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I’m an acronym queen – just ask the hubs! I can figure out any acronym plus I like to make my own. I was destined for defense contract work I think (where they have acronymns made up of acronyms).

From time to time you’ll see me use acronyms on here….it’s habit…sorry. Here’s a brief guide to help you out.

2WW – Two-week wait until time to take pregnancy test (approximately 14 days after ovulation)
AW- Attention Wanted
BBs – Breasts
BC – Birth Control
BCP – Birth Control Pills
BBT – Basal Body Temperature
BD – Big Deed (baby making sex)
BF or BF’ing – Breastfeeding
BFN or BF0 – Big Fat Negative (home pregnancy test result)
BFP – Big Fat Positive (home pregnancy test result)
BIL – Brother-in-Law
BRU – Babies R Us Store
BW or B/W – Blood Work
CBEFM – Clear Blue Easy Fertility Monitor
CD – Cycle day
CDs – Cloth Diapers
CIO – Cry It Out
DD – Dear/Darling Daughter or Designated Driver
DC – Dear/Darling Child
DH – Dear/Darling Husband
DPO – Days past ovulation
EBF- Exclusively Breastfed
EBM – Expressed Breast Milk
EDD – Estimated Due Date
EP- Exclusively Pump
EPT – Early Pregnancy Test
ET – Embryo Transfer
ETA- Edited to add
FET – Frozen Embryo Transfer
FF or FF’ing – Formula Feeding
FMU – First morning urine
FP – Follicular Phase
FRER – First Response Early Response
FSH – Follicle Stimulating Hormone
HCG – Human Chorionic Gonadotropin
HOM – High Order Multiples
HPT – Home Pregnancy Test
HSG – Hysterosalpingogram
IF – Infertility
IHO- In Honor Of
IM – Intramuscular
IMO- In My Opinion
IMHO- In My Humble Opinion
IR- Insulin Resistant
IUI – Intra-uterine Insemination
IVF – In Vitro Fertilization
KU- Knocked Up
LH – Luteinizing Hormone
LIP – Link in post
LMP – Last Menstrual Period
LO – Little one
LP – Luteal phase
MC – Miscarriage
O – Ovulation
OPK – Ovulation Predictor Kit
OV – Ovulation
OWT – Old Wives Tale
PCO, PCOD – Polycystic Ovary Disease
PCOS (POS) – Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
PG – Pregnancy or Pregnant
PIH – Pregnancy Induced Hypertension
POAS – Pee On A Stick
POTW- Picture Of The Week
PP- PostPartum
RE – Reproductive Endocrinologist
S/A – Sperm/semen analysis
SAHD – Stay At Home Dad
SAHM – Stay At Home Mom
SAHW – Stay At Home Wife
SAIFW – Success After Infertility Welcome
SI – Secondary Infertility
Sniss – Sneeze+pee
SO- Significant Other
S/O – Speaking Of
STD – Short Term Disability
STTN- Sleeping Through The Night
TCOYF – Taking Charge of Your Fertility (book)
TI – Timed Intercourse
TMI – Too Much Information
TTA – Trying to Avoid
TTC – Trying To Conceive
US or u/s – Ultrasound
UTI – Urinary Tract Infection
V – Vasectomy
VBAC – Vaginal birth after caesarian

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