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Old Feb 17th, 2010, 12:38 PM   1
flimsey
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What does AF mean?


Hi Ladies

I am new to the site can anyone tell me what AF means?

Also can anyone tell the other abbs' means

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Old Feb 17th, 2010, 12:41 PM   2
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Old Feb 17th, 2010, 12:57 PM   3
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hope this helps


BabyandBump Lingo & Abbreviations

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0 - 9
2WW (aka. TWW) - Two Week Wait - Luteal Phase - 14 days after ovulation

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

B
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 inlaw
BBs - BooBies AKA Breasts, Boobs, funbags etc
BA - Baby Aspirin
BM - Breast Milk
BPM - Beats per minute
BOB - Baby on board

C
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

D
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 Curetage

E
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 - Evapouration

F
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

G
GP - General Practitioner
Gyno - Gynocologist

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

I
ICSI Microfertilization
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

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

L
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

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

N
NTNP - Not trying, not preventing

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

P
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

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

S
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 - Symphisis pubis dysfunction - Also know as PGP, Pelvic girdle pain

T
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
U/S - Ultrasound
UTI - Urinary Tract Infection

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

Y
YI Yeast Infection



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Old Feb 17th, 2010, 13:01 PM   4
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Thanks ladies- I am sure I will get use to them?



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Old Feb 17th, 2010, 13:03 PM   5
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I am new to the site can anyone tell me what AF means?
This took me ages to work out when I was first looking on forums! I knew it must mean period but couldn't work out for the life of me what AF could stand for!

I think it's an American thing - I've never heard anyone in the UK refer to their period as Aunt Flo - except once on Secret Diary Of A Call Girl lol!

x x x



 
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Old Feb 17th, 2010, 13:20 PM   6
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I am new to the site can anyone tell me what AF means?
This took me ages to work out when I was first looking on forums! I knew it must mean period but couldn't work out for the life of me what AF could stand for!

I think it's an American thing - I've never heard anyone in the UK refer to their period as Aunt Flo - except once on Secret Diary Of A Call Girl lol!

x x x
I'm from the UK and iv always called my period "Aunt flo" lol xxx



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Old Feb 17th, 2010, 14:06 PM   7
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Lol must just be my friends that never used it then! xx



 
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Old Feb 17th, 2010, 14:10 PM   8
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Lol must just be my friends that never used it then! xx
I have never heard it referred to as Aunty Fol either

Lx



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Old Feb 17th, 2010, 20:12 PM   9
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wow, there's a dictionary for this!



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Old Feb 17th, 2010, 21:05 PM   10
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I dont call her aunt flow anymore

She's and evil



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