OB abbreviations

  1. Hi everyone.... I just started OB on Monday. There are some abbreviations that I'm not familiar with. I'd appreciate a list that I can compile and put in a notebook. Thanks, Brandy
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  3. by   Kristi Lee

    AB Abortion

    (SAB- Spontaneous Abortion, EAB- Elective Abortion,TAB- Therapeutic Abortion, GAB- Genetic Abortion)

    AFI Amniotic Fluid Index (Determination Made by Ultrasound)

    ASCUS Atypical Cells of Undetermined Significance

    (Pap Smear Result)

    AUB Abnormal Uterine Bleeding

    BBOW Bulging Bag of Water

    BCP Birth Control Pills

    BPP Biophysical Profile (Ultrasound Determination of Fetal Well


    BPD Biparietal Diameter (Ultrasound Measurement)

    BSO Bilateral Salpingo-Oophorectomy

    BTBV Beat to Beat Variability (Comment about Fetal Monitoring)

    (LTV- long-term variability, STV- short-term variability)

    BTL Bilateral Tubal Ligation ("Beetle")

    BUS Bartholins/Urethra/Skene's

    C/D/I Clean, Dry and Intact (When Referring to a Surgical Incision)

    CIN Cervical Intraepithelial Neoplasia

    CMT Cervical Motion Tenderness

    CPD Cephalopelvic Disproportion

    C/S C-Section

    CST Contraction Stress Test

    CTA Clear to Auscultation

    CTX Contractions

    CX Cultures

    D&C Dilatation and Curettage

    D&E Dilatation and Evacuation

    DMPA Depo-Provera (Depo Medroxyprogesterone Acetate)

    DUB Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding

    EDC Estimated Date of Confinement ("Due Date")

    EFM External Fetal Monitoring

    EGA Estimated Gestational Age

    ERT Estrogen Replacement Therapy

    FF Fundus Firm

    FH Fundal Height

    FHT Fetal Heart Tones

    FHR Fetal Heart Rate

    FLM Fetal Lung Maturity

    FM Fetal Movement

    GFM Good Fetal Movement

    GFPAL Gravida, Full-term deliveries, Preterm deliveries,

    Abortions, Living children

    HELLP Hemolysis, elevated liver enzymes, low platelets

    (Variant of Severe PIH)

    HGSIL High Grade Squamous Intraepithelial Lesion (Pap Smear)

    HRT Hormone Replacement Therapy

    IUFD Intrauterine Fetal Demise

    IUGR Intrauterine Growth Restriction

    IUP Intrauterine Pregnancy

    L&D Labor and Delivery

    LEEP Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure

    (To Treat Cervical Dysplasia)

    LGA Large for Gestational Age

    LGSIL Low Grade Squamous Intraepithelial Lesion (Pap Smear)

    LMP Last Menstrual Period

    LOA Lysis of Adhesions

    LOF Leakage of Fluid

    LTCS Low Transverse C-Section

    NST Non-Stress Test

    NSVD Normal Spontaneous Vaginal Delivery

    OCP Oral Contraceptive Pill

    OCT Oxytocin Challenge Test

    PG Phosphatidyl Glycerol

    PIH Pregnancy Induced Hypertension

    PNV Prenatal Vitamins

    PPD Post-Partum Day

    PPROM Preterm Premature Rupture of Membranes

    PROM Premature Rupture of Membranes

    PTL Preterm Labor

    ROM Rupture of Membranes

    RRR Regular Rate and Rhythm

    SDE Suction, Dilatation, and Evacuation

    SGA Small for Gestational Age

    SROM Spontaneous Rupture of Membranes

    SUI Stress Urinary Incontinence

    TAH Total Abdominal Hysterectomy

    TOA Tubo-Ovarian Abscess

    TVH Total Vaginal Hysterectomy

    VBAC Vaginal Birth after C-Section

    VFI Viable Female Infant

    VMI Viable Male Infant

    WNL Within Normal Limits
    I googled it in andcame up with these. Are you working in OB or taking the class in nursing school? If so. your textbook will have them in it. Good luck to you!
  4. by   SmilingBluEyes
    great list, Kristi!

    Good luck to you, welcome to OB!
  5. by   GilbertDaddy
    Wow! Nice Kristi!! That's a phenominal list!

    Hey BluEyes, are you excited? Only 11 more days to go

    My dad got off a 22 year rotation when he retired as well, I can imagine how excited you must be
  6. by   rntrap
    Can someone tell me what these abbreviations mean? Fundal height documentated c/w and s=d ? I am not an Ob nurse and reviewing a chart and just curious!
  7. by   ElvishDNP
    c/w is 'correlates with' in my experience.
    I'm not sure about the other.
  8. by   NurseNora
    Quote from rntrap
    Can someone tell me what these abbreviations mean? Fundal height documentated c/w and s=d ? I am not an Ob nurse and reviewing a chart and just curious!
    Not positive, but I'd guess "fundal height Consistent With" dates. And for the other one, possibly "size equals, or is appropriate for dates".