from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A woman who is pregnant for the first time.
- n. A woman who has given birth to only one child.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A woman during or after her first pregnancy
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A woman who bears a child for the first time.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A woman who bears a child for the first time: correlated with nullipara, multipara.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. (obstetrics) woman who has been delivered of a child for the first time
And those who know the value of peace learn how to make peace–even between a screaming mad premenstrual teen and a lank-haired, irritable, self-righteous and justifiably exasperated prima donna of a primipara.
Examples include: hostile cervical mucus; habitual abortion; incompetent cervix; elderly primipara; dominant follicle; blighted ovum; vaginal probe; ovarian failure; harvesting eggs.
For instance, in dealing with a primipara -- one who is full of fear, who cannot stand pain, who is of an hysterical nature -- morphin-scopolamin anesthesia is best suited in that particular case, because these drugs have a selective action when it comes to allay fear and produce amnesia.
In the first the patient was a primipara 20 years of age, and, until the dilatation of the cervix was complete and efforts at expulsion had commenced, the uterine contractions were quite painless.
"I have rarely seen a primipara enjoy easier labor," concluded Robertson, "and I have never seen one look forward to the happy realization of motherhood with greater satisfaction."
Wilcox 6.382 mentions a primipara, three months pregnant, with a double vagina and a bicornate uterus, who was safely delivered of several children.
Madden 2.141 gives the history of a primipara of twenty-eight, married one year, to whom he was called.
On April 30th the fundus of the tumor was 35 cm. above the symphysis and the uterus 11 1/2 cm.; the cervix was soft as that of a primipara at term.
Croston 3.83 reports a case of Cesarean section on a primipara of twenty-four at full term, with the delivery of a double female monster weighing 12 1/2 pounds.
Mackenzie 2.114 cites the instance of a woman aged thirty-two, a primipara, who had been married ten years and who always had been regular in menstruation.