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Default Midwifery Abbreviations

Thought it may be fun to see what abbreviations we all use, do they mean different things in different places or would we understand each other's notes if a woman transferred care to a different area/country.

Here are a list of 10 that I've thought of, try and answer them and then add 10 of your own
  1. SFH
  2. VE
  3. FHHR
  4. LMP
  5. ROA
  6. SROM
  7. FMF
  8. NAD
  9. BP
  10. LFT
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1-symphysis fundal height
2-vaginal exam
3-fetal __ heart rate
4-last menstrual period
5-right occiput anterior
6-spontaneous rupture of membranes
7-??
8-no apparent disease?
9-blood pressure
10-left front transverse?

Now I have to think of 10.
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Default Re: Midwifery Abbreviations

Try these:
1-CMV
2-VBAM
3-CVAT
4-EPO
5-FSH
6-AMA
7-CDMR
8-CPD
9-OFP
10-NPO
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Originally Posted by vbacmom View Post
Try these:
1-CMV
2-VBAM
3-CVAT
4-EPO
5-FSH
6-AMA
7-CDMR
8-CPD
9-OFP
10-NPO
I will take a stab....
1.cytomegalovirus
2.vaginal birth after ????
3.????
4. Evening Primrose Oil
5.follicle stimulating hormone
6. American Medical Association
7. Csec per mom's request
8. Cephalopelvic disproportion
9. Optimal fetal positioning
10. No food or drink.
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1. FH = Fundal height
2. FHT = Fetal heart tones
3. WBD
4. TOL
5. NST
6. SGA
7. AF
8. RRL
9. FFN
10. AFI
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Default Re: Midwifery Abbreviations

What I've done is make them all into a big list - the ones I know are right because they are mine and have been guessed are in black, if they have been guessed but not verified they are in blue.

Those of you who added your own abreviations confirm them by making them black if right - anyone can add to the end of the list
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  1. SFH symphysis fundal height
  2. VE vaginal exam
  3. FHHR
  4. LMP last menstrual period
  5. ROA right occiput anterior
  6. SROM spontaneous rupture of membranes
  7. FMF
  8. NAD nothing abnormal detected (you said no apparent disease which is similar thing)
  9. BP blood pressure
  10. LFT
  11. CMV cytomegalovirus
  12. VBAM
  13. CVAT
  14. EPO Evening Primrose Oil
  15. FSH follicle stimulating hormone
  16. AMA American Medical Association
  17. CDMR Csec per mom's request
  18. CPD Cephalopelvic disproportion
  19. OFP Optimal fetal positioning
  20. NPO No food or drink.
  21. FH Fundal height
  22. FHT Fetal heart tones
  23. WBD
  24. TOL Trial of Labour
  25. NST Non stress test
  26. SGA small for gestational age
  27. AF amniotic fluid?
  28. RRL red raspberry leaf
  29. FFN
  30. AFI Amniotic fluid index
  31. DAMC
  32. BMI
  33. LFD
  34. EPV
  35. MROP
  36. ERPC
  37. VBAC
  38. CTG
  39. GBS
  40. CCT
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  1. SFH symphysis fundal height
  2. VE vaginal exam
  3. FHHR
  4. LMP last menstrual period
  5. ROA right occiput anterior
  6. SROM spontaneous rupture of membranes
  7. FMF
  8. NAD nothing abnormal detected (you said no apparent disease which is similar thing)
  9. BP blood pressure
  10. LFT
  11. CMV cytomegalovirus
  12. VBAM vaginal birth after MYOMECTOMY
  13. CVAT costovertebral angle tenderness
  14. EPO Evening Primrose Oil
  15. FSH follicle stimulating hormone
  16. AMA [b]Against Medical Advice!!
  17. CDMR Csec DEMAND per MATERNAL request (close though)
  18. CPD Cephalopelvic disproportion
  19. OFP Optimal fetal positioning
  20. NPO No food or drink
  21. FH Fundal height
  22. FHT Fetal heart tones
  23. WBD
  24. TOL Trial of Labour
  25. NST Non stress test
  26. SGA small for gestational age
  27. AF amniotic fluid?
  28. RRL red raspberry leaf
  29. FFN
  30. AFI Amniotic fluid index
  31. DAMC
  32. BMI
    body mass index
  33. LFD
  34. EPV
  35. MROP
  36. ERPC
  37. VBAC
    vaginal birth after cesarean
  38. CTG
  39. GBS
    group b strep
  40. CCT
Hope I didn't just jumble things up even more!
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What is costovertebral angle tenderness
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CVAT is a form of percussion to determine if a pregnant woman has kidney infection. If she expresses pain at waist level on her back with percussion it is a good indicator that she has kidney infection. It's described in Heart and Hands.
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Default Re: Midwifery Abbreviations

I can't say that I have the answers to the missing ones...wish I did.
This is a great thread though, thanks for starting it.
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Ok the missing ones I posted are now added
  1. SFH symphysis fundal height
  2. VE vaginal exam
  3. FHHR fetal heart heard regularly
  4. LMP last menstrual period
  5. ROA right occiput anterior
  6. SROM spontaneous rupture of membranes
  7. FMF fetal movements felt
  8. NAD nothing abnormal detected (you said no apparent disease which is similar thing)
  9. BP blood pressure
  10. LFT liver function test
  11. CMV cytomegalovirus
  12. VBAM vaginal birth after MYOMECTOMY
  13. CVAT costovertebral angle tenderness
  14. EPO Evening Primrose Oil
  15. FSH follicle stimulating hormone
  16. AMA [b]Against Medical Advice!!
  17. CDMR Csec DEMAND per MATERNAL request (close though)
  18. CPD Cephalopelvic disproportion
  19. OFP Optimal fetal positioning
  20. NPO No food or drink
  21. FH Fundal height
  22. FHT Fetal heart tones
  23. WBD
  24. TOL Trial of Labour
  25. NST Non stress test
  26. SGA small for gestational age
  27. AF amniotic fluid?
  28. RRL red raspberry leaf
  29. FFN
  30. AFI Amniotic fluid index
  31. DAMC diamnioticmonochoronic - type of idential twins
  32. BMI body mass index
  33. LF
  34. EPV examination per vaginum (same as VE)
  35. MROP manual removal of placenta
  36. ERPC evacuations of remaining products of conception
  37. VBAC vaginal birth after cesarean
  38. CTG cardiotocograph (either a non stress test or continous montinoring in labour)
  39. GBS group b strep
  40. CCT controlled cord traction
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Default Re: Midwifery Abbreviations

So what is WBD? White blood definiciency? I've been looking all over for that one!

fFN is fetal fibronectin-not sure if FFN is the same.
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