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Common Abbreviations Used in pregnancy

AN

Antenatal

LFD

Large for dates

ANC

Antenatal clinic

LMP

Last menstrual period

A/P

Abdominal Palpation

LSCS

Lower segment Caesarean section

ARM

Artificial rupture of membranes

MLC

Midwifery led care

BMI

Body Mass Index

MSU

Midstream Urine sample

BP

Blood pressure

Multip

Multiparous (2nd or more pregnancy)

ceph

Cephalic

M/W

Midwife

CTG

Cardiotocograph (A tracing of your babies heart rate)

NAD

No abnormalities Detected

CX

Cervix

NT

Nuchal translucency

DFM

Diminished fetal movements

O/E

On examination

DOB

Date of birth

P/N

Postnatal

EBM

Expressed breast milk

Primip

Primiparous (1st pregnancy)

ECV

External cephalic version

PRN

As required

EDD

Estimated Date of Delivery

SFD

Small for dates

FBC

Full blood count

SFH

Symphysis Fundal height

FMF

Fetal movements felt

SVD

Spontaneous vertex delivery

FHHR

Fetal heart rate heard and regular

TPR

Temp, pulse, respiration

GA

General anaesthesia

TTH

To take home

HB

Haemoglobin

USS

Ultrasound scan

HVS

High vaginal swab

UTI

Urinary tract infection

IOL

Induction of Labour

VE

Vaginal examination

IUGR

Intrauterine Growth Retardation

 

 

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