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Help with abbriviations...
TiffTiffWest02 posted:
As I am reading post I know what some abbriviation mean but I think there sould be an easy accesible list for followers to refrence when reading/writing post. Can anybody help me?
Haylen_WebMD_Staff responded:
Here ya go!!!!

2WW: Two-week wait (until you can take a pregnancy test)
AF: Aunt Flo(w), your menstrual period
AH: Assisted Hatching (Assisting the egg open up so it sticks better).
BBT: Basal Body Temperature
BD: Baby dance (have sex for TTC)
Beta: Blood pregnancy test that looks for HCG levels and may be done several times.
BFN: Big Fat Negative (pregnancy test result)
BFP: Big Fat Positive (pregnancy test result)
CD: Cycle Day(Thanks Brooke!)
DC: Dear Child
DD: Dear Daughter
DF: Dear/Darn Fiance'
DH: Dear/Darn Husband
DOR: Diminished Ovarian Reserve (Thanks Brooke!)
DP: "Dancing" partner; spouse or significant other
DPO: Days Past Ovulation
DS: Dear Son
EDC: Estimated Date of Confinement (an old fashioned way of saying "Due Date")
ET: Embryo Transfer
FD: Fun Dancing (having sex for fun and not TTC)
FET: Frozen Embryo Transfer
FMU: First morning urine (best urine for pregnancy testing)
GIFT: Gamete IntraFallopian Transfer
HCG (hCG): Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (pregnancy hormone)
HPT: Home Pregnancy Test
HSG: Hysterosalpingogram (Dye x-ray test to see if tubes are blocked)
ICSI: IntraCytoplasmic Sperm Injection
IUI: IntraUterine Insemination
IVF: In Vitro Fertilization
LMP: Last Menstrual Period
MFIF: Male Factor Infertility (Thanks Brooke!)
O: Ovulation
OPK: Ovulation Predictor Kit
PCOS (POS): Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
PG: Pregnant
PGD: Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis(Checking embryos prior to implanting--Thanks Ellie!)
POAS: Pee On A Stick (check for pregnancy)
PUPO: Pregnant Until Proven Otherwise (Thanks, Jen!)
RE: Reproductive Endocirnologist (doctor who specializes in infertility)
SA: Semen Analysis
Stims: Medications taken to stimulate ovulation
TAB: Taking A Break (from TTC)
Trigs or Triggers: A warning put on a post that contains information that may be upsetting to some if they're having a tough day. Often used with posts announcing BFPs. A Trigger is also an injection used to induce ovulation.
TTC: Trying to Conceive
ZIFT: Zygote IntraFallopian Transfer

If anyone has anything to add, post here!


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