The Strange Language Of The Pregnant Women

Pregnancy is a period of great change. The body changes, the layout changes, the way we do things change. Until the language changes.

Pregnant women and mothers speak a completely different language and over time begin to understand this strange language.

DPP, DUM, LA, OB are some words and abbreviations that you will hear during pregnancy, most are abbreviations of medical terms related to pregnancy and childbirth. Yet some are hard to decipher, here are some tips to be able to understand this strange language.

Meaning of Acronyms related to pregnancy

AU-uterine Height: used to assess the baby’s growth. Method that some doctors use to measure the growth of belly, you measure with a tape measure.

BCF-Fetal Heart Tones

CA-Abdominal Circumference

CCN-Length head-butt

DBP-bi-parietal Diameters: measure

DPP-proposed date for delivery

A – date of last menstrual period

And – Obstetric Nurse

FL – length of femur

GO-Gynecologist and Obstetrician

GA – 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-Natural Childbirth

HNP-Natural Childbirth Humanized

PP-Placenta Praevia

Tb: Basal Temperature

TN-Nuchal Translucency

TP: Labor

US or USG: Ultrasound

VO: Obstetric Violence

These are the best known, but there are many other related technical terms.

Formula to calculate the size of the baby

After a pregnant with eco many get confused the results presented, one of the questions we are most frequently asked is the size of the baby, to know the estimated size of your baby has to follow the following formula.

FL * 7, i.e. it must 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.

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