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October 7th, 2005, 10:04 AM
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Hey girls

Im new here, my name is Martine ...
Im a proud mom of 1 little boy , and trying for another in dec

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October 7th, 2005, 10:05 AM
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Can anyone help me with the lingo you guys use , like what does TTC and DH and stuff like that mean lol

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October 7th, 2005, 11:39 AM
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Sure. Here is a basic list:
AF ~ Aunt Flow (period)
AFNW ~ Aunt Flow Not Welcome
AHI ~ At-Home Insemination
AI ~ Artificial Insemination
AID ~ Artificial Insemination from Donor
AIH ~ Artificial Insemination from Husband
AO ~ Anovulation

BD ~ Baby Dance
BBT ~ Basal Body Temperature
BCP ~ Birth Control Pills
Beta, beta hCG ~ Serum Pregnancy Test: qualitative (yes/no) or quantitative (numeric level)
BG ~ Blood Glucose
BSE ~ Breast Self-Exam
BTB ~ Break Through Bleeding
BW, b/w ~ Blood work
BOB ~ Baby on the Brain, Baby Obsessed Brain
BFN ~ Big Fat Negative
BFP ~ Big Fat Positive

CY# ~ Cycle Number
CCCT ~ Clomiphene Citrate Challenge Test (Clomid Challenge)
CD ~ Cycle Day
CF ~ Cervical Fluid
CM ~ Cervical Mucus
CNM ~ Certified Nurse Midwife
COH ~ Controlled Ovarian Hyper stimulation
CP ~ Cervical Position

DH ~Dearest Husband
DD ~ Darling Daughter
DSD ~ Darling Step Daughter
DP ~ Darling Partner
DS ~ Darling Son
DSS ~ Darling Step Son
D&C ~ Dilation and Curettage
D&E ~ Dilation and Evacuation
DE ~ Donor Eggs
DI ~ Donor Insemination
DPO ~ Days Past Ovulation
Dx ~ Diagnosis
DTD ~ Do the Deed
DW ~ Dearest Wife

E2 ~ Estradiol (Estrogen)
EB, EMB ~ Endometrial Biopsy
EDC ~ Expected Date of Confinement (Due Date)
EDD ~ Estimated Due Date
ENDO ~ Endometriosis
EPT ~ Early Pregnancy Test
ERT ~ Estrogen Replacement Therapy
EW ~ Egg White
EWCF ~ Eggwhite Cervical Fluid
EWCM ~ Eggwhite Cervical Mucus

FP ~ Follicular Phase
FHR ~ Follicle Stimulating Hormone
FMU ~ First Morning Urine
FM ~ Fertility Monitor
FRER ~ First Response Early Result

GP ~ General Practitioner

HCG, HCG ` Human Chronic Gonadotropin
HCP ~ Health Care Practitioner
HPT ~ Home Pregnancy Test
HRT ~ Hormone Replacement Therapy
HSC ~ Hysteroscopy
HSG ~ Hysterosalpingogram
HTH ~ Hope that helps

IF ~ Infertility
IM ~ Intra-Muscular (injections)
IVF ~ In Vitro Fertilization
IUI ~ Inter Uterine Insemination

KWIM ~ Know what I mean?

LAP ~ Laparoscopy
LH ~ Luteinzing Hormone
LMP ~ Last Menstrual Period (1st day of red flow)
LP ~ Luteal Phase
2WW ~ 2 Week Wait (luteal phase)
LSP ~ Low Sperm Count

MC, m/c ~ Miscarriage
MF ~ Male Factor

NP ~ Nurse Practitioner

O, OV ~ Ovualtion
OB ~ Obstetrician
OB/GYN ~ Obstetrician/Gynecologist
OC ~ Oral Contraceptives
OCP ~ Oral Contraceptive Pill
OD ~ Ovulatory Dysfunction
OHSS ~ Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome
OPK ~ Ovulation Predictor Kit
OPT ~ Ovulation Predictor Test
OTC ~ Over The Counter

P4 ~ Progesterone
PA ~ Physicians Assistant
PCAP ~ Polycystic Appearing Ovaries
PCO ~ Polycystic Ovaries
PCOD ~ Polycystic Ovary Disease
PCOS ~ Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
PCP ~ Primary Care Physician
PCT ~ Postcoital Test
PG ~ Pregnant
PI ~ Primary Infertility
PID ~ Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
PMS ~ Premenstrual Syndrome
POAS ~ Pee On A Stick
POC ~ Products of Conception
PM ~ Private Message

RE ~ Reproductive Endocrinologist
RI ~ Reproductive Immunologist
RPL ~ Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
Rx ~ Prescription

SA ~ Semen Analysis
S/b, SB Stillbirth
SI ~ Secondary Infertility
SO ~ Significant Other

TTC ~ Trying to conceive
TL ~ Tubal Ligation
TR ~ Tubal Reversal
Tx ~ Treatment
TIA ~ Thanks in advance
TAB ~ Taking A Break
TMI ~ Too Much Information

UR ~ Urologist
US, u/s ~ Ultrasound
UTI ~ Urinary Tract Infection

V ~ Vasectomy
VR ~ Vasectomy Reverasl
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October 7th, 2005, 04:24 PM
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I know all the lingo can be overwhelming to learn, but trust me if you stick around you will get used to it!


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October 7th, 2005, 05:11 PM
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Welcome and good luck !!!
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October 7th, 2005, 10:39 PM
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Welcome to JM, and GL TTC! Hopefully you wont have TTC for to long!
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October 8th, 2005, 04:06 AM
Karen's Avatar Platinum Supermommy
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Welcome!! You'll soon pick up on all the lingo!

Thanks to Julia (Julka) for my beautiful siggy!
Come and see how Alyssa's grown!!
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October 10th, 2005, 02:01 AM
Mommy3X's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
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Welcome to JM. Congrats on the little one. I am pretty new here myself.

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October 10th, 2005, 09:16 AM
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Welcome Martine and good luck! Ashes, thanks for the breakdown of the lingo? Some of it I knew, a lot I didn't.

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