What Does "gravida 2, Para 3" Mean?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Mar 25, 2020 7:37:44 PM ET
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"Gravida 2, para 3" is a way of indicating that a woman has had two pregnancies and three live births, using the gravida/para/abortus (GPA) system of recording a woman's obstetric history. Given the numbers, this record indicates that the woman had one set of twins. However, this is an unusual way to note that fact, as typically twins are counted as one birth.