The TTC Dictionary

The TTC Dictionary

When you’re TTC, from worrying when AF will appear or trying not to stress in the 2WW… you’ll probably turn to online support forums. Whilst they can offer immense camaraderie and information, the acronyms used can be daunting.

It might feel like you’re trying to read through magic backwards glasses, but I’m here to help.

I’ve pulled together most of the TTC acronyms into one easy TTC dictionary so you can interpret just what that potential fertility friend was trying to say to you.

A

AF | Aunt Flow (period)

AH | Assisted Hatching

AI | Artificial Insemination

AIH | Artificial Insemination from Husband

ATM | At The Moment

ART | Assisted Reproductive Technology

B

BBT | Basal Body Temperature

BCP | Borth Control Pills

BD | Baby Dance (intercourse)

BFN | Big Fat Negative (Negative pregnancy test)

BFP | Big Fat Positive

BETA | HCG Pregnancy test

C

CD | Cycle Day

CF | Cervical Fluid

CM | Cervical Mucus

D

DD | Dear duaghter

DS | Dear son

DPO | Days Post-Ovulation

DPR | Days Post-Retreival

DPT | Days Post Transfer

Dx | Diagnosis

DE | Donor Eggs

E

ENDO | Endometriosis

EG | Evil Grin

E2 | Estradiol

EPT | Early Pregnancy Test

ET | Embryo Transfer

F

FHR | Fetal Heart Rate

FSH | Follicale Stimulating Hormone

FYA | For Your Amusement

FYI | For Your Information

FS | Fertilisyt Speialist

FMP | First Morning Pee

FRED | First Response Early Detection

G

GnRH | Gonadotrphin Releasing Homrone

GP | General Practicitoner

GIFT ” Gamete Intrafallopian Transfer

H

HSC | Hysteroscopy

I

IF | Infertility

ITI | Intra-tubal Insemination

IUI | Intra-Unterine Insemination

IVF | InVitro Fertilization

IM | Intramuscular Injections

J

L

LH | Luteinizing Hormone

LMP | Last Menstrual Period

LSP | Low Sperm Count

M

N

O

OMG | Oh My God

OTS | Off the subject

OPK | Ovulation Perdictor Kit

P

PCP | Primary Care Phsyician

PCT | Post Coital Test

PG | PRegnant

PID | Pelvic Inflammatory Disease

PMS | Pre0Menstrual Syndrome

POAS | Pee on a stick (Home pregnanyct test)

Q

R

RE | Reproductive Endocrinologist

R-FSH | Recombinant Human Follicale Stimulating Hormone

RI | Reproductive Immunologist

S

SMEP | Sperm meets egg plan

STD | Sexually Transmitted Disease

T

TTFN | Ta ta for now

TWW | Two week wait (also 2ww)

U

V

VR | Vasectomy Reversal

W

X

Y

Z

 

 

 

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