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Old 03-26-2003, 08:19 PM   #1
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AngelHansen posted this to the pregnancy board. Many of the abbreviations apply here. Thanks for the list Angel!

2ww - Two week wait - the time between ovulation and when you can do a pregnancy test or your period starts.
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)
BFN - Big Fat Negative
BFP - Big Fat Positive
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
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)
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[/B][/QUOTE]

[This message has been edited by Mindoo (edited 07-12-2003).]
CD 13. Only 16 days until BF+.
hCG day 14, IUI day 15 (Tues)

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