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Elizabeth
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Hi Everyone,
I thought it might be fun and helpful to put together a list of the most commonly used acronyms on the boards.  I am sure that  I have missed some, so feel free to add on to my list!
 
TTC- Trying to conceive
2WW- Two week wait (the time between when you ovulate and when you are expecting to get your period)
 
AF- Aunt Flo/Period
AFM- As for me
BBT- Basal Body Temperature
BFP- Big Fat Positive (usually from a pregnancy or ovulation test)
BFN- Big Fat Negative
BW- Bloodwork
CD- Cycle Day
CF- Cervical Fluid
CM- Cervical Mucous
DH- Dear Husband
DPO- Days Past/Post Ovulation
ENDO- Endometriosis
EWCM- Eggwhite Cervical Mucous
FSH- Follicle Stimulating Hormone
FX- Fingers crossed
HPT- Home Pregnancy Test
IF- Infertility
IVF- In Vitro Fertilization
LAP- Laparoscopy
LOL- Laugh Out Loud
LP- Leutal Phase
LSC- Low Sperm Count
M/C- Miscarriage
O- Ovulation
OPK- Ovulation Predictor Kit
OTC- Over the Counter
PCOS- Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
PG- Pregnant
POAS- Pee On A Stick
SA- Semen Analysis
TL Tubal Ligation
TR Tubal Reversal
U/S- Ultrasound
 
 
 

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butterflyangel
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:Cool Hi,

Thanks for posting that list...I don't really chat much and wasn't too sure about all those acronyms!

BabyPlease
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what about "RE" I never know what that stands for

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Meditrina
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RE is reproductive endocrinologist Tongue (from my understanding anyways)

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neutronnancy
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RE = Reproductive Endocrinologist

from wikipedia: Reproductive Endocrinology is a surgical subspecialty of obstetrics and gynecology that trains physicians in reproductive medicine addressing hormonal functioning as it pertains to reproduction as well as the issue of infertility. Reproductive surgeons operate on anatomical disorders that affect fertility. Reproductive endocrinologists have specialty training in obstetrics and gynecology before they undergo sub-specialty training (fellowship) in reproductive endocrinology and infertility.

We should add "bbs" for boobs too! Tongue

oops...I didn't see your post Mary...you beat me too it!!!

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 Nancy   The wait is FINALLY over...our little girl is HERE!

BabyPlease
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oooo thanks!

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GodHelpMe
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Thanks Nancy! My aunt was telling me about seeing an endocrinologist, but I had not thought about a RE - duh! I will definitely try and find one ASAP! Btw, happy early anniversary!

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neutronnancy
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Godhelpme...thanks. We got our anniversary present early...a BFP yesterday Big smile confirmed by my RE this morning Big smile

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GodHelpMe
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My husband will most likely get this job in FL, bc the staffing Agency called him and told him that they already wrote up an offer. Yay! The only downer is that we will only have the staffing Agency insurance for the first 90 days...I am practically positive they won't cover acupuncture, and I don't even want to think about the co-pay for the RE...maybe, just maybe- I just had this thought about seeing the RE while we are in FL in Sept...while we still have our insurance...I wonder if I can get an appt with such short notice...I'll call right now- fingers crossed!

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YAY!!!!! IT WORKED~ SEPT. 18 @ 9AM. It's kinda funny I am so excited about seeing an RE, but hey, I am psyched!!!! Big smile I am really glad that they take my current insurance, at least I can get in and get started...woohoo! I am beyond thrilled, this Dr.'s website really made me believe that he is different, that he really cares about his patients, and wants to help us conceive. YES YES YES!!!! Party

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Elizabeth
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Wonderful news Lynette! I will be thinking about you on the 18th, let us know how it goes!
Smile Elizabeth

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