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Abbreviations Commonly Used in Maternity Nursing

AB abortion
ABR auditory brainstem response
AFI amniotic fluid index
AFP alpha fetoprotein
AROM artificial rupture of membranes
BF breastfeeding
BMI body mass index
BP blood pressure
BPP Biophysical profile
BR breast
BSO bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy
BUFA baby up for adoption
BV bacterial vaginosis

CBC complete blood count
CBE clinical breast exam
CIRC circumcision
CL cleft lip
CNM certified nurse midwife
Contx contractions
CPD cephalopelvic disproportion
CVS chorionic villus sampling
C/S cesarean section
C-section cesarean section

D&C dilation and curettage
DFB double footling breech
DUB dysfunctional uterine bleeding
DVT deep vein thrombosis

EBL estimated blood loss
EDC expected date of confinement “due date”
EFW estimated fetal weight
Updated 3/07 1

Epis episiotomy FH fundal height FHR fetal heart rate FHT fetal heart tones FM fetal movement FOB father of baby FTP failure to progress G gravida GBS group B streptococcus Gyn gynecology hCG human chorionic gonadotropin H&P history and physical HA headache HELLP hemolysis. elevated liver enzymes. and low platelet HRT hormone replacement therapy Ind induced I&O intake and output IRDS infant respiratory distress syndrome IUFD intrauterine fetal death IUGR intrauterine growth restriction IUP intrauterine pregnancy IUPC intrauterine pressure catheter LDR labor-delivery-recovery room LDRP labor-delivery-recovery-postpartum room LFD low forceps delivery LGA large for gestational age LMP last menstrual period LNMP last normal menstrual period L/S lecithin-sphingomyelin ration Updated 3/07 2 .

M/B mother/baby(couplet care) MEC meconium NB newborn NICU neonatal intensive care unit NKA no known allergies NKDA no known drug allergies NST nonstress test NSVD normal spontaneous vaginal delivery NVD normal vaginal delivery Ob obstetrical ObG obstetrics and gynecology OCP oral contraceptive OCT oxytocin challenge test OU both eyes P para PARU post anesthesia recovery unit PCA patient controlled analgesia PIH pregnancy induced hypertension PMH past medical history PP postpartum PROM premature rupture of membranes PPROM prolonged premature rupture of membrands PTL preterm labor RDS respiratory distress syndrome R/U rule out SBE self-breast exam SGA small-for-gestational age Updated 3/07 3 .

rubella. herpes UTI urinary tract infection VBAC vaginal birth after cesarean VE vaginal exam VS vital signs VSS vital signs stable WNL within normal limits Updated 3/07 4 . cytomegalovirus. other.SIDS sudden infant death syndrome SROM spontaneous rupture of membranes STI sexually transmitted infection SVD spontaneous vaginal delivery SVE sterile vaginal exam TAH total abdominal hysterectomy TOC test of cure TORCH toxoplasmosis.