There are some terms used in the world of trying to conceive groups you may not be familiar with and it can be very confusing. The summary of abbreviations and acronyms in this blog should give you a general understanding of the terms we use. Here is the list of the most common terms: 

 

  • AF – Aunt Flo (Period) 
  • CD – Cycle Day 
  • DPO – Days Past Ovulation 
  • BFP – Big Fat Positive 
  • BFN – Big Fat Negative 
  • OPK – Ovulation Predictor Kit 
  • Swimmers – Sperms 
  • DW – Dear Wife 
  • DD/S – Dear Daughter/Son 
  • DP – Dear Partner 
  • BF – Breastfeed 
  • EBF – Exclusively Breastfed 
  • EP – Exclusively Pumping 
  • MS – Morning Sickness 
  • BH – Braxton Hicks 
  • LO – Little One (Baby) 
  • HPT – Home Pregnancy Test 
  • FTM – First Time Mom 
  • SAHM – Stay at Home Mom 
  • FF – Formula Feed 
  • ITU – Intrauterine Insemination 
  • IVF – In Vitro Fertilization 
  • LH – Luteinizing Hormone 
  • LMP – Last Menstrual Period 
  • LP – Luteal Phase 
  • O – Ovulation 
  • POS – Pee on Sticks 
  • TWW – Two Week Wait 
  • BBT – Basal Body Temperature 
  • EDD – Estimated Due Date 
  • HEDD – Hopefully Estimated Due Date 
  • PP – Post-Partum 
  • PPD – Post-Partum Depression 
  • PPA – Post-Partum Anxiety 
  • US – Ultrasound 
  • BC – Birth Control 
  • BD – Baby Dance (Sex) 
  • PCOS – Polycystic Ovary Syndrome 
  • VBAC – Vaginal Birth after Caesarean 
  • CS or C/S – Caesarean Section 
  • LD or L&D – Labour and Delivery 
  • MC – Miscarriage 
  • CP – Chemical Pregnancy 

 

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