What exactly is "gravida 9"

  1. Sorry, I havent had maternal/newborn in school yet and was wondering?

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  3. by   e-nurse
    It means a woman has been pregnant 9 times. Para 9 would mean she had 9 live births from those 9 pregnancies.
  4. by   jamistlc
    9 pregnancies-it does not say whether they resulted in a viable birth, mis carrige, or abortion! It simple means she has been pregnant 9 times including the one then>

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  5. by   e-nurse
    Or it may be the other way around.
  6. by   e-nurse
    Or it may be the other way around.
  7. by   Level2Trauma
    Gravida 9, Para P probably means that your tax dollars are hard at work raising those children (LOL).
  8. by   timonrn
    The para is how many are living. It will further break down to T-P-A-L for term, premature, abortion(misscariage) and living. So a multi parous women will have a very interesting T-P-A-L!! PS--I, too, resent the tax dollar remark--I am the oldest of 12 and my Mother is an RN--we never depended a day on any assistance from anyone--just another one of those "welfare" misconceptions I've gotten used to. I was asked the other day if we all had the same father!!

    [This message has been edited by timonrn (edited April 25, 2001).]
  9. by   Q.
    I'm sure Level2Trauma meant no harm at his remark. I myself laughed at it. Those of us who work Labor and Delivery see this quite often (grand multiparous women) who live off the system. Sometimes it just takes a little humor for us to get through the day....

    No harm intended.

    BTW in response to the original question...
    yes, gravida 9 means 9 pregnancies - whether they lasted 8 weeks or 40 weeks. Para is live births. So, a gravida 9 para 8 has 9 pregnancies (usually counting the current one) and 8 births.
  10. by   Kaliko69
    Well thanks everyone. That makes some of the things I have read on here make a lot more sense. Like one entry one the "what freaks you out" topic.

    Paula
  11. by   Future LPN Sheryl
    Originally posted by Level2Trauma:
    Gravida 9, Para P probably means that your tax dollars are hard at work raising those children (LOL).
    Sorry, but I resent that remark! I am a mother of 6 (Gravida 6) and no ones "Tax dollars are hard at work raising MY children" except my husband's & mine.
    Sorry if I seem snippy, but I deal with this constantly, people automatically ASSUME that cause I have a large family I must be "Living off the system, addicted to drugs, children have 6 different fathers etc"
    I know your post wasn't directed at me, but I do take offense. NOT everyone with a lot of children are taking YOUR tax dollars.



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    Sheryl

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