Wednesday, August 27, 2014

ABC WEDNESDAY--"G" is for "gravida"

Gravida is the term used to describe the number of times a woman has been pregnant.  Primigravida is a first pregnancy, secundogravida a second one, multigravida for ones after that.  I just loved being described as an 'elderly primigravida' by my doctor when I gave birth to my son at age 30....  That term isn't used hardly at all anymore; political correctness stepped in.

This statue is part of a temporary exhibit in Kalemegdan and it is entitled...'Fait Accompli'.

See other Gs on Mrs. Nesbitt's ABC WEDNESDAY.

13 comments:

Gaelyn said...

She is very 'gravida'. Like the sculpture.

Stefan Jansson said...

In Swedish gravida means pregnant. In plural.

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Funny how political correctness has changed our vocabulary over time!

ellen b. said...

Sheesh. I was an elderly gravida twice!

William Kendall said...

That's quite a sculpture. And that's the first time I've heard the term.

Luis Gomez said...

This is wonderful!

Roger Owen Green said...

nice sculpture. the word not known to me!
ROG, ABCW

TheChieftess said...

Shoot...if you were an elderly primigravida at 30, I'd hate to hear what I am now!!! (But then...I never had any kids of my own...)

Cristina Pop said...

What an interesting sculpture and post...In romanian "gravida" means pregnant...

Alexa said...

Is it just me, or does the marble veining remind anyone else of stretch marks? (I'll bet this is the first time G has been for "gravida"!)

Ni de Aqui, Ni de Alla said...

Beautiful sculpture! But it hurts to see a pregnant lady standing up that strait! :) I still remember my pregnancies, they would call me secundogravida in your town.

Thérèse said...

J'aime ce mot "gravida" vu pour la premiere fois ici. On sent la fierte dans la pause.

Ann said...

I wonder what the term would take a different pronunciation for the woman on American TV who had 19 kids and delivered them all.
Ann