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Common Abbreviations on Pregnancy Exchanges
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Andie_WebMD_Staff posted:
New to the pregnancy exchanges and wondering what all those abbreviations stand for? Not anymore!

Thanks to MNHall, for sorting everything out and putting together this list for us!

Here's what we've got so far...add anything we missed to the replies below:

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 fiance
  • SO - Significant Other
  • DSS - Dear/Darling step son
  • DSD - Dear/Darling step daughter
  • 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
  • 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
  • Plaid Team - Twins, one boy and one girl.
  • Purple Team - You know the gender, but aren't telling!


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). Sometimes "Triggs" or "Triggers."
  • 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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An_217367 responded:
HHB = Happy Healthy Baby/Babies

BSD = Baby'S Daddy some people may need this one cuz sometimes the BSD is not a DH, DF, DB, or SO, just thought i would share just in case
 
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DAMJIM replied to An_217367's response:
Wow, this has really helped me. I was wondering half the times what the abbreviations were....thanks!
 
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teacherbeck replied to DAMJIM's response:
trying to bump this to the top... noticed a few newbies are confused about the terms Welcome!
 
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ssb2007 replied to teacherbeck's response:
bcp- birth control pill
Sherry; DH-Simon; DD-1yr; Angel Baby 2/2010; 2 EDD 2-2-2010
 
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teacherbeck replied to ssb2007's response:
bumping this up again LOL

Sorry, but I keep seeing posts from newbies who don't know the abbreviations, and this list is so GREAT!
 
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Larsont57 responded:
Super helpful!
 
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cmoy responded:
Thanks so much. This will help. This is my 2nd pregnancy, and my 2nd time on the boards, and 2 years ago I wish I had this.

Karen (29) DH(36) DD(2yrs)
 
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Landica41910 responded:
other teams: plaid - expecting multiples, purple - don't remember
Erica (20), boyfriend Landis (20), EDD 6/12/12, first child, first time pregnant, team GREEN!
 
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Byroney_WebMD_Staff replied to Landica41910's response:
Plaid Team is twins, one boy and one girl.

Purple Team is you know the gender, but aren't telling!

Thanks for sharing Landica.

Byroney
 
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hearties responded:
thank you for sharing Andie. Really helpful.


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