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DH – Dear husband or darling husband (or “damn husband” depending on context)

DP, SO Dancing Partner or Significant Other . Usually means unmarried partner.

DB, DBF or DF = Boyfriend or Fiance

DD, DS = Darling Daughter or Son

DSD or DSD = Darling Stepdaughter or Stepson

DN = Neice or nephew

MIL, FIL, BIL, SIL = The in-laws: mother, father, brother, sister

Sex and Trying to Conceive

TTC = Trying to conceive (trying to get pregnant)

BD = Baby Dancing (sex to get pregnant)

DTD = Did The Deed or Doing The Dance (had sex, either to get pregnant or just for recreational purposes)

Pg = Pregnant

BC, BCP = Birth control, Birth control pill

Monthly Cycle and Gross Bodily Functions

O = Ovulation or orgasm (orgasm is usually “big O”)

AF = Aunt Flo (“flow”) = menstruation, getting your period

CD = cycle day. The day you start your period is cycle day 1.

CB = Cycle Buddy. Person in the same part of cycle as yourself.

DPO = Days Past Ovulation

CM or CF = cervical mucus or cervical fluid, the fluid that normally comes out of the vagina during the fertile part of your cycle

EWCM = Egg White Cervical Mucus. The most fertile CM; clear and slippery like egg white.

CP = cervical position

BBT = Basal Body Temperature. Method for detecting ovulation.

OPK = Ovulation Prediction Kit

POAS = Pee on a stick (to test for pregnancy or ovulation)

TCOYF = Taking Charge of Your Fertility book

Pregnancy Testing

2WW = Two week wait. After trying to get pregnant, waiting to test.

HPT = Home Pregnancy Test

BFP = Big Fat Positive (positive pregnancy test)

BFN = Big Fat Negative (negative pregnancy test)

hCG = Human chorionic gonodotropin. Substance detected by pregnancy tests.

Beta = blood test for pregnancy

Pregnancy and Nursing

EDD = Estimated Due Date

U/S = Ultrasound

CVS = Chorionic Villae Sampling. Test during pregnancy to check baby’s chromosomes; also determines sex.

BF = Breast feeding

BB = boobies (breasts)

MC or m/c = Miscarriage


KWIM = Know what I mean?

BTW = By the way

IRL = In Real Life

GD = Gender Disappointment

DG = Desired gender

PP = Previous poster. Someone who commented earlier on the current thread and I can't remember their username right now.

GMTA = Great minds think alike

H&H = Happy and healthy

HTH = Hope that helps!

ITA = I totally agree

IMHO = In my humble opinion

LOL = Laughing out loud

ROFL = Rolling on floor laughing

LMAO = Laughing my ass off!

TTFN = Ta ta for now

AFAIK = As far as I know

BTDT = Been there, done that

DHAC = Don’t have a clue

FWIW = For what it’s worth

OT = Off Topic

PITA = Pain in the ass

SAHM, SAHD = Stay at home mom or dad

WAHM, WAHD = work at home mom or dad

TMI = too much information (usually an apology for sharing gross or very personal details)


TBM = “Turkey Baster Method” = self insemination

O+12 = 12 hours after ovulation

ART = Advanced Reproductive Techniques

SA = Semen analysis

AI = artificial insemination

IUI = Intrauterine Insemination

ICSI = Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection. During an IVF cycle, fertilizing an egg by directly injecting a sperm into the egg.

IVF = In Vitro Fertilization

ER = Egg Retrieval

ET = Embryo Transfer

FET = Frozen embryo transfer

SET = Single embryo transfer

DP3DT, DP5DT = Days past 3 or 5 day embryo transfer

RE = Reproductive endocrinologist. Certification for fertility doctor. Not all fertility doctors are RE's.

GIVF = Genetics and IVF Institute in Fairfax, Virginia (near Washington, DC). The first MicroSort location.

HRC = Huntington Reproductive Center in Laguna Hills, California. The second MicroSort location. Dr. Potter is here.

SIRM = SHER Institutes for Reproductive Medicine.

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8-Mar-07 3:13 pm
Thanks, Maureen.  The list is really helpful to a come lately like myself!! 
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Thanks Maureen, there were a few I didn't know!!!

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Wow, I am glad I found these!  I've been taking notes and trying to learn all the abbrev. and this is going to help make things make more sense to me.

There is just so much to learn and read. But I'm trying to get it all so I can get my plan together.

Thank you for lisiting these!



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You know, it's surprising we don't have cute acronyms for penis and vagina.  Like TW (trouser worm) or VJJ (va-jay-jay).
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13-Mar-07 8:14 pm
I like the trouser worm one lol.. those are great ty xo

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17-May-07 10:54 pm
I finally know what AF stands for Agree THANKS
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18-May-07 7:08 am


This is a great idea. I am always asking people when they use abbreviation.



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18-May-07 7:43 am

You know, it's surprising we don't have cute acronyms for penis and vagina.  Like TW (trouser worm) or VJJ (va-jay-jay).

 LOL Maureen!  VJ is an acronym for vagina!  people use it all the time.  As is the letter V Happy LMAO

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11-Jul-07 1:55 pm


Did you try to conceive a girl this time and you are having a boy? If so, what did you do or not do?


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Thanks, this should help me a lot!!Happy Wink

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8-Aug-07 6:37 pm
LOL!!! SHould I be worried that my initials are VJ and everyone calls me V????Embarrassed><img src=">

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LOL!!! SHould I be worried that my initials are VJ and everyone calls me V????Embarrassed><img src=" src="" mce_src="">

ROFL!!!! Happy LMAO

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31-Aug-07 10:07 am

I was looking for what TMI stands for in the list but didn't find it.what does it stands for??

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2-Sep-07 12:30 pm

 OMG!!!!!!!!! thank you I have a list I was about to post of Abbreviations I did'nt know.  This helps alot  I'm new to the site so for awhile I was really confused...but it all  make's  sense  now.  Still trying  to  figure out what would be the best way for me and dh to try for our dd. We have two ds already.  With both my boy's we bd from af  through o....and tried no other method. I'm very irregular. I've already started supplement's and just ordered ph strips. I think we may do cutoff date with douche,hotbath for dh,and still checking into  virtex  read somewhere  it may regulate me  and bring my ph down  if to  high.  Any  suggestions  would be  great.....also the more I read about TMB the more it makes me think it may not be the right way for us.  I  really have found this site very helpful.  I've been  reading  alot  and finally  decided  to  join in=)  Thanks

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