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
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.