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Old 02-06-2003, 05:24 AM   #1
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Post Acronyms help for new members

Hello to all the new members. Just realised a lot of you may not know the various acronyms we use here, so I've posted a list for you! Good luck!


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)
BIL Brother in law
BMS Baby-making Sex
CD Cycle Day
CM Cervical Mucus
CP Cervical Position
D&C Dilation & Curettage
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)
Endo Endometriosis
EPO evening primrose oil
EWCM Eggwhite Cervical Mucus
FAQ Frequently asked question
FIL Father in law
FMU First morning urine
FSH Follicle-stimulating hormone
Gyn Gynecologist
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
LOL Laughing Out Loud
LPD Luteal Phase Defect
MIL Mother in law
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
Prego Pregnant
Prog Progesterone
RE Reproductive Endocrinologist (Specializes in infertility)
Trying to conceive acronyms

Rx Prescription
SA Semen Analysis
SHOW Soft, high, open, wet (cervical discription at peak fertility)
SIL Sister-in-law
SO Significant other
TCOYF Taking Charge Of Your Fertility by Toni Weschler
"The book" Taking Charge Of Your Fertility by Toni Weschler
TIA Thanks In Advance
TSH Thyroid-stimulating hormone
TTC Trying to conceive
U/S Ultrasound
UTI Urinary tract infection
YMMV Your mileage may vary, meaning that everyone is different
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Old 02-06-2003, 08:45 AM   #2
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Thanks! That was great of you! I hope you are doing well today!

 
Old 02-06-2003, 08:46 AM   #3
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Thanks so much! I was learning as I go, but this really helps me out! -J

 
Old 02-07-2003, 01:41 AM   #4
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Old 02-22-2003, 08:42 PM   #5
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thank you so much - I needed that!

 
Old 02-24-2003, 08:38 AM   #6
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Thank you. I was wondering what some of those meant...
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Old 03-09-2003, 04:37 AM   #7
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Just thought I'd bump this up for any new members!
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Old 03-09-2003, 05:45 AM   #8
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thanks nela! a few of those were confusing me. i am so glad you made it clear what they all mean.

 
Old 03-09-2003, 03:57 PM   #9
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there's one not there that I've always wondered about... IMO? Anyone know what that means?

 
Old 03-09-2003, 04:11 PM   #10
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IMO means In My Oppinion...
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Old 03-11-2003, 12:55 PM   #11
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noticed some more new members who could find this useful.
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Old 03-11-2003, 01:00 PM   #12
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Hey, Nela! How about our special ROFWML????

 
Old 03-12-2003, 07:54 AM   #13
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OK, here goes:
rolling on floor with mad laughter!
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Old 03-12-2003, 05:19 PM   #14
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What about BFN or BFP? I understand what's meant by them, but I don't know what the BF stands for.
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Old 03-13-2003, 04:48 AM   #15
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Big Fat Negative and Big Fat Positive. (I think!)
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