- October 31, 2019
- Vicky Barbour-Andrews
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What the feck is your midwife talking about???
So we’ve all been there, we’ve walked out of a midwifes appointment and taken a sneaky peek at you pregnancy notes at you’ve looked at what they’ve written and thought to yourself what the fig does that mean.
So here we go, I am going to write below some of the abbreviations etc you may see in the hope you can use this to help you decipher your midwifes notes.
NKDA – No known detected allergies.
VBAC – Vaginal Birth After Caesarean
DNA – Did Not Attend
IOL – Induction Of Labour
FBC – Full Blood Count, which checks iron, white blood cells, platelets and more.
VTE – Venous Thromboembolism, this score is how midwives count your risk factors for this, a lower score equals a lower risk.
DVT – Deep Vein Thrombosis, a blood clot (usually in the leg)
CEPH – Cephalic, which means your baby is laying head down.
Hb – Haemoglobin/Iron level.
FHHR – Fetal Heart Heard and Regular
TCI – To Come In
EBL – Estimated Blood Loss
GBS – Group B Streptococcus (a normal bacteria that 30% of us carry)
2/5th PALP – This is the amount of the baby’s head the midwife can feel above the pelvic bowl.
So that’s it, there’s probably more and as I think of more I will update this blog!!