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    Trying to understand some of the abbreviations on here
    sunshine10285 posted:
    I'm new to the exchange (not to trying to conceive, just the exchange). I'm having trouble understanding some of the posts because of abbreviations if anyone could help me out. ?????

    What do the following mean...

    If anyone can help thank you!
    sunshine10285 responded:
    That was "DPO" not DP and O
    2yrsNcounting responded:
    HPT= Home Pregnancy Test
    DH=Dear Husband
    IUI=intrauterine insemination, artificial insemination
    HSG=hysterosalpingogram (HSG) is an X-ray test that examines the inside of uterus and fallopian tubes and the surrounding area.
    Trigs=Triggers usually emotional ones...
    BCP=Birth Control Pills
    DPO=Days Past Ovulation
    BFP=Big Fat Positive
    AF=Aunt Flow aka period
    CD=Cycle Day

    Hope that Helps!! :wink:
    ninjarbaby responded:
    you can also go to this link too. it used to be on the old webmd just starting out boards before we moved the exchange.
    sunshine10285 responded:
    Thank you very much ladies. You have no idea how even on here I was afraid of acceptance (even though I came here for that since we all share in our struggles) since I didn't know some of the "language" and the abbreviations. I was afraid to ask for about a week for fear that I would be told to go to the ttc jso board (that's why I stated my original question like I did). I thought people might look at me like I wasn't part of the true struggle since I didn't know the shorthands but this helps alot. And thank you for not dismissing me to the just starting out board as I am not- we are at 17 months of trying now.
    Bellisima09 replied to sunshine10285's response:
    Oh hon, these boards are so welcoming and we are all going through the same thing, so please don't fear not being accepted. I've been on these boards since I first starting TTC . Started in JSO, moved to TTC 6 mos, and now, here I am in the 12 mos board! Never thought it would come to that, but it is what it is, and I'm humbled by how hard this journey has been. I have found these boards a great place to share experiences with other women who know what you're going through. I'm so sorry your journey has been so long. And I was super confused by the abbreviations when I first came on, but I used to play a game with myself to guess all of them and see if I got them right. LOL.

    2yrsNcounting replied to Bellisima09's response:
    Jess I did the same thing when I first started out on the board too!!

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