A pregnant patient has delayed her first prenatal visit. She visits the clinic only after she starts to experience edema in her hands and feet. The nurse notes in the obstetrical history that this is the patient's third pregnancy, the first two ending with the death of the fetus or embryo. The first time was 8 weeks pregnant and the second was 28 weeks. The correct record of her pregnancy is
• Gravida is
• Para is the number of births carried past 20 weeks, including viable and nonviable stillbirths.
• An abortion is defined as any interruption of a pregnancy before the fetus is viable (20 weeks gestation).