tryint go conceive terms

So many abbreviations in the world of getting pregnant

 Starting the “trying to conceive” journey can feel like navigating an unknown land – only at first you may not have a compass, or a map, or know the meaning of any symbols and signs along the way.

However, it is important to learn them, because fertility forums, blots, and other online support groups can be a huge help when you’re coping with infertility.

Personally, I found tons of support online and some of my forum friends became my “real” friends. We now meet on the playgrounds, in parks with our children,  or exchange baby clothes.

That said, the following abbreviations are frequently used on the websitetes where women discuss their trying to conceive experiences, hope this will help you better communicate with them:

ART = Assisted Reproductive Technology

BB = Bulletin Board
BBT = Basal Body Temperature
BCP = Birth Control Pills
BFN= Big Fat Negative
BFP= Big Fat Positive
BMS = Baby making Sex
BTW = By the way
B/W = Blood Work
CB = Cycle Buddy
CD = Cycle Day
CM = Cervical Mucus
DE = Donor Eggs
DH = Darling Husband
DIUI= Donor Intrauterine Insemination
DW = Darling Wife
DPR = Days Post-Retrieval
DPT = Days Post-Transfer
Dx = Diagnosis
ED = Egg Donor
ET = Embryo Transfer
FET = Frozen Embryo Transfer
FSH = Follicle-Stimulating Hormone
GIFT = Gamete Intrafallopian Transfer
GnRH = Gonadotropin-Releasing Hormone
HCG = Human Chorionic Gonadotropin
HPT = Home Pregnancy Test
ICSI = Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection
IUI = Intrauterine Insemination
IVF = In Vitro Fertilization
LAP = Laparoscopy
LH = Luteinizing Hormone
LOL = Laughing Out Loud
LSP = Low Sperm Count
MC = Miscarriage
OD = Ovulatory Dysfunction
OHSS = Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome
OPK = Ovulation Predictor Kit
PA = Pelvic Adhesions
PCOS = Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
POF = Premature Ovarian Failure
PGD= Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis
RE = Reproductive Endocrinologist
RPL = Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
SA = Semen Analysis
SI = Secondary Infertility
TET = Tubal Embryo Transfer
TSH = Thyroid Stimulating Hormone
TTC = Trying to Conceive
TX = Treatment
UR = Urologist
U/S = Ultra Sound
ZIFT = Zygote Intrafallopian Transfer

Hope that helps! Good luck, I will write more soon!

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