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January 23rd, 2009, 08:26 AM
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Hey Ladies, since I am sorta new around here, I am still tryin to figure out alot of these abbreviations, that everyone uses. So, if you all don't mind could you please post a few here so I understand what they all mean????? Thank you Melanie

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January 23rd, 2009, 10:37 AM
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A list of commonly used acronyms: (stolen from ThePastor'sWife on the TTC board)

2WW ~ Two Week Wait (The wait from time of ovulation until you can expect your period)
AF ~ Aunt Flo (your period)
AFNW ~ Aunt Flo Not Wanted
AFSA ~ Aunt Flo Stay Away
BBT ~ Basal Body Temperature
BC ~ Birth Control
BCP ~ Birth Control Pills
BD ~ Baby Dancing (intercourse)
BFN ~ Big Fat Negative
BFP ~ Big Fat Positive
BMS ~ Baby-making Sex
BTDT ~ Been There Done That
CB ~ Cycle Buddy
CBE ~ Clear Blue Easy (A brand of pregnancy test)
CD ~ Cycle Day
CF ~ Cervical Fluid
CH ~ Crosshairs (referring to their charts, crosshairs show you the day you ovulated)
CM ~ Cervical Mucus
CNM ~ Certified Nurse Midwife
CP ~ Cervical Position
DD ~ Dear Daughter
DSD ~ Dear Step-Daughter
DF ~ Dear Fiance
DH ~ Dear Husband
DI ~ Donor Insemination
Digi ~ Digital
DPO ~ Days Post-ovulation
DS ~ Dear Son
DSS ~ Dear Step-Son
DTD ~ Do the dance/Do the Dead (intercourse)
DX ~ Diagnosis
ELV's ~ Easy Labor Vibes
Endo ~ Endometriosis
EPT ~ Early Pregnancy Test (a brand of pregnancy test)
ET ~ Embryo Transfer
EWCM ~ Egg White Cervical Mucus
FF ~ Fertility Friend
FMU ~ First Morning Urine
FRER ~ First Response Early Result (a brand of pregnancy test)
FRRR ~ First Response Rapid Result (a brand of pregnancy test)
FTTA ~ Fertile Thoughts To All
GL ~ Good Luck
GP ~ General Practitioner
GTKY ~ Get to know you
GWV ~ Get Well Vibes
H&H ~ Healthy & Happy
HCg ~ Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (the chemical produced during pregnancy)
HPT ~ Home Pregnancy Test
HRT ~ Hormone Replacement Therapy
HTH ~ Hope That Helps
HX ~ History
IF ~ Infertility
IPS ~ Imaginary Pregnancy Symptoms
IUI ~ Intra Uterine Insemination
IVF ~ In Vitro Fertilization
KUP ~ Keep us posted
LMP ~ Last Menstrual Period (start date)
LO ~ Love Olympics (Love Making) or Little One (baby/child)
LOL ~ Laugh Out Loud or Lots Of Love
LP ~ Luteal Phase (The number of days from ovulation until the start of Menses)
LPD ~ Luteal Phase Defect (A luteal phase of 10 days or less)
m/c ~ Miscarriage
M/S ~ Morning Sickness
MW ~ midwife
NP ~ Nurse Practitioner
O ~ Ovulation. Variants: Oed, Oing
OB/GYN ~ Obstetrician/Gynecologist
OLV's ~ Open Leg Vibes (for women who are going for their gender scan during pregnancy)
OMG ~ Oh My God
OPK ~ Ovulation Predictor Kit
P&PT ~ Prayer & Positive Thoughts
PG ~ Pregnant
PI ~ Primary Infertility
PMS ~ Pre-menstrual Syndrome
POF ~ Premature Ovarian Failure
POAS ~ Pee On a Stick
PROM ~ Premature Rupture of Membranes
PUTB ~ Pillow Under The Butt
PV ~ Positive Vibes, pregnancy vibes,
QOTD ~ Question of the Day
ROFLMAO ~ Rolling On Floor Laughing My *ss Off
RPL ~ Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
RPS ~ Real Pregnancy Symptoms
RSA ~ Recurrent Spontaneous Abortion
Rx ~ Prescription
SA ~ Semen Analysis
SI ~ Secondary Infertility
SO ~ Significant Other
STD ~ Sexually Transmitted Disease
SV ~ Sticky Vibes
SX ~ symptoms
TCOYF ~ Taking Charge of Your Fertility (A popular book by Toni Weschler)
TPBM ~ The person below me (A common message board game)
TTC ~ Trying To Conceive
TPQ ~ Time Pass Quickly
u/s ~ Ultrasound
UTI ~ Urinary Tract Infection
WBC ~ White Blood Cells
WTG ~ Way To Go

Melissa & DH
IVF babies Claire (5), Abigail (3) and George (3)

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January 23rd, 2009, 01:01 PM
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Thank you for posting this...it really helps! Oh, and thank you Loving for asking...
The Person Who Said It Can't Be Done Should Not Interrupt The Woman Doing It-Chinese Proverb
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January 23rd, 2009, 10:30 PM
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Wow Thank you for all of those acronyms, that will really help, I;m sure it will take a while to remember most of them, I will try my best!! Melanie
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