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It's hard enough trying to get pregnant when it seems like everyone else is succeeding - added to the fact that doctors and fertility centers sometimes seem to just not have enough time to answer every question and explain every option. MOMtility was founded by two fertility nurses who realized that for themselves, when they experienced fertility issues and high-risk pregnancies and found themselves in the patient's seat. The service they started provides women with a personal guide, someone they can speak to by phone, video chat/skype, or email - and ask every question, explore any situation, or just talk about the challenges they face. Come check us out - the first 30-minute session is free!View Thread
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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