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    Help with abbriviations...
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    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?
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    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!

    Haylen


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