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Glossary


This is a world that has a language all of it's own!  At last, here is the translator dictionary:

A
aamof - as a matter of fact 
aca - anti-cardiolopin antibodies 
adn - any day now 
af - aunt flo - menstrual cycle 
ah,azh - assisted hatching 
ahi - at-home insemination 
ai - artificial insemination 
aih - artificial insemination from husband 
aka - also known as 
ao - anovulation 
aoa,ava - anti-ovarian antibody 
art - assisted reproductive technology 
atm - at the moment 
awol - a woman on lupron 

B

b4 - before 
b4n - before now 
ba - baby aspirin 
babydust - good wishes vibe for getting pregnant 
bbl - be back later 
bbt - basal body temperature 
bbs - boobies aka breasts 
b/c - because 
bc - birth control 
bcp - birth control pills 
bd - baby dance (intercourse) 
bf - breastfed, boyfriend 
bfn - big fat negative 
bfp - big fat positive! 
Bil - brother in-law 

C

c# - cycle number 
cb - cycle buddy 
cd - cycle day 
cf - cervical fluid 
cm - cervical mucus 
cp - cervical position 
cnm – certified nurse midwife 

D

da - dear angel 
dh - dear husband 
dp - dear partner 
dd - dear daughter 
ds - dear son 
dsd - dear step-daughter 
dss - dear step-son 
d&c - dilation & curettage 
d&e - dilation & evacuation 
dpo - days post-ovulation 
dpc - days since last clomid pill was taken 
dpr - days post-retrieval 
dpt - days post-transfer 
dx - diagnosis 

E

e2 - estradiol 
eb,emb - endometrial biopsy 
edd - estimated due date 
endo - endometriosis 
eg - evil grin 
eod - end of discussion 
epo - evening primrose oil 
ept - early pregnancy test 
esp - especially 
et - embryo transfer 
ew,ewcm - eggwhite cervical mucus
 

F

fet - frozen embryo transfer 
fhr - fetal heart rate 
fil - father in law 
fp - follicular phase 
fsh - follicle stimulating hormone 
fbow - for better or worse 
ftta - fertile thoughts to all 
fur - false unicorn root 
fv - fertile vibes 
fya - for your amusement 
fyi - for your information 

G

g - grin 
gafia - get away from it all 
gal- get a life 
gfy - good for you 
gg- gotta go 
gift - gamete intra-fallopian transfer 
gmta - great minds think alike 
gnrh - gonadotropin releasing hormone 
gp - general practitioner 

H

hagd - have a great day 
hand - have a nice day 
hcg,hcg - human chorionic gonadotropin 
hmg,hmg - human menopausal gonadotropin 
hpt - home pregnancy test 
hrt - hormone replacement therapy 
hsc - hysteroscopy 
hsg - hysterosalpingogram 
hth - hope that helps 
huth - hang up the horns

I

iac - in any case 
iae - in any event 
ici - intra-cervical insemination 
icsi - intra-cytoplasmic sperm injection 
icbw - I could be wrong 
idtt - i'll drink to that 
iirc - if I recall correctly 
im - instant message (instant messaging) 
if - infertility 
imao - in my arrogant opinion 
imbo - in my biased opinion 
imco - in my considered opinion 
ime - in my experience 
imho - in my honest/humble opinion 
imnsho - in my not so humble opinion 
imo - in my opinion 
inpo - in no particular order 
iow - in other words 
irl - in real life 
iti - intra-tubal insemination 
iui - intra-uterine insemination 
ivf – in-vitro fertilization 

J

jic - just in case 
j/k - just kidding 
jmo - just my opinion 
jtywltk - just thought you would like to know 

K

kiss - keep it simple sweetheart (stupid) 
kup - keep us posted 
kwim - know what I mean
 

L

lap - laparoscopy 
lh - luteinizing hormone 
lmp - last menstrual period (start date) 
lmao - laughing my ankles (a**) off 
lmbo - laughing my butt off 
lo - love olympics (sex) 
lol - laugh out loud 
lp - luteal phase 
lpd - luteal phase defect 
lsp - low sperm count 
luf,lufs - luteinized un-ruptured follicle syndrome 

M

mc,m/c - miscarriage 
mf - malefactor 
mift - micro injection fallopian transfer 
mil - mother in law 
m/s, ms - morning sickness 

N

na (n/a) - not applicable, not appropriate 
nak - nursing at keyboard 
newbie - new to the internet or bulletin board 
nfp - natural family planning 
niping - nursing in public 
nmp - not my problem 
np - no problem 
npi - no pun intended 
nrn - no reply necessary 
nt - no text
 

O

o - ovulation, ovulated 
ob - obstetrician 
ob/gyn - obstetrician/gynaecologist 
oc - oral contraceptives 
od - ovulatory dysfunction 
oht - one-handed typing 
op - other poster/original poster 
oic - oh I (c) see 
omg - oh my god 
opk - ovulation predictor kit 
opt - ovulation predictor test 
ot - off topic 
otoh - on the other hand 
ots - off the subject 
otc - over the counter 

P

ppaf - post-pardom aunt flo 
pco - polycystic ovaries 
pcod - polycystic ovary disease 
pcos - polycystic ovary syndrome 
pcp - primary care physician 
pct - post coital test 
pg - pregnant 
pid - pelvic inflammatory disease 
pms - pre-menstrual syndrome 
poas - pee on a stick (home pregnancy test) 
ppl - people 
ptl - praise the lord 
pu - that stinks 

R

re - reproductive endocrinologist 
r-fsh - recombinant human follicle stimulating hormone 
ri - reproductive immunologist 
rx - prescription
 

S

sa - semen analysis 
sahd - stay-at-home dad 
sahm - stay-at-home mum
sb - step-brother 
sbt - sad but true 
sd - step-daughter / step-dad 
sfaiaa - so far as I am aware 
sf - step-father 
sfmp - sorry for multiple posts 
shg - sonohysterogram 
sil - sister in law 
sitd - still in the dark 
sm - step-mum (mother) 
sns - supplemental nursing system 
smep - sperm meets egg plan 
ss - step-son / step-sister 
so - significant other 
std - sexually transmitted disease 
 

T

taft - that's a frightening thought 
tayl - talk at you later 
tcoyf -taking care of your fertility 
tfic - tongue firmly in cheek 
thx - thanks 
tia- thanks in advance 
tic - tongue in cheek 
time - tears in my eyes 
tmi - too much information 
toh - typing one-handed 
tptb - the powers that be 
ttc - trying to conceive 
ttfn - ta-ta for now 
ttyl - talk to you later 
ttys - talk to you soon 
twimc - to whom it may concern 
tww - two week wait (also 2ww) 
ty - thank you 
tyvm - thank you very much 
tr - tubal reversal 
tx - treatment 

U

ur - urologist 
u/s - ultrasound 
uti - urinary tract infection 

V

v - vasectomy 
vr - vasectomy reversal 

W


wahd - work-at-home-dad 
wahm - work-at-home-mum
wb - welcome back 
wfm - works for me 
weg - wicked evil grin 
w/o - without 
wnl - within normal limits 
wohm - work out of home mum
wrt - with regard to 
wtg - way to go 
wth - what the heck?? 
Wu? - what's up? 
Wysiwyg - what you see is what you get 

Z

zift - zygote intra-fallopian transfer





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