G's and P's question-mom has had twins

  1. OK, lady yesterday was coming in to our l&d via ems. ems called to give report. said she was g2p2. my first thought was huh? but then they say first pregnancy was twins, then this singleton pregnancy.

    i know that gravida is number of pregnancies. that's not an issue. its the para. i thought that para was the number of DELIVERIES after 20 weeks, not the number of BABIES.

    So i would have thought that the above woman was a g2p1. other nurses also said that she was g2p2. am i wrong? (not unlikely)
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  2. 22 Comments

  3. by   htrn
    Gravida is the total number of pregnancies, Para is the total number of deliveries. If you do the long version (I can't remember the order) it includes total # of pregnancies (G), then breaks them down into how they resulted - abortions (spontanious or induced), stillbirths, preterm deliveries, term deliveries and living children. That is, if my 30 hours awake brain is remembering correctly.:spin:
  4. by   Goldenhare
    Hi!
    Para is the number of pregnancies carried beyond 20 weeks. Gravida is how many times the woman has been pregnant. So I would say G2/P2. I took the definitions from Mosby's Dictionary. Now what would it be if she had lost ONE of the twins before 20 weeks? I guess that is another question for another thread. Anyways, I say OBRN Heather is correct!
  5. by   htrn
    Quote from alongbella
    Hi!
    Para is the number of pregnancies carried beyond 20 weeks. Gravida is how many times the woman has been pregnant. So I would say G2/P2. I took the definitions from Mosby's Dictionary. Now what would it be if she had lost ONE of the twins before 20 weeks? I guess that is another question for another thread. Anyways, I say OBRN Heather is correct!

    OMG, someone call my husband quick - he won't believe I did something right
  6. by   eden
    No you are right, she is a G2P1. We had extensive arguments with our Ob's about this. Para refers to the number of deliveries and not the number of babies within that pregnancy. A woman whose first pregnancy was twins would not be a G1P2 right, it would not make sense.
  7. by   CEG
    Well, she would be a G2P1002, so is the G2P? the number of term deliveries or the number of living children? Just when I thought I had a grip on this.

    ETA: According to my nursing text she is a G2P1.
  8. by   Goldenhare
    Quote from eden
    No you are right, she is a G2P1. We had extensive arguments with our Ob's about this. Para refers to the number of deliveries and not the number of babies within that pregnancy. A woman whose first pregnancy was twins would not be a G1P2 right, it would not make sense.

    RIGHT!
  9. by   Mrs.S
    Quote from eden
    No you are right, she is a G2P1. We had extensive arguments with our Ob's about this. Para refers to the number of deliveries and not the number of babies within that pregnancy. A woman whose first pregnancy was twins would not be a G1P2 right, it would not make sense.
    :yeahthat:
  10. by   enfermeraSG
    The long version is:
    G: Gravity (# of pregnancies)
    T: Term (# of term pregnancies)
    P: Preterm (# of preterm)
    A: Abortions (spontaneous or otherwise)
    L: Living children (of of living children)

    So if you just went off of Gravity/Parity alone, she would be a G2 P1 because Parity is how many pregnancies were carried beyond 20 wks like a previous poster said. The long way is definitely more accurate in these situations!

    SG
  11. by   htrn
    Never mind, don't call my hubby - he already knows I'm wrong most of the time
  12. by   luv l&d
    Let me throw another fly in the ointment. What about inteval deliveries? G1P? LC1 but still pregnant. It is a constant source of discussion on our unit.
  13. by   SmilingBluEyes
    i am sorry, but what is an intevel delivery?
  14. by   HappyNurse2005
    I think she means interval delivery. NOt that i knew what that was either, but i googled it and figured out that its someone pregnant with twins, and one is delivered, but one is still in utero.

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