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BENIGN PRENATAL/PERINATAL HX in medical record. What it means?

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What are examples of "benign prenatal/perinatal hx" as written in my babys medical record? I had a completely normal pregnancy and labor free of complications.

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I understand your concerns. 'Benign prenatal/perinatal hx' means exactly that. It stands for benign prenatal and perinatal history, which means that there were no perinatal or prenatal concerns. It means that you had a normal preganancy and uneventful labor free from any complications. So please do not worry. Some medical terms may appear scary but they are actually 'benign' - harmless.
Dr. Saptharishi L G

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Dr. Saptharishi,
Thank you for your answer. I am not worried, just bothered. Wouldn't "normal" or "unremarkable" be a more accurate word choice? "Benign" sounds like concerns existed but classifed as harmless.

Yeah sometimes it doesn't make sense.
However it means it's absolutely harmless and the pregnancy was uneventful.
But i agree ' normal ' or ' unremarkable ' is definitely better choice.

Dr. Saptharishi L G
Category: ICU/ Critical Care Specialist
Senior Residency: DM,  Pediatric Critical Care, PGIMER

Residency: MD, Pediatrics, Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, 2013

Internship: JIPMER, 2009

Medical School: MBBS, Jawaharlal Institute of Post-graduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER), Puducherry, 2008
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