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Old Sep 20th, 2006, 12:15 PM   1
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BabyandBump Lingo & Abbreviations

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2WW (aka. TWW) - Two Week Wait - Luteal Phase - 14 days after ovulation

AF - Aunt Flo, menstruation, period
AH - Assisted Hatching
AI - Artificial Insemination
AKA - Also Known As

BABY ASPIRIN - aka. children's aspirin which contains only 80mg of aspirin used to quiet immune system
BAW - Board at work
BBT - Basal Body Temperature
BD - Baby Dance, Sex
Beta - Blood test for PG
BFN - Big Fat Negative (Pregnancy Tests)
BFP - Big Fat Positive (Pregnancy Test)
BTW - By the way
BC - Birth Control
BCP - Birth Control Pills
BIL - Brother in-law
BBs - BooBies AKA Breasts, Boobs, funbags etc.
BA - Baby Aspirin
BM - Breast Milk
BPM - Beats per minute
BOB - Baby on board

CB - Clear Blue Pregnancy Test
CBFM - Clear Blue Fertility Monitor
CD - Cycle Day
CL - Corpus Luteum
CM- Cervical Mucus, Icky Sticky
CP - Cervical Position
C# - Cycle Number
CP - Cervical Position

DD - Dear Daughter
DH- Dear Husband
DP - Dancing Partner; spouse, or significant other
DPO - Days Past Ovulation
DB - Dear Boyfriend
DS - Dear Son
DTD - Doing The Dance, BD, sex
DPT - Days Post-Transfer
D&C - Dilate and Curettage

EC - Embryo Cyro/Freezing
EDD - Estimated Due Date
EPO - Evening Primrose Oil
EWCM - Egg-White Cervical Mucus
ER - Egg Retrieval
ET - Egg transfer
EPT - Early Pregnancy Test
EPU - Early pregnancy unit
ETA - Edited to add
EVAP - Evaporation

FIL - Father in law
FMU - First morning urine
FOB - Father of baby
FRER - First Response Early Result (Pregnancy Test)
FXed - Fingers crossed
FRER - First response early result
FAO - For attention of

GP - General Practitioner
Gyno - Gynaecologist

HCG - Human Chorionic Gonadotropin - detected in HPTs
HPT - Home Pregnancy Test
HSG - Hysterosalpingogram - x-ray
HB - Heartbeat

ICSI - Micro Fertilization
IUI - Intrauterine Insemination
IVF - In Vitro Fertilization
IC - Internet Cheapie
IYKWIM - If you know what i mean
IRL - In real life
IYO - In your opinion
IMO - In my opinion
IB - Implantation bleeding

KEGELS - The muscle used to stop the flow of urine.

LH - Luteinizing Hormone - detected in OPKs
LOL - Laughing Out Loud
LP - Luteal Phase, days between ov & AF
LMAO - Laughing my ass off
LAP - Laparoscopy
LMP - Last Menstrual Period
LSP - Low Sperm Count
LO - Little One

MC, m/c - Miscarriage
MMC - Missed miscarriage
MF - Malefactor
MIL - Mother in law
M/S, MS - Morning Sickness
NP - No Problem

NTNP - Not trying, not preventing

O or OV - Ovulation
OH - Other Half
OPK - Ovulation Predictor Kit
OB/GYN - Obstetrician/Gynaecologist
OMG - Oh My God/Goodness
OP - Original poster

PG - Pregnancy, pregnant
PNV - Prenatal Vitamin
PCO - Polycystic Ovaries
PCOD - Polycystic Ovary Disease
PCOS - Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
PMA - Positive mental attitude
PMS - Pre-menstrual Syndrome
POAS - Pee on a stick (Home Pregnancy Test)
PND - Post Natal Depression
PGP - see SPD

RE - Reproductive Endocrinologist - doctor who specializes in fertility problems
R-FSH - Recombinant Human Follicle Stimulating Hormone
ROBI - A term used which refers to Robitussin and Guaifenesin Syrup (expectorant) used to thin CM
ROFL - Rolling on the Floor Laughing

SOD - Sex on Demand
SA - Semen Analysis
SAHM - Stay at Home Mom
SAHD - Stay-At-Home Dad
SIL - Sister in law
STD - Sexually Transmitted Disease
SMEP - Sperm meets egg plan
SPD - Symphysis pubis dysfunction - Also know as PGP, Pelvic girdle pain

TCOYF - *“Taking Charge of Your Fertility*” by Toni Weschler
TR - Tubal Reversal
TTC - Trying To Conceive
TMI - Too Much Information
TR - Tubal Reversal
TIA - Thanks in Advance
TWW - Two week wait

U/S - Ultrasound
UTI - Urinary Tract Infection

WAH - Work at Home
WAHM - Work at Home Mum
WAHD - Work at Home Dad
WAHP - Work at Home Parents

YI Yeast Infection

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Old Sep 20th, 2006, 12:37 PM   2
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UK to USA word conversions (UK word first to US word)

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A&E - Emergency Room
Cot/Cotbed - Crib
Crib - Bassinet
Dummy - Pacifier/Soother
Moses Basket - Bassinet
Nappy - Diaper

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Old Sep 8th, 2009, 04:17 AM   3
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What is SPD?

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Old Sep 8th, 2009, 04:57 AM   4
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Symphisis pubis dysfunction - Also know as PGP, Pelvic girdle pain.

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Old Sep 8th, 2009, 05:00 AM   5
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I'm so glad of this post felt a bit silly not knowing the words lol

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Old Sep 16th, 2009, 10:46 AM   6
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Now it all seems so simple i was really getting my self tied up in a know trying to work some of those out

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Old Sep 19th, 2009, 16:26 PM   7
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I am so glad that you have this list, I was trying to work out what some of the phrases were and I was getting ready to pull my hair out lmao.......

Thanks for thinking of this post.......

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Old Sep 25th, 2009, 20:51 PM   8
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Thank you so much. Some of them I had figured out the meaning but not the actual word within the letters.

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Old Sep 29th, 2009, 15:21 PM   9
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Youve got FRER down twice, both saying, First Response Early Result

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Old Oct 5th, 2009, 13:55 PM   10
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thank you for those. x

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