TTC Acronyms

Trying to Conceive Acronyms

 2ww– Two Week Wait; luteal phase- 14 days after ovulation

AF– Aunt Flo; menstruation- period

AH– Assisted Hatching

AHI- At-home Insemination


AOA- Anti-Ovarian Antibody

ART- Assisted Reproductive Technology

Baby Aspirin– children’s aspirin only contains 81 mg of aspirin; believed to help with fertility

BBT– Basal Body Temperature

BCP- Birth Control Pills

BD– Baby Dance

Beta– Blood test for PG

BFN– Big Fat Negative

BFP– Big Fat Positive

BMS– Baby Making Sex

C#- Cycle Number

CB- Cycle Buddy

CF- Cervical Fluid

CD- Cycle Day

CL- Corpus Luteum

CM- Cervical Mucus

CNM- Certified Nurse Midwife

CP– Cervical Position

CYE– Check Your Email

DB– Discussion Boards

DD– Dear Daughter

DH– Dear Husband

DI– Donor Insemination

DP– Dancing Partner, Spouse or Significant Other

DPO– Days Past Ovulation

DPR- Days Past Retrieval

DPT- Days Past Transfer

DTD– Doing the Dance, Baby Dance, Sex

Dx- Diagnosis

EC– Embryo Cryo;Freezing

EDD-Estimated Due Date

EPO– Evening Primrose Oil; known to help women produce better ” egg white CM”

ER– Egg Retrieval

ET– Egg Transfer

EWCM– Egg-white Cervical Mucus

FET- Frozen Embryo Transfer

FHR- Fetal Heart Rate

FP-  Follicular Phase

FSH- Follicle Stimulating Hormone

FTTA– Fertile Thoughts To All

hCG– Human Chorionic Gonadotropin; detected in Home Pregnancy Tests

hMG- Human Menopausal Gonadotropin

HPT– Home Pregnancy Tests

HSG– Hysterosalpingogram; x-ray

ICI- Intra-cervical Insemination

ICSI– Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection

IF- Infertility

IUI– Intrauterine Insemination

IVF– In Vitro Fertilization

LH– Luteinizing Hormone; detected in the Ovulation Predictor Kits

LMP-  Last Menstrual Period

LP– Luteal Phase, the days between Ovulation and Aunt Flo

LSP-  Low Sperm Count

MC-  Miscarriage; M/C also

OB/GYN – Obstetrician/Gynecologist

OV or O– Ovulation

OPK– Ovulation Predictor Kit

PCO– Polycystic Ovaries

PCOD– Polycystic Ovary Disease

PCOS– Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

PID- Pelvic Inflammatory Disease

POAS– Pee On A Stick

PG– Pregnant

PNV– Prenatal Vitamin

RE– Reproductive Endocrinologist; doctor who specializes in fertility problems

SA– Semen Analysis

SAHM– Stay-At-Home Mom

SO– Significant Other

SOD– Sex on Demand

TCOYF– Taking Charge of Your Fertility

TR-Tubal Reversal

TTC– Trying to Conceive

V- Vasectomy

VR- Vasectomy Reversal

WNL-  Within Normal Limits

YI– Yeast Infection

ZIFT – Zygote Intra-fallopian Transfer


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