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Acronyms

Monday, October 5th, 2009

Ever wondered what on earth the infertility veterans are on about? Well, here’s a list of the main terms used on NZ and overseas boards (and here on this site) …

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AF – Aunt Flow (period)
AH – Assisted Hatching
AMH – anti mullarian hormone
amnio – amniocentesis
ART – Assisted Reproductive Technologies
BBL – be back later
BBT – Basal Body Temperature
BCP – birth control pill
BD – bonking daily / baby dancing (sex for the purpose of getting pregnant)
beta – blood prehnancy test (beta-hCG)
BF – breastfeed(ing)
BFN – big fat negative [pregnancy test]
BFP – big fat positive [pregnancy test]
BH – braxton hicks contraction
BI – buserelin injections
BIL – brother-in-law
BP – blood pressure
BT – blood test
BTW – by the way
CD – cycle day (CD1 = cycle day 1 = first day of AF)
CM – Cervical Mucus
CUC – constant undies checking (during 2ww and early pregnancy)
CVS – chorionic villi sampling
D&C – dilation and curettage
DD – Darling Daughter
DE – Donor Egg
DF – Darling Fiance
DH – darling husband, dumb husband etc
DHAC – Don’t have a clue
DOR – diminished ovarian reserve
DP – darling partner
DP – depo provera
DPO – days past ovulation
DPW – dreaded pink wipe
DS – Darling Son
Dx – Diagnosis
E2 – Estradiol
E2V – estradiol valerate (progynova)
EBB – Everybody Bulletin Board
EC – egg collection (a.k.a. egg retrieval)
EDD – estimated due date/estimated date of delivery
EPO – evening primrose oil
ERPOC – evacuation of retained products of conception
ET – Embryo Transfer
EW – exercise week
EWCM – egg white cervical mucus – here are some pics: http://www.tryingtoconceive.com/
F+ – Fertility Plus (Auckland)
FA – Fertility Associates
FAA – Fertility Associates Auckland
FAH – Fertility Associates Hamilton
FAW – Fertility Associates Wellington
FET – Frozen Embryo Transfer (=TER)
FF – Fertility Friend
FIL – father in law
FMU – First Morning Urine
FS – Fertility Solutions
FSH – Follicle Stimulating Hormone
FUCA – Friends/Family Unwanted Comment Attack (e.g. “I’m sure if you just relax, you’ll get pg” Or “You should be glad you don’t have kids, mine are such nightmares….”)
GF – Gonal F (injections)
GL – good luck!
hCG – Human Chorionic Gonadotrophin
HPT – Home pregnancy test
HSG – hysterosalpingogram
IB – implantation bleeding
ICSI – Intra-cytoplasmic Sperm Injection (injecting sperm directly into the egg, in IVF)
IF – Infertility
IMHO – in my humble opinion
IMO – in my opinion
IUI – intrauterine insemination
IYKWIM – if you know what I mean
JCD – Jenny Craig day
LASS – life’s a sh*t sandwich
LH – luteinizing hormone
LMAO – laughing my ass off
LSC – low sperm count
LOH – Life On Hold
LOL – laugh out loud!
LP – Luteal Phase
LPD – Luteal Phase Defect
MC or m/c – miscarriage
MIL – mother in law
Mrs Mumu – Another term for Menses/AF/period
MS – morning sickness
MTB – mother to be
NFP – natural family planning
NT scan – nuchal translucency scan
NTTC – not trying to conceive
O – Ovulation, ovulate
OC – ovacue
OPK – ovulation prediction kit
OT- Off Topic
OTT – over the top
PCOS – polycystic ovarian syndrome
pg – preggers
POAS – pee on a stick (usually HPT, could be OPK)
POF – Premature Ovarian Failure
ROFLMAO – rolling on the floor laughing my ass off
RMC – recurrent miscarriage clinic
Rx – Prescription
S/A or SA – Sperm/Semen Analysis
SAHM – stay at home mum
SFP – small faint positive
SIL – sister in law
SNAFU – situation normal all fu**ed up
SO – Significant Other
TATTC – thinking about trying to conceive
TER – Thawed embryo replacement
TMI – too much information
TOTP – top of the page
TTC – trying to conceive
TTLW -trying to lose weight
US or u/s – ultrasound
WR – waiting room!
WTF – What the f**k…..
(generally used in reference to a FUCA!!)
WW – weight watchers
1WW – one week wait
2WW – two week wait
4dp3dt – 4 days past 3-day transfer (IVF)