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Abbreviations & Lingo Explained

Mar 18th, 2009, 17:27 PM   #1
 
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2WW (aka. TWW) - Two Week Wait - Luteal Phase - 14 days after ovulation

A
AF - Aunt Flo, menstruation, period
AH - Assisted Hatching
AI - Artificial Insemination
AKA - Also Known As
AFAIK - As far as I know
ATM- at the minute

B
BABY ASPIRIN - aka. children's aspirin which contains only 80mg of aspirin used to quiet immune system
BAW - Board at work
BBT - Basal Body Temperature
BD - Baby Dance, Sex
Beta - Blood test for PG
BFN - Big Fat Negative (Pregnancy Tests)
BFP - Big Fat Positive (Pregnancy Test)
BTW - By the way
BC - Birth Control
BCP - Birth Control Pills
BIL - Brother inlaw
BBs - BooBies AKA Breasts, Boobs, funbags etc
BA - Baby Aspirin
BLW - Baby Led Weaning

C
CB - Cycle Buddy - Same cycle day as yourself!
CD - Cycle Day
CL - Corpus Luteum
CM- Cervical Mucus, Icky Sticky
CP - Cervical Position
C# - Cycle Number
CP - Cervical Position

D
DD - Dear Daughter
DH- Dear Husband
DP - Dancing Partner; spouse, or significant other
DPO - Days Past Ovulation
DB - Dear Boyfriend
DS - Dear Son
DTD - Doing The Dance, BD, sex
DUST - sprinkle PG Dust-*-*-*-*-*- on us TTCers
DPT - Days Post-Transfer

E
EC - Embryo Cyro/Freezing
EDD - Estimated Due Date
EPO - Evening Primrose Oil
EWCM - Egg-White Cervical Mucus
ER - Egg Retrieval
ET - Egg transfer
EPT - Early Pregnancy Test
EPU - Early Pregnancy Unit

F
FIL - Father in law
FMU - First morning urine
FOB - Father of baby
FRER - First Response Early Result (Pregnancy Test)

G
GP - General Practitioner
Gyno - Gynocologist

H
HCG - Human Chorionic Gonadotropin - detected in HPTs
HPT - Home Pregnancy Test
HSG - Hysterosalpingogram - x-ray

I
ICSI Microfertilization
IUI - Intrauterine Insemination
IVF - In Vitro Fertilization

K
KEGELS - The muscle used to stop the flow of urine.

L
LH - Luteinizing Hormone - detected in OPKs
LO - Little One
LOL - Laughing Out Loud
LP - Luteal Phase, days between ov & AF
LMAO - Laughing my ass off
LAP - Laparoscopy
LMP - Last Menstrual Period
LSP - Low Sperm Count

M
MC, m/c - Miscarriage
MF - MaleFactor
MIL - Mother in law
M/S, MS - Morning Sickness
NP - No Problem

O
O or OV - Ovulation
OH - Other Half
OPK - Ovulation Predictor Kit
OB/GYN - Obstetrician/Gynecologist
OMG - Oh My God

P
PF - Pregnancy Forum
PG - Pregnancy, Pregnant
PNV - Prenatal Vitamin
PCO - Polycystic Ovaries
PCOD - Polycystic Ovary Disease
PCOS - Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
PMA - Positive mental attitude
PMS - Pre-menstrual Syndrome
POAS - Pee on a stick (Home Pregnancy Test)
PND - Post Natal Depression

R
RE - Reproductive Endocronolgist - doctor who specializes in fertility problems
R-FSH - Recombinant Human Follicle Stimulating Hormone
ROBI - A term used which refers to Robitussin or Guaifenesin Syrup (expectorant) used to thin CM
ROFL - Rolling on the Floor Laughing

S
SOD - Sex on Demand
SA - Semen Analysis
SAHM - Stay at Home Mom
SAHD - Stay-At-Home Dad
SIL - Sister in law
STD - Sexually Transmitted Disease

T
TCOYF - *“Taking Charge of Your Fertility*” by Toni Weschler
TR - Tubal Reversal
TTC - Trying To Conceive
TMI - Too Much Information
TR - Tubal Reversal
TIA - Thanks in Advance
TWW - Two week wait

U
U/S - Ultrasound
UTI - Urinary Tract Infection

W
WAH - Work at Home
WAHM - Work at Home Mum
WAHD - Work at Home Dad
WAHP - Work at Home Parents

Y
YI Yeast Infection
 
 

 
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Feb 9th, 2010, 07:48 AM   #2
 
thanks 4 that, i never understand it all. cant ppl just write the full word, ha. maybe i'm gettin old
 
 

 
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Feb 9th, 2010, 09:09 AM   #3
 
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thanks 4 that, i never understand it all. cant ppl just write the full word, ha. maybe i'm gettin old
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Mar 16th, 2010, 22:34 PM   #5
 
lmaaaao! *funbags*
 
 
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Mar 30th, 2010, 18:27 PM   #7
 
Please can you help me with EPU??
 
 

 
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Mar 30th, 2010, 18:35 PM   #8
 
Early Pregnancy Unit
 
 

 
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Mar 30th, 2010, 18:35 PM   #9
 
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Please can you help me with EPU??
Usually means Early Pregnancy Unit (hospital department)
 
 

 
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Mar 30th, 2010, 18:36 PM   #10
 
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Early Pregnancy Unit
LOL got there before me
 
 

 
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Mar 30th, 2010, 20:04 PM   #11
 
Thanks guys!
 
 

 
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Apr 20th, 2010, 13:04 PM   #12
 
Brilliant thanks, i was v confused esp with BFP and AF!!
 
 
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May 22nd, 2010, 08:59 AM   #13
 
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Jun 8th, 2010, 10:09 AM   #14
 
Ones we havnt got on here:
IYKWIM - If you know what i mean
IRL - In real life
IYO - In your opinion
NTNP - Not trying, not preventing
IMO - In my opinion
 
 
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PMSL - pissing myself laughing
 
 
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