Letters to words

2WW – 2 Week Wait

AF – Aunt Flo (menstrual period)

AI – Artificial Insemination

ART – Assisted Reproductive Technology

ASA – Anti-sperm Antibody

AH – Assisted Hatching

AHI – At-home Insemination

BA – Baby Aspirin

BBT – Basal Body Temperature

BCP – Birth Control Pills

BD – Baby Dancing

BFN – Big Fat Negative

BFP – Big Fat Positive

BW – Bloodwork

CB – Cycle Buddy

CD – Cycle day – The first day of your period is cycle day 1

CM – Cervical Mucus

CNM – Certified Nurse Midwife

CP – Cervical Position

CVS – Chorionic Villae Sampling

D&C – Dilation & Curettage

D&E – Dilation & Evacuation

DE – Donor Egg

DPO – Days Post Ovulation

DPR – Days Post-Retrieval

DP3DT – Days Post 3-Day Transfer

DP5DT – Days Post 5-Day Transfer

DPT – Days Post Transfer

Dx – Diagnosis

E2 – Estradiol

ED – Egg donor/donation

EDD – Estimated Due Date

ET – Embryo Transfer

FET – Frozen Embryo Transfer

FHR – Fetal Heart Rate

FIP’s – Former Intended Parents

FSH – Follicle Stimulating Hormone

GC – Gestational Carrier

GD – Gestational Diabetes

GIFT – Gamete Intra-fallopian Transfer

GS – Gestational Surrogate

GTT – Glucose Tolerance Test

HCG – Human Chorionic Gonadotropin

HPT – Home Pregnancy Test

HSC – Hysteroscopy

HSG – Hysterosalpingogram

ICI – Intra-cervical Insemination

ICSI – Intra-cytoplasmic Sperm Injection

IF – Intended Father

IM – Intended Mother

IP – Intended Parent/Parents

ITI – Intra-tubal Insemination

IVF – In Vitro Fertilization

IUI – Intrauterine Insemination

LH – Luteinizing Hormone

LMP – Last Menstrual Period (start date)

LP – Luteal Phase

M/C – Miscarriage

O – Ovulation

OB – Obstetrician

OB/GYN – Obstetrician/Gynecologist

OHSS – Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome

OPK – Ovulation Predictor Kit

OPT – Ovulation Predictor Test

OTC – Over the Counter

P4 – Progesterone

PCOS – Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

PCOD – Polycystic Ovarian Disease

PG – Pregnant

PGD – Pre-implantation Genetic Diagnosis

PIO – Progesterone in Oil

PMS – Pre-menstrual Syndrome

POAS – Pee on a stick

RE – Reproductive Endocrinologist

Rx – Prescription

ER – Retrieval (Egg)

SA – Sperm/Semen Analysis

SM – Surrogate Mother

STD – Sexually Transmitted Disease

TS – Traditional Surrogate

TTC – Trying To Conceive


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