I am in the process of adding an InFertility 101 page to my website!  This post is my first resource!

When you are new to the world of infertility, especially discussion boards and blogs, this language of abbreviations can be confusing!

Here is a cheat sheet!  (Don’t worry I was clueless at first too, LOL 😉

2WW = 2-Week Wait
ABF = Adoptive Breastfeeding
AF = Aunt Flo or Menstrual cycle
AI = Artificial Insemination
AO = Anovulation
APs = Adoptive Parents
ART = Assisted Reproductive Technology
ASA = Anti-Sperm Antibody
ASAP = As Soon As Possible
BB = Bulletin Board
BBL = Be Back Later
BBT = Basal Body Temperature
BCP = Birth Control Pills
BD = Baby Dance (sex for the purpose of conception)
BD = Baby Dust (good wishes for conception/pregnancy)
BDAD = Birth Dad (adoption related)
BF = Boyfriend
BFAMILY = Birth Family (adoption related)
BFF = Best Friend Forever
BFN = Bye For Now
BFN = Big Fat Negative
BFP = Big Fat Positive
BH = Braxton Hicks Contractions
BIL = Brother-In-Law
BMOM = Birth Mom (adoption related)
BMS = Baby Making Sex
BRB = Be Right Back
BTW = By The Way
BW = Blood Work
CB = Cycle Buddy
CD = Cycle Day
CF = Cervical Fluid
CM = Cervical Mucus
DD = Dear Daughter
D&C = Dilation & Curettage
D&E = Dilation & Evacuation
DE = Donor Eggs
DES = Diethylstilbestrol (a synthetic estrogen)
DF = Dear/Darling Fiance
DH = Dear Husband
DHAC = Don’t Have A Clue
DI = Donor Insemination
DIUI = Donor Intrauterine Insemination
DOST = Direct Oocyte-Sperm Transfer
DP = Dear Partner
DPO = Days Post-Ovulation
DPR = Days Post-Retrieval
DPT = Days Post-Transfer
DS = Dear Son
DW = Dear Wife
Dx = Diagnosis
E2 = Estradiol
EBM = Expressed Breastmilk
ED = Egg Donor
ENDO = Endometriosis
EP = Ectopic Pregnancy
ET = Embryo Transfer
FAQ = Frequently Asked Questions
FE = Frozen Embryo
FET = Frozen Embryo Transfer
FHR = Fetal Heart Rate
FIL = Father-In-Law
FSH = Follicle-Stimulating Hormone
FT = Fertile Thoughts
GC = Gestational Carrier
GIFT = Gamete Intrafallopian Transfer
GnRH = Gonadotropin-Releasing Hormone
GP = General Practitioner
GS = Gestational Surrogate
HCG = Human Chorionic Gonadotropin
HOM = High Order Multiples
HPT = Home Pregnancy Test
HSG = Hysterosalpingogram
HYP = Hyperstimulation
IC = Incompetent Cervix
ICPC = Interstate Compact
ICSI = Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection
IF = Infertility
IF = Intended Father
IKWYM = I Know What You Mean
IM = Intramuscular Injections
IM = Intended Mother
IMHO = In My Humble Opinion
IOR = Immature Oocyte Retrieval
IP’s = Intended Parents
IR = Insulin Resistant
IUI = Intrauterine Insemination
IVF = In Vitro Fertilization
IVIg = Intravenous Immunoglobulin
KWIM = Know What I Mean
LAC = Licensed Acupuncturist
LAP = Laparoscopy
LH = Luteinizing Hormone
LMAO = Laughing My @$$ Off
LOL = Laughing Out Loud
LOL = Lots Of Love
LSC = Low Sperm Count
LPD = Luteal-Phase Defect
MC = Miscarriage
MESA = Microsurgical Epididymal Sperm Aspiration
MIL = Mother-In-Law
MS = Morning Sickness
OCP = Oral Contraceptive Pill
OD = Ovulatory Dysfunction
OHSS = Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome
OPK = Ovulation Predictor Kit
OV = Ovulated
PA = Pelvic Adhesions
PCO = Polycystic Ovary Disease
PCOS = Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
PCT = Post Coital Test
PE = Pre-Eclampsia
PG = Pregnant
PGD = Pre-Implantation Genetic Diagnosis
PID = Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
PIO = Progesterone In Oil
PIP’s = Previous Intended Parents
PMS = Pre-Menstrual Syndrome
POAS = Pee On A Stick (home pregnancy test)
POF = Premature Ovarian Failure
PTL = Pre-Term Labor
PROG = Progesterone
PUPO = Pregnant Until Proven Otherwise
RE = Reproductive Endocrinologist
ROFL = Rolling on the Floor Laughing
ROFLMAO = Rolling on the Floor Laughing My @$$ Off
RPL = Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
SA = Semen Analysis
SAHM = Stay at Home Moms
SC = Subcutaneous Injections
SCH = SubChorionic Hemorrhage
SI = Secondary Infertility
SIL = Sister-In-Law
SIS = Sister In Surrogacy
SM = Surrogate Mother
SP = Sperm Count
S/S = Signs and Symptoms
STD = Sexually Transmitted Disease
Stims = Stimulation Drugs
Stimming = Using Drugs to Stimulate the Ovaries
TIA = Thanks In Advance
TET = Tubal Embryo Transfer
THX = Thanks
TMI = Too Much Information
Totsicle = Frozen Embryo on Ice
TS = Traditional Surrogate
TSH = Thyroid Stimulating Hormone
TTC = Trying to Conceive
TX = Treatment
UR = Urologist
US = Ultra Sound
UTI = Urinary Track Infection
YIDI = Yes I Did It
YW = You’re Welcome
ZIFT = Zygote Intrafallopian Transfer