Definition of primipara in English:

primipara

nounprimiparae

Medicine
  • A woman who is giving birth for the first time.

    • ‘We restricted the analysis to primiparae (73.5% of whom reported no previous pregnancies) because death of a previous baby may influence both the decision to conceive again and its outcome.’
    • ‘Puerperal insanity proper comes on within one month of parturition; and, like the insanity of pregnancy, occurs most often in primiparae.’
    • ‘There were no differences in age, gestational age, ratio of primiparae to pluriparae, body weight, or height between the treatment and control groups.’
    • ‘Eighty one patients were multiparous, 9 had one child and 3 were primipara.’
    • ‘Malaria is an important environmental factor which reduces fetal growth in primiparae more than multiparae living under holoendemic conditions for malaria.’

Origin

Mid 19th century modern Latin (feminine), from primus ‘first’ + -parus ‘bringing forth’ (from the verb parere).

Pronunciation

primipara

/prʌɪˈmɪp(ə)rə/