Acronyms are fun!

I realize I use a lot of acronyms in my posts and it is probably super annoying for someone who is not too familiar with all the jargon. So, here you go!

2WW: Two week wait (i.e.; the 2 weeks after you ovulate but before you get your period, when you are waiting to see if you're pregnant or not)

3T (or 3TC or T-TTC): Trouble Trying to Conceive (name of an online forum on The Bump)

AF: Aunt Flo / menstrual period 

ART: Assisted Reproductive Technology

BBT: Basal body temperature/thermometer

B/C: Because 

BCP: Birth Control Pills

BFN: Big fat negative (on a pregnancy test)

BFP: Big fat positive (on a pregnancy test)

BMB: Birth Month Board (online forum on The Bump where I chat with other pregnant mamas due in the same month)

B/W: Bloodwork

CD: Cycle day 

CFNBC: Child free - not by choice

CM: Cervical mucus

Dx: Diagnosed / Diagnosis

EOD: Every other day (sex for timed intercourse)

ER: Egg Retrieval (part of IVF) 

ET: Embryo Transfer (part of IVF)

EWCM: Eggwhite cervical mucus (the most fertile kind of CM) 

FET: Frozen Embryo Transfer

FF: Fertility Friend (website I use to chart my temperatures, etc.)

FSH: Follicle-stimulating hormone (stimulates the ovaries to produce a mature egg)

FX: Fingers crossed

GL: Good luck

HPT: Home pregnancy test

HSG: Hysterosalpingogram (procedure to test if your fallopian tubes are blocked)

Hubs / Hubby: My husband

IDOB: My infertility support group on facebook (aka: my lifeline)

IF: Infertility

IR: Insulin resistant 

IUI: Intrauterine insemination

IVF: In vitro fertilization

KU: Knocked up 

LH: Luteinizing hormone 

M/C: Miscarriage / Miscarried

Met: Metformin (a diabetes medicine also prescribed for patients with PCOS [usually the insulin resistant kind])

MFM: Maternal Fetal Medicine (a specialist who cares for women with complicated or high-risk pregnancies)

MFP: MyFitnessPal (online weight loss tracking program)

O: Ovulation / Ovulate

OB/GYN: Doctor of Obstetrics & Gynecology

OHSS: Ovarian HyperStimulation Syndrome

OPK: Ovulation prediction kit (shows how much Lutienizing hormone is in your system. A positive predicts that you are about to ovulate)

PAIF: Pregnant After Infertility

PCOS: Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome 

PCP: Primary care physician

PG: Pregnant 

PGAL: Pregnant After a Loss

POAS: Pee on a stick (either an OPK or HPT) 

PUPO: Pregnant Until/Unless Proven Otherwise (i.e., the state of your ute after embryo transfer in an IVF cycle)

RE: Reproductive Endocrinologist 

Rx: Prescription

SA: Sperm analysis

SAIF: Success After Infertility (also the name of my SAIF support group on facebook)

SIF: Secondary Infertility (unable to get pregnant with a second child)

TB: The Bump (website where I participate in forums with other women TTC)

TFMR: Terminate (a pregnancy) For Medical Reasons

TI: Timed Intercourse

TTC: Trying to conceive

TTCAL: Trying to conceive after a loss

TTGP: Trying to get pregnant (also the name of an online forum on The Bump)

T-TTC (or 3T or 3TC): Trouble Trying to Conceive (also the name of an online forum on The Bump)

U/S: Ultrasound

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