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LMP
Last Menstrual Period
EDD
Estimated Date of Delivery
EDC
Estimated date of confinement
FT
Fallopian Tubes or Full term
D&C
Dilation & Curettage
D&E
Dilation & Evacuation
BSE
Breast Self Examination
TSE
Testicular Self Examination
PMTS
Premenstrual Tension Syndrome
PMS
Premenstrual Syndrome
IUD
Intrauterine Device
PID
Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
TSS
Toxic Shock Syndrome
T&A
Time & Amount
Peri Care
Nursing Intervention
Braxton Hicks
“False” labor felt after 28 weeks.
Ballottement
upon examination, detection of the fetus floating in amniotic fluid.
Chadwick's Sign
Blueness to purple hue darkness of mucous membranes in the cervix, vagina & vulva.
Colostrum
Antibody – rich yellow secretion produced during the last trimester.
Goodell's sign
Softening of the cervix observed during the vaginal exam.
Hegar's sign
Softening of isthmus of the uterus.
Leopold's Maneuvers
A series of 4 maneuvers designed to provide a systematic approach whereby the examiner may determine fetal presentation and position.
Leukorrhea
Mucous discharge from the vagina or cervical canal that may be normal or patholologic, as in the presence of infection.
Linea Nigra
The line of darker pigmentation extending from the umbilicus to the pubis noted in some women during the later months of pregnancy.
McDonald’s Method
A probably sign of pregnancy characterized by an ease in flexing the body of the uterus against the cervix.
Nagele’s Rule
First day of the last menstrual period + 7 days – 3 months = EDD
Melasma
“mask of pregnancy” of face
Mucous Plug
A collection of thick mucus that blocks the cervical canal during pregnancy.
Organogenesis
Quickening
The first fetal movements felt by the pregnant woman, usually between 16 and 18 weeks gestation.
Striae Gravidarum
Stretch marks; shiny reddish lines that appear on the abdomen, breasts, thighs, and buttocks of pregnant women as a result of stretching the skin.
Vena Cava Syndrome
Pressure from the uterus on the vena cava interferes with blood return to the heart & causes dizziness, pallor, clamminess & lowered BP.
Hyperemesis Gravidarum
Excessive vomiting during pregnancy, leading to dehydration and starvation.
Pituitary
Anterior produces Prolactin & Posterior produces Oxytocin
PIH
Pregnancy Induced Hypertension
FH
Fetal Heart
IUPC
Interauterine Pressure Catheter
TORCH Infections are:
Serious infections that can cause severe abnormalities.
Toxoplasmosis
Caused from cat litter, red meat. Causes blindness & visual problems.
O in TORCH stands for: Other
HBV - Hep B Virus, HIV, Syphylis
R in TORCH stands for:
Rubella Virus - causes deafness
C in TORCH stands for:
Cytomegalovirus (CMV) causes rashes.
H in TORCH stands for:
Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV)
ROM
Rupture of Membranes or Range of Motion.
PROM
Premature Rupture of Membranes
EUA
Exam under Anesthesia
Pap test
To exam cervical cells once sexually active
CX BX
Cervical Biopsy or Culture Biopsy
TL
Tubal Ligation
HRT/ERT
Hormone Replacement Therapy or Estrogen Replacement Therapy
STD
Sexually Transmitted Disease
LBW
Low Birth Weight
Ab
Abortion
AFP
Alpha Fetal Protein – detected in serum
RLF
Retrolental Fibroplasia (too much 02, leads to blindness)
VCS
Vena Cava Syndrome
RDS
Respiratory Distress Syndrome
SIDS
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
TEF
Tracheoesophageal Fistula
LS Ratio L
ecithin Sphingomyelin Ratio
HCG
Human Chorionic Gonadotropin – A biological Marker
HPL
Human Placental Lactogen
IUGR
Interuterine Growth Retardation
CVS
Chorionic Villus Sampling
TTN
Transient Tachpnea Newborn
Listeria
A bacteria in soft cheeses (feta, blue cheese)