Conception and Pregnancy Lingo

I said I wouldn’t use it, I said it was stupid and confusing, but I’m starting to get sucked in.  Also, it takes a long time to write “trying to conceive” or “ovulation predictor kit” seventeen times (yes, I’m about to use those phrases in my next blog).  Therefore, I may have to cave in and use some acronyms, some abbreviations.  BUT I will include the definitions of the ones I use at the bottom of each post so you won’t have to go out and buy a special dictionary to read what I’ve written.  😀

In case you do want a dictionary, here’s an extensive list of the common acronyms you will most surely encounter when you peruse the forums and other haunts of mommy-hopefuls:

  • 2WW- two week wait
  • AF: Aunt Flo
  • AI: Artificial insemination
  • BBT: Basal body temperature
  • BC: Birth control
  • BCP: Birth control pills
  • BD: Baby dance (sex)
  • BFN: Big fat negative
  • BFP: Big fat positive
  • BMS: Baby-making sex
  • CB: Cycle buddy (someone who shares the same menstrual cycle/ovulation dates)
  • CD: Cycle day
  • CF: Cervical fluid
  • CL: Corpus luteum
  • CM: Cervical mucus
  • CP: Cervical position
  • CY: Cycle
  • DD: Darling daughter
  • DH: Darling husband
  • DI: Donor insemination
  • DP: Dancing partner
  • DPO: Days past ovulation
  • DS: Darling son
  • DTD: Doing the dance (sex)
  • Dx: Diagnosis
  • Endo: Endometriosis
  • EW: Egg white (refers to consistency of cervical mucus)
  • EWCM: Egg white cervical mucus
  • FTTA: Fertile thoughts to all
  • FMU: First morning urine
  • hCG: Human chorionic gonadotropin (pregnancy hormone detected by HPT)
  • HPT: Home pregnancy test
  • IF: Infertility
  • IUI: Intrauterine Insemination
  • IVF: In Vitro Fertilization
  • LH: Luteinizing hormone
  • LMP: Last menstrual period
  • LP: Luteal phase
  • O: Ovulation
  • OPK: Ovulation predictor kit
  • PCOS (POS): Polycystic ovarian syndrome
  • PG: Pregnancy, pregnant
  • S/A: Sperm/semen analysis
  • TTC: Trying to conceive
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