In referring back to the definitions in paragraph 3-2, the information is
abbreviated as parity/gravidity. For example, "0/1" means that a woman has not carried
a pregnancy to viability (nullipara) and is pregnant for the first time (primigravida).
Table 3-1 below shows parity and gravidity using a five-digit system:
Table 3-1. Five-Digit System.
PRESUMPTIVE SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF PREGNANCY
Presumptive signs and symptoms of pregnancy are those signs and symptoms
that are usually noted by the patient, which impel her to make an appointment with a
physician. These signs and symptoms are not proof of pregnancy but they will make
the physician and woman suspicious of pregnancy.
Amenorrhea (Cessation of Menstruation).
(1) Amenorrhea is one of the earliest clues of pregnancy. The majority of
patients have no periodic bleeding after the onset of pregnancy. However, at least 20
percent of women have some slight, painless spotting during early gestation for no
apparent reason and a large majority of these continue to term and have normal infants.