Infertility Terms & Acronyms

2WW – 2 Week Wait (until you can take a pregnancy test)
AF – Aunt Flo, Period, or Menstrual cycle
AH – Assisted Hatching
ART – Assisted Reproductive Technology
BA – Baby Aspirin
BBT – Basal Body Temperature
BCP – Birth Control Pills
Beta – HCG pregnancy test
BFN – Big fat negative (negative test result)
BFP – Big fat positive (positive test result)
BD – Baby dance, sex
B/W, b/w – Bloodwork
CCCT, CCT – Clomiphene Citrate Challenge Test (Clomid Challenge Test)
CD – Cycle day
CM – Cervical Mucus
D&C – Dilation & Curettage
DE – Donor Eggs
DH – Dear Husband
DPO – Days Post-Ovulation
DW – Dear Wife
E2 – Estradiol
ENDO – Endometriosis
ER – Egg Retrieval
ET – Embryo Transfer
EWCM – Egg White Cervical Mucus
FAQ – – Frequently Asked Questions
FET – Frozen Embryo Transfer
FMU – First Morning Urine
FRER – First Response Early Response
FSH – Follicle-Stimulating Hormone
GIFT – Gamete Intrafallopian Transfer
GnRH – Gonadotropin-Releasing Hormone
hCG, HCG Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (pregnancy hormone)
hMG, HMG – Human Menopausal Gonadotropin
HPT – Home Pregnancy Test
HSG – Hysterosalpingogram
ICSI – Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection
IF – Infertility
IM – Intramuscular injections
IUI – Intrauterine Insemination
IVF – In Vitro Fertilization
IVIg – Intravenous Immunoglobulin
LAP – Laparoscopy
LH – Luteinizing Hormone
LP – Luteal phase
LOL – Laughing Out Loud / Lots of Love
LPD – Luteal-Phase Defect
LMP – Last menstrual period
MC, m/c – Miscarriage
O – Ovulation
OHSS – Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome
OPK – Ovulation Predictor Kit
P4 – Progesterone
PCOS – Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
PG – Pregnant
PGD – Pre-implantation Genetic Diagnosis
PID – Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
PIO – Progesterone In Oil
PMS – Pre-menstrual Syndrome
POAS – Pee On A Stick (Making reference to home pregnancy tests or ovulation tests)
RE – Reproductive Endocrinologist
SA – Semen Analysis
S/S – Signs/Symptoms
STD – Sexually Transmitted Disease
SubQ – Subcutaneous injection
TTC – Trying To Conceive or get pregnant
Tx – Treatment
US, u/s – Ultrasound
ZIFT – Zygote Intra-fallopian Transfer

One comment on “Infertility Terms & Acronyms
  1. barrenbetty says:

    This was so helpful… All the acronyms have been confusing me so much! Thanks 🙂

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