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What do all the terms mean?
« on: December 07, 2002, 05:54:31 AM »
This board seems a little less intimidating than some of the other pregnancy boards out there.   So I will ask my question here.   What do all of those terms like TTC, IVF, etc. mean???  Someone please clue me in.



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Re: What do all the terms mean?
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2002, 05:58:26 AM »
I know what you mean.  Here is a good list for you:
Common Abbreviations & Acronyms
AF Aunt Flo(w), your period (menses)
BBT Basal Body Temperature
BD Baby dance, sex
BFN Big Fat Negative (test result)
BFP Big Fat Positive (test result)
BMS Baby-making sex  
BTW By the Way
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
DD/DS Dear (dearest, darling) Daughter/Son
DH Dear (dearest, darling) husband
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)
FTTA Fertile Thoughts To All  
FMU  First morning urine
FWIW  For What It's Worth
hCG Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (pregnancy hormone)
HPT Home Pregnancy Test
HTH  Hope That Helps  
IF Infertility
IMHO In My Humble Opinion  
IMNSHO In My Not So Humble Opinion
IMO In My Opinion  
IUI  Intra-uterine Insemination
IVF In Vitro Fertilization  
LH luteinizing hormone
LMP Last Menstrual Period
LOL Laugh out loud
LP Luteal phase
MC, m/c, misc  Miscarriage
MIL  Mother In Law  
O Ovulation
OPK Ovulation predictor kit
OT  Off-Topic
OTOH  On the Other Hand  
PCOS (POS) Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
PG Pregnancy, pregnant
ROFL  Rolling On Floor Laughing
SO  Significant Other
S/A Sperm/semen analysis
TCOYF Taking Charge of Your Fertility (by Toni Weschler)
TIA  Thanks In Advance
TTC Trying to conceive
TTYL  Talk to you later  

Let me know if you find any others you'd like to know  :)


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Re: What do all the terms mean?
« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2002, 06:07:59 AM »
Wow.  This list is great.  Thanks  :D
Now I can actually communicate with other people on the boards!