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Glossary of pregnancy and conception abbreviations

Glossary of pregnancy and conception abbreviations

What does is all mean? Online Abbreviation 101

Have you ever been reading forums or similar online about trying to conceive, and feel like they have their own language? Well this list of abbreviations should help you make sense of all.

AF = Aunty Flow (a.k.a. period)
TTC = Trying To Conceive
DS = Darling Son
DD = Darling Daughter
DH = Darling Husband
BFP = Big Fat Positive (test result)
BFN = Big Fat Negative (test result)
EDD = Estimated Due Date
TWW or 2WW = Two week wait (i.e. the period in between ovulation and your period)
MS = Morning Sickness
MC = Miscarriage (ugh)
BBT = Basal Body Temperature
BCP = Birth Control Pills
BC = Birth Control
CD = Cycle Day
CM = Cervical Mucus
CP = Cervical Position
DPO = Days Past Ovulation
FM = Fertility Monitor
FMU = First Morning Urine
O = Ovulation
OPK = Ovulation Predictor Kit / Ovulation Test
ART = Artificial Reproductive Technology
IVF = In Vitro Fertilization
IP = Intended Parent/s
ED = Egg donor
POF = Premature Ovarian Failure
PCOS = Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
EWCM = Egg White Cervical Mucus
TMI = Too Much Information
HPT = Home Pregnancy Test
WAHM = Work At Home Mum
SAHM = Stay At Home Mum
GTT = Glucose Tolerance Test
POAS = Pee On A Stick (as in a Home Pregnancy Test)
VBAC – Vaginal Birth After Caesarean
D&C = Dilation and Curettage
UTD = Up The Duff
LTTTC = Long Time Trying to Conceive
TIE = Taking It Easy

Feel free to add your own in the comments below.