ACRONYMS/ABBREVIATIONS

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Abbreviation/Acronym

Explanation

2ww

Two Week Wait - Luteal Phase - 14 days after ovulation

 AF

Aunt Flo, menstruation, period

AFK

Away from keyboard/keys 

AH

Assisted Hatching

ASYLUM

TTC Asylum, need to check in? 

BABY ASPIRIN

a/k/a children's aspirin which contains only 81mg of aspirin used to quiet immune system

BBT

Basal Body Temperature

BD

Baby Dance, Sex

Beta


BCP

Blood test for PG 


Birth Control Pills

BFN

Big Fat Negative (Pregnancy Tests)

BFP

Big Fat Positive (Pregnancy Test)

BRB

Be right back 

BTW

By the way 

CB

Cycle Buddy - Same cycle day as yourself!

CD

Cycle Day

CL

Corpus Luteum - Corpse of the egg; produces progesterone

CM

Cervical Mucus

CP

Cervical Position

CYE

Check your email

DB

Discussion board

DD

Dear Daughter

DH

Dear Husband

DP

Dancing Partner; spouse, or significant other

DPO

Days Past Ovulation

DB

Dear Boyfriend

DS

Dear Son

DTD

Doing The Dance, BD, sex

DUST

Alumnae sprinkle PG Dust~*~*~*~*~*~ on us TTCers

EC

Embryo Cyro/Freezing

EDD

Estimated Due Date

EPO

Evening Primrose Oil

EWCM

Egg-White Cervical Mucus (or use Egg Whites for CM)

ER

Egg Retrieval

ET

Egg transfer (can be used as 5dpet 
to mean 5 days past egg transfer)

F2F

Face to face 

GMTA

Great minds think alike 

hCG

Human Chorionic Gonadotropin - detected in HPTs

H&H

Happy and Healthy 

HPT

Home Pregnancy Test

HSG 

Hysterosalpingogram - x-ray 

ICSI

Sperm injection into center of egg

IMHO

In my humble opinion 

IMNSHO

In my not so humble opinion 

IUI

Intrauterine Insemination

IVF

In Vitro Fertilization

KEGELS

The muscle used to stop the flow of urine. 
Very important to keep it toned by flex & hold.
Referred to as doing your Kegels

LH

Luteinizing Hormone - detected in OPKs

LOL

Laughing Out Loud 

LP

Luteal Phase, days between ov & AF 

(m)

More text in the body of message

(nt)


OMG

No Text in body of message - used when writing short messages on the discussion board


Oh My Gosh


O or OV 

Ovulation

OPK

Ovulation Predictor Kit

POAS

Pregnancy, pregnant POAS - pee on a stick (pregnancy test). Many women will say they are a poas addict. Sharon

PG

Pregnancy, pregnant

PNV

Prenatal Vitamin

RE

Reproductive Endocronologist - doctor who specializes in fertility problems

RSN

Real soon now 

SA 

Semen Analysis 

SAHM

Stay at Home Mom

ROBI

A term used which refers to Robitussin or Guaifenesin Syrup (expectorant) used to thin CM

ROFL

Rolling on the Floor Laughing

SO

Significant Other

SOD

Sex on Demand

TCOYF

"Taking Charge of Your Fertility" by Toni Weschler 

Train

This usually occurs after ovulation when you jump on the Obsession Train! Chooo Chooo!! 

TR

Tubal Reversal 

TTC

Trying To Conceive

TTFN

Ta ta for now 

YI

Yeast Infection


Emoticons

(also known as smileys)
are human-face drawings composed of text characters, and they help express emotions online
-- for more dynamic communication.

Here are just a few (tilt your head to the left to see the effect):

:) = smile
;) = wink
:D = laughing
:( = frown
:'( = crying
>:-} is a devil
0:-) is an angel
{ } = hug
:* = kiss
:X = my lips are sealed
:P = sticking out tongue

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