Sunday, May 01, 2005


Here's a list of common abbreviations used in the Trying to Conceive forums. These and all sorts of other nauseating terms will become part of your everyday on-line conversation.

There will be a test at the end.

AF - Aunt Flo ( period)

BD - BabyDancing (sex)

BT - blood test

CD - Cycle Day

CM - cervical mucus

DH - Darling Husband

DPO - days past ovulation

ENDO - endometriosis

ESN - every second night (frequency of having to do the do...)

EWCM - egg white cervical mucus

FMU - first morning urine

HCG - Human Chorionic Gonadotrophin - (the stuff that rises in your blood when you're pregnant.)

HPT - home pregnancy test

ICSI - Intra Cytoplasmic Sperm Injection

IVF - In vitro Fertilisation

IUI - Intrauterine Insemination

LAP - laparoscopy

LP - Luteal Phase (phase between ovulation and menstruation, usually 14 days)

M/C - miscarriage

O - ovulation

OPK - ovulation predictor kit

POAS - pee on a stick ( doing a home pregnancy test)

PCOS - Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

PG - up the duff, bun in the oven, pregnant

SA - semen analysis

TMI - too much information

TTC - Trying to conceive

TWW - two week wait (between ovulation and when period is due)

U/S - ultrasound

1 comment:

  1. Oh, yes... these lovely acronyms. I have decided that I will happily use the ones that make my life easier... as in... much less typing, eg. Trying To Conceive (Although that particular example is rather a moot point given my diagnosis as INFERTILE. It's ok... I'm not bitter.) BUT, I patently REFUSE to use any cutsey-poo terms such as 'baby dust' (PUKE), 'baby glue' (ACK!), or even BD... hell... if you can take that one extra key stroke to say SEX... why bother.


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