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Abbreviations for the Infertility & Pregnancy boards
Abbreviations for the Infertility & Pregnancy boards
Thank you ladybug _crazy.

2WWtwo week waiting period (time between ovulation & af/or a bfp)
AFAunt Flo (your period)
AIArtificial Insemination
APAAntiphospholipid Antibody syndrome
ARTAssisted Reproductive Technology
BBTBasal Body Temperature (taken first thing in the morning)
BCBirth Control
BCPBirth Control Pills
BDBaby Dance (intercourse)
BFNBig Fat Negative
BFPBig Fat Positive
BILBrother in law
BMSBaby-making Sex
CDCycle Day
CMCervical Mucus
CPCervical Position
D&CDilation & Curettage
DDdarling daughter
DSdarling son
DHDarling or Dear Husband (or damned husband, at times!)
DHACDon't (or doesn't) Have A Clue
DpoDays since ovulation (post ovulation)
EDDestimated due date
EndoEndometriosis
EPOevening primrose oil
EWCMEggwhite Cervical Mucus
FAQFrequently asked question
FILFather in law
FMUFirst morning urine
FSHFollicle-stimulating hormone
GynGynecologist
h/bheartbeat
HCGHuman chorionic gonadotropin (detected by pregnancy tests)
HPTHome Pregnancy Test
HSGHysterosalpingogram (x-ray to check uterus and fallopian tubes)
HTHHope that helps
ICSIIntra-Cytoplasmic Sperm Injection (sometimes used with IVF)
IFInfertility
INCIIDInterNational Council on Infertility Information Dissemination
IUIIntrauterine insemination (artificial insemination)
IVFIn-vitro fertilization (fertilized egg is put into uterus)
LAPLaparoscopic surgery
LHLeutenizing hormone (detected by OPKs)
LMPLast menstrual period
LOLLaughing Out Loud
LPLuteal Phase
LPDLuteal Phase Defect
m/cmiscarriage
m/smorning sickness
MILMother in law
OOvulation
OBObstetrician
OPKOvulation predictor kit
PCOPolycystic Ovarian Syndrome
PCOSPolycystic Ovarian Syndrome
PCTPost Coital Test
PID Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
PgPregnant
PMSPre-Menstrual Syndrome
POASPee on a stick (referring to hpt)
PIACPee in a cup (referring to hpt)
PregoPregnant
ProgProgesterone
REReproductive Endocrinologist (Specializes in infertility)
 
Trying to conceive acronyms:
RxPrescription
SASemen Analysis
SHOW Soft, high, open, wet(cervical discription at peak fertility)
SILSister-in-law
SOSignificant other
TCOYFTaking Charge Of Your Fertility by Toni Weschler
"The book"Taking Charge Of Your Fertility by Toni Weschler
TIAThanks In Advance
TMIToo Much Information!
TSHThyroid-stimulating hormone
TTATrying to avoid
TTCTrying to conceive
U/SUltrasound
UTIUrinary tract infection
YMMVYour mileage may vary, meaning that everyone is different

Abbreviations for Panic Disorders/Stress & Anxiety boards
Abbreviations for Panic Disorders/Stress & Anxiety boards

AD'SAnti Depressants
CBTCognitive Behavior Therapy
ENTEars, Nose and Throat Doctor
ETDEustation Tube Dysfunction
GPGeneral Practitoner...in other words your Family Doctor
OCDObsessive Compulsive Disorder
PTSDPost Traumatic Stess Disorder
TMJTemporo-Mandibular Joint
P DocPsychologist or Psychiatrist
SNRISelective Norepinephrine Reuptake Inhibitor
SSRISelective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor


Abbreviations for Women
Abbreviations for Women

LEEPLoop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure (LEEP)



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