Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Crazy Acronyms


In my quest for knowledge and comfort re: family planning, i've come across some crazy acronyms!  I tried researching info a few years ago and I couldn't get passed the acronyms and how stupid and confusing they were.  Now though, I find it easy to read and have given it the time of day LOL.  Maybe that's a sign?

2WW / TWW - Two-week wait
AF - Aunt Flo (menstruation)
AI - Artificial Insemination
AMA - Advanced maternal age
AO - Anovulatory
AP - Adoption Process
AR - Assisted Reproduction
ART - Assisted Reproductive Technology

BBs - Breasts
BC - Birth Control
BCP - Birth Control Pills
BBT - Basal Body Temperature
BD - Baby Dance (sex)
BF or BF'ing - Breastfeeding
BFN - Big Fat Negative
BFP - Big Fat Positive
BM - Bowel Movement or Breast Milk
BW or B/W - Blood Work

CB - Cycle Buddy
CBFM - Clear Blue Fertility Monitor
CD - Cycle day
CF - Cervical fluid
CL - Corpus Luteum
CM - Cervical Mucus
CP - Cervical position
CVS - Chorionic Villae Sampling

D&C - Dilation & Curettage
D&E - Dilation & Evacuation
DI - Donor Insemination
DPO - Days past ovulation

EDD - Estimated Due Date
ENDO - Endometriosis
EPT - Early Pregnancy Test
ER - Emergency Room
ET - Embryo Transfer
EWCM - Egg White Cervical Mucus

FET - Frozen Embryo Transfer
FM - Fertility Monitor
FMU - First morning urine
FP - Follicular Phase
FRER - First Response Early Response
FSH - Follicle Stimulating Hormone

GP - General Practitioner

HCG - Human Chorionic Gonadotropin
HPT - Home Pregnancy Test
HRT - Hormone Replacement Therapy
HSC - Hysteroscopy
HSG - Hysterosalpingogram

IB - Implantation Bleeding
IC - Incompetent Cervix
IBS - Irritable Bowel Syndrome
ICSI - Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection
IF - Infertility
IM - Intramuscular
IR- Insulin Resistant
IUI - Intra-uterine Insemination
IVF - In Vitro Fertilization

LAP - Laparoscopy
LH - Luteinizing Hormone
LMP - Last Menstrual Period
LP - Luteal phase
LPD - Luteal Phase Defect

MC - Miscarriage
MF - Male Factor Infertility
MS - Morning Sickness

NBR - Not Baby Related
NFP - Natural Family Planning
NTD - Neural Tube Defect

O - Ovulation
OB - Obstetrician
OB/GYN - Obstetrician/Gynecologist
OC - Oral Contraceptives
OHSS - Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome
OPK - Ovulation Predictor Kit
OPT - Ovulation Predictor Test
OTC - Over-the-counter

PCO, PCOD - Polycystic Ovary Disease
PCOS (POS) - Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
PCT - Post-Coital Test
PG - Pregnancy or Pregnant
PI - Primary Infertility
PID - Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
PIH - Pregnancy Induced Hypertension
PIT - Pitocin
PMS - Premenstrual Syndrome
POAS - Pee On A Stick

RE - Reproductive Endocrinologist
RPL - Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
RSA - Recurrent Spontaneous Abortion

S/A - Sperm/semen analysis
SHG - Sonohysterogram
SI - Secondary Infertility

TCOYF - Taking Charge of Your Fertility (book)
TL - Tubal Ligation
TMI - Too Much Information
TR - Tubal Reversal
TRH - Thyroid Releasing Hormone
TSH - Thyroid Stimulating Hormone
TTA - Trying to Avoid
TTC - Trying To Conceive

US or u/s - Ultrasound
UTI - Urinary Tract Infection

V - Vasectomy
VR - Vasectomy Reversal

WBC - White Blood Cells
WTEWE - What to Expect When You're Expecting (book)
WTO ? Waiting To Ovulate

YI - Yeast infection

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