Common Forum Abbreviations

Common Forum Abbreviations

Postby flopsy » Sat Dec 29, 2018 8:34 pm

I hope this is the complete list of common forum abbreviations. If not, please let me know and I will do my best to add them.
A&E/ER: Accident & Emergency, or Emergency Room [hospital]
AF: Aunt Flo [period]
AI: Artificial Insemination
AIDS: Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
AKA: Also Known As
ATF/Amnio: Amniotic Fluid Test
BBT: Basal Body Temperature
BC/BCP: Birth Control/Birth Control Pills
BD: Baby Dance [s*x]
BFN: Big Fat Negative
BFP: Big Fat Positive
BT/Beta: Blood Test [beta for HCG]
BV: Bacterial Vaginosis
BX: Biopsy
CD#: Cycle Day Number
(The) Clap: Gonorrhea
CM: Cervical Mucus
CP: Cervical Position
CS: Cesarean Section
D&C: Dilation and Curettage
Depo: Depo Provera [BC shot]
DH: Dear Husband
DPO: Days Past Ovulation
DTD: Doing The Deed [s*x]
DX: Diagnosis
EAB: Elective Abortion
EDD: Estimated Due Date
Endo: Endometriosis
Evap: Evaporation Line
EWCM: Egg White Cervical Mucus
FHR: Fetal Heart Rate
FMU: First Morning Urine
FN: Faint Negative
FP: Faint Positive
FRER: First Response Early Results [HPT]
FWIW: For What It's Worth
FX: Fingers Crossed
GP: General Practitioner [doctor]
HCG: Human Chorionic Gonadotropin [pregnancy hormone]
HIV: Human Immunodeficiency Virus
HPT: Home Pregnancy Test
HPV: Human Papillomavirus
HRT: Hormone Replacement Therapy
HSG: Hysterosalpingography [uterine/tubal x-ray]
IF: Infertility
IMO/IMHO: In My (Humble) Opinion
IUD: Intrauterine Device [BC coil]
IUI: Intrauterine Insemination
IVF: In-Vitro Fertilization
L&D: Labor & Delivery
LH: Luteinizing Hormone [used in OPK]
LMP: Last Menstrual Period
LP: Luteal Phase [aka TWW]
LPD: Luteal Phase Defect
MAB: Medical Abortion
MC: Miscarriage
MW: Midwife
NTNP: Not Trying/Not Preventing
O Day/OV: Ovulation Day
OB-GYN: Obstetrician-Gynecologist
OH: Other Half
OP: Original Post(er)
OPK: Ovulation Prediction Kit
Pap: Pap Smear Test
PCOS: Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
PG: Pregnant/Pregnancy
PID: Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
PMS: Pre-Menstrual Syndrome
PNV: Pre-Natal Vitamin
POM: Pull-Out "Method" [withdrawal]
PP: Post-Partum
RE: Reproductive Endocronologist [fertility doctor]
Rod: Implanon/Nexplanon [BC arm implant]
RX: Prescription
SAB: Spontaneous Abortion
SO: Significant Other
Sono: Sonogram
STD: Sexually Transmitted Disease
STI: Sexually Transmitted Infection
TBF/TBH: To Be Frank/Honest
TL: Tubal Ligation [tubectomy]
TMI: Too Much Information
TSO: Totally Shagged Out
TTC: Trying To Conceive
TWW: Two Week Wait [aka LP; from ovulation to period]
UA: Urinalysis
UI: Urinary Incontinence
US: Ultrasound
UTI: Urinary Tract Infection
VBAC: Vaginal-Birth After Cesarian
WLJW: Walking Like John Wayne
YI: Yeast Infection
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