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Primipara (primip): A woman who has given birth to her first child.

Primiparous postnatal patients (N = 110) rated their experience of childbirth on a 20-item questionnaire based on an earlier survey of women's spontaneous descriptions.

In primiparas, epidurals substantially increase the cesarean rate for dystocia. Here, too, the effect may depend on management. (Abstracts 2, 5-7, 10-15, 26, 33) ...

Effect of religion on the attitude of primiparous women toward genetic testing.
Prenat Diagn, 30(3): 241-6. [Abstract] [Full-text]
Difference in nuchal translucency between monozygotic and dizygotic spontaneously conceived twins.

Around 45% of primiparous women at RWH have an epidural.
World Health Organisation. Care in Normal birth: A Practical Guide. P 16. WHO 1996
Russell R, Reynolds F. Epidural infusion of low-dose bupivicaine and opioid in labour.

To examine the effect that parity may have in response to RFTS participation, the same birth certificate and birth score variables were compared for primiparous and multiparous women.

A woman pregnant for the first time. Sometimes called a primip - a woman giving birth for the first time.
An external physical examination whereby your tummy will be palpated or pressed to determine the position of the foetus.

Atwal GS, Manku LK, Griffiths CE, et al. 2006. Striae gravidarum in primiparae. Br J Dermatol. 155(5): 965-9
Osman H, Rubeiz N, Tamim H, et al. 2007. Risk factors for the development of striae gravidarum. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 196(1): 62. e1-62.e5 ...

Mum was a primip at 37 weeks. Bub was measuring small for dates. Bub was born via c-section with prematurely developed lungs and had to be flown to the capital city to spend 3 weeks in NICU before being transferred back to the original hospital for ...

(2007). Early lactation performance in primiparous and multiparous women in relation to different maternity home practices: A randomized trial in St. Petersburg. International Breastfeeding Journal, 2, 9.

Prolonged labor
Labor which takes an abnormally long length of time. The usual length of time in labor is longer in primiparous women and varies considerably among individuals.

The duration of labour varies wildly, but averages some 13 hours for women giving birth to their first child ("primiparae") and 8 hours for women who have already given birth.

See also: See also: Pregnancy, Delivery, Pregnant, Multip, During pregnancy

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