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Abbreviations used on the site

If you are new to pregnancy forums, the abbreviations used can sometimes make it hard to understand the posts. Check out the list of the most common abbreviations used:

AF - Aunt Flo - Menstrual Period
AI - Artificial Insemination
AMA - Advanced Maternal Age
AO - Anovulatory
AP - Adoption Process
AR - Assisted Reproduction
ART - Assisted Reproductive Technology
ASAP - As Soon As Possible

BBs - Breasts
BBL - Be Back Later
BC - Birth Control
BCP - Birth Control Pills
BBT - Basal Body Temperature
BD - Baby Dance (baby making sex)
BF or BF'ing - Breastfeeding
BF - Boyfriend
BFN or BF0 - Big Fat Negative (home pregnancy test result)
BFP - Big Fat Positive (home pregnancy test result)
BIL - Brother-In-Law
BM - Breast Milk
BM - Bowel Movement
BMS - Baby Making Sex
BTW - By The Way
BW or B/W - Blood Work

CB - Cycle Buddy
CBEFM - Clear Blue Easy Fertility Monitor
CD - Cycle Day
CDs - Cloth Diapers
CF - Cervical Fluid
CIO - Cry It Out
CM - Cervical Mucous
CNM - Certified Nurse Midwife
CP - Cervical Position
CS - Cesarean Section
CVS - Chorionic Villae Sampling

D&C - Dilation & Curettage
DD - Due Date
DC - Dear/Darling Child
D&E - Dilation & Evacuation
DH - Dear/Darling Husband
DI - Donor Insemination
DPO - Days Past Ovulation
DS - Dear/Darling Son

E2 - Estradiol
EBM - Expressed Breast Milk
EDD - Estimated Due Date
ENDO - Endometriosis
EPT - Early Pregnancy Test
ER - Emergency Room
ET - Embryo Transfer
EWCM - Egg White Cervical Mucus

FET - Frozen Embryo Transfer
FF or FF'ing - Formula Feeding
FM - Fertility Monitor
FMU - First Morning Urine
FP - Follicular Phase
FRER - First Response Early Response
FSH - Follicle Stimulating Hormone
FTTA - Fertile Thoughts To All
FWIW - For What It's Worth

GF - Girl Friend
GMA - Geriatric Maternal Age
GP - General Practitioner

HCG - Human Chorionic Gonadotropin
H&H - Happy and Healthy
H&H9M - Happy and Healthy 9 Months
HOM - High Order Multiples
HPT - Home Pregnancy Test
HRT - Hormone Replacement Therapy
HSC - Hysteroscopy
HSG - Hysterosalpingogram
HTH - Hope This Helps

IB - Implantation Bleeding
IC - Incompetent Cervix
IBS - Irritable Bowel Syndrome
ICSI - Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection
IF - Infertility
IKWYM - I Know What You Mean
IMHO - In My Humble Opinion
IM - Intramuscular
IR - Insulin Resistant
ITA - I Totally Agree
IUI - Intra-uterine Insemination
IVF - In Vitro Fertilization

JMHO - Just My Humble Opinion
JK - Just Kidding

LAP - Laparoscopy
LH - Luteinizing Hormone
LMP - Last Menstrual Period
LOL - Laugh Out Loud
LP - Luteal Phase (After ovulation until your next period)
LPD - Luteal Phase Defect

MC - Miscarriage
MF - Male Factor Infertility
MS - Morning Sickness

NAK - Nursing at the Keyboard
NBR - Not Baby Related
NFO - Not Finding Out (baby's gender)
NFP - Natural Family Planning
NIP - Nursing In Public
NP - Nurse Practitioner
NTD - Neural Tube Defect
NTNP - Not Trying, Not Preventing

O or OV - Ovulation
OB - Obstetrician
OB/GYN - Obstetrician/Gynecologist
OC - Oral Contraceptives
OHSS - Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome
OPK - Ovulation Predictor Kit
OPT - Ovulation Predictor Test
OTC - Over-the-counter
OWT - Old Wives Tale

P4 - Progesterone
PA - Physician's Assistant
PCO or PCOD - Polycystic Ovary Disease
PCOS or POS - Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
PCP - Primary Care Physician
PG - Pregnancy or Pregnant
PI - Primary Infertility
PID - Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
PIH - Pregnancy Induced Hypertension
PIT - Pitocin
PMS - Premenstrual Syndrome
PNV - Prenatal Vitamins
POAS - Pee On A Stick (Taking a pregnancy test)
Pough - Pee+Cough
POV - Point of View
PROM - Premature Rupture of Membranes
PTL - Preterm labor

RE - Reproductive Endocrinologist
RE - Rolling Eyes
RPL - Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
RSA - Recurrent Spontaneous Abortion

S/A - Sperm/semen analysis
SAHD - Stay At Home Dad
SAHM - Stay At Home Mom
SAHW - Stay At Home Wife
SD - Step Daughter
SHG - Sonohysterogram
SI - Secondary Infertility
SMU or 2MU- Second Morning Urine
Sniss - Sneeze+pee
SO - Significant Other
SonoHSG - Sonohysterogram
STBX - Soon to be EX
STD - Short Term Disability

TCOYF - Taking Charge of Your Fertility (book)
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
TWW or 2WW - Two Week Wait (Between ovulation and next period)

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
WBC - White Blood Cells
WOHM/D - Work Outside Home Mom/Dad
WTC - Waiting to Conceive
WWYD - What Would You Do?

YI - Yeast infection
YW - You're Welcome

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