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Abbreviations

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8-Mar-07 2:44 pm

Just put these together really quickly -- I know they are usually alphabetized, but I just threw them together in groups.  Control-F in your browser to search for a term.  (You may also want to see the glossary.)

 

Dear Family

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

 

Expressions

KWIM = Know what I mean?

BTW = By the way

IRL = In Real Life

GD = Gender Disappointment

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)

 

Methods

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. 

 

Mom to And Microsort/IUI twins!