Acronyms

A
AFI – Amniotic Fluid Index
AMA – Against Medical Advice
AMA – Advanced Maternal Age
AROM – Artificial Rupture of Membranes (breaking the bag of waters)

B
BPP – Biophysical profile

C
CBAC – Cesarean birth after Cesarean
CEFM – Continuous External Fetal Monitoring
CNM – Certified Nurse Midwife
CPD – Cephalo Pelvic Disproportion
CS – Cesarean Section
CXN – Contraction

D
DH/DP/DW/DD/DS – Darling Husband/Partner/Wife/Daughter/Son
DVT- Deep Vein Thrombosis
E
ECS – Emergency Cesarean Section
ERCS or ERCD – Elective Repeat Cesarean Section/Delivery
ECV – External Cephalic Version (turning a breach baby from the outside)
EDC/EDD – Estimated Date of Confinement/Delivery (Due Date)
EFM – External Fetal Monitoring
EFW – Estimated Fetal Weight
Epi – Epidural anaesthesia

F
FTP – Failure to Progress

G
GA – Gestational Age
GBS – Group B Strep
GD – Gestational Diabetes
GH – Gestational Hypertension

H
HB – Homebirth
HBAC – Homebirth after Cesarean
HBA#C – Homebirth after # of Cesareans
HG – Hyperemesis Gravidarum

I
ICAN – International Cesarean Awareness Network
IUGR – Intrauterine growth restriction
IUPC – Intrauterine Pressure Catheter

J

K

L
LGA – Large for Gestational Age
L&D – Labor and Delivery

M

N
NICU – Neonatal intensive care unit
NST – Non-stress Test

O
OB – Obstetrician

P
PPD- Post Partum Depression
PPROM – Preterm Premature Rupture of Membranes
PROM – Premature Rupture of Membranes

Q

R
RCS – Repeat Cesarean Section

S
SGA – Small for Gestational Age
SROM – Spontaneous Rupture of Membranes

T
TOLAC – Trial of Labor After Cesarean

U
UC – Unassisted childbirth
UR – Uterine Rupture
US – Ultrasound

V
VB – Vaginal Birth
VBAC – Vaginal Birth After Cesarean
VBA#C – Vaginal Birth After # Cesareans
VBAMC – Vaginal Birth After Multiple Cesareans
VE – Vaginal Examination

W
WBAC – Water Birth After Cesarean

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