Monday, January 1, 1990

Terms I Use

2WW – 2 Week Wait – time between ovulation and possible period
AF – Aunt Flo – your period
AR - Assisted Reproduction
ART = Assisted Reproductive Technology
BBT - Basal Body Temperature
BCP = Birth Control Pills
Beta = Blood test for HcG (pregnancy hormone)
BD – (hate this one) – Baby Dance – have sex
BF – Breastfeeding
BFN = Big Fat Negative (on HPT)
BFP = Big Fat Positive (i.e. PREGNANT!)
BW (B/W) - Bloodwork
CBEFM - Clear Blue Easy Fertility monitor
CD – Cycle Day
CD – Cloth Diapers
CF - Cervical fluid
CIO – Cry it Out
CVS - Chorionic Villae Sampling
D&C or D&E - Dilation and Curettage or Dilation and Evacuation – procedure to surgically remove a failed pregnancy
DE = Donor Eggs
DH = Dear Husband.
DI - Donor Insemination
DPIUI – Days past IUI
DPO – Days past Ovulation
DPT – Days past transfer – usually written similar to 5dp3dt = 5 days past 3 day transfer
Dx = Diagnosis
E2 – Estradiol
EDD - Estimated Due Date
ER = Egg Retrieval (part of IVF)
ET = Embryo Transfer (last step of IVF)
EWCM – Egg White Cervical Mucus
FET = Frozen Embryo Transfer
FSH - Follicle Stimulating Hormone
FMU - First morning Urine
Follies = Follicles or Eggs
FRER – First Response Early Result – a brand of HPT
FWP - F* With Purpose (baby making sex)
HCG – Pregnancy Hormone – also given as an injection to trigger ovulation
HOM - High Order Multiples
HPT = Home Pregnancy Test
HSG = x-ray of Uterus and Fallopian tubes done by inserting dye through the cervix.
ICSI - intracytoplasmic sperm injection – sometimes used with IVF
IF = Infertility
Injectibles = see "Stims"
IUI = Intrauterine Insemination
IVF = In Vitro Fertilization
IVI = Intra vaginal Insemination
LH - Luteinizing Hormone
LMP - Last Menstrual Period
LP - Luteal phase
LPD - Luteal Phase Defect
M/C – miscarriage
MFI - Male Factor Infertility
MFM - Maternal Fetal Medicine Specialist (High risk OB; see also "Peri")
OB = Obstetrician
OHSS = Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome
OPK - Ovulation Predictor Kit
P4 – Progesterone
PCOS = Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
Peri = Perinatologist (high risk OB)
PG - Pregnancy or Pregnant
PGD – Pre Genetic Diagnosis – sometimes used with IVF
PIAC - Pee In A cup
PIO = Progesterone in Oil
POAS – pee on a stick, take a pregnancy test
POF = Premature Ovarian Failure
RE = Reproductive Endocrinologist
RPL - Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
Rx = Prescription
SA = Semen Analysis
SAIF – Success After Infertility message board
SHG – Sonohysterogram
S/O – Spin Off post
Stims = follicle stimulating drugs
TCOYF – Taking Charge of Your Fertility – a great book to read
TESE = Testicular Sperm Extraction
TI – Timed Intercourse
TTC = Trying to Conceive
TTTC = Trouble Trying to Conceive
US - Ultrasound
WTF Appointment – What the “F” appointment – a follow-up appt to a failed cycle
XP – Cross post
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