Abbreviations Commonly Used in Maternity Nursing

AB ABR AFI AFP AROM BF BMI BP BPP BR BSO BUFA BV CBC CBE CIRC CL CNM Contx CPD CVS C/S C-section D&C DFB DUB DVT EBL EDC EFW Updated 3/07 abortion auditory brainstem response amniotic fluid index alpha fetoprotein artificial rupture of membranes breastfeeding body mass index blood pressure Biophysical profile breast bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy baby up for adoption bacterial vaginosis complete blood count clinical breast exam circumcision cleft lip certified nurse midwife contractions cephalopelvic disproportion chorionic villus sampling cesarean section cesarean section dilation and curettage double footling breech dysfunctional uterine bleeding deep vein thrombosis estimated blood loss expected date of confinement “due date” estimated fetal weight 1

Epis FH FHR FHT FM FOB FTP G GBS Gyn hCG H&P HA HELLP HRT Ind I&O IRDS IUFD IUGR IUP IUPC LDR LDRP LFD LGA LMP LNMP L/S Updated 3/07

episiotomy fundal height fetal heart rate fetal heart tones fetal movement father of baby failure to progress gravida group B streptococcus gynecology human chorionic gonadotropin history and physical headache hemolysis, elevated liver enzymes, and low platelet hormone replacement therapy induced intake and output infant respiratory distress syndrome intrauterine fetal death intrauterine growth restriction intrauterine pregnancy intrauterine pressure catheter labor-delivery-recovery room labor-delivery-recovery-postpartum room low forceps delivery large for gestational age last menstrual period last normal menstrual period lecithin-sphingomyelin ration 2

M/B MEC NB NICU NKA NKDA NST NSVD NVD Ob ObG OCP OCT OU P PARU PCA PIH PMH PP PROM PPROM PTL

mother/baby(couplet care) meconium newborn neonatal intensive care unit no known allergies no known drug allergies nonstress test normal spontaneous vaginal delivery normal vaginal delivery obstetrical obstetrics and gynecology oral contraceptive oxytocin challenge test both eyes para post anesthesia recovery unit patient controlled analgesia pregnancy induced hypertension past medical history postpartum premature rupture of membranes prolonged premature rupture of membrands preterm labor

RDS R/U SBE SGA Updated 3/07

respiratory distress syndrome rule out self-breast exam small-for-gestational age 3

SIDS SROM STI SVD SVE TAH TOC TORCH UTI VBAC VE VS VSS WNL

sudden infant death syndrome spontaneous rupture of membranes sexually transmitted infection spontaneous vaginal delivery sterile vaginal exam total abdominal hysterectomy test of cure toxoplasmosis, other, rubella, cytomegalovirus, herpes urinary tract infection vaginal birth after cesarean vaginal exam vital signs vital signs stable within normal limits

Updated 3/07

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