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TTC Abbreviations and Acronyms

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  • Tracey and Neil Tracey and Neil's Avatar 10-22-07 | 07:58 AM
  • Helpful for some of the common abbreviations used when talking about trying to conceive...

    2WW: Two-week wait (the time from ovulation until you can take a pregnancy test)

    AF: Aunt Flo (your period)

    BBT: Basal Body Temperature
    BD: Baby dance, sex
    BCP: Birth Control Pills
    BFN: Big Fat Negative (test result)
    BFP: Big Fat Positive (test result)
    BOB: Baby On the Brain/Baby Obsessed Brain (someone to blame when you're obsessing too much!)
    BW: Blood work


    CB: Cycle Buddy (someone who shares the same menstrual cycle dates)
    CD: Cycle day (what day of your cycle you are on)
    CL: Community Leader
    CF: Cervical fluid
    CM: Cervical mucus
    CP: Cervical position

    D&C: Dilation and Curettage
    DI: Donor Insemination
    DP: Dear partner; or significant other
    DPIUI: Days Past IUI
    DH: Dear Husband
    DS: Dear Son
    DD: Dear Daughter
    DPO: Days past ovulation
    DTD: Doing the dance, sex


    EC: Egg collection (IVF)
    EDD: Expected Due Date (pregnancy)
    EWCM: Egg White Cervical Mucus (consistency of fertile cervical mucus)
    ET: Embryo Transfer (IVF)

    FET: Frozen Embryo Transfer
    FSH: Follicle Stimulating Hormone
    FMU: First morning urine


    GP: General Practitioner

    hCG: Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (pregnancy hormone)
    HPT: Home Pregnancy Test
    HSG: Hysterosalpingogram


    ICI: Intra-cervical Insemination
    ICSI: Intra-cytoplasmic Sperm Injection (a type of IVF)
    IF: Infertility
    IUI: Intra-uterine Insemination
    IVF: In Vitro Fertilisation

    KWIM: Know What I Mean?

    LH: luteinising hormone
    Lap: Laparoscopy
    LMP: Last Menstrual Period
    LOL: Laugh out loud or Lots of Love
    LP: Luteal phase
    LPD: Luteal Phase Defect

    MC: Miscarriage

    NP: Nurse Practitioner

    O: Ovulation
    OBGYN: Obstetric Gynaecologist
    OB: Obstetrician
    OMG: Oh My Goodness!
    OPK: Ovulation predictor kit
    OTD: Official Testing Day (often used inject-able/IVF cycles)
    OT: Off Topic/Other Topic

    PCOS: Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
    PCO: Poly Cycstic Ovaries (not the same as PCOS)
    PG: Pregnant
    PID: Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
    PMS: Pre-menstrual Syndrome
    POAS: Pee On A Stick
    PUPO: Pregnant Until Proven Otherwise (often used in IVF)


    RE: Reproductive Endocrinologist
    RI: Reproductive Immunologist
    ROTFLMAO ... Rolling on the floor laughing my a$$ off

    SA: Semen analysis
    STD ... Sexually Transmitted Disease


    TCOYF: Taking Charge of Your Fertility (one of the most popular fertility books)
    TTC: Trying to conceive

    US: Ultrasound
    UTI: Urinary Tract Infection


    Let me know if there's any others!

    Last edited by Tracey and Neil; 01-11-09 at 11:09 AM.. Reason: to turn off signature.
  • stephanie06 stephanie06's Avatar 08-12-08 | 09:39 AM
  • THANKS CAUSE I DIDNT KNOW THEM ALL!!!
  • AshFind06 11-06-08 | 06:53 PM
  • this is helpful
  • ShellTTC#1 11-10-08 | 02:31 PM
  • Thanks again Tracey!! This is very useful. I actually knew most of them, but there was a few that i didn't have a clue about. Especially PUPO. That's a term i'm sure we'll be using in the IVF thread.

    Thanks again!
    Shelley
  • praying4amiracle praying4amiracle's Avatar 07-14-09 | 04:37 PM
  • Thank you for sharing I didn't know all them either only a couple.

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