FERTILITY ABBREVIATIONS!

AF - Aunt Flo (periods)

ART - Assisted Reproductive Technology
BBT - Basal body temperature
BC/BCP - Birth control/ Birth control pills

Baby dust - a way of wishing someone good luck in when trying to get pregnant
BD - Baby dancing (sex)
BFN - Big fat negative (pregnancy test)
BFP - Big fat positive (pregnancy test)

BW - Bloodwork

CB - Cycle buddy
CD - Cycle day
CM - Cervical mucus

CP - Chemical pregnancy or cervical position

DBO - Days before ovulation
DH, DW, DP, DS, DD, DF, DB - Dear husband, Dear wife, dear partner, dear son, dear daughter, dear fiancé, dear boyfriend
DSD, DSS - dear step daughter, dear stepson
DPT - Days Past Transfer 
DTD - Do the Deed (have intercourse)
DI - Donor Insemination
DPO - Days past ovulation

DX - diagnosis

E2 - Estradiol
EP - Ectopic Pregnancy
ER - Egg Retrieval
ET - Embryo Transfer
EW or EWCM - Egg White or Egg White Cervical Mucus (description of cervical mucus at ovulation time)
FET - Frozen Embryo Transfer (or fertilized egg transfer)
FH - Follicle Stimulating Hormone
FRER - First Response Early Result

FX - Fingers Cross

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GIFT - Gamete Intrafallopian Transfer
GD - Gestational Diabetes

hCG - Human chorionic gonadotropin (known as the 'pregnancy hormone'; hormone that is measured in a pregnancy test)

HPT - Home pregnancy test

HSG - Hysterosalpingogram (an X-ray to test for shape of uterus and any blockages that may be in the fallopian tubes)

Hx - History

IB - Implantation bleeding (light spotting or light bleeding when a fertilized egg is being implanted into uterus)
ICSI - Intracytoplasmic Sperm Insertion
IUI - Intrauterine Insemination
IVF - In Vitro Fertilization

L&D Labor and delivery

LH - Luteinizing hormone (hormone that triggers the release of an egg from the ovary; hormone measured in ovulation tests)

LMP - Last menstrual period (first day of your last period)

LP - Luteal phase (second half of the menstrual cycle; starts after ovulation day)

LPD - Luteal Phase Defect (ovaries don't produce enough progesterone and/or progesterone isn't responding to uterine lining) 
MIL, FIL, BIL, SIL - mother in law, father in law, brother in law, sister-in-law
M/C - Miscarriage
M/S - Morning sickness

MW -Midwife

NP - Nurse practitioner
O - Ovulation
OB - Obstetrician
OHSS - Ovarian Hyper Stimulation Syndrome
OI - Ovulation Induction
OPK - Ovulation predictor test kit
OPU - Ovum (Egg) Pick Up

PdG - Progesterone (hormone triggered after ovulation occurs; helps maintain uterine lining for a pregnancy)
PG - Pregnant
PCOS - Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
POAS - Pee On A Stick
POF - Premature Ovarian Failure

Rainbow baby - a baby born after having a stillbirth or miscarriage
RE - Reproductive endocrinologist

SA - Semen analysis (common fertility test in males)
S/B - Stillbirth
SD - Stepdaughter or Sperm Donor

SMEP - Sperm meets egg plan (method of TTC)
SS - Stepson
SO - Significant other
TI - Timed Intercourse
TIA - Thanks in advance
TMI - Too much information
TTC - Trying to conceive

TWW- Two Week Window
U/S - Ultrasound
VVFL - Very very faint line
2WW - 2 week wait (wait after ovulation when TTC)

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