Confused about what all of those TTC (trying to conceive) and PG (pregnancy) abbreviations mean? Here's a list to help you decode them.
2WW: Two-Week Wait (until you can take a pregnancy test) AF: Aunt Flo(w), your menstrual period BBT: Basal Body Temperature BD: Baby Dance (Have sex for TTC) Beta: Blood Test for Pregnancy BFN: Big Fat Negative (pregnancy test result) BFP: Big Fat Positive (pregnancy test result) CB: Cycle Buddy--someone on the same cycle as you CM: Cervical Mucous DC: Dear Child or Dear Children DD : Dear Daughter DF: Dear/Darn Fiance' DH: Dear/Darn Husband DP: "Dancing" Partner; spouse or significant other DPO: Days Past Ovulation DS: Dear Son DTD: Doing The Deed (having sex) ECP: Evil Crotch Pain EDC: Estimated Date of Confinement (an old fashioned way of saying "Due Date") EDD: Estimated Date of Delivery (Due Date) EWCM: Egg-White Cervical Mucous ET: Egg Transfer FD: Fun Dancing (having sex for recreation and not because you're ovulating) FMU: First Morning Urine (the urine best for HPTs) HCG (hCG): Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (pregnancy hormone) HSG: Hysterosalpingogram (checking to see if your tubes are clear) HPT: Home Pregnancy Test ICSI: Intra-Cytoplasmic Sperm Injection (microfertilization) IVF: In Vitro Fertilization IUI: Intra-Uterine Insemination (a ride for the semen closer to your egg) LMP: Last Menstrual Period LP: Luteal Phase; the time between ovulation and Aunt Flow O: Ovulation OPK: Ovulation Predictor Kit PCOS (POS): Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome PG: Pregnant POAS: Pee On A Stick (check for pregnancy) RE: Reproductive Endocrinologist, a doctor who is a fertility expert SA: Semen Analysis TTC: Trying to conceive
Teams: Blue Team = Having a Boy Pink Team = Having a Girl Green Team = Going to find out gender, but don't know yet Yellow Team = Not going to find out gender Purple Team = Know gender, but not telling Plaid Team = Girl/Boy Twins
Hello, Anon_182444 and welcome. I am sorry to hear about your miscarriage.
You'll need to talk to your doctor to find out if you need to change from your regular schedule of Depo Provera injections or not. Brown discharge is usually old blood, but if you're concerned you may have an infection, please see your doctor. Your doctor will also be able to retest to see if you're pregnant or not.
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From the Pregnancy Odds quiz you'll learn that “In general, you have a 20% chance each month of getting pregnant, and an 85% chance of getting pregnant after one year. However, your chances decrease if you are over 30, if your menstrual cycle is irregular, and if you are underweight or overweight.
“The average woman gets pregnant after four months of trying. But these odds change significantly with age. Here are the odds of conceiving after one year of trying:
Age 20: 90% probability
Age 30: 70% probability
Age 35: 55% probability
Age 40: 45% probability
Age 45: 6% probability”
Also learn about such things as:
Should I wait to conceive after getting off birth control?
Take a Home Pregnancy Test so you can stop worrying. Pregnancy is never diagnosed on symptoms alone, because so many things can cause "pregnancy-like" symptoms. In fact, if you read the information the doctor gave you about Depo Provera , you may see some of the things you've mentioned listed there. You'll also see it's 99% effective.
Sorry you haven't had an luck yet getting a BFP. While "most" women ovulate in the middle of their cycle (about 14 days), your body doesn't have to be "average." That's one reason we tell women there is no "safe" time in their cycle when they cannot get pregnant, since we don't know who is ovulating when from month-to-month.
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