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What do all these shortcut codes mean?

I've got TTC as trying to conceive, but I'm completely lost with everything else, so if anyone can fill me in, would appreciate it.

Also when you've put say 30 + 3 what does that mean?

Thanks xxx


  • I am not to hot on all the abbreviations myself. The numbers 30+3 etc are how many weeks pregnant we are x

    Maz x
  • Here you go ladies:

    Also, I had to ask about the X+X numbers last week!
  • Ok I might be being blonde, so does your 18+3 mean 21 weeks? And if so why doesn't it just say 21?

    I'm very new to this all!!!
  • thought id help! x

    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
  • ooh - thanks for the link, that's cleared it all up x
  • Hi Mrs Clayton - no if someone says 18+3 it means they are 18 weeks and 3 days. It's all a bit confusing at the beginning but it will all start to become normal to you soon!!.x.
  • Ok, now I feel really stupid lol!! Thanks trixie x
  • Oh no not at all, don't feel stupid!!! It's obvious when you know, but there are so many codes and abbreviations on here that it's impossible to work everything out without some help, so don't worry!!

    Good luck ttc hun.x.
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