Pregnancy and Parenting Features

Acronyms and Abbreviations

AF Aunt Flo (your period)
AH Assisted Hatching
AI Artificial Insemination
BBT Basal Body Temperature
BD Baby Dance (sex)
BCP Birth Control Pill
BMS Baby Making Sex
CD Cycle Day
CM Cervical Mucous
CP Cervical Position
DE Donor Eggs
DI Donor Insemination
DPO Days Past Ovulation
DPT Days Past Transfer
Dx Diagnosis
E2 Estradiol
EPO Evening Primrose Oil
ET Embryo Transfer
EWCM Egg White Cervical Mucous
FET Frozer Embryo Transfer
GIFT Gamete Intra-Fallopian Transfer
HPT Home Pregnancy Test
HSG Hysterosalpingogram
(Procedure to see if the Fallopian Tubes are open)
IF Infertility
IUI Intra-Uterine Insemination
IVF In Vitro Fertilization
LMP Last Menstrual Period
LP Luteal Phase – the time between Ovulation and AF
m/c Miscarriage
O Ovulation
OHSS Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome
OPK Ovulation Predictor Kit
P4 Progesterone
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
PG Pregnancy, Pregnant
PI Primary Infertility
PID Pelvic Imflammatory Disease
RE Reproductive Endocrinologist
Rx Prescription
SA Semen Analysis
SI Secondary Infertility
TTC Trying to Conceive
TCOYF the book “Taking Charge of Your Fertility” – a VERY popular book for those TTC
AOL America Online
BRB Be right back
BBL Be back later
BTW By the way
Dear (or whatever “endearment” your feeling at the moment!) Husband (Also, dw – Dear Wife, DS – Dear Son, DD – Dear Daughter)
FAQ Frequently Asked Questions
FWIW For What It’s Worth
IMHO In My Humble Opinion, In My Honest Opinion
MIL, FIL Mother-in Law, Father-in Law
NG Newsgroup
ROFL Roll on the Floor Laughing
SO Significant Other
TIA Thanks in Advance
TLOL The Labor of Love
TTFN Ta-Ta for Now
TTYL Talk to you Later
TTYS Talk to you Soon

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