Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  

TTC Abbreviations

Recommended Posts

I saw this posted on another forum and thought it might help out here for all the TTC girls, already pregnant or soon to be TTC ladies...

Trying to conceive acronyms:

2WW - two week waiting period (time between ovulation & af/or a bfp)

AF - Aunt Flo (your period)
AI - Artificial Insemination
APA - Antiphospholipid Antibody syndrome
ART - Assisted Reproductive Technology

BBT - Basal Body Temperature (taken first thing in the morning)
BC - Birth Control
BCP - Birth Control Pills
BD - Baby Dance (intercourse)
BFN - Big Fat Negative
BFP - Big Fat Positive
BMS - Baby-making Sex
BUMP - this is just a way to move a thread to the top of the board so more people can see it

CD - Cycle Day
CM - Cervical Mucus
CP - Cervical Position


D&C - Dilation & Curettage
DD - darling daughter
DS - darling son
DH - Darling or Dear Husband (or damned husband, at times!)
DHAC - Don't (or doesn't) Have A Clue
DPO - Days since ovulation (post ovulation)

EDD - estimated due date
Endo - Endometriosis
EPO - evening primrose oil
EWCM - Eggwhite Cervical Mucus

FAQ - Frequently asked question
FMU - First morning urine
FSH - Follicle-stimulating hormone

Gyn - Gynecologist

h/b - heartbeat
HCG - Human chorionic gonadotropin (detected by pregnancy tests)
HPT - Home Pregnancy Test
HSG - Hysterosalpingogram (x-ray to check uterus and fallopian tubes)
HTH - Hope that helps

ICSI - Intra-Cytoplasmic Sperm Injection (sometimes used with IVF)
IF - Infertility
INCIID - InterNational Council on Infertility Information Dissemination
IUI - Intrauterine insemination (artificial insemination)
IVF - In-vitro fertilization (fertilized egg is put into uterus)

LAP - Laparoscopic surgery
LH - Leutenizing hormone (detected by OPKs)
LMP - Last menstrual period
LP - Luteal Phase
LPD - Luteal Phase Defect

m/c - miscarriage
m/s - morning sickness

O - Ovulation
OB - Obstetrician
OPK - Ovulation predictor kit

PCO - Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
PCOS - Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
PCT - Post Coital Test
PID - Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
Pg - Pregnant
PMS - Pre-Menstrual Syndrome
POAS - Pee on a stick (referring to hpt)
PIAC - Pee in a cup (referring to hpt)
Prego - Pregnant
Prog - Progesterone

RE - Reproductive Endocrinologist (Specializes in infertility)
Rx - Prescription

SA - Semen Analysis
SHOW - Soft, high, open, wet (cervical discription at peak fertility)

TMI - Too Much Information
TSH - Thyroid-stimulating hormone
TTA - Trying to avoid
TTC - Trying to conceive

U/S - Ultrasound
UTI - Urinary tract infection

YMMV - Your mileage may vary, meaning that everyone is different

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this