Acronyms and Abbreviations:Trying to Conceive and Infertility

ACA ... Anti-cardiolipin Antibodies

 ACTH ... Adrenal Corticotropic Hormone

 AF ... Aunt Flo (menstruation)

 AFNW ... Aunt Flo Not Wanted

 AFSA ... Aunt Flo Stay Away

 AH, AZH ... Assisted Hatching

 AI ... Artificial Insemination

 ANA ... Anti-nuclear Antibodies

 APA ... Anti-phospholipid Antibodies

 APTT ... Activated Partial Thromboplastin Time

 ART ... Assisted Reproductive Technology

 ASA ... Anti-sperm Antibody

 ASRM ... American Society of Reproductive Medicine

 ATA ... Anti-thyroid Antibody

 AVA ... Anti-ovarian Antibody

 BBT ... Basal Body Temperature

 BD...Baby Dancing (Love Making)

 BCP ... Birth Control Pills

 BMS... Baby-making Sex

 CAH ... Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia

 CASA ... Computer-assisted Semen Analysis

 CCCT ... Clomiphene Citrate Challenge Test (Clomid Challenge)

 CB ... Cycle Buddy

 CD ... Cycle Day

 CF ... Cervical Fluid

 CM ... Cervical Mucus

 CMV ... Cytomegalovirus

 CNM ... Certified Nurse Midwife

 CVS ... Chorionic Villae Sampling

 D&C ... Dilation & Curettage

 D&E ... Dilation & Evacuation

 DE ... Donor Eggs

 DES ... Diethylstilbestrol (a synthetic estrogen)

 DI ... Donor Insemination

 DIPI ... Direct Intra-peritoneal Insemination

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