BabyandBump Lingo & Abbreviations

Discussion in 'Technical Support' started by Arcanegirl, Sep 20, 2006.

  1. E&L's mummy

    E&L's mummy mum to 3 amazing girls

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    sorry my turn now.... what does O/T or OT mean in a thread title?
     
  2. leeanne

    leeanne Mom of 3 and Stepmom of 2

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    Pretty sure it is "overtime" unless OT is used for something else now. LOL
     
  3. Vickie

    Vickie Hannah & Rhys <3

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    I think it means Off Topic :lol:
     
  4. leeanne

    leeanne Mom of 3 and Stepmom of 2

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    Ah, yes of course, can mean that too.

    I've seen OT used both ways.
     
  5. Raspberrybean

    Raspberrybean New Member

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    This thread is brill - i'm new to BnB and was v confused with the abbreviations. I'm getting used to some of them now.
     
  6. Hey this is great thank you!!....I have seen "HV" a couple of times.....does anyone know what it means? :blush:
     
  7. xoButterfly25

    xoButterfly25 Harley's Mummy & WTT #2

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    I've only ever known 'HV' as High Voltage ..unless it stands for something different on here? lol
     
  8. Arcanegirl

    Arcanegirl Bazinga!!

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    HV is for health visitor :)
     
  9. Carley22

    Carley22 Mummy to Jayden

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    whats NT when talking about 1st scans?

    Does OT mean occupational therapist?
     
  10. going_crazy

    going_crazy Still learning.....!

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    NT is the Nuchal Translucency scan, which is done between 11 & 13 weeks and it checks the nuchal fold at the back of the baby's neck - this is used to determine the risk of (i think) downs syndrome or something similar.

    Not sure about OT, but I think it means Off Topic
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  11. Vickie

    Vickie Hannah & Rhys <3

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    OT generally means off topic
     
  12. mandy121

    mandy121 Guest

    what is smu
     
  13. madasa

    madasa Mum of 2

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    I am glad I found this.... now everything makes sense!!

    I think I may have more... SOrry if any of these are actually ON there and I missed them :)
    BF = breastfeeding,
    FF = formula feeding,
    MW = midwife,
    HV = health visitor,
    HB = Homebirth (I think, how silly, hospital birth would be the same!),
    NVP = alternative abbreviation for morning sickness (nausea and vomiting in pregnancy),
    TBH = To be honest,
    BTW = by the way,
    EC = can also mean Elimination Communication (where you don't use nappies),
    AP = Attachment Parenting,
    EBM = Expressed breastmilk,
    EBF = Exclusive Breastfeeding,
    NIP = Nursing in public,
    LLL = La Leche League
    LC = Lactation Consultant
    MILC = Mothers International Lactation Campaign
    ROFL = rolling on the floor laughing,
    ROFLMO = rolling on the floor laughing my bum/butt off,

    Oh and I thought DTD was "doing the dirty", ha ha ha!!
     
  14. I thought BD (BabyDance) Meant BootyDo, which is what my hubby calls it lol. Doing the Booty Do
     
  15. madasa

    madasa Mum of 2

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    Oh, I've thought of a couple more...

    PITA = Pain in the @$$
    PROM = premature rupture of membranes (breaking the waters)

    :D
     
  16. BethyBoop

    BethyBoop Chloey

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  17. Tessa

    Tessa ~TTC Our First~

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    Thanks for this! :thumbup:

    Softcups and Pre-Seed might be nice to add. Both I kept seeing discussed in various threads and didn't know what they were.
    Still see lots of ladies asking about them in random threads.
     
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    daveytrackels New Member

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    daveytrackels New Member

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    thx you have been really helpfull!
     
  20. IndigoLotus

    IndigoLotus Guest

    WOw! THere are so many! THanks for this thread!
     

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