Hi gals,

I'm new here and very excited about the prosect of trying for a baby (as of tonight!!!)

I would just like to clarify a few things.....what on earth are all these abbreviations!!!! There's prob already a thread about these, but just wondered if anyone could help please!!!!



  • Hi
    welcome to the madhouse!

    here are the abbreviations

    AC - Agnus castus
    ADN - Any day now
    AF - Aunt flo (menstrual Period)
    AI - Artificial insemination
    BAC - By any chance
    BBT - Basal body temperature
    BD - Baby dancing (sex!)
    BF - Breastfeeding
    BFN - Big fat negative
    BFP - Big fat positive
    BIL - Brother-in-law
    BP - Blood pressure / Birth plan
    BTDT - Been there, done that
    BTW - By the way
    CB - Clearblue
    CBD - Clearblue Digital
    CD - Cycle day
    CM - Cervical mucus
    DD - Dear / Darling daughter
    DH - Darling husband
    DI - Donor insemination
    DPO - Days past ovulation
    DS - Dear / Darling son
    EDD - Estimated due date
    EP - Ectopic Pregnancy
    EPO - Evening primrose oil
    EPT - Early pregnancy test
    EWCM - Egg white cervical mucus
    FET - Frozen embryo transfer
    FIL - Father-in-law
    FFS - For f***s sake!
    FR - First response
    GD - Gestational diabetes
    GL - Good luck
    GTC - Going to conceive
    GTT - Glucose tolerance test
    HPT - Home pregnancy test
    HTH - Hope that / this helps
    HV - Health visitor
    IUI - Intrauterine insemination
    IVF - In vitro fertilisation
    LH - Luteinizing hormone
    LMAO - Laugh my ass off
    LMFAO - Laugh my f*****g ass off
    LO - Little one
    LOL - Laugh out loud
    MC / MMC - Miscarriage
    MIL - Mother-in-law
    MW - Midwife
    OH - Other half
    OMG - Oh my god / goodness
    OPK - Ovulation predictor kit
    OV - Ovulation
    PCO - Polycystic ovaries
    PCOS - Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
    PG - Pregnant
    PMA - Positive mental attitude
    PMSL - P*****g myself laughing
    POAS - Pee on a stick
    PUPO - Pregnant until proven otherwise
    R + R - Read and run
    SIL - Sister-in-law
    TBH - To be honest
    TC - Take care
    TMI - Too much information
    TTC - Trying to conceive
    TY - Thank you
    UPSI - Unprotected sexual intercourse
    US - Ultrasound
    VBAC - Vaginal birth after caesarean
    VE - Vaginal examination
    WB - Welcome back
    WTF - What the f**k
    1WW / 2WW - 1/2 week wait between ovulation and period

    wishing you good luck with TTC and whenever you need to talk or have a good old rant come on here
    everybody is lovely and you will always find somebody who had a similar experience

  • awww, thanks shuck! that was a quick reply!
    another question i would like to ask any of you lovely ladies is: do i need to make an appt at the docs, or just get on with folic acid, zinc (for him) and regular BDing?! (see, i'm getting into the swing of things already!!!!)
  • no need to go to the docs unless you previously had problems with your period or one of you might have fertility probs.
    don't get toooooo crazy about things otherwise you will get down very quickly when AF shown up
    don't forget the fun you will have trying LOL
  • welcome hun, you will find this a very welcoming and supportive place to be image
    agree with shuck - get taking that folic acid and enjoy the bd - ing! xx
  • I found out that the boys can also take folic acid and argenine! xxx
  • Welcome to ttc image I take Sanatogen prenatal and have been for 2 months now, I like taking it because it has all the vitamins and minerals you need. image Good luck to you and hope you get your bfp soon xXx
  • Welcome to BE image

    Good luck TTC x

    i feel like i'm new again as i don't know know anyone as i've been away for almost a year but i'm not a newbie!.


  • Hi hun and welcome hope you get your XMAS BFP whens your af due?? xx
  • thanks for all the replies ladies!
    charlotteb2b - i am also on the sanatogen vits and agree that they are good, as they have everything i could ever need! just need to stick to healthy diet now!
    sparkling diamond....not sure of af due date yet, as not had 'real' one. i came off pill on 30 nov and had af for 2 days on 2nd and 3rd. so not sure it'll be xmas BFP!
  • Hello Livvy,
    I'm new here too! I'm also on Sanatogen vits (have been for over 6 months - was on just folic acid before that). I find it very interesting that I haven't had so much as a snuffle this year - and I normally get at least one cold in the autumn. Is this a coincidence?
    Good luck and baby dust!
    PS thanks for asking about all those abbreviations
  • hi smileycat!
    are you actively trying yet?! how long has it been? for me, its been one day!! haha!
    i agree, i have been pretty ok this year in terms of illness...touch wood! although, had sinusitis a few weeks back and that was nasty!!!
    baby dust for you too!!! image

    oh, and there is one more abbreviation that isnt on that list, which keeps coming up - SMEP?! anyone?!
  • Aha! I know that one. SMEP = sperm meets egg plan. There is another thread on here that explains exactly what it is.

    We've been trying 12 months and no luck yet.
    Trying to stay positive. It is great to talk to other people on here!!

    [Modified by: smileycat on December 10, 2009 03:49 PM]

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