DS1, DD2, DH, BFP – Confused? Here’s what they all mean

If you are confused by all of the abbreviations used in parenting and pregnancy forums then this list will help you, if any are missing feel free to comment and I’ll add them in for you:

2WW – 2 week wait (wait after ovulation when TTC)
+ve – Positive
-ve – Negative
AC – Assisted Conception
ADS – All Day Sickness
AF – Aunt Flo (periods)
AFAIK – as far as I know
AI – Assisted or Artificial Insemination
AID – Artificial Insemination with Donor Sperm
AIH – Artificial Insemination with husband’s or partner’s sperm
AIO’s – All In One’s – cloth nappies
AND – Anti Natal Depression
AP – Attachment Parenting
ART – Assisted Reproductive Technology
BB – boobies (breasts)
BBL – Be Back Later
BBT – Basal Body temperature
BC, BCP = Birth control, Birth control pill
BD – baby dancing (sex)
Beta – blood test for pregnancy
BF – Breast feeding
BFN – big fat negative (pregnancy test)
BFP – big fat positive (pregnancy test)
BRB – Be Right Back
BTW – by the way
BTDT – Been there, done that
BW – blood week (periods)
CC – Controlled Crying
CD – cycle day
CF – Clear Fluid (Cervical)
CHN – Child Health Nurse
CIO – Cry it out
CM – cervical mucus
CP – Cervical Position
CVS – Chorionic Villus Sampling
DC – Daycare
DFS / DFD – Dear Foster Son / Dear Foster Daughter
DGS / DGD – Dear Grandson / Dear Granddaughter
DH, – dear husband
DS – dear son (followed by number: eg: DS1 = first born son)
DD – dear daughter (followed by number: eg: DD1 = first born daughter)
DF – dear fiance
DB – dear boyfriend
DSD, DSS – dear step daughter, dear step son
DHAC – Don’t have a clue
DI – Donor Insemination
DPO – days past ovulation
DP3DT, DP5DT – Days past 3 or 5 day embryo transfer
DTD – Did The Deed or Doing The Dance (had sex, either to get pregnant or just for recreational purposes)
EBM – expressed breast milk
ECHN – Early Childhood Health Nurse
EDD – Estimated Due Date
EP – Ectopic Pregnancy
ER – Egg Retrieval
ET – Embryo Transfer
ETA – Edited To Add
EW or EWCM – Egg White or Egg White Cervical Mucus (description of cervical mucus at ovulation time)
FET – Frozen Embryo Transfer (or fertilised egg transfer)
FS – Fertility Specialist
FSH – Follicle Stimulating Hormone
FWIW – for what it’s worth
FYI – for your information
*g* – grin
GBS – Group B Strep
GIFT – Gamete Intrafallopian Transfer
GD – Gestational Diabetes
GMTA – Great minds think alike
GS – Gift Specialist
GYN – gynaecologist
hCG = Human chorionic gonodotropin. Substance detected by pregnancy tests
HPT – home pregnancy test
HTH – hope this helps
H&H – Happy and healthy
ICSI – Intracytoplasmic Sperm Insertion
IKWYM – I Know What You Mean
IMO – in my opinion
IMHO – in my humble opinion
IRL – In Real Life
ITA = I totally agree
IUI – Intrauterine Insemination
IVF – In Vitro Fertilisation
IYKWIM – if you know what I mean
JMHO – just my humble opinion
LOL – laughing out loud
LMAAO – Laugh My Aussie Arse off !
LMAO – Laugh My Arse Off !
LMGDAO – Laugh My God Damn Arse Off !
MCN – Modern Cloth Nappy
MIA – Missing In Action
MIL, FIL, BIL, SIL – mother, father, brother, sister-in-law
M/C – miscarriage
M/S – morning sickness
NP – No Problem
O – Ovulation
O+12 – 12 hours after ovulation
OB – Obstetrician
OHSS – Ovarian Hyper Stimualtion Syndrome
OI – Ovulation Induction
OMG – Oh My God
OP – Original Post / Original Poster
OPK – ovulation predictor test kit
OPU – Ovum (Egg) Pick Up
OT – Off Topic
PCOS – Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome
PG – pregnant
PITA – Pain in the a$$
POAS – Pee On A Stick (Preg Test)
POF – Premature Ovarian Failure
PMSL – piss myself laughing
PND – Post Natal Depression
PTTK – Part Time Thread Killers
RE – Reproductive endocrinologist. Certification for fertility doctor.
ROFL – rolling on floor laughing
ROFLMAO – roll on floor laughing my ass off
SA – Semen analysis
SAHD – Stay At Home Dad
SAHM – stay at home mum
SD – step daughter
SET – Single embryo transfer
SS – step son
SO – significant other
TBH – To Be Honest
TBM – “Turkey Baster Method” = self insemination
TCOYF – Taking Charge of Your Fertility book
TIA – thanks in advance
TMI – To Much Information
TMTOMH – To Much Time on My Hands
TTC – trying to conceive
TTFN – Ta Ta For Now
TTYL – Talk To You Later
TY – Thank you
U/S – Ultrasound
VBAC – Vaginal Birth After Caesarean
WAHM – work at home mum
W T ? – What the ?
YW – Your Welcome

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