Preconception Acronyms


You have O'd and the BD marathon is over. Now you're in the 2WW so you might want to find a CB and pray AF doesn't turn up and you get a BFN. No I'm not talking in tongues. These are the acronyms of hopeful mums-to-be who also happen to be internet forum whores.

2WW: Two-week wait (the time between ovulation and when you can take a pregnancy testpre)
AF: Aunt Flo(w), your period (menses)
BBT: Basal Body Temperature
BD: Baby dance, sex
BFN: Big Fat Negative (pregnancy test result)
BFP: Big Fat Positive (pregnancy test result)
CB: Cycle Buddy (someone who shares the same menstrual cycle/ovulation dates)
CD: Cycle day
CF: Cervical fluid
CL: Corpus luteum
CM: Cervical mucus
CP: Cervical position
CY: Cycle
DH: Darling Husband
DI: Donor Insemination
DP: "Dancing" partner; spouse or significant other
DPO: Days past ovulation
DTD: Doing the dance, sex
EW: Eggwhite (re: consistency of fertile cervical mucus)
FF: Fertility Friend (charting website)
FMU: First morning urine (the most concentrated pee of all)
HCG: Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (pregnancy hormone)
HPT: Home Pregnancy Test
IB: Implantation Bleed
IF: Infertility
IUI: Intra-uterine Insemination
IVF: In Vitro Fertilization
LH: luteinizing hormone
LMP: Last Menstrual Period
LP: Luteal phase
O: Ovulation
OH: Other Half (boyfriend, husband, partner)
OPK: Ovulation predictor kit
PCOS (POS): Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
PG: Pregnancy, pregnant
POAS: Pee On A Stick (take a pregnancy test)
S/A: Sperm/semen analysis
TCOYF: Taking Charge of Your Fertility (book)
TTC: Trying to conceive