Conception and Fertility Acronyms – What Do They All Mean?!

If you’ve been reading bits and pieces of this blog, or indeed any conception and pregnancy forum, you will have noticed quite a few acronyms! The TTC community do love their acronyms! Here are the ones that I have come across so far:

Conception and Fertility Acronyms

AF Aunt Flo i.e. period
BBT basal body temperature
BD baby dance i.e. sex
BFN big fat negative on a pregnancy test
BFP big fat positive on a pregnancy test
CD cycle day
CF cervical fluid
CM cervical mucus
CS cesarean section
DC dear child
DD dear daughter
DF dear fiance / fiancee
DH dear husband
DP dear partner
DPO days past ovulation
DS dear son
DSD dear stepdaughter
DSS dear stepson
DTD do the deed i.e. sex
DW dear wife
EWCM egg white cervical mucus
FMU first morning urine (used for pregnancy test)
FTM first time mom
HPT home pregnancy test
IUI intrauterine insemination
IVF in vitro fertilization
LO little one
LP luteal phase
MC miscarriage
O ovulation
O’d ovulated
OH other half
OPK ovulation predictor kit
PG pregnant, or pregnancy
POAS pee on a stick i.e. take a pregnancy test or ovulation test
RE reproductive endocrinologist
SMEP sperm meets egg plan method of conception
SO significant other
TMI too much information (used a LOT in the TTC community! :-D)
TTC trying to conceive
VBAC vaginal birth after cesarean section


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