Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Preconception Acronyms

If you are TTC, getting that BFN and AF will ruin your mood. What the heck am I talking about???

Here are the acronyms that TTCer should know.

2WW: Two-week wait (until you can take a pregnancy test)
AF: Aunt Flo(w), your period (menses)
BT: Basal Body Temperature
BD: Baby dance, sex
BFN: Big Fat Negative (test result)
BFP: Big Fat Positive (test result)
BMS: Baby-making sex
CB: Cycle Buddy (someone who shares the same menstrual cycle/ovulation dates)
CD: Cycle day
CF: Cervical fluid
CL: Corpus luteum
CM: Cervical mucus
CP: Cervical position
CY: Cycle
DI: Donor Insemination
DP: "Dancing" partner; spouse or significant other
DPO: Days past ovulation
DTD: Doing the dance, sex
EW: Eggwhite (re: consistency of cervical mucus)
EWCM: Eggwhite Creamy Mucus
FTTA: Fertile Thoughts To All
FMU: First morning urine
hCG: Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (pregnancy hormone)
HPT: Home Pregnancy Test
IF: Infertility

IUI: Intra-uterine Insemination
IVF: In Vitro Fertilization
LH: luteinizing hormone
LMP: Last Menstrual Period
LP: Luteal phase
O: Ovulation
OPK: Ovulation predictor kit
PCOS (POS): Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
PG: Pregnancy, pregnant
S/A: Sperm/semen analysis
TTC: Trying to conceive


maanne said...

weeeeeew, do we have to memorize all of that? it gives me a dang headache! thanks for the bunch of info, gotta go and grab a pen and pad!

take care!

ivy said...

hi maane! commonly used are AF, TTC, BFP, BFN, BD, OPK and O.

well you can always come back to my page for your reference. hehehe~

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