Pregnancy

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Object Class
METeOR identifier:268966
Registration status:Health, Standard 01/03/2005
Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 20/12/2016
WA Health, Endorsed 06/03/2014
Indigenous, Endorsed 02/04/2019
ACT Health, Final 14/08/2018
Definition:The period during which a woman carries a developing fetus, normally in the uterus. Pregnancy lasts for approximately 266 days, from conception until the baby is born, or 280 days from the first day of the last menstrual period. During pregnancy menstruation is absent, there may be a great increase in appetite, and the breasts increase in size; the woman may also experience morning sickness. These and other changes brought about by a hormone (progesterone) produced at first by the ovary and later by the placenta. Definite evidence of pregnancy is provided by various pregnancy tests, by the detection of the heartbeat of the fetus, and by ultrasound.
Specialisation of:Life event

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Australia Institute of Health and Welfare
Origin:University of Oxford 2002. Concise Colour Medical Dictionary 3rd ed. UK: Oxford University Press

Relational attributes

Data Element Concepts implementing this Object Class:

Pregnancy (current)—complication Health, Standard 01/03/2005

Pregnancy (last previous)—pregnancy completion date Health, Standard 01/03/2005

Pregnancy (last previous)—pregnancy outcome Health, Standard 01/03/2005

Pregnancy—abortion commenced date WA Health, Endorsed 04/03/2014

Pregnancy—abortion method WA Health, Endorsed 04/03/2014

Pregnancy—abortion reason WA Health, Endorsed 04/03/2014

Pregnancy—birth plurality Health, Standard 12/12/2018
Indigenous, Endorsed 02/04/2019

Pregnancy—estimated duration Health, Superseded 12/12/2018
Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 20/12/2016
WA Health, Endorsed 04/03/2014
Indigenous, Archived 02/04/2019
ACT Health, Final 14/08/2018

Pregnancy—estimated duration of pregnancy at the first antenatal care visit Health, Standard 12/12/2018
Indigenous, Endorsed 02/04/2019

Pregnancy—first day of the last menstrual period Health, Standard 01/03/2005