Abbreviations

If you’re new to the baby making process then it’s likely that you will need to know about the abbreviations used in forums and guides. There have been many occasions where we have been reading articles and not knowing what the heck they’re saying.

So, in light of this, please find below a useful list of abbreviations specifically related to Trying to Conceive (TTC). It won’t include everything, but it certainly will include the most used ones or certainly the ones we’ve used the most.

Minus (negative Test Result).
+ Plus (Positive Test Result).
2WW Two-Week Wait (the wait to see if your eggs have fertilized).
AF Aunt Flo (your period).
AFNW Aunt Flo Not Wanted.
AI Artificial Insemination.
AO Anovalution.
AOA Anti-Ovarian Antibody.
ASA Anti-Sperm Antibody.
ATA Anti-Thyroid Antibody.
AZH Assisted Hatching.
BBT Basal Body Temperature.
BC Birth Control.
BCP Birth Control Pills.
BD Baby Dancing.
BFN Big Fat Negative (or BFFN – you can guess what the other F is).
BFP Big Fat Positive.
BG Blood Glucose.
BH Braxton Hicks.
Big O Orgasm.
BMS Baby Making Sex.
BP Blood Pressure.
BSE Breast Self Exam.
BW Blood Work.
C Cervix.
CB Clear Blue
CD Cycle Day.
CF Cervical Fluid.
CM Cervical Mucus.
CP Cervical Position.
CTX Contraction.
DDC Due Date Club.
DE Donor Eggs
DI Donor Insemination.
DPxDT Days Past (number) Day Transfer.
DPO Days Past Ovulation.
DPR Days Past Retrieval.
DPT Days Past Transfer.
DTD Did The Deed.
EPT Early Pregnancy Test.
ET Embryo Transfer.
EW/EWCM Egg White (Cervical Mucus).
FET Frozen Embryo Transfer.
FF Fertility Friend.
FP Follicular Phase.
IF Infertility.
IUI Intra-Vaginal Insemination.
IVF In-Vitro Fertilization.
LMP Last Menstrual Period.
LP Luteal Phase.
LPD Luteal Phase Defect.
LSP Low Sperm Count.
MC Miscarriage.
MS Morning Sickness.
MW Midwife.
O Ovulate/Ovulation.
O’ing Ovulating.
OC Oral Contraceptives.
OPK Ovulation Predictor Kit.
OPT Ovulation Predictor Test.
OV Ovary
P4 Progesterone.
PCOD Polycystic Ovary Disease.
PCOS Polycystic Ovary Syndrome.
PG Pregnant/Pregnancy.
PMS Premenstrual Syndrome.
POAS Pee on a Stick.
SA Semen Analysis.
TTC Trying to Conceive.
US Ultrasound.
UTI Urinary Tract Infection.

***If you have any useful abbreviations that you think we should include please let us know!***

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