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Post by Jennifer on Sat Oct 18, 2008 6:14 pm

2WW - Two-week wait- 14 days after O
ADI - Anonymous Donor Insemination
AF - Aunt Flo- your period
AFNW - Aunt Flo Not Wanted
AI - Artificial Insemination (Same as IUI)
AMA - Advanced maternal age
AO - Annovulatory
ART - Assisted Reproductive Technology
AW - Attention Whore
BA - Baby Aspirin
Babydust - Good Luck getting PG
BBs - Breasts
BC - Birth Control
BCP - Birth Control Pills
BBT - Basal Body Temperature
BD - Baby dance, sex
Beta - Beta hCG test
BF or BF'ing - Breastfeeding
BFN or BF0 - Big Fat Negative (test result)
BFP - Big Fat Positive (test result)
BIL - Brother-in-Law
BM - Bowel Movement
BMS - Baby-making sex
BRB - Be Right Back
BRU - Babies R Us Store
BTDT - Been There Done That
BTW - By The Way
BW or B/W - Blood Work
C&P - Cut & Paste
CB - Cycle Buddy
CBEFM - Clear Blue Easy Fertility Monitor
CCT - Clomid Challenge Test
CD - Cycle day
CDs - Cloth Diapers
CF - Cervical fluid
CIO - Cry It Out
CL - Corpus luteum
CM - Cervical mucus
CNM - Certified Nurse Midwife
Colpo - Colposcopy
CP - Cervical position
Cryo - Cryopreservation- Freezing of Embryos/Sperm/Eggs
CTS - Consider the Source
CVS - Chorionic Villae Sampling
CY - Cycle
D&C - Dilation & Curretage
DD - Dear/Darling Daughter
DE - Donor Eggs
D&E - Dilation & Evacuation
DH - Dear/Darling Husband
DI - Donor Insemination
DIY - Do It Yourself
DPO - Days past ovulation
DS - Dear/Darling Son
DTD - Doing the dance, sex
DW - Dear/Darling Wife
Dx - Diagnosis
E2 - Estradiol
EBM - Expressed Breast Milk
EDD - Estimated Due Date
ENDO - Endometriosis
EPO - Evening Primrose Oil
EPT - Early Pregnancy Test
ER - Egg Retrevial
ET - Embryo Transfer
ETA - Edited To Add
EWCM - Eggwhite cervical mucus
FET - Frozen Embryo Transfer
FF or FF'ing - Formula Feeding
FI - fiance/fiancee
FIL - Father-in-Law
FMU - First morning urine
FP - Follicular Phase
FRER - First Response Early Response
FSH - Follicle Stimulating Hormone
FTTA - Fertile Thoughts To All
F/U - Follow-Up
FWIW - For What It's Worth
GF - Girlfriend
GIFT - Gamete intrafallopian transfer
GMA - Geriatric maternal age
GP - General Practitioner
GTG - Get together (local members meet)
GYN - Gynecologist
hCG - Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (PG hormone)
H&H - Happy and Healthy
HH9 - Happy and Healthy 9 Months
HPT - Home Pregnancy Test
HRT - Hormone Replacement Therapy
HSC - Hysteroscopy
HSG - Hysterosalpingogram
HTH - Hope that helps
Hx - Medical History
IBS - Irritable Bride/Bowel Syndrome
ICSI - Intra-Cytoplasmic Sperm Injection
IF - Infertility
IM - Intramuscular
IMHO - In My Humble/Honest Opinion
IMNSHO - In My Not So Humble Opinion
IMO - In My Opinion
Injects - Injectible fertility drugs
IR - Insulin Resistant
IRL - In Real Life
IUI - Intra-uterine Insemination
IVF - In Vitro Fertilization
IYKWIM - If You Know What I Mean
JK - Just Kidding
JMA/JMO - Just My Advice/Opinion
KDI - Known Donor Insemination
KWIM - Know What I Mean
LAP - Laparoscopy
LH - Luteinizing hormone
LMAO - Laughing My A** Off
LMP - Last Menstrual Period
LOL - Laugh Out Loud
LP - Luteal Phase, days between OV & AF
LPD - Luteal Phase Defect
MC - Miscarriage
MF - Male Factor
MM - Mamas Milk
MS - - Morning Sickness
MT - Mei Tei (carrier)
NAK - Nursing at the Keyboard
NBR - Not Baby Related
NFO - Not Finding Out (gender)
NFP - Natural Family Planning
NFT - No Further Text
NIP - Nursing In Public
NMS - not my style
NP - Nurse Practitioner
O - Ovulation
OB - Obstetrician
OB/GYN - Obstetrician/Gynecologist
OCP - Oral Contraceptives
OHSS - Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome
OIC - Oh I See
OMG - Oh My Gosh
OP - Original Post/Poster
OPK - Ovulation Predictor Kit
OPT - Ovulation Predictor Test
OT - Off Topic
OTC - Over-the-counter
OTOH - On The Other Hand
OTSBH - Over The Shoulder Baby Holder
OV - Ovulation
P4 - Progesterone
PA - Physician's Assistant
PC - Post-Coital (after sex)
PCO, PCOD - Polycystic Ovary Disease
PCOS (POS) - Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
PCP - Primary Care Physician
PCT - Post-Coital Test
PG - Pregnancy, pregnant
PI - Primary infertility
PID - Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
PIO - Progesterone In Oil
PIT - Pitocin (induces labor)
PM - Private Messages
PMS - Premenstrual Syndrome
PNV - Prenatal vitamin
POAS - Pee On A Stick
PPD - Post Partum Depression
PROM - Premature Rupture of Membranes
PSA - Public Service Announcement
PTL - Preterm labor
Px - Prognosis
QOTD - Question of the Day
RE - Reproductive Endocrinologist (Infertility Dr.)
ROTFLMAO - Roll on the floor LMAO
RP - repost
RPL - Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
RSA - Recurrent Spontaneous Abortion
SA - Semen analysis
SAHD - Stay At Home Dad
SAHM - Stay At Home Mom
SAHW - stay-at-home wife
SHG - Sonohysterogram
SI - Secondary Infertility
SIL - Sister-in-Law
SO - Significant Other
SOD - Sex on demand
SonoHSG - Sonohysterogram
STBX - Soon To Be Ex
STD - Sexually Transmitted Disease or Short Term Disability
Stims - Phase of ART using drugs to stimulate egg production
STFU - "Shut the F*** Up"
TCOYF - Taking Charge of Your Fertility (book)
TIA - Thanks in advance
TL - Tubal Ligation
TMI - To Much Information
TR - Tubal Reversal
TRH - Thyroid Releasing Hormone
TSH - Thyroid Stimulating Hormone
TTA - Trying to Avoid
TTC - Trying to conceive
TTFN - Ta Ta For Now
TTYL - Talk To Ya Later
Tx - Treatment
TY - Thank You
UBW - Ultimate Baby Wrap
UC - Unassisted Childbirth
US or u/s - Ultrasound
UTI - Urinary Tract Infection
V - Vasectomy
VBAC - Vaginal birth after caesarian
VR - Vasectomy Reversal
WAHM/D - Work at home mom/dad
WB - Welcome Back
WBC - White Blood Cells
WH - Wonderful Husband
WNL - Within Normal Limits
WOHM/D - Work outside home mom/dad
WTEWE - What to Expect When You're Expecting
WTG - Way To Go
YI - Yeast infection
YW - You're Welcome
XP - Cross Posted
ZIFT - Zygote intrafallopian transfer
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