A little help with the lingo pls.....

Ok - May sound stupid, but can you pls translate the following for me...

TTC (I guess this is Trying to concieve)

And any other abbreviations?

Fank yoooo !! x


  • Hi stace, welcome x

    i'm not great myself and i know there is a link to another post on here which lists all the abbreviations, but i don't know where it is, sorry!

    i'll tell you what i know:

    af - aunt flow (i think)
    bd - baby dancing
    bfp - big fat positive
    bfn - big fat negative
    cm - cervical mucus
    cd - cycle day (eg cd15 = cycle day 15)

    i'll add more as i remember if nobody posts the link!
  • Thanks hun, I can understand some of the posts now : ) xxx
  • oh i got some more

    oh - other half
    dh - dear husband
    dd - dear daughter
    ds - dear son
    pma - positive mental attitude (i think)
    ewcm - egg white cervical mucus (nice)
    tmi - too much info

  • here you go girls:

    AF - Aunt Flo / period
    AI - Artificial insemination
    BBT - Basal body temperature
    BF - Breastfeed, or Boyfriend
    BC - Because, or Birth control, or Before children
    BCPs - Birth control pills
    BD - Baby dance (sex)
    BH - Braxton Hicks contractions
    BIL - Brother-in-law
    BM - Breast milk, or Bowel movement
    BP - Blood pressure
    BFP - Big fat positive
    BFN - Big fat negative
    CD - Cycle day
    CF - Cervical fluid
    CM - Cervical mucus
    CVS - Chorionic villus sampling
    DPO - Days past ovulation
    EBF - Extended breastfeeding
    EBM - Expressed breast milk
    EDD - Estimated due date, or expected date of delivery
    EWCM - Egg white cervical mucus
    FF - Formula feeding
    FIL - Father in law
    FT - Full time
    FYI - For your information
    HPT - Home pregnancy test
    HV - Health visitor
    ICSI - Intracytoplasmic sperm injection
    IUI - Intrauterine insemination
    IVF - In vitro fertilisation
    L&D - Labour and delivery
    LP - Luteal phase
    MC - Miscarriage
    MIL - Mother-in-law
    ML - Maternity leave
    MW - Midwife
    NTS - Nuchal translucency scan
    O - Ovulation
    O'd - Ovulated
    PG - Pregnant
    PND - Postnatal depression
    POAS - pee on a stick
    PROM - Premature rupture of membranes
    SD - Sperm donor
    SIL - Sister-in-law
    TTC - Trying to conceive
    UTI - Urinary tract infection
    VBAC - Vaginal birth after caesarean sect

    don't worry, you'll be as obsessed as the rest of us in no time image xx
  • haha its always best to ask coz as you can see most are not logical at all! (who would ever have guessed BFP meant "big fat positive" without this list??)
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