TTC groups: what the abbreviations mean

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TTC stands for trying to conceive. That is your first lesson in fertility treatment lingo! Some of the other abbreviations are:

  • BFN / ^BFN^ = Big Fat Negative
  • AF / Aunt Flo = Menstrual cycle
  • BFP / ^BFP^ = Big Fat Positive
  • BMS = Baby Making Sex
  • DE = Donor Egg
  • DH = Dear/Darling Husband
  • DN = Dear Niece/ Nephew
  • DP = Dear Partner
  • DW = Dear Wife
  • DD = Dear Daughter
  • DS = Dear Son
  • DX =Diagnosis
  • D/R = Down Regulation (the first stage of long protocol IVF)
  • DPT or DPO = Days past transfer or Days past ovulation.
  • EC = Egg collection
  • ET = Embryo Transfer
  • FET = Frozen Embryo Transfer
  • FX = Fingers crossed
  • FSH = Follicle Stimulating Hormone
  • HPT = Home Pregnancy Test.
  • IF = Infertility
  • M/C = Miscarriage
  • OPK = Ovulation Predictor kit
  • OTD = Official test day
  • Pee stick = Home Pregnancy Test
  • PG = Pregnant
  • PM = personal message (sometimes IM is used)
  • PUPO = Pregnant Until Proven Otherwise (i.e. on the 2ww)
  • SA = Semen Analysis  
  • TX = Treatment
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