I have patient who delivered
a twin pregnancy at term. Should I note her in her chart to be a para 1 or
Para OR Parity is the number of completed pregnancies beyond 20 weeks
gestation (whether viable or nonviable). The number of fetuses delivered does
not determine the parity.
A woman who has been pregnant once and delivered twins after 20 weeks would be
noted to be a Gravid 1 Para 1.
Cunningham FG. ed Williams Obstetrics, 22nd ed., New York:
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