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ā
before
AB
abortion; TAB: therapeutic, SAB: spontaneous
Abd
abdomen
ā c
before meals
Abx
antibiotics
ad lib
at liberty
AFI
Amniotic Fluid Index
AFP
alpha fetoprotein test
amb
ambulate (walk)
AROM
artificial rupture of membranes
ART
artificial reproductive technology
BID
twice a day
BM
bowel movement
BOW
bag of waters; BBOW=bulging, IBOW=intact
BP
blood pressure
BTL
bilateral tubal ligation
c
with
c/o
complains of
CAN
cord around neck - nuchal cord
CBC
complete blood count
cc
cubic centimeter
CNM
Certified Nurse-Midwife
cm
centimeter
CPD
cephalopelvic disproportion
CPS
Child Protective Services
CTX
contraction or UC - uterine contraction
cx
cervix
D/C
discontinue
D&C
dilation and curettage
decel
deceleration (of baby's heartrate)
DX
diagnosis
EBL
estimated blood loss
EDC
expected date of confinement
EDD
expected date of delivery/expected due date
EFW
estimated fetal weight
FHR
fetal heart rate
FHT
fetal heart tone
FTP
failure to progress/"failure to be patient"
FSE
fetal scalp electrode
FTT
failure to thrive
fu
follow up
GBS
Group Beta Streptococcus (primary source of infection, illness in neonate)
GDM
gestational diabetes mellitus
GTT
glucose tolerance test
HX
history
IM
intramuscular
IV
intravenous
IUFD
intrauterine fetal demise
IUGR
intrauterine growth retardation/restriction
L&D
Labor and Delivery Unit, on the 2nd floor. Both doctors and midwives attend patients there.
LGA
large for gestational age
LMP
last menstrual period
mec
meconium
ml
milliliter
neg
negative
NPO
nothing by mouth
nl
normal
NST
non-stress test
NSVD
normal spontaneous vaginal delivery
OVD
operative vaginal delivery (forceps or vacuum)
p
after
PID
pelvic inflammatory disease (rare in pregnancy)
PIH
pregnancy induced hypertension
pos
positive
PPH
postpartum hemorrhage
PKU
phenylketonuria
pc
after meals - also called postprandial (pp)
po
by mouth
PP
postpartum
pm
as needed
pt
patient
q
every
q5m
every 5 minutes
qd
every day (no longer JCAHO approved)
qh
every hour
qid
four times a day
qod
every other day (no longer JCAHO approved)
q5
every 5 hours
RBC
red blood cell count
RDS
respiratory distress syndrome
r/o
rule out
ROM
rupture of membranes; AROM:artificial, SROM: spontaneous
RX
prescription
s
without
SGA
Small for gestational age
stat
immediately
SX
symptoms
TOL
trial of labor (usually after prior c-section)
TX
treatment
UA
urine analysis
tid
three times a day
AROM
artificial rupture of membranes
SROM
spontaneous rupture of membranes
G/P
Gravida (the number of times a woman has been pregnant)/Parity (the number of viable births she has had). “Primip” or “Multip” refers to whether or not she has had a baby before.
GA
gestational age of the baby
EFM
Electronic Fetal monitoring
NSVB
Normal spontaneous vaginal birth
VBAC
Vaginal birth after cesarean
C/S
Cesarean section or c-section
Epis
Episiotomy; an incision to the perineum to enlarge the vaginal opening
Apgar Score
An assessment of the newborn at approximately one and five minutes after birth. The nurse looks for color, muscle tone, respiration rate, heart rate, and reflex.
BC
Birth Center, located on the 4th floor. Midwife patients can deliver and stay there until discharge. (No doctors’ patients there).
OR
Operating Room. C-sections and some OVDs are done in the operating room.
FMCC
Family Maternity Care Center. This is the postpartum unit located on the 4th floor. After a woman delivers in either L&D or the OR, she is moved to FMCC for the rest of her hospital stay.
ISCC/NICU
The Infant Special Care Center, also called the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, located on the 2nd floor.
Step-down nursery
Birth Center nursery on the 4th floor, for babies that do not need the Special Care of the NICU, but need extra attention.
H&P
history and physical
U/S
ultrasound
UTI
urinary tract infection
Utox
urine toxicology screen to check for drug use
UC
uterine contraction
WBC
white blood cell count
WNL
within normal limits
Gravida
a pregnant woman
Gravidity
total number of a woman's pregnancies, regardless of their duration
Primigravida
Primip - a woman pregnant for the first time
Multigravida
Multip - a woman who has been pregnant before this pregnancy
Para
alludes to past pregnancies that have reached 20 weeks (viability)
Parity
the number of past pregnancies that have passed 20 weeks and have been delivered, regardless of number of children (triplets increase parity by only one!)
Nullipara
a woman who has never delivered a child that reached viability
Multipara
a woman who has delivered two or more pregnancies in which the child reached viability (greater than 20 weeks regardless of whether live born or stillborn)
Primipara
a woman who has delivered ONE pregnancy in which the child reached viability (greater than 20 weeks regardless of whether live born or stillborn)
neonate
newborn
Breech
butt first
Vertex
cephalic (head first)
Anterior
toward the front
Posterior
toward the back
Lateral
side
Transverse
lying across, crosswise
amniocentesis
procedure using a needle to remove amniotic fluid from uterus for genetic diagnosis or to confirm fetal lung maturity.
chorioamnionitis
intrauterine infection usually while in labor ("chorio")
oligohydramnios
lack of amniotic fluid (usuall AFI <5) ("oligo")
Febrile
feverish
I
INTACT: either not yet with ruptured membranes, OR regarding the perineum: no stitches needed
Polyhydramnios
too much amniotic fluid (usually AFI>7) ("poly")
Placenta previa
placenta lies covering the cervix - indicator for obligatory c-section