IVF Glossary

Visiting "trying to conceive" message boards or forums can be overwhelming because of the amount of new terms and acronyms. Below is a list of abbreviations to help you navigate fertility columns while surfing the Internet.

2ww

Two Week Wait/Luteal Phase

AF

Aunt Flo/Period/Menses/Menstruation/Menstrual Cycle

BBT

Basal Body Temperature

BCP, BCPS

Birth Control Pill/s

BD

Baby Dance/Sex

BFN

Big Fat Negative

BFP

Big Fat Positive!

BT

Blood Test

CBEFM

Clearblue Easy Fertility Monitor

CD

Cycle Day

CF

Cervical Fluid (also called Cervical Mucus)

CL

Corpus Luteum

CM

Cervical Mucus (also called Cervical Fluid)

CP

Cervical Position

DH, DP

Dear Hubby/Darn Husband, Dear Partner

DPO

Day/s Past Ovulation

DTD

Do The Deed/Sex

EC

Embryo Cryo/Freezing

EDD

Estimated Delivery/Due Date

EWCM

Egg White Cervical Mucus

FMU

First Morning Urine

FRER

First Response Early Results Pregnancy Test

FSH

Follicle-Stimulating Hormone

GS

Gestational Surrogacy

hCG

Human Chorionic Gonadotropin

HPT

Home Pregnancy Test

HSG

Hysterosalpingogram (x-ray)

ICSI

Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection/Microfertilization

ISA

Independent Surrogacy Arrangement

IUI

Intrauterine Insemination

IVF

In Vitro Fertilization

LH

Luteinizing Hormone

LP

Luteal Phase

MC or M/C

Miscarriage

MS

Morning Sickness

NPP

Not Preventing Pregnancy

O

Ovulate/Ovulation

O'ING

Ovulating

OI

Ovulation Induction

OPK

Ovulation Predictor Kits

PCOS

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

PG

Pregnant

POAS

Pee On A Stick

PVN

Prenatal Vitamin

RE

Reproductive Endocrinologist

ROBI

Robitussin

SA

Semen Analysis

SD

Sperm Donor

SHOW

Soft => High => Open => and Wet

SO

Significant Other

TCOYF, TCOY

Taking Charge Of Your Fertility

TR

Tubal Reversal

TS

Traditional Surrogacy

TTC

Trying To Conceive

US

Ultrasound

Source: pregnancy.org.