A

ACOG = American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

APGAR = Newborn screen for appearance, pulse, grimace, activity and respiration 

AROMArtificial rupture of membranes      

B

BP = Blood Pressure

C

C- Section = Cesarean Section or Cesarean Delivery 

D

DM = Diabetes Mellitus,

DR = Delivery Room

E

EDD = Estimated Due Date

EFW = Estimated Fetal Weight (sono)

EGA = Estimated Gestational Age

F

FBS = Fasting Blood Sugar test

FFN = Fetal Fibronectin

FGR = Fetal Growth Restriction

FHR = Fetal Heart Rate

G

GA = Gestational Age

GDM = Gestational Diabetes Mellitus

G#P# = Gravida, Para

            Gravida = total # of pregnancies

            Para = total # of delivered pregnancies

L

LGA = Large for Gestational Age

LTCS = Low Transverse Cesarean Section

M

MFM = Maternal-Fetal Medicine 

MGA = Mean Gestational Age 

MLE = Midline Episiotomy

MMR = Measles, Mumps, Rubella Vaccine

N

NICU = Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

NST = Non-Stress Test

O

OB = Obstetrician

OB/GYN = Obstetrician/Gynecologist

OCT = Oxytocin Challenge Test

OGTT = Oral Glucose Tolerance Test

P

PG = Pregnant

PML = Preterm (premature) labor

PROM = Premature (less than 37 weeks) rupture of Membranes

PPROM = Preterm, premature(12 to 24 hours before labor starts) rupture of membranes

R

ROM = Rupture of membranes (broken bag of water)   
                                                                                                                                   

S

SGA = Small for Gestational Age

SROM = Spontaneous rupture of membranes

SVD = Spontaneous vaginal delivery 

T

Tdap = Tetanus, Diphtheria, Acellular Pertussis vaccination

TOL = Trial of labor

TOLAC = Trial of labor after cesarean section 

U

US = Ultrasound or ultrasonography

V

VBAC = Vaginal birth after cesarean section

VS = Vital Signs

 

Term = > 37 weeks, 2500 grams

Preterm = 20-37 weeks, > 500 grams < 2500gms

Post term = > 42 weeks

Trimesters: 1st <12 weeks, 2nd = 13-28 weeks, 3rd = > 28 weeks