FYI----------TTC/IF Abbreviations.....

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FYI----------TTC/IF Abbreviations.....
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Here's a list of abbreviations to help everyone post.......


Hope this helps and keep bumping it up for the new folks...


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Bumping...

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

DOST ... Direct Oocyte-Sperm Transfer

DPO ... Days Post-ovulation

Dx ... Diagnosis

E2 ... Estradiol

EB, EMB ... Endometrial Biopsy

Endo ... Endometriosis

EPT ... Early Pregnancy Test

ET ... Embryo Transfer

ETF ... Embryo Toxic Factor

ETA ... Embryo Toxicity Assay

EW...Egg White Consistency (related to CM)

FET ... Frozen Embryo Transfer

FMU ... First Morning Urine

FRE ... First Response Early (a popular HPT)

FSH ... Follicle Stimulating Hormone

FTTA ... Fertile Thoughts To All

GIFT ... Gamete Intra-fallopian Transfer

GnRH ... Gonadotropin Releasing Hormone

GP ... General Practitioner

HCG ... Human Chorionic Gonadotropin

HEPA ... Hamster Egg Penetration Assay

HMG ... Human Menopausal Gonadotropin

HPT ... Home Pregnancy Test

HRT ... Hormone Replacement Therapy

HSG ... Hysterosalpingogram

HX...History

IBT ... Immunobead Binding Test

ICI ... Intra-cervical Insemination

ICSI ... Intra-cytoplasmic Sperm Injection

IF ... Infertility

IM ... Intra-muscular (injections)

IOR ... Immature Oocyte Retrieval

ITI ... Intra-tubal Insemination

IUGR ... Intra-uterine Growth Retardation

IUI ... Intra-uterine Insemination

IVF ... In Vitro Fertilization

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

R-hFSH ... Recombinant Human Follicle Stimulating Hormone

RI ... Reproductive Immunologist

RIP ... Reproductive Immunophynotype

ROS ... Reactive Oxygen Species

RPL ... Recurrent Pregnancy Loss

RSA ... Recurrent Spontaneous Abortion

Rx ... Prescription

SPA ... Sperm Penetration Assay

SA ... Semen Analysis

SART ... Society of Assisted Reproductive Technology

SCORIF ... Stimulated Cycle Oocyte Retrieval In (office) Fertilization

SI ... Secondary Infertility

SLE ... Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

SPA ... Sperm Penetration Assay

STD ... Sexually Transmitted Disease

SUZI ... Sub-zonal Insertion

TeBG ... Testosterone-estradiol-binding Globulin

TESA ... Testicular Sperm Aspiration

TESE ... Testicular Sperm Extraction

TET ... Tubal Embryo Transfer

TORCH ... Toxoplasmosis, Other, Rubella, Cytomegalovirus and Herpes test

TRH ... Thyroid-releasing Hormone

TSH ... Thyroid Stimulating Hormone

TUFT ... Trans-uterine Fallopian Transfer

Tx ... Treatment

US, u/s ... Ultrasound

UTI ... Urinary Tract Infection

WBC ... White Blood Cells

ZIFT ... Zygote Intra-fallopian Transfer

  

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