one pregnancy.
A woman who has given birth at least once before.
MSU / MSSU
Mid-stream Specimen of Urine
Nothing Abnormal Detected
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.
The back of the baby's head is towards your back. LOP and ROP describe the position as left or right.
Oedema. Fluid retention which causes swelling in your ankles, fingers and elsewhere.
The midwife or doctor feels the baby by moving their hands over your abdomen.
A woman who has no other children.
A woman who has 1 child
The area of skin between the vagina and the anus.
Pregnancy induced hypertension
When the placenta is low down sometimes it covers the cervix and blocks the baby's exit.
After the birth.
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).
Born before 37 week of pregnancy.
Posted: Mon Aug 24, 2009 4:31 pm
A woman pregnant for the first time.
Sometimes called 'Prim' or 'primip' meaning a woman giving birth for the first time
The first time you feel the baby moving.
Right Sacrum Anterior. The most common breech position.
The spaces between the bones in the baby's head
To Come Again
40 weeks from the first day of the last menstrual period
Trace. Avery small amount.
Urinary Tract Infection
Vaginal Examination. Internal.
Vertex. The crown of the baby's head.
Posted: Tue Aug 25, 2009 11:35 am
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
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.
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
Posted: Tue Aug 25, 2009 2:27 pm
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
Posted: Tue Sep 08, 2009 6:21 pm
For anybody who missed it
Posted: Thu Sep 10, 2009 6:01 pm
Ceph means head down 2/5 3/5 etc is how much bubs is engaged
Posted: Sat Sep 12, 2009 7:08 pm
Anyone know what Plac Post means?
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