What is GPTAL?

GTPAL stand for: gravida, term, preterm, abortions, living

Gravida
how many pregnancies a woman has had.
Term
how many pregnancies delivered that have reached or surpassed 37 weeks. Term begins at week 37. 36 and 6/7= preterm
Preterm
how many pregnancies between 20-37 (actually 36 and 6/7) wks
Abortion
pregnancy loss at less than 20 weeks. Abortions may also be induced by physicians or spontaneously.
Living
how many children are living now?

GTPAL is used on charts and communication to quickly understand how many times someone has given birth or how far they’ve gotten before losing a pregnancy. GTPAL is a clearer way of providing an obstetrical history.

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