OK, I am extremely confused of the pregnancy codes that I learnt from class today - GTPAL (gravida, term, pre-term or
parity, abortion, and live).
For example, G2P1 means the woman is currently pregnant and she has a living child. G4T1P1A1L1 means the woman is now pregnant; had one TA; had one stillbirth @ week 34; had one child died @ 6 months of age. Another one is G3T1P0A1L1 is the woman is having her third prenancy; has one living child born in term and she had one abortion.
I needed some help here. So when do I know if the P is for pre-term OR parity? In addition, would someone care to explain the examples that I provided above?
Thank you in advance!!
Well when I learned it parity ment fetuses carried live to 20 weeks gestation and beyond. Personally i think the whole G P A bla bla bla bla bla just needs to go away, who are we trying to fool anyway. Yeah it works if your trying to put it in some box someplace on a chart. But really isnt it easier and more presice to just say she has been preg 4 times with, 2 live births, an AB at x weeks, a still birth at xx weeks, ect. More relevent and tells you alot more I think.
Last edit by rjflyn on Mar 15, '06