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Help with ttc terminology

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#1 Shellby

Posted 10 March 2011 - 03:15 PM

Below is a list of the commonly used acronyms realting to this forum.

AC - Assisted Conception
AF - Aunt Flo (periods)
AFAIK - as far as I know
AFM - as for me
AI - Assisted or Artificial Insemination
AID - Artificial Insemination with Donor Sperm
AIH - Artificial Insemination with husband's/partner's sperm
ART - Assisted Reproductive Technology
BBT - Basal Body temperature
BCP - Birth control pill
BD - baby dancing (sex)
BFN - big fat negative (pregnancy test)
BG - Buddy Group
BF - Breast feeding
BFP - big fat positive (pregnancy test)
B/T - blood test
BTW - by the way
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
DIG - Due In Group
DYKWIM - Do you know what I mean
DPO - days past ovulation
ED - Egg Donation
Em D - Embryo Donation
Endo - Endometriosis
EP - Ectopic Pregnancy
EPS - Ectopic Pregnancy Symptoms
EPU - Egg pick up
ETA - Edited to Add
ET - Embryo Transfer
EW or EWCM - Egg White or Egg White Cervical Mucus (description of cervical mucus at ovulation time)
FET - Frozen Embryo Transfer
FMU - First Morning Urine
FS - Fertility Specialist
FSH - Follicle Stimulating Hormone
FWIW - for what it's worth
FYI - for your information
*g* - grin
GIFT - Gamete Intrafallopian Transfer
GD - Gestational Diabetes
GYN - gynaecologist
HB - heartbeat
HPT - home pregnancy test
HTH - hope this helps
HYST - Hysteroscopy
ICA - Inter Country Adoption
ICSI - Intracytoplasmic Sperm Insertion
IMO - in my opinion
IMHO - in my humble/honest opinion
IPS - Imaginary Pregnancy Symptoms
IUI - Intrauterine Insemination
IVF - In Vitro Fertilisation
IYKWIM - if you know what I mean
JMHO - just my humble/honest opinion
LAP - laparoscopy
LMAO - Laughing my a$$ off
LOL - laughing out loud
MF - male factor
MIL, FIL, BIL, SIL - mother, father, brother, sister-in-law
M/C - miscarriage
M/S - morning sickness
NMS - Not My Style
NTNP - Not Trying, Not Preventing (pregnancy)
O - Ovulation
OB - Obstetrician
OHSS - Ovarian Hyper Stimulation Syndrome
OI - Ovulation Induction
OPK - ovulation predictor test kit
OPU - Ovum (Egg) Pick Up
OT - Off Topic
OTT - Over The Top
PCO - Poly Cystic Ovaries
PCOS - Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome
PG - pregnant
PGD - Pre-implantation genetic diagnosis
POAS - pee on a stick (do a home pregnancy test)
POF - Premature Ovarian Failure
PMSL - pee myself laughing
RE - Reproductive Endocrinologist (Fertility specialist)
ROFL - rolling on floor laughing
ROFLMAO - roll on floor laughing my a$$ off
RPS - Real Pregnancy Symptoms
SA - semen analysis
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
TCM - Traditional Chinese Medicine
TIA - thanks in advance
TTC - trying to conceive
TMI - Too Much Information
U/S - Ultrasound
WAHM - work at home mum
WDYT - What do you think
2WW - 2 week wait (wait after ovulation when TTC)


IC - Internet Cheapie
FRER - First Response Early Result

Many thanks to Nut for this comprehensive list and her fantastic moderating ...

Updates by Shellby

#2 restaurantebuc

Posted 14 September 2012 - 11:39 PM

you don't know how long i was looking for these things.You saved me! Thanks a lot! rolleyes.gif

#3 Borgking

Posted 18 April 2013 - 08:34 PM

So much to learn. But thanks wink.gif

#4 ellie bb

Posted 11 June 2013 - 12:32 PM

What does IC mean? i dont see it in your (amazing!) list.  I have read this in many of the threads on OPK..! Help!

#5 Ezzra

Posted 13 March 2014 - 06:40 PM

Wow So much to learn. If I just used English would anyone judge me?

#6 Ezzra

Posted 13 March 2014 - 06:41 PM

Wow So much to learn. If I just used English would anyone judge me?

#7 Ezzra

Posted 13 March 2014 - 06:41 PM

Wow So much to learn. If I just used English would anyone judge me?

#8 watson150

Posted 15 April 2015 - 08:09 PM

Anyone know what the acronym PITA stands for?

#9 Gypsygirl14

Posted 15 April 2015 - 09:41 PM

Pain in the a$$

#10 Babiesfirstchoice

Posted 17 April 2015 - 06:00 PM


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