New to the pregnancy exchanges and wondering what all those abbreviations stand for? Not anymore!
Thanks to MNHall, for sorting everything out and putting together this list for us!
Here's what we've got so far...add anything we missed to the replies below:
1st trimester - BFP til 13 weeks, 2 days
2nd trimester - 13 weeks, 3 days til 26 weeks, 4 days
3rd trimester - 26 weeks, 5 days til delivery
DH - Dear/Darling Husband
DS - Dear/Darling Son
DD - Dear/Darling Daughter
DB - Dear/Darling boyfriend
DF - Dear/Darling fiance
SO - Significant Other
DSS - Dear/Darling step son
DSD - Dear/Darling step daughter
LO - Little one
IL - In Laws - MIL (mother), FIL (father), BIL (brother), SIL (sister)
TMI - Too much information
HTH - Hope that helps
MO - In my opinion
TIA - Thanks in advance
PAL - pregnancy after loss
pg/preggo/prego - pregnant
m/s - morning sickness
m/c - miscarriage
u/s - ultrasound
b/w (bw) - blood work
hCG - Human chorionic gonadotropin (hormone detected during pregnancy)
Pro - progesterone
m/w - midwife
GD - Gestational Diabetes
GTT - Glucose Tolerance Test
UTI - urinary tract infection
BP - blood pressure (or birth plan)
HR/HB - Heart rate/heart beat
FHR - Fetal heart rate
BPM - beats per minute (re: heartrate)
EDD - Estimated Due Date
BH/BHC - Braxton hicks/Braxton hicks contractions
L&D - labor and delivery
BF - breast feeding
BM - Breast milk
FF - formula fed
SAHM - Stay at home mom
WAHM - Work at home mom
WOHM - Work outside the home mom
What Are Teams?
Blue team - pregnant with a boy
Pink team - pregnant with a girl
Green team - want to find out sex before delivery
Yellow team - waiting to find out sex until delivery
Plaid Team - Twins, one boy and one girl.
Purple Team - You know the gender, but aren't telling!
Types of Discussions
GTKYFP: Getting to know your fellow preggos (fun daily question to get to know each other on the board)
TRIGS: Triggery topic, posted in the subject line when difficult topics associated with this forum are mentioned (ex: on a pregnancy board, talking about a m/c, as some members may find it difficult to read about, so "trigs" warns them so they can chose if they are ready to read it). Sometimes "Triggs" or "Triggers."
OT: Off Topic (when posting something not regarding the typical forum conversation)
TTC related (since it's still talked about on a pregnancy board)
TTC - Trying to conceive
BD - Baby dance (sex to make a baby)
FD - fun dance (sex just for fun)
ED - every day (when referring to frequency of BD'ing)
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