Topic: Forum Abbreviations

AF ... Aunt Flo (menstruation)
AI ...artificial insemination (any other than intercourse)
AID...artificial insemination donor sperm
AIH...artificial insemination husbands sperm
AFNW ... Aunt Flo Not Wanted or Not Welcomed
ART ... Assisted Reproductive Technology
ASA ... Anti-sperm Antibody
ASRM ... American Society of Reproductive Medicine
BBT ... Basal Body Temperature
BD...Baby Dancing (Love Making)
BCP ... Birth Control Pills
BFN- BIG FAT NEGATIVE
BFP- BIG FAT POSITIVE (yeah)
BIL ... Brother-In-Law
BMS... Baby-making Sex
CCCT ... Clomiphene Citrate Challenge Test (Clomid Challenge)
CB ... Cycle Buddy
CD ... Cycle Day
CF ... Cervical Fluid
CM ... Cervical Mucus
CVS ... Chorionic Villae Sampling
D&C ... Dilation & Curettage
D&E ... Dilation & Evacuation
DE ... Donor Eggs
DES ... Diethylstilbestrol (a synthetic estrogen)
DH... Dear Husband 
DI ... Donor Insemination
DPO ... Days Past Ovulation
DTD ... Do The Deed or Did The Deed
EB, EMB ... Endometrial Biopsy
EPT ... Early Pregnancy Test
ET ... Embryo Transfer
EW...Egg White Consistency (related to CM)
EWCM ... Egg White Cervical Mucous
FET ... Frozen Embryo Transfer
FSH ... Follicle Stimulating Hormone
FTTA ... Fertile Thoughts To All
GIFT ... Gamete Intra-fallopian Transfer
GP ... General Practitioner
GTC ... Going To Conceive
HCG Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (hormone used to detect pregnancy)
HPT ... Home Pregnancy Test
HRT ... Hormone Replacement Therapy
HSG ... Hysterosalpingogram
ICI ... Intra-cervical Insemination
ICSI ... Intra-cytoplasmic Sperm Injection
IF ... Infertility
ITI ... Intra-tubal Insemination
IUI ... Intra-uterine Insemination
IVF ... In Vitro Fertilization
LAP ... Laparoscopy
LH ... Luteinizing Hormone
LMP ... Last Menstrual Period (start date)
LO ... Love Olympics (Love Making)
LOL ... Laughing Out Loud or Lots Of Love
LPD ... Luteal Phase Defect
MC, m/c, misc. ... Miscarriage
MESA ... Microsurgical Epididymal Sperm Aspiration
MIL ... Mother in Law
NP ... Nurse Practitioner
NSA ... Non-surgical Sperm Aspiration
O ... Ovulation
OB/GYN ... Obstetrician/Gynecologist
OMG ... Oh My Goodness!
OPK ... Ovulation Predictor Kit
PCO, PCOD ... Polycystic Ovary Disease
PCOS ... Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
PCT ... Post Coital Test
PG ... Pregnant
PI ... Primary Infertility
PID ... Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
PMS ... Pre-menstrual Syndrome
PROM ... Premature Rupture of Membranes
RE ... Reproductive Endocrinologist
RI ... Reproductive Immunologist
ROTFLMAO ... Rolling on the floor laughing my a$$ off
RPL ... Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
RSA ... Recurrent Spontaneous Abortion
SA ... Semen or Sperm Analysis
SI ... Secondary Infertility
SIL ... Sister in Law
SMBC = Single-mother-by-choice
STD ... Sexually Transmitted Disease
TESA ... Testicular Sperm Aspiration
TESE ... Testicular Sperm Extraction
TET ... Tubal Embryo Transfer
TRH ... Thyroid-releasing Hormone
TSH ... Thyroid Stimulating Hormone
TTC ... Trying to Conceive
TUFT ... Trans-uterine Fallopian Transfer
TWW- Dreadful two week waiting period
US, u/s ... Ultrasound
UTI ... Urinary Tract Infection
WBC ... White Blood Cells
ZIFT ... Zygote Intra-fallopian Transfer

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10/11 - BFN, 11/11 - BFP (early miscarriage), 12/11 - BFN, 1/12 - BFN, 2/12 - BFN

2 (edited by Bohemian 2012-09-10 07:52:13)

Re: Forum Abbreviations

LO is also little one
DD- darling/dear daughter
DS- son
DP- partner
DF-fiance
FF- fertility friend

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3 (edited by MelandTara01 2012-10-21 05:05:21)

Re: Forum Abbreviations

I've come a long way with these abbreviations...lol! I'm finally able to read through a post without referring back to my word doc that I have saved with all the abbreviations. I continuously add to it when I come across a new abbreviation. I just realized that I should probably post it on here too, so that it can be helpful to others as well. I didn't make these up, I found them on another mommies forum. Some are obvious and I'm sure most of us know them. But I'm hoping to ease the frustration on newbie’s. I was so overwhelmed by everything and the abbreviations just made it worse for me in the beginning. So here they are!  smile

AC - Assisted Conception
AFNW...Aunt Flo Not Wanted
AFSA ...Aunt Flo Stay Away
BTDT...Been There Done That
C...Cycle
CBE ... Clear Blue Easy
CNM ... Certified Nurse Midwife
DA - dairy allergy
Dx ... Diagnosis
FF ... Fertility Friend
FRER... First Response Early Result
FTTA ... Fertile Thoughts To All
FX ... Fingers Crossed
GL … Good Luck
GWV...Get Well Vibes
H&H Healthy & Happy
HTH … Hope That Helps
HX...History
IPS … Imaginary Pregnancy Symptoms
LP ... Luteal Phase
M/S...Morning Sickness
MW...midwife
P&PT...Prayer & Positive Thoughts
POAS...Pee On a Stick
POF ... Premature Ovarian Failure
RPS...Real Pregnancy Symptoms
Rx ... Prescription
SO ... Significant Other
SV... Sticky Vibes
SX...symptoms
2 ww- Dreadful two week waiting period

TTC #1 10/2012 -- BFN
TTC #2 11/2012 -- BFP!!! smile
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Re: Forum Abbreviations

Thank you so much for taking time to post these, I have really been confused reading posts with abbreviations in them. This will help alot. smile

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Re: Forum Abbreviations

One that I don't see on the lists
KD= Known Donor

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