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GodHelpMe's picture
Joined: 08/27/2009

Thanks Elizabeth! I certainly will let y'all know Smile


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Joined: 07/07/2009

Oh geez...I was talking to DH on the ride home from work, and I was apparently talking in TTC acronyms! He just glanced at me like "Wuh??" lol! Luckily, he knew what he knew I was a weirdo when he married me! lol!


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BabyPlease's picture
Joined: 07/02/2009

haha, cute. i know, i have referred to dh as "dh" to some people at work one time, and they were like what?!



Patti's picture
Joined: 10/02/2009

Thank you for posting the list of acronyms! It's very helpful Smile
I'm in my fertile time and my husband and I are hoping and praying for a baby. I've been feeling pretty quezy since yesterday...trying not to get my hopes up, but excited to take a hpt later this month. (ps...can someone help me figure out how to make the ovulation ticker show up on my signature please?!)

Joined: 10/16/2009

Here is a list I copy and pasted from the baby zone pg message boards from


Some of this is a repeat but I just copy and pasted and these are in ABC order. Hope this helps.
Nahum 1:7

add- attention deficit disorder
asap - As soon as possible
addy - email address
af - Aunt Flo, or period
afk - Away From Keyboard
aid - donor insemination
art - assisted reproductive therapy
at -artificial insemination
ACA - Anti-cardiolipin Antibodies
ACTH - Adrenal Corticotropic Hormone
AF -Aunt Flo (menstruation)
AH, AZH - Assisted Hatching
a.i -alt.infertility newsgroup
a.i.a, aia - alt.infertility.alternatives newsgroup
a.i.p, aip - alt.infertility.primary newsgroup
a.i.s, ais - alt.infertility.secondary newsgroup
AHI - At-home Insemination
ANA - Anti-nuclear Antibodies
APA - Anti-phospholipid Antibodies
APTT - Activated Partial Thromboplastin Time
ASA - Anti-sperm Antibody
ASRM - American Society of Reproductive Medicine
ATA - Anti-thyroid Antibody
AVA - Anti-ovarian Antibody

BDC- Birthday Club
brb - be right back
bak - back at keyboard
bbiaf - Be back in a few
bbl- be back later
bbs- be back soon
bbt - basal body temp
bd - baby dance
bf -best friend/boy friend
bf, b/f - breast feeding
bfn -big fat negative
bfp- big fat positive
bil - brother in law
brb - be right back
BCP - Birth Control Pills
BD - Baby Dance (sex)
BMS - Baby-making Sex
BT - Balanced Translocation
BW, b/w - Bloodwork
btw - by the way
BZ- Baby Zone

CUP- Community usage policy
cd - cycle day
cm - cervical mucous
cp -cervical position
ctx -contraction
CAD - Carbohydrate Addict's Diet
CAH - Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia
CASA - Computer-assisted Semen Analysis
CBAVD - Congenital Bilateral Absence of the Vas Deferens
CCCT, CCT- Clomiphene Citrate Challenge Test (Clomid Challenge Test)
CD - Cycle Day
CD56+ - Natural Killer Cells (NK)
CF - Cervical Fluid
CM - Cervical Mucus
CMV - Cytomegalovirus
CNM - Certified Nurse Midwife
COH - Controlled Ovarian Hyperstimulation
COW - Curse of Womanhood (menstruation)
CP - Cervical Position
CPFM- ClearPlan Fertility Monitor
CVS - Chorionic Villae Sampling

d&c- Dilation and Curettage
dd - dear daughter
DOB - Date of birth
DDB - Due date buddy
ddc - due date club
des - Diethylstilbestrol
dh -dear husband
dpo - days post ovulation
D&E -Dilation & Evacuation
DE - Donor Eggs
DES- Diethylstilbestrol (a synthetic estrogen)
DF - Dear FiancŽe
DHEAS- Dihydroepiandrosterone Sulfate
DI -Donor Insemination
DIPI - Direct Intra-peritoneal Insemination
DOST - Direct Oocyte-Sperm Transfer
DPO -Days Post-Ovulation
Dx - Diagnosis
dpt - days post transfer
ds - dear son
dw - dear wife

eta- Edited to add
endo- endometriosis
epo - evening primrose oil
ew - egg white
E2 -Estradiol
EB, EMB- Endometrial Biopsy
EDD -Estimated Due Date
EPT -Early Pregnancy Test
ET -Embryo Transfer
ETF - Embryo Toxic Factor
E.T.A - Embryo Toxicity Assay
EW, EWCM- Eggwhite Cervical Mucus


FWIW- For what it' s worth
fil- father in law
FF- Formula fed
fsh- follicle stimulating hormone
FBG- Fasting Blood Glucose
FET - Frozen Embryo Transfer
FHR - Fetal Heart Rate
FP -Follicular Phase
FTTA - Fertile Thoughts To All

GMV -Gets my vote
GM2V - Gets my 2nd vote
gift - Gamete Intrafallopian Transfer
GD - Gestational Diabetes
GnRH- Gonadotropin Releasing Hormone
GP - General Practitioner
GTT - Glucose Tolerance Test

ha ha ha- laughing
HT - Hot topics
hth - hope that helps/happy to help
hcg - human choronic gonadotropin
hsg - hystersalpingogram
hpt -home pregnancy test
hs - homeschool
HbA1c- Glycosylated Hemoglobin
HCP - Health Care Practitioner
HEPA - Hamster Egg Penetration Assay
hMG, HMG - Human Menopausal Gonadotropin
HP - Hannah's Prayer (Christian infertility / pregnancy loss group)
HRT - Hormone Replacement Therapy
HSC - Hysteroscop
HSG - Hysterosalpingogram


imho - in my humble/honest opinion
imo -In my opinion
irl - In real life
iow - In other words
ita - I think alike or I totally agree
iti -intratubal insemination
iui -intrauterine insemination
ivf -in vitro fertilization
IBT - Immunobead Binding Test
ICI -Intra-cervical Insemination
ICSI - Intra-cytoplasmic Sperm Injection
IF - Infertility
IM - Intra-muscular (WRT injections)
INCIID - International Council on Infertility Information Dissemination
IOR - Immature Oocyte Retrieval
IR - Insulin Resistant
ITI - Intra-tubal Insemination
IUFD - Intra-uterine Fetal Demise
IUGR - Intra-uterine Growth Retardation
IUI - Intra-uterine Insemination
IVC - Intra-vaginal Culture
IVF - In Vitro Fertilization
IVIg - Intravenous Immunoglobulin

jmo- just my opinion
jmho- Just my humble/honest opinion


kwim - know what I mean

lh - leutenizing hormone
lp - leutal phase
lmao- laughing my ass off
LMARSEO - laughing my arse off
lmbo - laughing my butt off
lol - laughing out loud
LAD - Leukocyte Antibody Detection Assay
LAP - Laparoscopy
LH - Luteinizing Hormone
LIT - Leukocyte Immunization Therapy
LMP - Last Menstrual Period (start date)
LO - Love Olympics (sex)
LP - Luteal Phase
LPD - Luteal Phase Defect
LUF, LUFS - Luteinized Unruptured Follicle Syndrome

m/c - miscarriage
mil - mother in law
moo - my own opinion
m/s - morning sickness
MAI -Miscarriage After Infertility (mail list)
MC, m/c, misc. - Miscarriage
MESA - Microsurgical Epididymal Sperm Aspiration
m.h.i, mhi - misc.health.infertility newsgroup
MIFT - Micro Injection Fallopian Transfer
m.k.p, mkp - misc.kids.pregnancy newsgroup
MMR - Measles-Mumps-Rubella Vaccine
MRI - Magnetic Resonance Imaging

NAK - Nursing at keys
NIP -Nursing in public
nm - nursing mom
NMS - Not my style
NSH - Not so hot
np, n/p- no problem
NEST - Non-surgical Embryonic Selective Thinning
NK - Natural Killer Cells (CD56+)
NORIF - Non-stimulated Oocyte Retrieval In (office) Fertilization
NP -Nurse Practitioner
NSA - Non-surgical Sperm Aspiration

oic -oh I see

oing - ovulating
opk -ovulation predictor kit
om - oh my
OP - Original Post(er)
omg - oh my goodness
O, OV- Ovulation
OASIS- Overweight & Seeking Infertility Support (mail list)
OB -Obstetrician
OB/GYN- Obstetrician/Gynecologist
OHSS - Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome
ONNA - Oh No, Not Again (mail list)
OPK - Ovulation Predictor Kit
OPSS - Overweight & Pregnant Support (mail list)
OPT - Ovulation Predictor Test
OTC - Over The Counter
OTTC - Overweight & Trying To Conceive (mail list)

PIMP - Peeing in my pants
POAS - Pee on a stick
PP - Previous Post(er)
pid - Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
pc - post coital
pg - pregnant, pregnancy
pics - pictures
pih -pregnancy induced hypertension
pof -premature ovarian failure
prom - premature rupture of membrane
ptl - pre-term labor
P4 - Progesterone
PA - Physician's Assistant
PANFERT - Pregnancy After Infertility (mail list)
PCO, PCOD- Polycystic Ovary Disease
PCOS - Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
PCP - Primary Care Physician
PCT -Post Coital Test
PESA - Percutaneous Epididymal Sperm Aspiration
PG - Pregnant
PGD- Pre-implantation Genetic Diagnosis
PI - Primary Infertility
PID - Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
PLI - Paternal Leukocyte Immunization
PMS - Pre-menstrual Syndrome
POC -Products of Conception
POF- Premature Ovarian Failure
PROM- Premature Rupture of Membranes
PTSD - Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
PZD - Partial Zona Dissection


QOTD/W - Question of the day/week


rofl - rolling on the floor laughing
roflmao - rolling on floor laughing my ass off
re - reproductive endocrinology infertility dr.
R-FSH, R-hFSH - Recombinant Human Follicle Stimulating Hormone
RI - Reproductive Immunologist
RIP - Reproductive Immunophynotype
ROS - Reactive Oxygen Species
RPL - Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
RSA -Recurrent Spontaneous Abortion
Rx - Prescription

SO - Significant other
STTN - Sleeping thru the night
snail mail - home address
sa - sperm analysis
sah - stay at home
sahd- stay at home dad
sahm- stay at home mom
sahp - stay at home parent
sil -sister in law
std - sexually transmitted diseases
SD -Sperm donor
SPA - Sperm Penetration Assay
SART - Society of Assisted Reproductive Technology
s/b, S/B - Stillbirth
SCORIF - Stimulated Cycle Oocyte Retrieval In (office) Fertilization
SHG - Sonohysterogram
SI -Secondary Infertility
SLE - Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
SPALS - Subsequent Pregnancy After a Loss Support (mail list)
s.s.p.l, sppl- soc.support.pregnancy.loss newsgroup
SUZI - Sub-zonal Insertion


TIA - Thanks in advance
ttc - trying to conceive
T4 -Thyroxine
TEBG - Testosterone-Estradiol Binding Globulin
TESA - Testicular Sperm Aspiration
TESE - Testicular Sperm Extraction
TET - Tubal Embryo Transfer
TNF - Tumor Necrosis Factor
TORCH- Toxoplasmosis, Other, Rubella, Cytomegalovirus and Herpes test
TRH -Thyroid-releasing Hormone
TSH - Thyroid Stimulating Hormone
TTC - Trying to Conceive
TUFT - Trans-uterine Fallopian Transfer
Tx -Treatment
ttfn - ta ta for now
ttyl - talk to you later
ttys -talk to you soon
ttyt - talk to you tomorrow
ty -thank you
2ww - 2 week wait

US, u/s - ultra sound
UTI -urinary tract infection

WDYT - What do you think
WWYD - What would you do
WTH - What the heck
wah - work at home
wahd - work at home dad
wahm - work at home mom
wahp -work at home parent
wb -welcome back
wbc -white blood cells
wtg- way to go
yw - your welcome

zift - Zygote Intrafallopian Transfer


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BabyPlease's picture
Joined: 07/02/2009

woa, that about covers it haha



123go's picture
Joined: 09/01/2009

very helpful!!! Haha, i've been referring to 'bd' for a while now on these forums, thinking it was somehow mentioning the 'bedroom' but BABY DANCE is soooo much cuter!! Love it. Thanks for posting!



Joined: 10/25/2009

what is 2ww?


#1 "Wobbles" born 1/1/11
#2 "Wobbles" born 9/20/13
2017 TTC #3, DH with Type 2 Diabetes and ED

BabyPlease's picture
Joined: 07/02/2009

the 2 week wait, the time between ovulation and when you would expect af (aunt flow, or your period) to show up, which is also when you could take a pregnancy test



Joined: 10/25/2009

Thanks BabyP! Just learning the ropes around here.


#1 "Wobbles" born 1/1/11
#2 "Wobbles" born 9/20/13
2017 TTC #3, DH with Type 2 Diabetes and ED