Hi, Just found this and thought ye might like a reference for those abbreviations the docs and midwives use in our notes. Here ya go: What the abbreviations mean Many women are mystified by the shorthand that health professionals often use. Here are some of the most common abbreviations used under various headings and what they mean: Length of pregnancy 28+3 (28 weeks and three days pregnant) Blood pressure 120/70 (the lower figure should not be higher than 90) Urine P G O (whether your urine sample contains Protein, Glucose or anything else -- Other) N A D (no abnormalities detected) Height of uterus (This is measured from the pubic hair line to the top of your `bump'; the number of centimetres corresponds to the number of weeks you have been pregnant) Presenting part or lie Cephalic (or ceph) -- head-down Br -- bottom down or breech LOA -- the back of your baby's head is on your left-hand side and towards the front of your tummy ROA -- the back of your baby's head is on your right-hand side and towards the front of your tummy LOP -- the back of your baby's head is on your left-hand side and towards the back of your tummy ROP -- the back of your baby's head is on your right-hand side and towards the back of your tummy) Heartbeat or activity Your midwife may write the number of beats per minutes or: FHH: fetal heart heard FHNH: fetal heart not heard (which probably means your baby was just lying in an awkward position!) FMF: fetal movements felt FMNF: fetal movements not felt