TTCAL Acronyms

The Bump Community Glossary
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2WW – Two-week wait until time to take pregnancy test (approximately 14 days after ovulation)

a

AE – Alter(nate) Ego
AF – Aunt Flo (menstruation)
AI – Artificial Insemination
AMA – Advanced maternal age
AO – Anovulatory
AP – Adoption Process
AR – Assisted Reproduction
ART – Assisted Reproductive Technology
AW- Attention Wanted (Whore)

b

BBs – Breasts
BC – Birth Control
BCP – Birth Control Pills
BBT – Basal Body Temperature
BD – Big Deed (baby making sex), also Baby Dance
BF or BF’ing – Breastfeeding
BFN or BF0 – Big Fat Negative (home pregnancy test result)
BFP – Big Fat Positive (home pregnancy test result)
BIL – Brother-in-Law
BIO – The Nest Baby Community Bio
BM – Bowel Movement or Breast Milk
BMB – Birth Month Board
BOTB – Baby On The Brain (The Nest message board)
BRU – Babies R Us Store
BSC – Bat Shit Crazy
BW or B/W – Blood Work

c

C&P – Copy and Paste
CB – Cycle Buddy
CBEFM – Clear Blue Easy Fertility Monitor
CD – Cycle day
CDs – Cloth Diapers
CF – Cervical fluid
CH – Crosshairs (on Fertility Friend)
CIO – Cry It Out
CL – Corpus Luteum
CM – Cervical Mucus
CNM – Certified Nurse Midwife
Colpo – Colposcopy
CP – Cervical position
CP: Clicky Poll
CPW: Clicky Poll Wednesday
CVS – Chorionic Villae Sampling

d

D&C – Dilation and Curettage
DD – Dear/Darling Daughter or Designated Driver
DD – Dirty Delete
DC – Dear/Darling Child
D&E – Dilation & Evacuation
DH – Dear/Darling Husband
DI – Donor Insemination
DPO – Days past ovulation
DS – Dear/Darling Son

e

E2 – Estradiol
EBF- Exclusively Breastfed
EBM – Expressed Breast Milk
EDD – Estimated Due Date
EFF- Exclusively Formula Fed or Eco-Friendly Family (board)
ENDO – Endometriosis
EOD – Every other day
EP- Exclusively Pump
EPT – Early Pregnancy Test
ER – Emergency Room
ET – Embryo Transfer
ETA- Edited to add, or Edit to the Above
EWCM – Egg White Cervical Mucus

f

FBF – Fur Baby Friday (sharing your pet photos on Friday)
FC- Future Child(ren)
FET – Frozen Embryo Transfer
FF or FF’ing – Formula Feeding
FF – Fertility Friend (fertility charting website)
FFS – For F*cks Sake
FH – Fertile Ho (one who gets knocked up without trying)
FI – Fiance(e)
FM – Fertility Monitor
FWP – Fvck With Purpose (baby making sex)
FMU – First morning urine
FP – Follicular Phase
FRER – First Response Early Response
FSH – Follicle Stimulating Hormone
FTR – For the Record
FTTA – Fertile Thoughts To All
FX – Fingers crossed
F/U – Follow-up
FWIW- For What It’s Worth

g

GBCB/N/K – Goodbye Cruel Bump/Nest/Knot
GOTB – Get off the Board
GMA – Geriatric Maternal Age
GP – General Practitioner
GTKYFB- Get To Know Your Fellow Bumpie

h

HCG – Human Chorionic Gonadotropin
H&H – Happy and Healthy
HOM – High Order Multiples
HPT – Home Pregnancy Test
HRT – Hormone Replacement Therapy
HSC – Hysteroscopy
HSG – Hysterosalpingogram
HTH- Hope That Helps

i

IB – Implantation Bleeding
IC – Incompetent Cervix, also CI – cervical insufficiency
IC (as in pg test) – immunochormatographic, cheap test in a small strip form. (eg Wondfos)
IBS – Irritable Bowel Syndrome
ICSI – Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection
IDK – I don’t know
IF – Infertility
IHO- In Honor Of
IM – Intramuscular
IMO- In My Opinion
IMHO- In My Humble/Honest Opinion
IR- Insulin Resistant
IRL- In Real Life
ITA- I Totally Agree
IUI – Intra-uterine Insemination
IVF – In Vitro Fertilization
IYKWIM – If You Know What I Mean

k

KU- Knocked Up
KTFU – Knocked the F* Up
KWIM – Know What I Mean?

l

LAP – Laparoscopy
LGBT – Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender
LH – Luteinizing Hormone
LIP – Link in post
LMP – Last Menstrual Period
LO – Little one
LP – Luteal phase
LPD – Luteal Phase Defect

m

MC – Miscarriage
MF or MFI – Male Factor Infertility
MF – Mind Fetus (phantom pg symptoms)
MS – Morning Sickness
MTHFR – Common gene mutation, more info here
MUD- Made Up Drama

n

NAK – Nursing at the Keyboard
NBR – Not Baby Related
NFO – Not Finding Out (gender)
NFP – Natural Family Planning
NFT – No Further Text
NIP – Nursing In Public
NMS- Not My Style
NP – Nurse Practitioner
NTD – Neural Tube Defect
NTTCALR – Not TTCAL Related
NWT – New With Tag

o

O – Ovulation
OB – Obstetrician
OB/GYN – Obstetrician/Gynecologist
OC – Oral Contraceptives
OHSS – Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome
OOT – Out Of Town
OP – Original Poster
OPK – Ovulation Predictor Kit
OPT – Ovulation Predictor Test
OTC – Over-the-counter
OV – Ovulation
OWT – Old Wives Tale

p

P4 – Progesterone
PA – Physician’s Assistant
PC – Post-Coital (after sex)
PCO, PCOD – Polycystic Ovary Disease
PCOS (POS) – Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
PCP – Primary Care Physician
PCT – Post-Coital Test
PG – Pregnancy or Pregnant
PI – Primary Infertility
PIAC – Pee In A cup
PID – Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
PIH – Pregnancy Induced Hypertension
PIP – Picture in post
PIT – Pitocin
PITA – Pain in the ass
PM- Private Message
PMS – Premenstrual Syndrome
PNP- Pack and Play
PNV – Prenatal vitamin
POAS – Pee On A Stick
POMF – Pee on My Fingers
POTW- Picture Of The Week
Pough – Pee+Cough
PP- PostPartum or Previous Poster
PPH – Pink Puffy Heart
PROM – Premature Rupture of Membranes
PSA – Public Service Announcement
PTL – Preterm labor
PZ – PregnantZilla (self-centered pregnant woman)

r

RE – Reproductive Endocrinologist
RPL – Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
RSA – Recurrent Spontaneous Abortion

s

S/A – Sperm/semen analysis
SAHD – Stay At Home Dad
SAHM – Stay At Home Mom
SAHW – Stay At Home Wife
SAIFW – Success After Infertility Welcome
SHG – Sonohysterogram
SI – Secondary Infertility
Sniss – Sneeze+piss
SO- Significant Other
S/O – Speaking Of
SonoHSG – Sonohysterogram
STD – Short Term Disability
STTN- Sleeping Through The Night

t

TAB- Taking a break
TCOYF – Taking Charge of Your Fertility (book)
TI – Timed Intercourse
TIA – Thanks in Advance
TL – Tubal Ligation
TMI – Too Much Information
TR – Tubal Reversal
TRH – Thyroid Releasing Hormone
TSH – Thyroid Stimulating Hormone
TTA – Trying to Avoid
TTC – Trying To Conceive

u

UC – Unassisted Childbirth
US or u/s – Ultrasound
UTI – Urinary Tract Infection

v

V – Vasectomy
VBAC – Vaginal birth after caesarian
VR – Vasectomy Reversal

w

WAHM/D – Work at home mom/dad
WBC – White Blood Cells
WDYT- What Do You Think
WOHM/D – Work outside home mom/dad
WTEWE – What to Expect When You’re Expecting (book)
WTF – What the F*ck
WWTTCALD: What Would TTCAL Do?
WWYD- What Would You Do

x

XP- Cross Post (Posted on multiple boards)

y

YGM- You’ve Got Mail
YGPM- You’ve Got a Private Message
YI – Yeast infection
YKWIM- You Know What I Mean?
YWIA – You’re Welcome In Advance

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