Obstetric history – GTPAL

GTPAL

Acronym used to assess pregnancy outcomes.
G: Gravida
T: Term
P: Preterm
A: Abortion
L: Living children

Categories

Gravida

Number of times a woman has been pregnant.
Includes:
– Current pregnancy
– Miscarriages/abortions
– Twins or more count as one
(Doesn’t matter the number of babies)

Term

Number of babies born (alive or  stillborn) between 37 to 41.6 weeks
Early term:
– 37 to 38.6 weeks
Full term:
– 39 to 40.6 weeks
Late term:
– 41 to 41.6 weeks

– Twins or more count as one

Preterm

Number of babies born (alive or stillborn) between  20 and 37 weeks (259th day)

– Twins or more count as one

Abortion

Any pregnancy loss before 20 weeks’ gestation or weighing <500 grams

– Twins or more count as one

Living

Number of children living

– Twins or more counts individually

Example

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