Acronyms

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Welcome to the Wonderful world of acronyms

So, you’re having trouble conceiving.  In addition to a million questions on where to start and what to do next you have likely begun to notice a million new acronyms and concepts. Below is a list of acronyms to get you started.  


Acronyms are further explained in this video.

WTF Does That Mean?

• 2WW:  Two week wait

• AF:  Aunt Flo, After Flo, Period, or Menstrual Cycle

• ART:  Assisted reproductive technology (e.g., in vitro fertilization)

• BBT:  Basal Body Temperature

• BCP:  Birth Control Pills

• BD:  Baby Dance (sex)  ( I hate cutsie terms myself but have at it. But if you have an issue saying sex the parade of people that will be between your legs during this time is going to make you really blush)

• Beta:  HcG pregnancy test (usually a blood draw)

• BFN:  Big Fat Negative

• BFP:  Big Fat Positive

• CB:  Cycle Buddy

• CD:  Cycle Day

• DE:  Donor Eggs

• DH:  Dear Husband

• DI:  Donor Husband

• DOR:  Diminished Ovarian Reserve

• DPO:  Days Post-Ovulation

• DPR:  Days Post-Retrieval

• DPT:  Days Post-Transfer

• DW:  Dear Wife

• Dx:  Diagnosis

• ENDO:  Endometriosis

• EPT:  Early Pregnancy Test

• ER:  Egg Retrieval

• ET:  Embryo Transfer

• FET:  Frozen Embryo Transfer

• FF:  Fertility Friend

• FHR:  Fetal Heart Rate

• Frostie:  Frozen Embryo

• FSH:  Follicle-Stimulating Hormone

• FTTA:  Fertile Thoughts to All

• HcG: Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (hormone detected by pregnancy tests)

• HPT:  Home Pregnancy Test

• HSG:  Hysterosalpingogram

• ICSI:  Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection

• IF:  Infertility

• IR:  Insulin Resistant

• IVF:  In Vitro Fertilization

• IUI:  Intrauterine Insemination

• LAP:  Laparoscopy

• LH:  Luteinizing Hormone

• LMP:  Last Menstrual Period (start date)

• LSP:  Low Sperm Count

• MAI:  Miscarriage after Infertility

• MC, m/c, misc.:  Miscarriage

• MF:  Male factor

• O, OV:  Ovulation

• OB, OB/GYN:  Obstetrician/Gynecologist

• OC:  Oral Contraceptives

• OPK/OPT:  Ovulation Predictor Kit, Ovulation Predictor Test

• OTC:  Over the Counter

• PCOS:  Polycistic Ovarian Syndrome

• PG:  Pregnant

• PGD/PGS:  Pre-implantation Genetic Diagnosis, Pre-implantation Genetic Screening

• PI:  Primary Infertility

• PID:  Pelvic Inflammatory Disease

• POAS:  Pee on a Stick

• POF:  Premature Ovarian Failure

• RE:  Reproductive Endocrinologist

• RPL:  Recurrent Pregnancy Loss

• SA:  Semen Analysis

• SART:  Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology

• SI:  Secondary Infertility

• STD:  Sexually Transmitted Disease

• TL/TR:  Tubal Ligation, Tubal Reversal

• TTC:  Trying To Conceive

• TTCAR:  Trying to Conceive After Reversal

• TX:  Treatment

• US:  Ultrasound

• V/VR:  Vasectomy, Vasectomy Reversal

Better on acronyms but still confused on procedures and concepts? Take a look at the link under the section titled, new to infertility and select, What’s with all the Pineapple? For a listing and explanation of common procedures, meanings of phrases, diet descriptions, and what foods and over the counter medications, like pineapple and Pre-Seed are often used for throughout the infertility community.