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Forum Acronyms

Following is an explanation of some of the acronyms that you may come across when people post on fertility forums:

AF - Aunt Flo, Period or Menstrual Cycle
AH - Assisted Hatching
ASF - As for me
BA - Baby Aspirin
BBT - Basal Body Temperature
BCP - Birth Control Pills
Beta - HCG pregnancy test
BFN - Big Fat Negative
BFP - Big Fat Positive
BMS - Baby-making Sex
B/W - Bloodwork
CCCT - Clomiphene Citrate Challenge Test
CCT - Clomid Challenge Test
CM - Cervical Mucus
D&C - Dilation & Curettage
DE - Donor Eggs
DH - Dear Husband
DW - Dear Wife
DPR - Days Post-Retrieval
DPT - Days Post-Transfer
Dx - Diagnosis
E2 - Estradiol
ENDO - Endometriosis
FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions
FS - Fertility Specialist
FN - Fertility Nurse
ET - Embryo Transfer
FET - Frozen Embryo Transfer
FRED - First Response Early Detection
FSH - Follicle-Stimulating Hormone
GIFT - Gamete Intrafallopian Transfer
GnRH - Gonadotropin-Releasing Hormone
HCG - Human Chorionic Gonadotropin
HMG - Human Menopausal Gonadotropin
HPT - Home Pregnancy Test
HSG - Hysterosalpingogram
ICSI - Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection
IF - Infertility
IM - Intramuscular Injections
IUI - Intrauterine Insemination
IVF - In Vitro Fertilisation
IVIg - Intravenous Immunoglobulin
LAP - Laparoscopy
LH - Luteinising Hormone
LOL - Laughing Out Loud
LPD - Luteal-Phase Defect
MC - Miscarriage
OHSS - Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome
OPK - Ovulation Predictor Kit
P4 - Progesterone
PCOS - Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
PG - Pregnant
PGD - Pre-implantation Genetic Diagnosis
PID - Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
PIO - Progesterone in Oil
PMS - Pre-menstrual Syndrome
RE - Reproductive Endocrinologist
SA - Semen Analysis
S/S - Signs / Symptoms
STD - Sexually Transmitted Disease
SubQ - Subcutaneous Injection
TTC - Trying to Conceive
Tx - Treatment
US - Ultrasound
2WW - Two Week Wait (from transfer until PG test)
ZIFT - Zygote Intra-fallopian Transfer

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