The TTC dictionary

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From baby dance to pee on a stick, you’ll be talking about all sorts of new stuff once you start trying to conceive.

Getting Started:
TTC - Trying to Conceive
DH - Dear Husband
FS - Fertility Specialist
AI - Artificial Insemination
IUI - Intra Uterine Insemination
BD - Baby Dance (Timed Intercourse/Sex)
2WW - Two Week Wait (Time from Ovulation/Egg Transfer to Pregnancy Test)
IVF - In Vitro Fertilisation (In Vitro = In Glass)

Alphabetical
AF - Aunt Flo, Period, or Menstrual cycle
AH - Assisted Hatching
ART - Assisted Reproductive Technology
BA - Baby Aspirin
BBT - Basal Body Temperature
BCP - Birth Control Pills
Beta - HCG pregnancy test
BFN - Big Fat Negative
BMS - Baby-making Sex
B/W, b/w Bloodwork
CCCT, CCT - Clomiphene Citrate Challenge Test (Clomid Challenge Test)
CD - Calendar Day
CM - Cervical Mucus
D&C - Dilation & Curettage
DE - Donor Eggs
DH - Dear Husband
DPO - Days Post-Ovulation
DPR - Days Post-Retrieval
DPT - Days Post-Transfer
DW - Dear Wife
Dx - Diagnosis
E2 - Estradiol
ENDO - Endometriosis
ER - Egg Retrieval
ET - Embryo Transfer
EWCM - Egg White Cervical Mucus
FAQ - - Frequently Asked Questions
FET - Frozen Embryo Transfer
FMP - First Morning Pee
FRED - First Response Early Detection
FSH - Follicle-Stimulating Hormone
GIFT - Gamete Intrafallopian Transfer
GnRH - Gonadotropin-Releasing Hormone
hCG, HCG Human Chorionic Gonadotropin
hMG, HMG - Human Menopausal Gonadotropin
HPT - Home Pregnancy Test
HSG - Hysterosalpingogram
ICSI - Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection
IF - Infertility
IM - Intramuscular injections
IUI - Intrauterine Insemination
IVF - In Vitro Fertilization
IVIg - Intravenous Immunoglobulin
LAP - Laparoscopy
LH - Luteinizing Hormone
LOL - Laughing Out Loud / Lots of Love
LPD - Luteal-Phase Defect
MC, m/c - Miscarriage
O - Ovulation
OHSS - Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome
OPK - Ovulation Predictor Kit
P4 - Progesterone
PCOS - Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
PG - Pregnant
PGD - Pre-implantation Genetic Diagnosis
PID - Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
PIO - Progesterone In Oil
PMS - Pre-menstrual Syndrome
POAS - Pee On A Stick (Making reference to home pregnancy tests or ovulation tests)
RE - Reproductive Endocrinologist
SA - Semen Analysis
S/S - Signs/Symptoms
STD - Sexually Transmitted Disease
SubQ - Subcutaneous injection
TTC - Trying To Conceive or get pregnant
Tx - Treatment
US, u/s - Ultrasound
2WW - 2 Week Wait (from transfer until pg test)
ZIFT - Zygote Intra-fallopian Transfer
 
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