Reference Guide to TTC Terms

I don’t know about you, but I get frustrated when I am on a blog or website and I am trying read through comments and people are using all kinds of abbreviations. I have no idea what they are talking about. I just make up in my mind what I think they are saying and try to piece it together! 

Well, we wanted to give you all a reference guide for all TTC (trying to conceive) terms. Feel free to add any in the comments that I have missed. 

Let’s start the year off understanding what we are reading! 

AF – Aunt Flo (periods)

BBT – Basal Body temperature

BC-Birth control

BD – Baby dancing (sex)

BFN – Big fat negative (pregnancy test)

BFP – Big fat positive (pregnancy test)

CD – Cycle day

CM – Cervical mucus

DH, DW, DP, DS, DD, DF, DB, – Dear husband, Dear wife, dear partner, dear son, dear daughter, dear fiancé, dear boyfriend

DSD, DSS – dear step daughter, dear stepson

DPT- Days Pass Transfer 

DTD- Do the Deed

DI – Donor Insemination

DPO – Days past ovulation

EP – Ectopic Pregnancy

ER – Egg Retrieval

ET – Embryo Transfer

EW or EWCM – Egg White or Egg White Cervical Mucus (description of cervical mucus at ovulation time)

FET – Frozen Embryo Transfer (or fertilized egg transfer)

FSH – Follicle Stimulating Hormone

FX- Fingers Cross

FYI – For your information

GIFT – Gamete Intrafallopian Transfer

GD – Gestational Diabetes

HPT – Home pregnancy test

ICSI – Intracytoplasmic Sperm Insertion

IUI – Intrauterine Insemination

IVF – In Vitro Fertilization

MIL, FIL, BIL, SIL – mother in law, father in law, brother in law, sister-in-law

M/C – miscarriage

M/S – morning sickness

O – Ovulation

OB – Obstetrician

OHSS – Ovarian Hyper Stimulation Syndrome

OI – Ovulation Induction

OPK – ovulation predictor test kit

OPU – Ovum (Egg) Pick Up

PG – pregnant

PCOS – Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome

POAS – Pee On A Stick

POF – Premature Ovarian Failure

RE- Reproductive endocrinologist

S/B – Stillbirth

SD – Stepdaughter

SS – Stepson

SO – Significant other

TI- Timed Intercourse

TIA – thanks in advance

TMI – Too much information

TTC – Trying to conceive

U/S – Ultrasound

2WW – 2 week wait (wait after ovulation when TTC)

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