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#1 Jahbee

Posted 14 June 2005 - 10:18 PM

List of commonly used terms here:

AC - Assisted Conception
AF - Aunt Flo (periods)
AFAIK - as far as I know
AI - Assisted or Artificial Insemination
AID - Artificial Insemination with Donor Sperm
AIH - Artificial Insemination with husband's or
partner's sperm
ART - Assisted Reproductive Technolgy
BBT - Basal Body temperature
BCP- Birth control pill
BD - baby dancing (sex)
BFN - big fat negative (pregnancy test)
BFP - big fat positive (pregnancy test)
B/T - blood test
BTW - by the way
BW - blood week (periods)
CC - Controlled Crying
CD - cycle day
CIO - Cry it out
CM - cervical mucus
CVS - Chorionic Villus Sampling
D&C - Dilation & Curette
DH, DS, DD, DF, DB - dear husband, dear son, dear
daughter, dear fiance, dear boyfriend
DI - Donor Insemination
DPO - days past ovulation
EBM - expressed breastmilk
ED - Egg Donation
Em D - Embryo Donation
EP - Ectopic Pregnancy
EPU - Egg pick up
ER - Egg Retrival
ET - Embryo Transfer
EW or EWCM - Egg White or Egg White Cervical Mucus
(description of cervical mucus at ovulation time)
FET - Frozen Embryo Transfer (or fertilised egg
transfer)
FSH - Follicle Stimulating Hormone
FWIW - for what it's worth
FYI - for your information
*g* - grin
GIFT - Gamete Intrafallopian Transfer
GD - Gestational Diabetes
GYN - gynaecolgist
HPT - home pregnancy test
HTH - hope this helps
ICSI - Intracytoplasmic Sperm Insertion
IMO - in my opinion
IMHO - in my humble opinion
IUI - Intrauterine Insemination
IVF - In Vitro Fertilisation
IYKWIM - if you know what I mean
JMHO - just my humble opinion
LAP - laparoscopy
LOL - laughing out loud
MF - male factor
MIL, FIL, BIL, SIL - mother, father, brother, sister-
in-law
M/C - miscarriage
M/S - morning sickness
O - Ovulation
OB - Obstetrician
OHSS - Ovarian Hyper Stimualtion Syndrome
OI - Ovulation Induction
OPK - ovulation predictor test kit
OPU - Ovum (Egg) Pick Up
OT - Off Topic
OTT - Over The Top
PCO - Poly Cystic Ovaries
PCOS - Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome
PG - pregnant
PGD - Pre-implantation genetic diagnosis
POF - Premature Ovarian Failure
PMSL - pi$$ myself laughing
RE - Reproductive Endocrinologist
ROFL - rolling on floor laughing
ROFLMAO - roll on floor laughing my a$$ off
SAHM - stay at home mum
SCSA - Sperm Chromatin Structure Assay (test to check for
DNA breakage in sperm)
SD - Step Daughter
SO - significant other
SS - Step Son
TIA - thanks in advance
TTC - trying to conceive
TMI - Too Much Information
U/S - Ultrasound
WAHM - work at home mum
2WW - 2 week wait (wait after ovulation when TTC)

TYPING IN ALL CAPITALS SIGNIFIES YELLING/
SCREAMING

This message was edited by JB on Tuesday, 14 June 2005 @ 10:20 PM

#2 Jahbee

Posted 14 June 2005 - 10:20 PM

Suggested Guidelines for Posting in this Forum:

Following input from members here Admin has agreed upon a few guidelines for posting in this forum. Please note they are suggested guidelines and NOT RULES. Not everyone will be happy with these but the majority who gave input did not want guidelines, so...

1. No pregnancy or baby tickers here please.
2. No pregnancy updates past the 1st scan if all is ok.
3. Think about what you say and how you say it and at all times show respect for your fellow members.

That's it! Hope we can continue to co-exist posting here wherever we are in the ttc journey.


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