What do your abbreviations mean, please?

Hi everyone

Just registered and have looked through the chat boards but I'm mystified! What do your abbreviations mean? OV? BFP? Please help...

Am currently trying to conceive after stopping taking Mercilon. Currently awaiting first proper period and trying to ignore my over-hopeful diagnosis of pregnancy for every flutter or moment of sickness I feel...


  • Me again: would love answers to cm and EWM, too!
  • Hi hun, i hope this helps.x
    FILO ~ completely nuts person and definately one of a kind!!
    AF ~ Aunt Flo (menstrual period)
    BFN ~ big fat negative (on a pregnancy test)
    BFP ~ big fat positive (on a pregnancy test)
    BTDT ~ been there, done that
    CD ~ cycle day (of your menstrual period)
    CM ~ cervical mucus
    DPO ~ days past ovulation
    EDD ~ estimated date of delivery or pregnancy due date
    EP ~ ectopic pregnancy
    EPT ~ early pregnancy test
    EWCM ~ egg white cervical mucus
    FET ~ frozen embryo transfer
    GL ~ good luck
    HPT ~ home pregnancy test
    HTH ~ hope that helps
    IUI ~ intrauterine insemination
    IVF ~ in vitro fertilization
    MC/MMC ~ miscarriage
    OV ~ ovulate
    OMG ~ oh my goodness
    OPK ~ ovulation predictor kit
    PG ~ pregnant
    TTC ~ trying to conceive
    DD ~ dear daughter
    DS ~dear son
    DH ~ dear husband
    OH ~ other half
    LO ~ little one
    TBH ~ to be honest
    HV ~ health visitor
    MW ~ midwife
    LOL ~ laugh out loud
    TMI ~ too much information
    POAS ~ pee on a stick
    BAC ~ by any chance
    BD ~ baby dance (sex)
    BF ~ breastfeeding
    MIL ~ mother inlaw
    FIL ~ father inlaw
    BTW ~ by the way
    HTH ~ hope this helps
    LO ~ littleone
    TC ~ take care
    TY ~ thank you
    WB ~ welcome back
    1WW/2WW ~ between ovulation on AF
    PCOS ~ Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
    PCO ~ Polycystic Ovaries
    LH ~ Luteinizing Hormone
    UPSI ~ unprotected sexual intercourse
    DI ~ Donor insemination
    PMSL ~ pissing myself laughing
    TBH ~ To be honest
    FFS ~ for f**** sake
    BBT ~ Basal body temperature (a temperature reading used determine a woman's fertile period)
    PUPO ~ pregnant until proven otherwise
    R+R ~ read and run
    PMA ~ Positive Mental Attitude
    WTF ~ what the f*ck
    I got this from one of the other ladies on here!!
    Megs xx
  • Thank you minimonkey. I may need to print this out for when I'm here.

    Much appreciated!
  • No problems! I have to keep it saved in word and refer to it from time to time still xx
  • I'd also like to say thank you for this list! I just couldn't work some of them out (the fact that English is not my first language doesn't help!). I've copied and pasted it for future reference!
  • You won't need it anymore minimonkey!

    Dreamy - how long have you been trying for? I've been off the pill since 3rd April, no AF (am learning the lingo!), but did a test on Tuesday last week and got a BFN. I admit my hopes were up...
  • hubby and i have only just begun TTC (i'm getting there with the abbreviations too!), i came off pill in march and had 2 normal AF since then so i'm very hopeful but know that nothing is certain.

    Good luck to you!
  • You too, Dreamy. Fingers crossed for us both. x
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