Thursday, January 3, 2013

Commonly used and accepted abbreviations


2WW two-week wait

AF Aunt Flo; menstrual period

AH assisted hatching

ART assisted reproductive technology

ASA antisperm antibodies

ASRM American Society for Reproductive Medicine

AZH assisted hatching

AWOL a woman on Lupron

BA baby aspirin

BB bulletin board

BBT basal body temperature

BCP birth control pills

BD baby dance; sexual intercourse

BFN big fat negative; a negative result on a pregnancy test

BFP big fat positive; a positive result on a pregnancy test

BMS baby-making sex

BSE breast self-exam

BTW by the way

BV baby vibes; happy baby thoughts

BW blood work

CB cycle buddy; someone who has the same cycle as you

CCT Clomid challenge test

CD cycle day

CD56+ natural killer cells

CM cervical mucus

CNM certified nurse midwife

COW curse of womanhood; menstruation

C/S caesarian section

CVS chorionic villae sampling

CY# number of cycles spent trying to conceive

DA dear angel; lost baby

D&C dilation and curettage

D&E dilation and evacuation

DD dear daughter, darling daughter

DE donor eggs

DH dear husband, darling husband

DI donor insemination

DOR diminished ovarian reserve

DPO days post ovulation

DPR days post retrieval

DPT days post transfer

DP3DT days post three-day transfer

DP5DT days post five-day transfer

DS dear son, darling son; donated sperm

DW dear wife, darling wife

Dx diagnosis

EB endometrial biopsy

EDD estimated due date

ENDO endometriosis

EPO evening primrose oil

ET embryo transfer

EWCM egg white cervical mucus

FAQ frequently asked questions

FBG fasting blood glucose

FET frozen embryo transfer

FF Fertility Friend

FH fetal heart rate

FIL father in law

FM fertility monitor

FP follicular phase

FSH follicle stimulating hormone

FTTA fertile thoughts to all

FWIW for what it’s worth

GD gestational diabetes

GIFT gamete intrafallopian transfer

GnRH gonadotropin releasing hormone

GP general practitioner

GTT glucose tolerance test

hCG human chorionic gonadotropin; a hormone shot to bring on ovulation within 36 hours

HPT home pregnancy test

HRT hormone replacement therapy

HSC hysteroscopy

HSG hysterosalpingogram; a test in which the doctor injects dye into the uterus and fallopian tubes

HTH hope this helps

ICI intracervical insemination

ICSI intra-cytoplasmic sperm injection; a type of in vitro fertilization when the sperm is directly injected into the egg cell

IF infertility

IGTT insulin and glucose tolerance test

IM intramuscular

IMHO in my honest opinion

IMO in my opinion

IR insulin resistant

IRC internet relay chat

IUI intrauterine insemination

IVF in vitro fertilization

LAP laparoscopy

LH luteinizing hormone

LMP last menstrual period

LO love Olympics; sexual intercourse

LOL laugh out loud; lots of luck

LP luteal phase

LPD luteal phase defect

LSP low sperm count

MAI miscarriage after infertility

MC miscarriage

MF male factor

MIL mother in law

MMR measles, mumps, rubella vaccine

NBD no big deal

NEST non-surgical embryonic selective thinning

NP nurse practitioner

NSA nonsurgical sperm aspiration

O ovulation

OB obstetrician

O YN – obstetrician/ gynecologist

OD ovum donor

OHSS ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome

OPK ovulation predictor kit

OPT ovulation predictor test

OT off topic

OTOH on the other hand

OTC over the counter

OTTC overweight and trying to conceive

OV ovulation

OW overweight

P4 progesterone

PA physician’s assistant

PCO polycystic ovary

PCP primary care doctor

PCOD polycystic ovary disease

PCOS polycystic ovary syndrome

PCT post coital test

PG pregnant

PID pelvic inflammatory disease

PIO progesterone in oil

PMS premenstrual syndrome

PNM perinatal mortality

POA plan of action

POC products of conception

POF premature ovarian failure

POV point of view

PROM premature rupture of membranes

PTSD post traumatic stress disorder

RE reproductive endocrinologist

RI reproductive immunologist

ROFL rolling on the floor laughing

ROTFLOL rolling on the floor laughing out loud

RPL recurrent pregnancy loss

RSA recurrent spontaneous abortion

RX prescription

SA semen analysis

SAHD stay at home dad

SAHM stay at home mom

SART Society of Assisted Reproductive Technology

SB stillborn

SD stepdaughter

SI secondary infertility

SIL sister in law

SIS saline injection sonogram

SO significant other

SonoHSG sonohysterogram

SPAL subsequent pregnancy after a loss

SS stepson

STD sexually transmitted disease

STIMS stimulating hormones

SubQ subcutaneous injections

T1 type 1 diabetes

T2 type 2 diabetes

TAB taking a break

TCOYF Taking Charge of Your Fertility – a book by Toni Weschler

TEMP taking your temperature

TESA testicular sperm aspiration

TESE testicular sperm extraction

TIA thanks in advance

TL tubal ligation

TLOL the labor of love

TMI too much information

TR tubal reversal

TRH thyroid releasing hormone

TSH thyroid stimulating hormone

TTC trying to conceive

TTCAR trying to conceive after reversal

TTFA ta ta for now

TTYS talk to you soon

TTYTT to tell you the truth

UR urologist

US ultrasound

UTI urinary tract infection

V vasectomy

VR vasectomy reversal

WB welcome back

WBC white blood cells

WTT waiting to test; waiting to try to conceive

ZIFT zygote intrafallopian transfer

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