A quick and easy guide to pregnancy/TTC abbreviations
Trying to conceive can be trying! Luckily, the web makes it easier to find other women (and some men!) who are going through the same thing. There are many sources of information, both medical and anecdotal to help you through this time. It helps to hear the stories and symptoms of other women to remind you that you are not the first person to go through this exciting rollercoaster.Many of these articles and message boards use a shorthand. Here is a glossary of some of the more common abbreviations used to talk about conception and pregnancy:2WW = 2-Week WaitAF (Aunt Flo) - MenstruationAHI = At-home InseminationAI = Artificial InseminationART = Assisted Reproductive TechnologyBBT = Basal Body TemperatureBCP = Birth Control PillsBD = Baby Dance (sex)BFN = Big Fat Negative (on a pregnancy test)BFP = Big Fat Positive (on a pregnancy test)CD = Cycle DayCF = Cervical FluidCM = Cervical MucusCP = Cervical PositionDH = Dear (or Darling) HusbandDP = Darling PartnerDD = Darling DaughterDS = Darling SonD&C = Dilation & CurettageDPO = Days Post-OvulationEDD = Estimated Due DateEPT = Early Pregnancy TestET = Embryo TransferEW, EWCM = Eggwhite Cervical MucusFET = Frozen Embryo TransferFP = Follicular PhaseFSH = Follicle Stimulating HormoneHPT = Home Pregnancy TestsHSG = HysterosalpingogramICI = Intra-cervical InseminationICSI = Intra-cytoplasmic Sperm InjectionIF = InfertilityITI = Intra-tubal InseminationIUI = Intra-uterine InseminationIVF = In Vitro FertilizationLMP = Last Menstrual Period (start date)LO = Love Olympics (sex)LP = Luteal PhaseLPD = Luteal Phase DefectLSP = Low Sperm CountMC or M/C = MiscarriageMF = Male FactorMIFT = Micro Injection Fallopian TransferO or OV = OvulationOB = ObstetricianOB/GYN = Obstetrician/GynecologistOC = Oral ContraceptivesOD = Ovulatory DysfunctionOPK = Ovulation Predictor KitPCO = Polycystic OvariesPCOD = Polycystic Ovary DiseasePCOS = Polycystic Ovary SyndromePG = PregnantPID = Pelvic Inflammatory DiseasePMS = Pre-menstrual SyndromeRE = Reproductive EndocrinologistTTC = Trying to ConceiveTWW = Two week wait (Refers to the wait after O for your AF!)US or u/s = UltrasoundZIFT = Zygote Intra-fallopian Transfer
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