From 2WW To TTC: What's It All Mean, Anyhow?

If you're TTC, you'll probably be looking for a CB while you're on the 2WW... and here's hoping that you don't get a BFN and AF arrives. Here are some abbreviations hopeful moms (and dads) use on our message boards. (Click here for more abbreviations.)

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2WW: Two-week wait (until you can take a pregnancy test)
AF: Aunt Flo(w), your period (menses)
BBT: Basal body temperature
BD: Baby dance, sex
BFN: Big fat negative (test result)
BFP: Big fat positive (test result)
BMS: Baby-making sex
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
DI: Donor insemination
DP: Dancing partner; spouse or significant other
DPO: Days past ovulation
DTD: Doing the dance, sex
EW: Eggwhite (re: consistency of cervical mucus)
FTTA: Fertile thoughts to all
FMU: First morning urine
hCG: Human chorionic gonadotropin (pregnancy hormone)
HPT: Home pregnancy test
IF: Infertility
IUI: Intrauterine Insemination
IVF: In Vitro Fertilization
LH: Luteinizing hormone
LMP: Last menstrual period
LP: Luteal phase
O: Ovulation
OPK: Ovulation predictor kit
PCOS (POS): Polycystic ovarian syndrome
PG: Pregnancy, pregnant
S/A: Sperm/semen analysis
TCOYF: Taking Charge of Your Fertility (book)
TTC: Trying to conceive


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