Charting Series Post #2: All About Abbreviations!

One of the most confusion things about TTC can simply be the abbreviations that are used! In post #2, we are going to go over a bunch of these to help you just right into the discussion.

2WW Two Week Wait The waiting period between ovulation and testing
AF Aunt Flo Period, Menstruation
BBT Basal Body Temperature This involved taking your resting temperature (after sleep) at the same time daily, to help identify ovulation
BC Birth Control Pills, IUD, DepoProvera, etc.
BD Baby Dance Sex!
Beta Pregnancy Blood Test Pregnancy Test by blood draw by physician
BFN Big Fat Negative Negative Pregnancy Test
BFP Big Fat Positive Positive Pregnancy Test
CD Cycle Day CD1 is the first day of your period, up until the day before your next period
CM Cervical Mucus The mucus produced by your cervix, which can help identify fertility
CP Cervical Position The position of your cervix, which can help identify fertility
D&C Dilation & Curettage Clearing the lining of the uterus, often a procedure used after miscarriage
DD Dear Daughter Daughter
DH Dear Husband Husband
DP Dancing Partner Spouse, boyfriend, significant other, etc.
DPO Days Past Ovulation This is your Luteal phase, DPO1 starts the day after ovulation
DB Dear Boyfriend Boyfriend
DG Dear Girlfriend Girlfriend
DF Dear Fiance Fiance
DS Dear Son Son
DTD Do The Deed/Do The Dance Having sex
EDD Estimated Due Date The due date of your baby!
EWCM Egg White Cervical Mucus This is a stringy, sticky, egg-white like cervical mucus, the most fertile.
FMU First Morning Urine The first time you urinate in the morning
FRER First Response Early Result First Response Pregnancy Tests
FX Fingers Crossed Good Luck!
hCG Human Chorionic Ganadotrphic What is detected in home pregnancy tests to determine pregnancy
HPT Home Pregnancy Test Pretty much any test you take at home
IB Implanation Bleeding Some women experience spotting when implantation occurs
IUI Intrauterine Insemination A fertility procedure
IVF In Vitro Fertilization A fertility procedure
LH Luteinizing Hormone What OPKs look for to detect ovulation
LMP Last Menstrual Period The (first usually) day of your last period
LP Luteal Phase The time between ovulation and CD1
Mc or M/C Miscarriage Loss of baby
MS or M/S Morning Sickness Nausea caused by pregnancy
O or OV Ovulation The releasing of the egg by the Ova
OPK Ovulation Prediction Kit Using to find ovulation at home
POAs Pee On A Stick Taking an ovulation or pregnancy test
SAHM Stay At Home Mom Mother who stays at home with children
SO Significant Other Your Partner
TTC Trying to Conceive Trying to have a baby!
UTI Urinary Tract Infection An infection of the Urinary Tract (common in women)
YI Yeast Infection A vaginal infection (common in women)
US Ultrasound For pregnancy, or looking into fertility relating difficulties

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