Labor and Delivery Abbreviations

A                  L
AB Abortion LBW Low Birth Weight
AROM Artificial Rupture of Membranes LC Living Children
B LEP Lumbar Epidural
BOW Bag of Water LGA Large for Gestational Age
BPD Biparietal Diameter LMP Last Menstrual Period
BPP Biophysical Diameter LNMP Last Normal Menstrual Period
BRF Breastfeeding LTCS Low Transverse Cesarean Section
BRP Bathroom Privileges LW Living With
BTL Bilateral Tubal Litigation M
C M&I Maternal/Infant Federal Pregnancy
CE Cervical Exam MB Mother-Baby
CHC Columbia Health Clinic N
CPD Cephalopelvic Disproportion NICU Neonatal ICU
CST Contraction Stress Test NINK No Information/Not Keeping
CS Cesarean Section NST Nonstress Test
C&Y Columbia and Yesler Clinic (same as CHC) NSVD Normal Spontaneous Vaginal Delivery
CX Cervix O
D OCT Oxytocin Challenge Test
D&C Dilation and Curettage P
DIC Disseminated Intravascular Coagulopathy P Para
E PE Pumonary Edema
E3 Estriol PHN Public Health Nurse
EDC Estimated Date of Confinement PIH Pregnancy-Induced Hypertension
EFM Electronic Fetal Monitoring POD Postoperative Day
EFW Estimated Fetal Weight PML Premature Labor
EGA Estimated Gestational Age PP Postpartum
ETOH Alcohol PRBC Packed Red Blood Cells
F PROM Premature Rupture of Membranes
FF@U Fundus Firm at Umbilicus PTL Preterm Labor
FH Fundal Height R
FHR Fetal Heart Rate RI Rooming In
FHT Fetal Heart Tones RTC Return to Clinic
FLM Fetal Lung Maturity S
FMC Family Medical Clinic SAB Subarachnoid Block (Spinal)
Ft Fingertip Sab Spontaneous Abortion
FTP Failure to Progress SB Stillborn
G SGA Small for Gestational Age
G Gravida SROM Spontaneous Rupture of Membranes
GDM Gestational Diabetes Mellitus T
H TOP Termination of Pregnancy
HMC Harborview Medical Center TKFF Titrate to Keep Fundus Firm
HTN Hypertension U
I UC Uterine Contractions
ILF Indicated Low Forceps US Ultrasound
IUG Intrauterine Gestation V
IUGR Intrauterine Growth Retardation VE Vaginal Exam; also Vacuum Extraction
IUP Intrauterine Pregnancy W
WB Whole Blood
Additional Definitions  
Bed Rest (BR) Patient not allowed out of bed. Bedpan only. If patient not able to have a BM on the bedpan, obtain an order to allow a commode to be used for a BM only.
Bed Rest with Bathroom Priveleges (BR c  BRP) Patient is allowed only to go the bathroom. Patient may stop at the sink to wash. No shower allowed without Dr's specific order. No wheelchair without Dr's specific order.    
Pelvic Rest  No activities that increase pelvic congestion, i.e., dancing, long driving, horseback riding, prolonged sitting, vaccuming, lifting over 10-15 pounds. No tampons, douching, or intercourse.

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