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#1 Amoir

Posted 11 December 2005 - 09:14 PM

Wondered what that jumble of letters meant? Here is a rundown of the more commonly used abbreviations/acronyms.

If anyone has anymore, feel free to post any we have missed!

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
AP - Attachment Parenting
ART - Assisted Reproductive Technolgy

BBT - Basal Body temperature
BD - baby dancing (sex)
BFN - big fat negative (pregnancy test)
BFP - big fat positive (pregnancy test)
BG - Buddy Group
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

DH, DS, DD, DF, DB - dear husband, dear son, dear daughter, dear fiance, dear boyfriend
DSD, DSS - dear step daughter, dear step son
DI - Donor Insemination
DIG - Due in Group
DP - Dear Partner
DPO - days past ovulation

EBM - expressed breastmilk
EC - Elimination Control
EP - Ectopic Pregnancy
ER - Egg Retrival
ET - Embryo Transfer
ETA - Edited to add
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

LOL - laughing out loud

MIL, FIL, BIL, SIL - mother, father, brother, sister-in-law
MCHN - Maternal Child Health Nurse (also referred to as CHN or ECHN)
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
OTT - Over the top!

PG - pregnant
POF - Premature Ovarian Failure
PM -  Private Message (sent through EB's site)
PMSL - pi$$ myself laughing
PROM - Premature Rupture of Membranes
PCOS - Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome

ROFL - rolling on floor laughing
ROFLMAO - roll on floor laughing my a$$ off

SAHM - stay at home mum
SD - step daughter
SS - step son
SO - significant other

TIA - thanks in advance
TMI - too much information
TTC - trying to conceive

U/S - Ultrasound

WAHM - work at home mum

2WW - 2 week wait (wait after ovulation when TTC)

ZOMG - Another version of OMG (Oh my god)

TYPING IN ALL CAPITALS SIGNIFIES YELLING/SCREAMING

#2 jodi&adam

Posted 02 May 2006 - 04:13 AM

Thank you so much for listing all abbreviations. I am new to the forum and was having a problem following the "discussion". Now I can understand and hopefully participate.
Thanks for shedding some light
Jodi

#3 saff

Posted 04 May 2006 - 06:20 PM

I second that! I am also new and was getting very lost and confused at all the abbreviations. Thanks heaps for the list. biggrin.gif

#4 ThatsNotMyName

Posted 01 June 2006 - 03:19 PM

Ahhh! It all becomes clear. Thanks for that!

#5 Niks_85

Posted 01 June 2006 - 07:50 PM

OK stupid question, but..

What does OP stand for? Original post? Original poster?  huh.gif

#6 2blondies

Posted 01 June 2006 - 08:13 PM

Yes OP is original post/poster.  Also PP is a previous poster.

#7 ~Denise~

Posted 01 June 2006 - 09:50 PM

HI Everyone

For further information on the site (inc abbr/acronyms) please see the 'New to EB?' pin at the top of the Getting to Know You Forum.  Great information for new members (and a good update for others)

Cheers - Denise

#8 brooke~78

Posted 31 August 2006 - 01:07 PM

Thanks for all the acronyms, i was getting very frustrated trying to translate what was being said, without any clues.

Cheers

This is my 3rd visit to the site, and the info i have taken on board so far has been fab.

Congrats
brooke~78

#9 mel-g

Posted 16 October 2006 - 10:12 AM

I have been looking through EB for about a week now and this list has helped a lot, one thing I didn't find explained was PM which is on the bottom of each post. Can anyone help me?
Thanks, Mel happy.gif

#10 ~A2~

Posted 16 October 2006 - 11:09 AM

Hi Mel

PM stands for Private Message.  Meaning a message sent through the EB site to the person you wish to send it to.

The buttom underneath each post is what you click on to send the pm.  
Feel free to send one to me if you want to practice and I will send you one to show how they come through.

To look at any you receive you click on messenger over on he left and it will show 1 message (or however many) underneath it).  You can also set it up so that any messages pop up on the screen if you are here.  As a moderator I do this so I don't need to keep checking the Messenger box.

Hope you are enjoying exploring and feel free to contact me (by PM LOL) if you need any further help.

Regards

Ali

#11 Guest_stressedoutmum_*

Posted 17 October 2006 - 06:59 PM

As I am new to this can you please tell me what PM stands for as not sure

#12 ~A2~

Posted 17 October 2006 - 07:04 PM

Hi stressedoutmum

Check out my post above yours.  biggrin.gif

Hope that helps.

Ali

PS I have also updated the list.  Thanks for letting us know ladies.

#13 Lee~XOX

Posted 27 November 2006 - 05:21 PM

Just thought I would add...

TT - Tummy Time or Toilet Training.  A little confusing, just depends on the topic.

#14 littlevic

Posted 04 December 2006 - 01:33 AM

dumb question but what does ETA mean....it's got me stumped

#15 jules095

Posted 04 December 2006 - 05:35 AM

ETA - Edited to add.

#16 ~A2~

Posted 04 December 2006 - 09:02 AM

thanks for the question littlevic - not dumb at all.
jules095 is correct and I have know added ETA into the abbreviations.

Thanks again to you both

Ali

#17 Me-and-Maddi

Posted 05 December 2006 - 11:35 AM

thanks alot! i was starting to decode most of it, but there are some that are just impossible to guess! bravo!!
xoxoxo

#18 =Magpie=

Posted 09 December 2006 - 09:36 PM

Ok I have one that I can't find anywhere. What is PTTK???

#19 ~A2~

Posted 09 December 2006 - 09:42 PM

Hi there.

PTTK is the name of a buddy group here on Essential Baby.

It stands for Part Time Thread Killer, it started as a game to see how long a thread could get before a moderator locked it to open a new one (the person who was last to put a post in before the thread was locked was the thread killer for that thread) but like I said now it is a buddy group.

Hope that helps.

Ali

#20 sunshine123

Posted 13 December 2006 - 10:44 AM

hi,
    I am new to this site and just wanted to say thank you for the list of abbreviations, it has helped a lot!!!

#21 babys got style

Posted 22 February 2007 - 08:19 AM

this is fantastic.  thanks for this list, as i too am a new member and this will help alot,
cheers

#22 kjane70

Posted 20 April 2007 - 08:06 PM

Yes thankyou, tis all making much more sense now !!! blink.gif  Kylie

#23 ~A2~

Posted 22 April 2007 - 11:46 AM

Glad it is helping you all.

Ali

#24 bubbles1986

Posted 17 June 2007 - 05:15 PM

this makes it all much easier to understand!!!!

#25 KL1980

Posted 26 June 2007 - 09:31 AM

I couldn't help but laugh when I logged onto here this morning! I only found this site yesterday and have been reading some of the posts not being able to work out what people were saying!! I have been thinking about it all night!!
Thanks sooo much for the abreavations - NOW I get it!!  biggrin.gif




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