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    Amelia_WebMD_Staff posted:
    Everyone needs a cheat sheet when they first join the Pregnancy/Parenting Communities! Don't worry, I felt intimidated and confused with the mama code language as well.

    PLEASE, if anyone has more to add to the list, do not hesitate to post your helpful lingo to this thread for all to learn.

    Thanks so much!
    Amelia

    Trimesters:

    * 1st trimester - BFP til 13 weeks, 2 days
    * 2nd trimester - 13 weeks, 3 days til 26 weeks, 4 days
    * 3rd trimester - 26 weeks, 5 days til delivery


    General:

    * DH - Dear/Darling Husband
    * DS - Dear/Darling Son
    * DD - Dear/Darling Daughter
    * DB - Dear/Darling boyfriend
    * DF - Dear/Darling fiancé
    * BSD - Baby'S Daddy
    * SO - Significant Other
    * DSS - Dear/Darling step son
    * DSD - Dear/Darling step daughter
    * HHB - Happy Healthy Baby/Babies
    * LO - Little one
    * IL - In Laws - MIL (mother), FIL (father), BIL (brother), SIL (sister)
    * TMI - Too much information
    * HTH - Hope that helps
    * MO - In my opinion
    * TIA - Thanks in advance


    Pregnancy:

    * PAL - pregnancy after loss
    * pg/preggo/prego — pregnant
    * bcp — birth control pill
    * m/s - morning sickness
    * m/c - miscarriage
    * u/s - ultrasound
    * b/w (bw) - blood work
    * hCG - Human chorionic gonadotropin (hormone detected during pregnancy)
    * Pro - progesterone
    * m/w - midwife
    * GD - Gestational Diabetes
    * GTT - Glucose Tolerance Test
    * UTI - urinary tract infection
    * BP - blood pressure (or birth plan)
    * HR/HB - Heart rate/heart beat
    * FHR - Fetal heart rate
    * BPM - beats per minute (re: heartrate)
    * EDD - Estimated Due Date
    * BH/BHC - Braxton hicks/Braxton hicks contractions
    * L&D - labor and delivery
    * BF - breast feeding
    * BM - Breast milk
    * FF - formula fed
    * SAHM - Stay at home mom
    * WAHM - Work at home mom
    * WOHM - Work outside the home mom


    What Are Teams?

    * Blue team - pregnant with a boy
    * Pink team - pregnant with a girl
    * Green team - want to find out sex before delivery
    * Yellow team - waiting to find out sex until delivery



    Types of Discussions

    * GTKYFP: Getting to know your fellow preggos (fun daily question to get to know each other on the board)
    * TRIGS: Triggery topic, posted in the subject line when difficult topics associated with this forum are mentioned (ex: on a pregnancy board, talking about a m/c, as some members may find it difficult to read about, so "trigs" warns them so they can chose if they are ready to read it)
    * OT: Off Topic (when posting something not regarding the typical forum conversation)


    TTC related
    (since it's still talked about on a pregnancy board)

    * TTC - Trying to conceive
    * BD - Baby dance (sex to make a baby)
    * FD - fun dance (sex just for fun)
    * ED - every day (when referring to frequency of BD'ing)
    * EOD - every other day (referring to BD'ing)
    * AF - Aunt Flo (menstrual cycle)
    * BBT - basal body temp (used when charting)
    * LMP - last mentrual period
    * O - Ovulation
    * DPO - Days past ovulation
    * CD - cycle day
    * LP - Luteal Phase (time from O til AF)
    * 2ww - 2 week wait (time from O til AF)
    * CM - cervical mucus
    * CP - cervical position
    * OPK - ovulation prediction kit
    * HPT - home pregnancy test
    * FMU - first morning urine
    * BFP - Big Fat Positive (pregnancy test)
    * BFN - Big Fat Negative (pregnancy test)
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