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  1. Kerry

    Kerry Well-Known Member

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    Just found this on Emma's Diary web site and thought it was quite helpful as we are always asking each other what things mean.


    UNDERSTANDING YOUR MATERNITY RECORD
    Health professionals often use abbreviated terms when they fill in your record. Ask your midwife to explain anything you don't understand.
    Here is a list of some of the most commonly used abbreviations:

    ANC - Antenatal clinic
    ARM - Artificial rupture of membranes
    BP - Blood pressure
    Br Breech - Baby is lying bottom down
    CTG Cardiotocograph - Method of monitoring baby's heart beat
    Cephalic, ceph or Vx - Baby's head is nearest the cervix
    Cx - Cervix
    DAU - Day assessment unit
    EDD - Estimated date of delivery
    FHH - Foetal heart heard
    FMF - Foetal movement felt
    Fundal height - Distance from the pubic bone to the top of the uterus – this gives a guide to the size of the baby
    IOL - Induction of labour
    LMP - Last menstrual period – the date of the first day of your last period
    LSCS - Lower segment Caesarean section
    NAD - No abnormality detected
    Oedema - Swelling of hands and feet
    Relation of PP to Brim - The position of the baby's presenting part (head or bottom) in relation to the brim of the pelvis
    SROM - Spontaneous rupture of membranes
    Transverse lie - The baby is lying horizontally across the uterus.
    Urine PGO - Indication of whether your urine sample contains protein, glucose or anything else - other.
    USS - Ultrasound scan
    UTI - Urinary tract infection
    24 + 2 - These figures indicate the length of your pregnancy, i.e. 24 weeks plus two days
     
  2. kellysomer

    kellysomer Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Kerry, i was trying to look this up this morning after i saw the midwife, now i know that my ceph baby is normal!

    What does 'free' under engagement mean?
     
  3. Skidoo

    Skidoo Well-Known Member

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    'Free' means the babies head hasn't engaged yet.
     
  4. Kim

    Kim Well-Known Member

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    'Free' mean the baby's head is free, ie not engaged
     
  5. Kim

    Kim Well-Known Member

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    Sorry we must have posted at the same time lol!
     
  6. kellysomer

    kellysomer Well-Known Member

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    Thanks i am glad shes not engaged at this point, LOL!

    Hope she stays in there a bit longer yet! :D
     

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