- What do HWY stand for?
- What does it mean to be Parous?
- What is Primigravida in pregnancy?
- What does Parous woman mean?
- What is called stillbirth?
- What is lightening in pregnancy?
- What is nulliparous uterus?
Definition. HWY. Highway. HWY. Hamburg-West Yorkshire Gruppentest zur Intelligenzprüfung (German: Hamburg-West Yorkshire Intelligence Testing Group)
: having produced offspring. -parous. adjective combining form. Definition of -parous (Entry 2 of 2) : giving birth to : producing multiparous.
Background: The elderly primigravida is defined as a woman who goes into pregnancy for the first time at the age of 35 years or older. Progressively, this has become more common in our contemporary society and traditionally such pregnancy is regarded as high risk.
1 : having produced offspring. 2 : of or characteristic of the parous female parous relaxation of the vaginal outlet— W. H. Masters & V. E. Johnson.
In the United States, a miscarriage is usually defined as loss of a baby before the 20th week of pregnancy, and a stillbirth is loss of a baby at or after 20 weeks of pregnancy.
Topic Overview. At the end of the third trimester, the baby settles, or drops lower, into the mother’s pelvis. This is known as dropping or lightening. Dropping is not a good predictor of when labor will begin. In first-time mothers, dropping usually occurs 2 to 4 weeks before delivery, but it can happen earlier.
“Nulliparous” is a fancy medical word used to describe a woman who hasn’t given birth to a child. It doesn’t necessarily mean that she’s never been pregnant — someone who’s had a miscarriage, stillbirth, or elective abortion but has never given birth to a live baby is still referred to as nulliparous.