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

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    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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    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:
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    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!
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    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
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    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.
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    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.
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    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!
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    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:
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    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
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    Never mind, don't call my hubby - he already knows I'm wrong most of the time


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