What does AF mean?

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  1. flimsey

    flimsey Well-Known Member

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    Hi Ladies

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

    Also can anyone tell the other abbs' means

    Thanks
     
  2. raven27

    raven27 Active Member

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    BabyandBump Lingo & Abbreviations

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    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
     
  3. flimsey

    flimsey Well-Known Member

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    Thanks ladies- I am sure I will get use to them?
     
  4. SBB

    SBB Well-Known Member

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    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
     
  5. bethany-wood

    bethany-wood Guest

    I'm from the UK and iv always called my period "Aunt flo" lol :) xxx
     
  6. SBB

    SBB Well-Known Member

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    Lol must just be my friends that never used it then! xx
     
  7. flimsey

    flimsey Well-Known Member

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    I have never heard it referred to as Aunty Fol either

    Lx
     
  8. 3yearsttc

    3yearsttc Well-Known Member

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    wow, there's a dictionary for this!
     
  9. ArticBaby

    ArticBaby Stepmom&TTC#1

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    I dont call her aunt flow anymore :nope:

    She's and evil :witch:
     
  10. magicvw

    magicvw Hoping for a 3rd

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    I've never used Aunt Flo either! I still don't, I think of it as the 2 letters A-F.! Have to be careful when talking my doctor, not to say things like "My last A-F was on 12th Feb" or "It hurts when we B-D" :rofl::rofl: Been here too long I think! :blush:
     
  11. SBB

    SBB Well-Known Member

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    Lol I did that at my docs the other day, she had no idea what I was talking about!!
     
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  13. Shorty88

    Shorty88 Mummy to 2. Pregnant with #3 rainbow baby

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    can I jump in and ask what a chemical is? I have seen it on a few post that they got what looked like a :bfp: but ended in it being a chemical?
     
  14. Holly ttc

    Holly ttc Well-Known Member

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    A chemical is when they get a very early positive but before it can be confirmed it fizzles. Generally people don't even know it's happened unless they test early because their cycle tends to start like normal.
     
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