Abbreviations ☮

I use abbreviations. It’s also the same abbreviations you’ll come across if many infertility/parenting message boards or forums.
Here are the ones I use the most
AF – Aunt Flow – Menstrual Cycle
BCP – Birth Control Pills
BD – Baby Dance – Sex
BFN – Big Fat Negative (Negative Pregnancy Test)
BFP – Big Fat Positive (Positive Pregnancy Test)
BR – Bravelle (ovary stimulation injections)
BTBalanced Translocation – Chromosome Translocation
CD – Cycle Day – What cycle day I’m on
CM – Cervical Mucus – Discharge
CTChromosome Translocation
D&C – Dilation & Curettage
DE – Donor Eggs
DPO – Days Post Ovulation
DPT – Days Post (Egg) Transfer
EDD – Estimated Due Date
ER – Egg Retrieval
FET – Frozen Egg Transfer
GP – General Practitioner
HPT – Home Pregnancy Test
HSG – Hysterosalpingogram – Test done that runs radioactive dye through uterus and ovaries to test functionality and blockage
IUI – Intra-uterine Insemination – Sperm injected directly into uterus at ovulation time by RE
IVF – In Vetro Fertilization – Sperm and Egg Fertilized outside of body
M/C – Miscarriage
MS – Morning Sickness
MTHFRMethylenetetrahydrofolate reductase
PDGPre-Implantation Genetic Diagnosis (They take DNA from each embryo during IVF and test for the Chromosome Translocation that is causing our miscarriages)
PUPO – Pregnant Until Proven Otherwise (Usually said after egg transfer in IVF)
RAPT – Resource Adoptive Parenting Training
RE – Reproductive Endocrinologist – Baby Doctor
TTC – Trying to Conceive
U/S – Ultrasound
Wanda – The vaginal ultrasound wand, known in the TTC community as “Wanda” LOL
2WW – Two week wait – standard 14 days between ovulation and Testing
If there are any more you see on my blogs that are not here please let me know so I can add them.
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