Acronyms and Abbreviations:Trying to Conceive and Infertility

 

 IVIg ... Intravenous Immunoglobulin

 LAD ... Leukocyte Antibody Detection Assay

 LAP ... Laparoscopy

 LH ... Luteinizing Hormone

 LIT ... Leukocyte Immunization Therapy

 LMP ... Last Menstrual Period (start date)

 LO ... Love Olympics (Love Making)

 LPD ... Luteal Phase Defect

 LUF ... Luteinized Unruptured Follicle

 MC, m/c, misc. ... Miscarriage

 MESA ... Microsurgical Epididymal Sperm Aspiration

 NEST ... Non-surgical Embryonic Selective Thinning

 NK ... Natural Killer Cells (CD56+)

 NORIF ... Non-stimulated Oocyte Retrieval In (office) Fertilization

 NP ... Nurse Practitioner

 NSA ... Non-surgical Sperm Aspiration

 O ... Ovulation

 OB/GYN ... Obstetrician/Gynecologist

 OPK ... Ovulation Predictor Kit

 OPT ... Ovulation Predictor Test 

 PCO, PCOD ... Polycystic Ovary Disease

 PCOS ... Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

 PCT ... Post Coital Test

 PESA ... Percutaneous Epididymal Sperm Aspiration

 PG ... Pregnant

 PI ... Primary Infertility

 PID ... Pelvic Inflammatory Disease

 PLI ... Paternal Leukocyte Immunization

 PMS ... Pre-menstrual Syndrome

 POAS ... Pee On A Stick (OPK or HPT)

 POF ... Premature Ovarian Failure

 PROM ... Premature Rupture of Membranes

 RE ... Reproductive Endocrinologist

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