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    Default Guide to Abbreviations for Newbies

    Quote Originally Posted by krysten View Post
    I have updated the Abbreviations.....HTH all of the newbies and maybe even some of us oldtimers LOL



    AF- Aunt Flo
    AFM- As For Me
    AI- Artificial Insemination
    AO-annovulation
    ART-assisted reproduction technology
    ASA- anti-sperm antibody
    ASAP- as soon as possible
    BB- bulletin board
    BBL- be back later
    BCP- birth control pills
    BBT- basal body temperature
    BD- baby dance
    BETA= Beta = Beta HCG - it is a bloodtest to see if you are pregnant or not. A quanatative beta just let you now Yes or No. A Qualitative beta gives a number of how much HCG (The pregnancy hormone) is in your system. Most doctor's like to see this number double every 48 to 72 hours when you are pg.

    BF- boyfriend or bestfriend
    BFF- bestfriend (too)
    BFN- big fat negative
    BFP- big fat positive
    BIL- brother in law
    BMS- baby making sex
    BRB- be right back
    BTW- by the way
    BV- bacterial vaginosis
    BW- blood work
    CB- cycle buddy
    CD- cycle day
    CF- cervical fluid
    CIO- Crying it Out
    CM- cervical mucous
    D&C- dilation & curettage- A d&c is a procedure where the inside lining of the uterus is scraped. It is usually done when a woman has a missed miscarriage (baby is gone but the body isn't passing it) or an incomplete miscarriage (some tissue passed but not all). There are other instances where it is performed

    D&E- dilation & evacuation
    DE- donor eggs
    DD- darling daughter
    DH- darling husband
    DI- donor insemination
    DIUI- donor intrauterine insemination
    DOST- direct oocyte sperm transfer
    DPO- days post ovulation
    DPR- days post retrieval
    DPT- days post transfer
    DR- doctor
    DS- darling son
    DTD- do the deed (sex)
    DW- darling wife
    DX- diagnosis
    E2- estradiol
    EA- endometrial ablation
    ED- endometriosis
    FAQ- frequently asked questions
    FHR- fetal heart rate
    EWCM- egg white cervical mucus
    ET- embryo transfer
    FE- frozen embryo
    FET- frozen embryo transfer
    FIL- father in law
    FRER- first response early
    FX- fingers crossed
    GD- gestational diabetes
    H/A- headaches (as suggested by websissy)
    HPT- home pregnancy test
    HSG- hysterosalpingogram
    HTH- hope that helps
    IC- incompotent cervix
    IF- infertility
    IR- insulin resistance
    IUI- in uterine insemination
    IYKWIM- if you know what I mean
    IMHO- in my honest opinion
    IMO- in my opinion
    KWIM- know what I mean
    LAP- laparoscopy
    LMAO- laughing my a$$ off
    LOL- laugh out loud or lots of love
    LSP- low sperm count
    LPD- luteal phase defect
    MC- miscarriage
    MIL- mother in law
    M/S- morning sickness
    MWC- married with children
    NPC- natural progesterone cream
    O- ovulate
    OD- ovulation dysfunction
    OHSS- ovarian hyper-stimulation syndrome
    OP- original poster (person that started the thread)
    OPK- ovulation predictor kit
    OT- off topic
    OV- ovulated
    PG- pregnant
    PLS- please
    POAS- pee on a stick
    PUPO- pregnant until proven otherwise
    RE- reproductive endocrinologist
    SA- semen analysis
    SAHD- stay at home dad
    SAHM- stay at home mom
    SC- sperm count
    SE- side effect
    SO- significant other
    STICKY- is a thread that the moderators want to stay at the top of a forum. MOst threads move down the forum when people stop replying. Stickies will always be at the top.
    TCYOF-Taking Charge of Your Fertility (book by Toni Weschler)
    TMI- too much info
    TSH-thyroid stimulating hormone
    TTC- trying to conceive
    2WW- 2 week waiting period after O before PG test
    TX- treatment
    US- ultrasound
    Here is a link to the old thread - http://www.soulcysters.net/showthrea...or-Newbies-%29
    That thread got too long so I made a new one.

    If you know of any abbreviations we are missing please let me know so I can add them to the list.
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    thank you for reposting I am new to this site and some on the letters people posted yesterday I coulnt understand so thank you for helping me understand them

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    Yes I'm a newbie as well & I wasn't getting some or I should say most of the lingo

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    Not only is this big help on this site, it has helped clear up some confusion on some other sites for me

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    This is wonderful, thank you.

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    Thanks, this makes understanding a lot of posts easier!

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    This is one of the best things I've seen.. Very helpful. Thanks

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    just what I was looking for! thanks

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    This is very helpful!!

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    Thank you for this information! I'm copying and posting into a file to keep on hand.

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    Thanks for this, I'm new around here and this helps bunches.

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    Thanks for these! I refer to them often!

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    Thanks for this, I am constantly looking up this lingo, lol one day I will get it all down!

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    Thank you so much for this!

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