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Many of you may already know these, but if you're confused about what all of those TTC (trying to conceive) 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) 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 (We want a !) 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
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