Acronyms and Abbreviations

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Acronyms and Abbreviations
Tue, 05-18-2010 - 3:12pm

The following is a list of commonly used acronyms and abbreviations. If you come across others that aren't on the list, let me know so I can add them. This list came from a TTC board, so many are related to that but may also be relevant to member introductions:

2WW - 2 Week Wait (the two weeks after you O when you're waiting either for AF to show or to take a HPT)
AF - Aunt Flo (your period or menstruation)
BF - Boyfriend, Best Friend, or Breastfeed
BBT - Basal Body Temperature
BCP - Birth Control Pills
BD - Baby Dance (intercourse in an effort to produce a baby)
BETA - blood test for HCG
BFN - Big Fat Negative (negative result on a pregnancy test)
BFP - Big Fat Positive (positive result on a pregnancy test)
BH - Braxton Hicks contractions
CBEFM - Clearblue Easy Fertility Monitor
CD - Cycle Day (followed by a number, signifies which day of your cycle that you're on)
CM - Cervical Mucus
CP - Cervical Position
Cx - Contractions
D&C - Dilation & Curettage
D&E - Dilation and Evacuation
DD - Dear Daughter
DE - Donor Egg(s)
DH - Dear Husband / Dear Honey
DI - Donor Insemination
DPO - Days Past Ovulation
DS - Dear Son or Donor Sperm
DSD - Dear Step-Daughter
DSS - Dear Step-Son
Dx - Diagnosis
ED - Every Day
Endo - Endocrinologist or Endometriosis
EOD - Every Other Day
EPO - Evening Primrose Oil
EPT - Early Pregnancy Test
EW - Eggwhite (refers to a type of CM. Some ladies may type EWCM.)
FET - Frozen Embryo Transfer
FF - Fertility Friend
FIL - Father-In-Law
FMU - First Morning Urine
FRER - First Response Early Result (a popular brand of EPT)
FSH - Follicle Stimulating Hormone
GnRH - Gonadotropin Releasing Hormone
HCG - Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (pregnancy hormone)
HPT - Home Pregnancy Test
HSG - Hysterosalpingogram
Hx - History
IF - Infertility
IM - Intra-Muscular (injections)
IMO - In My Opinion
IMHO - In My Honest Opinion
IPS - Imaginary Pregnancy Symptoms
IUI - Intra-Uterine Insemination
IVF - In Vitro Fertilization
KWIM – Know What I Mean?
KWYM – Know What You Mean
JMO - Just My Opinion
LAP - Laparoscopy
LH - Luteinizing Hormone (triggers O)
LMP - Last Menstrual Period (the first day of your last period)
LO - Little One
LPD - Luteal Phase Defect
MC or M/C - Miscarriage
MIL - Mother-In-Law
MS - Morning Sickness
NP - Nurse Practitioner
O - Ovulate or Ovulation
OB/GYN - Obstetritian/Gynecologist
OPK - Ovulation Predictor Kit (ovulation test)
PCOS - Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
PCO- Polcystic Ovaries
PCP - Primary Care Physician (regular doctor)
Peri - Perinatologist (high risk dr.)
PG - Pregnant
RE - Reproductive Endocronologist
RI - Reproductive Immunologist
SBV - Sticky-Bean Vibes (wishes that your "little bean" stays put in-utero)
SIL - Sister-In-Law
T3 or T4 - Thyroxin (these are also thyroid hormones)
TIA - Thanks In Advance
TMI – Too Much Information
TRH - Thyroid Releasing Hormone
TSH - Thyroid Stimulating Hormone
TTC - Trying To Conceive
Tx - Treatment
US or U/S - Ultrasound
UTI - Urinary Tract Infection
WBC - White Blood Cells
WTH - What The Heck?


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