Abbreviations & Lingo Explained

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  1. Tonks

    Tonks Well-Known Member

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    2WW (aka. TWW) - Two Week Wait - Luteal Phase - 14 days after ovulation

    A
    AF - Aunt Flo, menstruation, period
    AH - Assisted Hatching
    AI - Artificial Insemination
    AKA - Also Known As
    AFAIK - As far as I know
    ATM- at the minute

    B
    BABY ASPIRIN - aka. children's aspirin which contains only 80mg of aspirin used to quiet immune system
    BAW - Board at work
    BBT - Basal Body Temperature
    BD - Baby Dance, Sex
    Beta - Blood test for PG
    BFN - Big Fat Negative (Pregnancy Tests)
    BFP - Big Fat Positive (Pregnancy Test)
    BTW - By the way
    BC - Birth Control
    BCP - Birth Control Pills
    BIL - Brother inlaw
    BBs - BooBies AKA Breasts, Boobs, funbags etc
    BA - Baby Aspirin
    BLW - Baby Led Weaning

    C
    CB - Cycle Buddy - Same cycle day as yourself!
    CD - Cycle Day
    CL - Corpus Luteum
    CM- Cervical Mucus, Icky Sticky
    CP - Cervical Position
    C# - Cycle Number
    CP - Cervical Position

    D
    DD - Dear Daughter
    DH- Dear Husband
    DP - Dancing Partner; spouse, or significant other
    DPO - Days Past Ovulation
    DB - Dear Boyfriend
    DS - Dear Son
    DTD - Doing The Dance, BD, sex
    DUST - sprinkle PG Dust-*-*-*-*-*- on us TTCers
    DPT - Days Post-Transfer

    E
    EC - Embryo Cyro/Freezing
    EDD - Estimated Due Date
    EPO - Evening Primrose Oil
    EWCM - Egg-White Cervical Mucus
    ER - Egg Retrieval
    ET - Egg transfer
    EPT - Early Pregnancy Test
    EPU - Early Pregnancy Unit

    F
    FIL - Father in law
    FMU - First morning urine
    FOB - Father of baby
    FRER - First Response Early Result (Pregnancy Test)

    G
    GP - General Practitioner
    Gyno - Gynocologist

    H
    HCG - Human Chorionic Gonadotropin - detected in HPTs
    HPT - Home Pregnancy Test
    HSG - Hysterosalpingogram - x-ray

    I
    ICSI Microfertilization
    IUI - Intrauterine Insemination
    IVF - In Vitro Fertilization

    K
    KEGELS - The muscle used to stop the flow of urine.

    L
    LH - Luteinizing Hormone - detected in OPKs
    LO - Little One
    LOL - Laughing Out Loud
    LP - Luteal Phase, days between ov & AF
    LMAO - Laughing my ass off
    LAP - Laparoscopy
    LMP - Last Menstrual Period
    LSP - Low Sperm Count

    M
    MC, m/c - Miscarriage
    MF - MaleFactor
    MIL - Mother in law
    M/S, MS - Morning Sickness
    NP - No Problem

    O
    O or OV - Ovulation
    OH - Other Half
    OPK - Ovulation Predictor Kit
    OB/GYN - Obstetrician/Gynecologist
    OMG - Oh My God

    P
    PF - Pregnancy Forum
    PG - Pregnancy, Pregnant
    PNV - Prenatal Vitamin
    PCO - Polycystic Ovaries
    PCOD - Polycystic Ovary Disease
    PCOS - Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
    PMA - Positive mental attitude
    PMS - Pre-menstrual Syndrome
    POAS - Pee on a stick (Home Pregnancy Test)
    PND - Post Natal Depression

    R
    RE - Reproductive Endocronolgist - doctor who specializes in fertility problems
    R-FSH - Recombinant Human Follicle Stimulating Hormone
    ROBI - A term used which refers to Robitussin or Guaifenesin Syrup (expectorant) used to thin CM
    ROFL - Rolling on the Floor Laughing

    S
    SOD - Sex on Demand
    SA - Semen Analysis
    SAHM - Stay at Home Mom
    SAHD - Stay-At-Home Dad
    SIL - Sister in law
    STD - Sexually Transmitted Disease

    T
    TCOYF - *“Taking Charge of Your Fertility*” by Toni Weschler
    TR - Tubal Reversal
    TTC - Trying To Conceive
    TMI - Too Much Information
    TR - Tubal Reversal
    TIA - Thanks in Advance
    TWW - Two week wait

    U
    U/S - Ultrasound
    UTI - Urinary Tract Infection

    W
    WAH - Work at Home
    WAHM - Work at Home Mum
    WAHD - Work at Home Dad
    WAHP - Work at Home Parents

    Y
    YI Yeast Infection
     
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  2. mel_ed

    mel_ed Well-Known Member

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    thanks 4 that, i never understand it all. cant ppl just write the full word, ha. maybe i'm gettin old
     
  3. Mervs Mum

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    :rofl: U R Welcome!!
     
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    lmaaaao! *funbags*
     
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    Please can you help me with EPU??
     
  8. Mervs Mum

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    Early Pregnancy Unit :)
     
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    Usually means Early Pregnancy Unit (hospital department) :)
     
  10. StirCrazy

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    LOL got there before me :)
     
  11. Natasha+1

    Natasha+1 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks guys! :)
     
  12. orangefluff

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    Brilliant thanks, i was v confused esp with BFP and AF!! :)
     
  13. Rosie's Mummy

    Rosie's Mummy Well-Known Member

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    Hi :wave: You might like to post this in Introduce yourself - you will get more response in there! Maybe one of the mods might move it for you :)
     
  14. vixforever

    vixforever Well-Known Member

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    Ones we havnt got on here:
    IYKWIM - If you know what i mean
    IRL - In real life
    IYO - In your opinion
    NTNP - Not trying, not preventing
    IMO - In my opinion
     
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    PMSL - pissing myself laughing :D:D
     
  16. Dragonfly Fi

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    Ffv - floppy fanny vibes!!
     
  17. vixforever

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    :rofl:
     
  18. ria__x

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    lmao!!!!!!! :rofl: love it
     
  19. Tasha89

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    :rofl: FFV - Genius!
     
  20. zanele

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    was going to take me ages to figure it out by myself, was ready to give up. thanks its really great.
     

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