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
Blood test for PG
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
Microfertilization
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)
No Text in body of message - used when writing short messages on the discussion board
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 Endocronolgist - 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 Obssession 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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