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
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
ILA-amniotic fluid index
LDR-Labor Delivery Room: delivery rooms
LM Maternity Leave
OD – right Ovary
HNP-Natural Childbirth Humanized
Tb: Basal Temperature
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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