Pregnancy is a phase of major changes. The body changes, the mood changes, the way we do things changes. Even the language changes. Learn the strange language of pregnant women.
Pregnant women and mothers speak a completely different language and in time they begin to notice this strange language of pregnant.
DPP, DUM, LA, OB are some words and acronyms you will hear during pregnancy, most are abbreviations of medical terms related to pregnancy and childbirth.
Even though some are difficult to decipher, here are some tips to get a feel for this strange language of pregnancy.
Meaning of Acronyms related to Pregnancy
AU – Uterine height: used to evaluate the growth of the baby. Method that some doctors use to measure belly growth, the measurement is made with a tape measure.
BCF – Fetal Heart Beats
CA – Abdominal Circumference
CCN – Head-buttock length
DBP – Bi-parietal diameter: measurement
DPP – Expected Delivery Time
DUM – Date of Last Menstruation
EO – Obstetric Nurse
FL – Femur Length
GO – Gynecologist and Obstetrician
IG – Gestational Age
IIC – Isthmus-Cervical Insufficiency
ILA – Amniotic Fluid Index
LA – Amniotic Fluid
LDR – Labor Delivery Room: delivery rooms
LM Maternity Leave
OD – Right Ovary
OE – Left ovary
PA – Blood Pressure
PE / PED – Pediatrician
PN – Normal Childbirth
PNH – Normal Humanized Delivery
PP – Placenta Prévia
TB: Basal Temperature
TN – Nuchal Translucency
TP: Labor of Delivery
US or USG: Ultrasound
VO: Obstetric Violence
These are the most well-known acronyms, but there are many more related to more technical terms.
Formula to calculate baby’s size
After an echo many pregnant become confused with the results presented, one of the most frequent questions is the size of the baby, to know the estimate of the size of your baby has to follow the following formula.
FL * 7, that is, multiply the size of the femur by 7 to get an idea of the size of the baby at a certain point in the pregnancy.