When does a multip become a grand multip?

  1. Were discussing uterine rupture in my EFM class today, and how that would parlay on the EFM. Then were discussing the risks of uterine rupture, and having had many babies before was mentioned. THe instructor said "grand multip" to describe a woman like this. Now, of course, i know what a multip is, but hadn't heard the grand designation before (only been in OB 4 weeks). I asked her if it was a destinctive cutoff, that after x number of babies, you are a grand multip. She said 5, but sounded like that was just her opinion, not necessarily a standard.

    is there a standard? or is it just a generic term, and when to use it is individual to the user?

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  3. by   santhony44
    It's not just her opinion, it's five.
  4. by   VivaLasViejas
    I remember being referred to as a grand multip during my last pregnancy (which was technically #6, even though I had a spontaneous AB early in my fourth). At the time I didn't know what it meant, but I recall feeling vaguely insulted---I thought my doctor was saying I was old enough to be a grandmother!