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Wondering 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

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