I bought Pregnancy & Birth magazine yesterday and it came with a free pregnancy and birth handbook by a famous doctor (not sure if I'm allowed to say her name on here!). In the handbook there is a handy list of abbreviations you might come across in your notes and I found it really helpful so thought I'd share for those who haven't bought the magazine and are unsure of the lingo!
Will also post in 1st & 2nd Tri
NAD/nil - Nothing abnormal discovered in urine Alb - Albumin in urine (protein) BP - Blood pressure FHH/NH - Fetal heart heard/not heard FH - Fetal heart FMF - Fetal movements felt Ceph. - Cephalic, the baby is head down Vx - Vertex, the baby is head down Br. - Breech, the baby is bottom down LMP - Last menstrual period EDD/EDC - Estimated date of delivery or confinement Hb - haemoglobin levels to check for anaemia Eng/E - Engaged, the baby's head has dropped down in to the pelvis NE - not engaged Para O - woman has no other children Para 1 (etc) - woman has one child Fe - Iron has been prescribed TCA - To come again PET - Pre-eclamptic toxaemia Long L - Longitudinal lie, the baby is parallel to your spine Relation of PP to brim - brim of pelvis, the presenting part (PP) of the baby to the brin in the later stages of your pregnancy will be the part in your cervix ready to be born first Oed. - Oedema RSA - Right sacrum anterior (the most common breech position) AFP - Alpha fetoprotein CS - Caesarean section H/T - Hypertension MSU - mid-stream urine sample Primigravida - first pregnancy Multigravida - more than one pregnancy VE - vaginal examination
ha ha I know some one mentioned about posting a certain author/baby experts name and they got a warning about it and her post removed due to the fact she doesnt allow her name mentioned on forums! think it would get BnB in serious trouble...
I will say she's a doctor and her surname starts with "Stop..."
haha, ive got her. I thought she was called gillian for some reason. xx
There is one called Gillian and she's the one who doesnt allow it I think xx
Ah blumming ell, youve got me guessing now pmsl Do you mean Gina
Glad she's moved hun and its eased. No my little one is still the same hasnt engaged but mw said normal for this not to happen until labour with 3rd, but I feel really uncomfortable and sore this time. Eeee the joys eh lol
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