Hi To All! New to iVillage and Community Board

iVillage Member
Registered: 02-14-2012
Hi To All! New to iVillage and Community Board
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Tue, 02-14-2012 - 10:04pm

Hi Everyone!

I have been reading postings in the board and feel like I know alot of you already! Nice to meeting you all! My lil' Bio: 28 years old, married, work as an RN, have had two previous miscarriages but have continued to hope and pray for our miracle baby. We were absolutely delighted when we found out we were pregnant again, but nervous at the same time. I am almost 16 weeks now and am starting to finally relax a bit. My due date is 8/4/12.

I have a few questions.. Can someone tell me what all the abbreviations mean? I am a newbie to this board and feel lost?!?

I look forward embracing each of our pregnancies together in this board! :)

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iVillage Member
Registered: 07-08-2009
Fri, 03-16-2012 - 12:48pm

Hi, Bee!

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iVillage Member
Registered: 02-14-2012
Wed, 03-14-2012 - 11:15pm
Glad there are a few other first timers in the group! :) And happy to have others with similar past experiences. I cannot tell you how excited I was when 1st trimester was over!! The excitement continues as we are nearing our 20 wk US! Yay for these happy, exciting times!!
iVillage Member
Registered: 07-14-2011
Thu, 02-16-2012 - 9:00am

Welcome aboard! I'm Anabelle and I'm due 8/8/12!

Expecting baby #1 August 8th 2012! It's a girl!
iVillage Member
Registered: 02-14-2012
Wed, 02-15-2012 - 6:08pm

Thank you to everyone! You have already been very helpful and welcoming! The list of acronyms will definitely help as I read through the threads! :)

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iVillage Member
Registered: 07-05-2005
Wed, 02-15-2012 - 8:50am
Hi there!

Congratulations on your pregnancy and welcome to the August 2012 Expecting Club! I hope that you find friendship and support here during your pregnancy journey. Wishing you a very happy and healthy nine months!

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iVillage Member
Registered: 10-12-2010
Wed, 02-15-2012 - 8:45am
Great list! You should post that in a separate thread. Great go-to! :)

Brie
Mom to Libby/17, William/12, and Jacob/8
iVillage Member
Registered: 10-12-2010
Wed, 02-15-2012 - 8:43am

Welcome and congrats!

Some acronyms still get me and I've been online forever. A few of the more common ones you may see here or on iV (iVillage) in general are:

  • LO - Little One
    DD - Dear Daughter
    DS - Dear Son
    (variations on the above, DSS or DSD = dear step son, dear step daughter)
    DH - Dear Husband
    SO - Significant Other
    IL - In-law
    MIL - mother-in-law
    FIL - father in law and so forth for any in-law like sister, brother, e.g. SIL, BIL)
  • MW - Midwife
    BFP - Big Fat Positive (in reference to pregnancy test result)
  • EDD - Estimated Due Date
    HCG - Human chorionic gonadotropin (pregnancy hormone)
    AFP - Alphafeto protein (blood test measures for risk of certain abnormalities in baby such as spinal bifida and other chromosomal abnormalities)
    US - Ultrasound
    MC - Miscarriage
    LMP - Last Menstrual Period
    AF - Aunt Flo (one's period)
    BD - Baby Dance (attempt to get pregnant)
    OPK - Ovulation Predictor Kit
    H&H - in reference to pregnancy, Happy & Healthy

I'm sure others will chime in with ones I've missed -- there are so many! :)


Brie
Mom to Libby/17, William/12, and Jacob/8
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Registered: 05-17-2003
Wed, 02-15-2012 - 8:36am
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Registered: 05-17-2003
Wed, 02-15-2012 - 8:30am

I can't think what DTPT is, but DD, DS, DH, etc is "Dear Daughter," "Dear Son," "Dear Husband," etc. BTDT is been there done that. BD-Baby Danced (intercourse trying to conceive). DPO-days past ovulation. Can't think of any others. I think there is an abreviation page somewhere, but it has been a while since I have seen it.

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Registered: 09-08-2007
Wed, 02-15-2012 - 8:13am
I may still have a list (web page list) of all the abbreviations. I'll try to find it for you later today after my classes.
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